While Fashion Week was winding down at Lincoln Center Wednesday night, Diane von Furstenberg was sequestered on the 10th floor of a nondescript Lexington Avenue building. Across the giant storeroom of the mostly digital antique dealer 1stDibs, Patrick McMullan was snapping Bill Cunningham as he took a picture of a small watercolor on the wall. Nearby, Anderson Cooper hovered around his mother, who, in a stunning red kimono, greeted guests to her first solo art show since 2001. Read More
At the opening of the Jake and Dinos Chapman exhibition at White Cube in London, newlywed Kate Moss went on a spanking spree of her fellow attendees, reports the Daily Mirror. An insider source told the Mirror, “Lily Cole went beetroot when Kate gave her behind a massive smack and then burst out laughing.” Read More
Three decades before his arrest and subsequent release last week by the Chinese government incited a media firestorm, Ai Weiwei worked as a Times Square street portraitist.
Enrolled at Parsons and living on the Lower East Side, he encountered drug dealers in abandoned buildings, a gritty underground arts scene, and police brutality at Tomkins Square Read More
Even after a visit to Miss Bugs’ boudoir at the Brooklynite Gallery in Bed-Stuy, it’s still rather hard to describe the artist. For one thing, the artist insisted that The Observer not describe her at all, outside of the female pronoun — this despite the fact that she is actually two people.
“We Read More
If you find yourself near the upper end of the High Line at any point in the next month, you’ll be jarred awake by Rainbow City, a public installation by the Miami artist duo FriendsWithYou (Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval, who also have their first solo show opening at The Hole at 312 Bowery Read More
Last week, a gallery and bar on the Lower East Side—called, appropriately enough, Gallery Bar—played host to a style installation by the 33-year-old artist Damon Johnson. The choice of neighborhood was key. “The Beautiful Chaos: A Style Installation,” which attracted a scarf-heavy crowd who guzzled red and white wine while dodging multiple photographers, was an Read More