[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 campaign shoot for the auction was shot by Marcelo Krasilcic and stars Taylor Foster of The Lions New York with beauty by Andrea Helgadottir.
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.