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SHOP­PING FOR SOME­ONE who has every­thing this hol­i­day sea­son? Con­sider plac­ing a bid at the “Sur­real Legacy” auc­tion dur­ing Christie’s Clas­sic Week in Lon­don on De­cem­ber 15. The sale, which fea­tures 200 pieces from the col­lec­tion of Ed­ward James—pa­tron of Sal­vador Dalí and René Magritte—in­cludes some of his­tory’s most fa­mous Sur­re­al­ist works. Pro­jected to bring in be­tween $310,000 and $500,000 is Dalí’s 1938 cre­ation “Mae West Lips Sofa,” which was com­mis­sioned by James and fash­ioned af­ter the leg­endary actress’ pout. And an all-white vari­a­tion of Dalí’s “Lob­ster Tele­phone” (be­low) is ex­pected to ring up be­tween $185,000 and $310,000.

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