Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Spikes MET Membership

An interesting article in the Wall Street Journal by Pia Catton...

Alexander McQueen (British, 1969–2010). Dress, autumn/winter 2010–11. Courtesy of Alexander McQueen. Photograph © Sølve Sundsbø / Art + Commerce

"The long lines for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's blockbuster exhibit "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" have gone away, but the lasting effect for the museum is the influx of new members. During the exhibit's run from May 4 to Aug. 7, some 25,000 memberships were purchased at prices between $70 and $550."

WSJ Article