Janelle Reiring and David Maupin don’t only share a similar sensibility when it comes to selling art. The former mentor and mentee—Mr. Maupin worked under Ms. Rearing at Metro Pictures during his early days in the art world, long before he started the Lehmann Maupin gallery—also have similar taste in real estate.
The Observer has learned from a source familiar with the deal that Mr. Maupin and W editor Stefano Tonchi have purchased Ms. Rearing’s Bridgehampton home at 33 Jobs Lane. The house traded for under the $3.9 million ask, we hear (a discount between old friends seems entirely fitting), although Mr. Maupin was traveling and could not be reached to confirm or comment on the sale.
“Look who it is: it’s Edwina, the Edwina,” Isaac Mizrahi exclaimed to The Observer this past Saturday, as he approached Edwina von Gal, the designer who, Ross Bleckner told us, “did the landscaping at my house in Sagaponack.”
We were at Cindy Sherman’s new East Hampton home at a benefit for the Azuero Earth Project, the Panama-based ecological nonprofit of which Ms. von Gal is president. It was a cozy beginning-of-the-end to the Hamptons summer season. Guests sat on benches under a white tent to eat empanadas and watch performances by Suzanne Vega, Rufus Wainwright, Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed. Children climbed into pendulous bamboo cocoons, stuffed with pillows, that swayed from the trees.
W editor-in-chief Stefano Tonchi and his partner, the gallerist David Maupin, have welcomed twin girls–named Maura and Isabella–via surrogate. Hearty congratulations–laced with hopes that this will not cut back on Mr. Tonchi’s packed social schedule!
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