The Week in Art: A Gay Pride Grindr Slumbr Party and Martha Stewart at LongHouse Reserve

Much of the action was out East this week.

Art by Shin Sang-ho at LongHouse Reserve's Planters: ON+OFF the Ground VIII Event Judged by Martha Stewart. Courtesy of © Patrick McMullan.
Art by Shin Sang-ho at LongHouse Reserve's Planters: ON+OFF the Ground VIII Event Judged by Martha Stewart. Courtesy of © Patrick McMullan.

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.

Zachary Quinto and Miles McMillan at Grindr's Slumbr, a Black Tie Pajama Party. Courtesy of BFA.

Zachary Quinto and Miles McMillan at Grindr’s Slumbr, a Black Tie Pajama Party. Courtesy of BFA.

Juliana Huxtable and Kimberly Drew at Grindr's Slumbr, a Black Tie Pajama Party. Courtesy of BFA.

Juliana Huxtable and Kimberly Drew at Grindr’s Slumbr, a Black Tie Pajama Party. Courtesy of BFA.

Guests in the pillow room at Grindr's Slumbr, a Black Tie Pajama Party. Courtesy of BFA.

Guests in the pillow room at Grindr’s Slumbr, a Black Tie Pajama Party. Courtesy of BFA.

Harry Brant at Grindr's Slumbr, a Black Tie Pajama Party. Courtesy of BFA.

Harry Brant at Grindr’s Slumbr, a Black Tie Pajama Party. Courtesy of BFA.

Grindr’s Slumbr, a Black Tie Pajama Party with VISIONAIREWORLD at the Top of the Standard
The entire 17th floor of the Standard Hotel was transformed into a series of themed art installations by artists including Jacolby Satterwhite and Juliana Huxtable on June 26 in honor of Pride Week. Guests at Grindr’s black tie pajama party included fashion designer Alexander Wang, actor Zachary Quinto, and fashion journalist Hamish Bowles.

Spiked protein shots were served as refreshments through glory holes, while Asian cowgirls offered temporary tattoo tramp stamps and performers dressed in vintage Helmut Lang reenacted gay cruising scenes from 1980s-era Central Park. The night closed out with a performance by Bonnie McKee, who sang Prince’s “When Doves Cry” from atop the bar.

 

Peter Olsen, Jack Larsen, and Martha Stewart at LongHouse Reserve's Planters: ON+OFF the Ground VIII Event Judged by Martha Stewart. Courtesy of © Patrick McMullan.

Peter Olsen, Jack Larsen, and Martha Stewart at LongHouse Reserve’s Planters: ON+OFF the Ground VIII Event Judged by Martha Stewart. Courtesy of © Patrick McMullan.

Helen Searing, Joan Levy at LongHouse Reserve's Planters: ON+OFF the Ground VIII Event Judged by Martha Stewart. Courtesy of © Patrick McMullan.

Helen Searing and Joan Levy at LongHouse Reserve’s Planters: ON+OFF the Ground VIII Event Judged by Martha Stewart. Courtesy of © Patrick McMullan.

Martha Stewart, Toni Ross, Ron Kaplan, Evie Kallenbach, and Sophie Kallenbach at LongHouse Reserve's Planters: ON+OFF the Ground VIII Event Judged by Martha Stewart. Courtesy of © Patrick McMullan.

Martha Stewart, Toni Ross, Ron Kaplan, Evie Kallenbach, and Sophie Kallenbach at LongHouse Reserve’s Planters: ON+OFF the Ground VIII Event Judged by Martha Stewart. Courtesy of © Patrick McMullan.

Planters: ON+OFF the Ground VIII and My Elizabeth at LongHouse Reserve
Artists, horticultural experts, designers, and landscape professionals, brought their best garden masterpieces to the LongHouse Revere in East Hampton on June 25 to be judged by Martha Stewart in the highly-anticipated garden container competition. In honor of LongHouse Reserve’s 25th jubilee year, entrants were asked to adhere to a silver theme.

That same day, the sculpture park also hosted the release of My Elizabeth, Firooz Zahedi‘s new book of photographs of his friend, iconic actress Elizabeth Taylor. “Some people think of her as a person who just had a lot of husbands and a lot of jewels, et cetera,” Zahedi told Harper’s Bazaar. “But besides that, she had a great soul.”

