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.
Thursday Night Ciné
Just when we were sick and tired of cinema screenings and movie premiere parties (Hello nomination-baiting season!), The Cinema Society alongside Dior and Vanity Fair hosted one of its best shindigs yet, at the legendary Indochine restaurant following a showing of the Rust and Bone, Jacques Audiard’s 2012 French-Belgian film, which stars Marion Cotillard and dizzyingly sexy Matthias Schoenaerts.
“I’m gonna need eight glasses of Champagne to lift myself up from that one!” one power publicist bellowed to The Observer over the roaring crowd.
“But Marion Cotillard was just amazing!”
This writer unfortunately missed the screening in order to support wounded U.S. servicemen and women uptown for Stand Up For Heroes event, which featured performances by John Mayer, Roger Waters and Bruce Springsteen.
We were hoping for a sighting and perhaps to bavarder with the Oscar-winner.
“Marion had to immediately catch an international flight,” one social stalwart dutifully informed us. Of course she had plenty of time to pose for the cameras in her Dior couture, flashing her wondrous baby-bump.
“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.
“Pretty much every gay man in fashion is here,” a guest remarked at the AIDS Community Research Initiative of America’s “Cocktails at Sunset” benefit on Saturday evening.
And so it seemed. The air was heavily perfumed, and well-fitting white jeans abounded in the backyard of Ross Bleckner’s Sagaponack residence. Despite some wild weather earlier in the week—a smothering heat wave followed by a severe summer storm—the sky had cleared and the beach breeze was cool.
Photographer Stewart Shining expressed his relief at this, telling The Observer that, as the vice president of ACRIA, he’d been running around all day getting things ready and having nightmares about the rain. And with good reason—Kelly Klein told us that she’d attended the annual kickoff at the Bridgehampton Polo Club earlier that day, only for it to be canceled because of Friday’s harsh weather. “But everybody still showed up, so it was a bunch of people with nowhere to go,” she explained, a little exasperated.
But the grass was dry as Jeffrey Bilhuber, Tomas Maier and David Kleinberg milled around the tented lawn, sipping champagne and taking in the silent auction featuring Robert Mapplethorpe’s Fang (1987) and a Robert Longo portrait of Cindy Sherman, which sold for $9,000 and $11,000, respectively.
Fashion Week Observed
The last time we were in the Park Avenue Armory was for the Winter Antiques show, where every inch of the massive space was covered in paintings, curios, Edwardian furniture and antique lovers, most of whom were no longer sample sizes. Last night, however, the space was entirely empty, save for two giant screens, each fifty feet tall, and not a single guest exceeded a size six.
W magazine launched an iPad app called The Daily W today, according to a press release from the magazine.
Although it launched in conjunction with the October issue, the app is unrelated to W print editions. It is “a daily offering of exquisite ‘must sees’ and ‘must haves’ carefully curated by the editors of W,“ including exclusive Read More
Kristen Stewart’s unrecognizably glam turn on the cover of W may have everyone talking, but a Steven Meisel spread tucked inside may start stealing the spotlight.
Today, WWD, made the connection between the famed photographer’s contribution to W — a then-and-now frivolity that dresses a model up on the left page Read More
Were you concerned that W editor Stefano Tonchi, partner David Maupin and their newborn girls were homeless after reading in The Observer that they had sold their Greenwich Village apartment? Worry no more!
It looks like W Magazine editor Stefano Tonchi will need a new house to go with his newborn twins. Mr. Tonchi and partner David Maupin have sold their apartment at The Ardea in the West Village, city records show.
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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