Jeff Koons Attends the Opening of Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis’s Art Show

The show celebrates the fabled patronage of the Chelsea Hotel.

“Punk Princess” Gloria von Thurn und Taxis is no stranger to celebrity. As a social icon of the 1980’s, she spent significant time at the fabled Hotel Chelsea, where she went, in her words, “not to sleep, but to look at who [was] there.” So it comes as no surprise that a bevy of big names turned out for the opening of her show “Come On Darling, Don’t Be Mad” at the Hotel Chelsea Storefront Gallery. The show features von Thurn und Taxis’ delightfully off-kilter portraits of Hotel Chelsea regulars, including Andy Warhol, Willem de Kooning, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Claes Oldenburg and more. Among the crowd at the opening was Jeff Koons, Andres Serrano, Calvin Klein, and legendary event producer Susanne Bartsch.

Glen O'Brien, Eric Shiner, Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis Photo: BFA

Glen O’Brien, Eric Shiner, Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis
Photo: BFA

Peter Marino, Susanne Bartsch, Juan Carlos Fernandez Photo: BFA

Peter Marino, Susanne Bartsch, Juan Carlos Fernandez
Photo: BFA

Boaz Mazor, Carmen D'alessio, Sir John Richardson, Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis Photo: BFA

Boaz Mazor, Carmen D’alessio, Sir John Richardson, Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis
Photo: BFA

Jeff Koons Photo: BFA

Jeff Koons
Photo: BFA

Andre Balazs, Ed Scheetz Photo: BFA

Andre Balazs, Ed Scheetz
Photo: BFA

Erika Spring, Sofia Sanchez Barrenechea Photo: BFA

Erika Spring, Sofia Sanchez Barrenechea
Photo: BFA

Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis taking a selfie? Photo: BFA

Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis taking a selfie?
Photo: BFA

Laura Eastwood, Eric Shiner Photo: BFA

Laura Eastwood, Eric Shiner
Photo: BFA

Sofia Sanchez Barrenechea Photo: BFA

Sofia Sanchez Barrenechea
Photo: BFA

Genevieve Jones Photo: BFA

Genevieve Jones
Photo: BFA

Andres Serrano Photo: BFA

Andres Serrano
Photo: BFA

Jeffrey Deitch Photo: BFA

Jeffrey Deitch
Photo: BFA

Sir John Richardson Photo: BFA

Sir John Richardson
Photo: BFA

Kalup Linzy, Jeffrey Deitch, Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis, Ed Scheetz Photo: BFA

Kalup Linzy, Jeffrey Deitch, Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis, Ed Scheetz
Photo: BFA

Calvin Klein, Peter Marino Photo: BFA

Calvin Klein, Peter Marino
Photo: BFA

Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis, Ed Scheetz Photo: BFA

Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis, Ed Scheetz
Photo: BFA


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