Celebrating ‘Alexander the Great’ at Paul Kasmin Gallery

Sophie Matisse, Paul Kasmin, Amar Zribi Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com

Last night, Paul Kasmin Gallery opened two exhibitions, “Alexander the Great: The Iolas Gallery 1955–1987”, and “Jules Olitski: Mitt Paintings.” The former, a showcase of works by an array of major artists whose careers were influenced by 20th century art dealer Alexander Iolas, was greeted with much fanfare. Though relatively unknown today, Iolas is credited with mounting Andy Warhol‘s first and last shows, bringing Surrealism to the United States, and influencing the New York art scene with both his impeccable taste and his eccentric personality.

Afterwards, guests including Sophie Matisse, Jane Holzer, and Claude Lalanne enjoyed a stylish dinner at Indochine, where the atmosphere was festive yet intimate.

Sophie Matisse, Paul Kasmin, Amar Zribi Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com

Sophie Matisse, Paul Kasmin, Amar Zribi
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Linda Yablonsky, Casey Fremont Crowe, Vincent Fremont Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com

Linda Yablonsky, Casey Fremont Crowe, Vincent Fremont
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Kyle DeWoody, Ellie Rines Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com

Kyle DeWoody, Ellie Rines
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Bob Colacello, Linda Yablonsky Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com

Bob Colacello, Linda Yablonsky
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Lauren Olitski, Paul Kasmin Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com

Lauren Olitski, Paul Kasmin
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Claude Lelanne, Jane Holzer Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com

Claude Lelanne, Jane Holzer
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Darius Melcalf, Kara Finnerty, Paul Kasmin Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com

Darius Melcalf, Kara Finnerty, Paul Kasmin
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Jacqueline Schnabel, Peter McGough Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com

Jacqueline Schnabel, Peter McGough
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Stavros Merjos, Casey Fremont Crowe, Austin Fremont, Shelly Fremont Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com

Stavros Merjos, Casey Fremont Crowe, Austin Fremont, Shelly Fremont
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Sophie Matisse, Gaia Jacquet Matisse Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com

Sophie Matisse, Gaia Jacquet Matisse
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Adrian Dannatt, Paul Kasmin Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com

Adrian Dannatt, Paul Kasmin
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Elizabeth Blake, James Nares, Santi Moix, Elliott Puckette Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com

Elizabeth Blake, James Nares, Santi Moix, Elliott Puckette
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All Photos: PAUL KASMIN GALLERY PRESENTS ALEXANDER THE GREAT & JULES OLITSKI, and Dinner at Indochine
©Patrick McMullan
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Photo – Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com


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