Exemplary Works from Aspen Art Museum’s Annual ArtCrush Gala

Groundbreaking paintings and sculptures from Rashid Johnson, Larry Bell, Zoe Crosher, Leo Villareal and more

For its 14th annual summer gala, the Aspen Art Museum presented—and auctioned off—works of exceptional artistic merit. The event, known as ArtCrush, featured paintings, sculptures and mixed media pieces from some of the most beloved names producing art. And from a silent auction to a riveting live auction (with ten artworks that fetched astronomical numbers), ArtCrush accumulated necessary funds to sustain the museum’s programming. Anyone …

Moët Hennessy Launches Online Retail Site, Clos19

Champagne, wine and spirits just a few clicks away

It’s been quite the digitally savvy year for LVMH. Only a few months ago they debuted 24 Sèvres, the internet sibling to their iconic brick-and-mortar destination Le Bon Marché. Now, another pillar of the chic conglomerate has an online home. Clos19, just launched in the US, brings together the organization’s prestigious portfolio of champagne, wine and spirits. It’s powered by Thirstie—the e-commerce service behind the …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Banksy's water tank, Alessi in love, coffee on demand and more in our weekly look at the web

1. The Science of Champagne That effervescence that defines the most celebratory drink in alcohol’s repertoire happens to be one giant happy accident. As physicist Gerard Liger-Belair explains in his new book, “Uncorked: The Science of Champagne,” those hundreds of bubbles bursting per second are vehicles for flavor and scent. It was considered a product of poor wine-making, and Catholic monk Dom Pierre Pérignon was …