My birthday present from Simone Valsecchi. By Glenn Belverio

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Dear Shaded Viewers,

Simone Valsecchi, the Lake Como-based artist, designer and vintage-fashion collector, gave me one of his original artworks as a birthday gift on Saturday night.

It's called the Temptation of Saint Anthony. It features a collar from a garment made in 1910 and a one-of-a-kind photo (there's no negative) of the artist with a mask by Alexander McQueen.

"For the Saint, the temptations are between riches and luxury," he tells me. I can relate, doll! I will need to find a special place for this in my Mao Room.

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My birthday bash with director Bruce LaBruce at El Quijote

Simone Valsecchi's strange masks and other designs devoted to 'Caput Divina' at the Angelica Library in Rome for Alta Roma



Glenn Belverio



Glenn Belverio

Glenn Belverio is a writer and New Yorker. He has been reporting for ASVOF since 2005 and currently works at The Museum of Modern Art as the Content Manager for MoMA Design Store.