The Week in Art: The Frick Ball and Young Women in the Arts Cocktail Hour
Another busy week for the New York art world.
Though it may seem that Armory Week and Frieze Week get all the action, the reality is that there is never a dull moment in the New York art world. From the East Side to the West Side, there’s always something happening at the city’s museums, galleries, and various event spaces. This week was no exception.
The Young Fellows of the Frick Collection 17th Annual Ball
The March 10 night saw young socialites out in full force at the Frick Collection, where actress Emmy Rossum and the less-famous Hilton sister, Nicky Hilton Rothschild, were among those who attended the Carolina Herrera-sponsored Young Fellows of the Frick Ball. (The designer debuted her current spring collection at the Frick in September.)
Partygoers enjoyed the museum’s new exhibition of Van Dyck portraits, before engaging in, what sounds, by all accounts, like an epic dance party—appropriate, given that the evening’s theme was “Palladium Nights,” after the famous night club of that same name, which closed its East 14th Street digs in 1997.
The Blond Opening Weekend: Aby Rosen’s Friends and Family Preview Party at the Blond
In Soho, real estate magnate Aby Rosen gathered friends and family for the opening of his eagerly awaited hotel at 11 Howard Street. Billed as an art hotel, the project features a mural from none other than Jeff Koons, but photographs of the event on BFA suggest the artist was not in attendance.
That’s not to say the event was without notable art world personages: Dealer Arne Glimcher, found of the Pace Gallery, and his wife, art historian Milly Glimcher; Xin Li of Christie’s; New Museum director Lisa Phillips; and figurative painter John Currin, who featured prominently in the Deitch/Gagosian collaboration held in Miami during Art Basel in Miami Beach, were all there.
Young Women in the Arts Cocktail Hour at Distilled
On Tuesday, March 8, Young Women in the Arts (YWA) celebrated International Women’s Day with their first event, a cocktail hour held at Tribeca’s Distilled. Organized by YWA’s founders, artnet News’s own Sarah Cascone and Katya Khazei of Arthena, the night saw some 55 women working in fields ranging from art PR and arts journalism to museums and galleries gather to network and socialize.
Adidas Originals “The Future Capsule” at the New Museum
Slightly north at the New Museum, there was a line around the block as crowds queued up to see “Future Capsule,” a collective body of work from 10 emerging artists presented by adidas Originals. Featured artists included rapper Yung Jake and 15-year-old Mars, founder of the #arthoe movement, which aims to use artistic expression as a means of creating an inclusive space for people of all races and sexual identities.
The exhibition took over three floors at the museum, featuring everything from painting and photography to interactive video work, all centering on the theme of the artists’ hopes of a better future.
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