Monday, November 26, 2012

Filipino provenance

Last week Vilma Bautista, personal secretary to former First Lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos, was charged with conspiring to sell art masterpieces acquired by the infamous symbol of excess. The paintings in question include the following:

But none of Imelda's infamous collection of 2,700 pairs of shoes (pictured above, caption and more photos here), now that she has reentered politics and parked them in a museum.

*Sold in 2009 for $32 million.
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To browse the shoe aisle in the Cabinet,
start here

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