The Eight-Day Week
The Observer does not expect any particular heightened sensitivity from those who make their living looking beautiful or portraying those who do. Read More
We got goodies for some of those on our gift list at the Pier Antiques Show this past weekend, but those who deserve something a little more, well, contemporary have yet to be crossed off. That’s why we’re dropping in on the Independent Curators International benefit auction, where works by the likes of Olaf Breuning Read More
Dasha Zhukova’s Garage magazine has taken to the streets this Fashion Week, with a modified Van Leuwen ice cream truck that distributes free copies of the magazine (retail price $18.99), Jeff Koons temporary tattoos and, lest the fashion attendees be disappointed should they somehow approach the truck not knowing what Garage is, ice cream. It’s Read More
Dasha Zhukova’s Garage is already banned from WH Smith in the U.K. [The Daily Telegraph]
James Franco becomes an NYU professor next week. [NYP]
Dia plans two programs dedicated to the artist Franz Erhard Walther. [Art Daily]
Jewish Museum extends hours for its popular Matisse exhibit. [Read More
Really Rich People
It’s not typical of Fashion Week to have a magazine upstage the wonders on the runways, but that may be the case this year. Dasha Zhukova’s explosive new art glossy Garage comes on the heels of her stewardship of Pop magazine, and when it drops in a few weeks you will hear chatter of it outside Lincoln Center. There might even be a launch party.
Dasha Zhukova sure knows how to plan ahead.
According to Artinfo.com, the heiress and girlfriend of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich will open a satellite of her Moscow Garage Center for Contemporary Culture on Abramovich’s New Holland development, an 18-acre former military base near St. Petersberg for which he won a tender last Read More
“I think this is the most incredible day of all week,” Fe Fendi (the very Italian wife of Fendi scion, Alessandro) told The Observer on Friday. A risky conjecture to make on the second day of Fashion Week–but possible, given we were chatting at the FIT Couture Council luncheon honoring fashion’s high priest, Karl Lagerfeld. Read More
“Oh, I beg your pardon, sorry!” Tina Brown exclaimed to The Observer at the Diane von Furstenberg show yesterday. She was looking for her seat and, for a moment, had mistaken us for an assistant. “I’m not asking you for our seat assignment!” Ms. Brown did eventually find her placement — it was in the Read More
Iggy Pop, in all his full shirtless and sweaty glory, stood gripping the mic stand on stage at Dasha Zhukova’s Pop Magazine party at Don Hill’s last night. It was the most buzzed-about event of Fashion’s Night Out and chances are, if you were there, you were there for a reason.
Too bad Iggy Pop Read More
In November, works by Édouard Manet, Paul Cézanne, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Mark Rothko came in at underwhelming prices or failed to sell entirely at an auction called The Modern Age at Christie’s, according to The New York Times.
The auction combined collections from the estates of members of two prominent New Read More