Marc Jacobs joined the rest of the world (not to mention his dog) on Instagram this week, and his backdrop was fittingly extravagant — though not what you might expect. No fabulous closet, bustling atelier, or evocative mood boards here, just Ed Ruscha's 1974 work "She Gets Angry at Him," which Jacobs won at auction last year.
The designer paid just over $2 million for the privilege of adding the work, a seminal piece composed of egg yolk (yes, literal egg yolk) on moiré, to his extensive collection of contemporary art. Jacobs already owns Ruscha's "Heaven" (1968), which he purchased for $456,000 in 2003, and "Peach" (1964), among others.
Jacobs' passion for collecting began in 2002, according to W's Christopher Bagley, when he purchased Karen Kilimnik's "Mary Calling Up a Storm" (1996) for a mere $31,000. Ever since, it's been full speed ahead for the 51-year-old art enthusiast, whose New York and Paris apartments house an impressive roster of contemporary masters, including Richard Prince, John Currin and Elizabeth Peyton. (Peyton's portrait of Sofia Coppola can be seen playing second fiddle to Neville, Jacobs' dog, in the photo above.) It's hard to tell from the snap in which of Jacobs' residences this new addition currently resides, but one thing is certain — we want to see more.