The Week in Art: Daniel Arsham Celebrates First New York Show, Claire Danes Parties With ART21
Here's what you missed.
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 (and, in the summer, out on Long Island’s East End), there’s always something happening at the city’s museums, galleries, and various event spaces. This week was no exception.
Opening of Daniel Arsham’s “Circa 2345” at Galerie Perrotin
Daniel Arsham went all out for his first solo exhibition in New York (his 11th with Galerie Perrotin), not only unveiling his first works in color, but also throwing, with co-host Emmanuel Perrotin, a wild party for the likes of Usher and Waris Ahluwalia.
Following the official opening on the Upper East side, guests hopped into cars provided by Cadillac and headed to Arsham’s Long Island City studio, where the evening’s celebrations included a private seated dinner and an after party with stunning views of the city skyline across the East River. There was a performance by David “Dave 1” Macklovitch of Chromeo, and plenty of liquid refreshment thanks to Tito’s Handmade Vodka, 1800 Tequila, and Sixpoint Brewery.
Interview Magazine and Topshop Party at Kola House
On September 13, the Andy Warhol-founded Interview magazine celebrated New York Fashion Week and its September issue, which features Willow and Jaden Smith on the cover. Guests, who included Tyson Beckford, Christina Milian, Leigh Lezark, and Hari Nef, enjoyed DJ sets by Mia Moretti and Kitty Cash while sipping Tito’s vodka cocktails and Peroni beers.
ART21 Celebrates Its New Season at the Metrograph
As PBS’s acclaimed series Art in the Twenty-First Century prepares to air its latest season, which will feature artists from four cities, Chicago, Mexico City, Los Angeles, and Vancouver, the television show’s new host, Claire Danes gathered with a host of art world luminaries to celebrate on September 14.
ART21 Executive Director Tina Kukielski, ART21 Curator Wesley Miller, Agnes Gund, and artists Edgar Arceneaux and Barbara Kasten, who were featured in the show’s eighth season, were among those on hand for the occasion.
Gregory Hedberg on Degas’s Little Dancer at the French Institute Alliance Française
Five years of research was condensed into a compelling presentation by Gregory Hedberg, who shared his opinion in his new book, Degas’ Little Dancer Aged Fourteen: The Earlier Version That Helped Spark The Birth Of Modern Art, due out November 8.
Hedberg presented a convincing case that a plaster version of the famous Edgar Degas wax, of which some scholars have been skeptical, was actually made during the artist’s lifetime.
In attendance for the celebratory reception that followed were 200-odd guests, including Forbes Publishing vice chairman Kip Forbes, Dirk Allgaier of Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Sharon Bush, and the plaster Little Dancer herself, which is on view at FIAF through September 17.
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