Art world heavy hitters Agnes Gund, Ronald and Jo Carole Lauder, Lisa and David Schiff, and Aby Rosen and Samantha Boardman are a few of the hosts of the preview of The Art Show, which is celebrating 25 years at the Park Avenue Armory and benefiting the Henry Street Settlement. The show represents over 70 of the nation’s leading galleries with paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture and photographs, all under one big roof. Dorsey Waxter, the president of the Art Dealers Association of America, promises pieces in “all price ranges,” but don’t expect a Damien Hirst dot painting for pennies. This is where deep-pocketed collectors convene to freshen up the walls of their Park Avenue pads with big-ticket masterpieces.
Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue, (212) 616-3930, 5:30pm-9:30pm, tickets range from $150 for a “Sponsor Preview” to $2,000 for a “Millennium Circle Preview.”