Katy Perry Artist Will Cotton Buys in Tribeca; Saks Fifth Ave Press Gal In on Fifth; Lit Agents Swap

14 richardson 0 Katy Perry Artist Will Cotton Buys in Tribeca; Saks Fifth Ave Press Gal In on Fifth; Lit Agents Swap–The artists are coming back to Tribeca! Will Cotton (known as much for Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” video as his art) and Rose Dergan of the Gagosian Gallery have bought a full-floor loft at 14 Harrison Street. The two-bedroom is fabulously fashionable, no thanks to the sellers, Scott and Denise Schramm, who picked up $2.14 million on the deal. He works at Henri Bendel, she at Victoria’s Secret, and they list a new address at a $7,500-per-month rental high up at 150 Nassau Street. It’s a three-bedroom, so maybe everyone’s expecting and upsizing accordingly. (That’s what happens when you watch “California Gurls” one too many times.)

– Speaking of artists and fashionistas, painter Patricia Spitaleri and Saks Fifth Avenue marketing director Aleta Spitaleri just pruchased a high-floor one-bedroom co-op at 39 Fifth Avenue, paying $1.3 million. The seller was Magali Slater, a McKinsey consultant, who, according to The Times, was just married to Matthew Swanson, who is a vice president at his father’s Houston- and Montvale, N.J.-based energy investment firm.

– Independent literary agent Julie Barer has handled such titles as The House of Tomorrow and Where You Have Left. Well, The Observer now knows both!: Ms. Barer has left Two Grove Street for her own house of tomorrow at 359 West 11th Street. She just bought the garden duplex, which Sotheby’s listing broker Mara Flash Blum notes was “skillfully designed to incorporate the art of Feng Shui,” for $1.98 million. The seller was former CAA agent and current night-life impressario Seth Rodsky (he works with Noah Tepperburg of TAO and LAVO fame) and his wife Eve Rodsky, a fundraiser.

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