To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Christie’s in South Kensington, the auction house is holding a series of regular late-night openings. These are free events designed for interested viewers to come along, view some of their items and listen to specialist talks about the collection. I attended one such event called Out of the Ordinary, exploring some of the more unusual items they have up for sale. Unusual, they certainly were.
Bannister’s shoes eventually fetched 220k when they went to auction. All of the items here were available for sale: not being a millionaire, I was unable to bid (though I was rather tempted by the hippo coffee table) but it was still fun to be able to see this unusual collection of objects.