[June 16 2015]
Kai Kuhne and John Mollett kick off the Hasbeens & Willbees first inaugural “Amuse-bouche auction” tomorrow in New York. Hasbeens & Willbees is an auction platform that marches to the beat of a different drum. “The intersection of creative collaborations and commerce is our dogma. The binary lines of art, design, architecture, and fashion are refreshingly blurred in our vision,” said co-founder Kai Kuhne. Named The Kenyan Auction, it will sell a trove of 500 objects belonging to their late friend, the interior designer Kenyan Lewis. “With clients from Ralph Lauren to the GAP, he was a treasure hunter who left behind an impressive estate of props, oddities, and furniture,” Kunhe says. “This auction experience is inspired by the country auction and interpreted with a filter of surrealism.”
The auction will feature tableaux vivants in which a cast of New York models, dressed in Telfar, will interact with the objects and bring them to the auctioneer.
The private Hasbeens & Willbees “Kenyan Auction” will take place on Wednesday June 17th at 6:30pm at Supermarket, 393 Broadway, New York. The public can preview the items in person on June 16 and bid on items online here.