The Lunch CROWD
“Man,” said Alberto Mugrabi as he approached Aby Rosen. “This came out great, huh?”
Mr. Rosen nodded and gestured at a collection of nude men in crucified positions on the wall. “Lots of dicks,” he said.
It was Thursday and the two were feting a collection of work by David LaChapelle. Lever House Read More
We had a beautiful event last weekend for Todd Eberle, the photographer, celebrating his new book, Empire of Space–which features the Four Seasons 50th anniversary portrait Mr. Eberle took two years ago, with lots of regulars including Michael Ovitz, Peggy Siegal, Dolly Lenz, Aby Rosen, Ed Koch and, of course, me! Larry Gagosian, Vanity Fair Read More
Basquiat paintings alone do not a hip hotel make.
The Gramercy Park Hotel’s well-documented troubles came to light last May when Crain’s reported that developer Aby Rosen and hotelier Ian Schrager were having trouble repaying a $140 million loan they’d taken out for the celebrity-magnet’s initial development. In December, it was reported that Mr. Schrager Read More
Far away from the Orthodox Jews that have cursed him and the former business partners that have hounded him, Aby Rosen is smiling.
The flamboyant developer and famed art collector has signed a deal with Larry Gagosian, the world’s most famous gallery owner, at 980 Madison Avenue. The Gagosian Gallery has renewed slightly more Read More
It hasn’t been a banner year for Aby Rosen. His townhouse sold for $6 million less than the asking price, he juggled bad boom-time buys, and “half of Israel” cursed him with jackhammers and other threats for a hotel development in the Holy Land.
But in a sleepy chat Read More
Art World News
O.K., so it was only about 5,000 Orthodox Jews. Still, that’s a lot of black hats, and they are none too happy with the art-dealing developer.
Rosen wants to build a $600 million luxury hotel on a sacred burial site in Jaffa, the ancient Israeli port that is now a suburb of Tel Aviv. The Read More
Lap of Luxury
Game-Changers: Well-connected gallerist David Zwirner won the right to represent the Donald Judd Foundation, hard on the heels of Pace’s win of the Willem de Kooning estate.
Winner of the Week: Chinese contemporary artist Zhang Xiaogang, whose 1993 painting Chapter of a New Century–Birth of the People’s Republic of China II sold for $5.9 million Read More
Manhattan Transfers Cheat Sheet
Developer and skyscraper collector Aby Rosen is known for his flare. The 81st most powerful man in local real estate is a connoisseur whose buildings are practically an extension of his extensive art collection — for every Warhol, Hering and Hirst, there is a Seagrams Building, a Lever House, a 40 Bond. He’s Read More
Manhattan Transfers Cheat Sheet
— It seemed if the price of Aby Rosen’s apartment dropped any further, it would simply disappear. Now, seemingly, it has. The opulent townhouse at 3 East 94th Street is no longer available, according to Streeteasy.com. The listing has also disappeared.
Mr. Rosen’s Carnegie Hill spot, which has itsRead More
-Real Estate mogul Aby Rosen‘s opulent townhouse at 22 East 71st Street, formerly the galleries of crooked art dealer Lawrence Salander and infamous for its $75 million 2008 pricetag, was pricechopped to $59 million early this summer. Now, according to Streeteasy, it’s listed as ”No Longer Available” and the Sotheby’s listing Read More