Last night at a private viewing of the Ron Arad: No Discipline exhibit at MoMA, guests received a much-needed break from clothes and runways. No Discipline is the first major U.S. retrospective of this influential artist and it was a fantastic introduction to Mr. Arad’s work.
Mr. Arad’s asymetrical sculptures with Modernist lines made use of the natural light and shadows of the gallery, appearing different depending on which angle you looked at them.
“It would be great for a shoot, actually,” photographer Patrick Demarchelier said.
Musician David Byrne arrived early and left quickly. He carried his bicycle helmet and stood in line like eeryone else. He was hard to miss, though, with his stark white hair and wide-awake eyes.
Apparently, Mr. Byrne wasn’t there for the drinks, but everyone else seemed to be. The bartenders at MoMA know how to make a very strong Screwdriver and the guests drank heavily, in spite of—or maybe because of?—the eternally judgmental eye of Rodin’s Monument to Balzac looming over them.
The party was hosted by model Linda Evangelista and signer Mary J. Blige. Former P. Diddy valet Fonzworth Bentley, photographer Terry Richardson, and actor Josh Hartnett all made appearances.
Still, Mr. Arad’s exhibit was the most impressive display of the night. It’s on view till October 19th.