David Salle, Cindy Sherman, and Eric Fischl at the Parrish Art Museum's Contemporaries Circle Brunch at the Surf Lodge. Courtesy of Madison McGaw/BFA.

David Salle, Cindy Sherman, and Eric Fischl at the Parrish Art Museum’s Contemporaries Circle Brunch at the Surf Lodge. Courtesy of Madison McGaw/BFA.

Eric Fischl, Nicole Miller, and James Salomon at the Parrish Art Museum's Contemporaries Circle Brunch at the Surf Lodge. Courtesy of Madison McGaw/BFA.

Eric Fischl, Nicole Miller, and James Salomon at the Parrish Art Museum’s Contemporaries Circle Brunch at the Surf Lodge. Courtesy of Madison McGaw/BFA.

Guests at the Parrish Art Museum's Contemporaries Circle Brunch at the Surf Lodge. Courtesy of Madison McGaw/BFA.

Guests at the Parrish Art Museum’s Contemporaries Circle Brunch at the Surf Lodge. Courtesy of Madison McGaw/BFA.

The Parrish Art Museum Contemporaries Circle Brunch at the Surf Lodge
The Parrish Art Museum held its annual brunch for members of the Parrish Contemporaries Circle, for art lovers between ages 21 and 45, at the Surf Lodge in Montauk on June 26. Steering committee member James Salomon of Salomon Contemporary hosted along with Jayma Cardoso and Randy Scott of the Surf Lodge, while guests included artists David Salle, Cindy Sherman, and Eric Fischl, and fashion designer Nicole Miller.

Sara Bailin, Julia Capalino, Emily Bailin Wells, Laura Mintz at the High Line Summer Party. Courtesy of photographer Liz Ligon/the High Line.

Sara Bailin, Julia Capalino, Emily Bailin Wells, Laura Mintz at the High Line Summer Party. Courtesy of photographer Liz Ligon/the High Line.

Parker Posey. Coach and Friends of the High Line Celebrate Annual Summer Party on the High Line. Courtesy of Jimi Celeste, © Patrick McMullan.

Parker Posey. Coach and Friends of the High Line Celebrate Annual Summer Party on the High Line. Courtesy of Jimi Celeste, © Patrick McMullan.

The High Line Summer Party. Courtesy of photographer Liz Ligon/the High Line.

The High Line Summer Party. Courtesy of photographer Liz Ligon/the High Line.

The High Line Summer Party. Courtesy of photographer Liz Ligon/the High Line.

The High Line Summer Party. Courtesy of photographer Liz Ligon/the High Line.

The Summer Party on the High Line
The High Line held its annual summer party on June 22, outfitting guests, who included actresses Chloe Grace Mortetz, Famke Janssen, and Parker Posey, as well as photographer Michael Avedon, grandson of Richard, with floral crowns and Coach dinosaur pins.

The event took place inside the Chelsea Market Passage, which was transformed into an urban jungle in honor of the occasion. Among the night’s highlights was a photo booth as well as tequila-infused shaved ice and more traditional cocktails, all enjoyed as the sun set over the Hudson River on a gorgeous summer evening.

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Camille Desprez and Sarah Cascone. Courtesy of Liz Ligon, Public Art Fund.

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Claudia Comte. Courtesy of Liz Ligon, Public Art Fund.

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Sarah Supcoff, JiaJia Fe. Courtesy of Liz Ligon, Public Art Fund.

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Thea Terry, Nathan Terry, Carol Bove, Nicolas Baume, Claudia Comte, Adam Pendleton, Susan K. Freedman, Emma Enderby. Courtesy of Liz Ligon, Public Art Fund.

The Public Art Fund‘s “The Language of Things” at City Hall Park
Director Nicholas Baume was on hand on June 28 to debut the Public Art Fund’s latest show, a group exhibition exploring the human tendency to to try to decipher meaningful patterns in natural occurrences. Tino Seghal‘s female performers engaged park-goers by serenading them with oldies pop tunes. Art world celebrities spotted at the event include JiaJia Fei, the Jewish Museum’s director of digital, and artists Adam Pendleton and Claudia Comte, among others.


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