Wet Paint in the Wild: Caio Twombly Opens a Sprawling Drawing Show at His Gallery Amanita, and Then Parties at James Murphy’s Club

The gallerist behind Amanita takes us through a week in his life.

Caio Twombly, center, with Lauryn-Ashley Vandyke on the left and Adrian Schachter on the right.

Welcome to Wet Paint in the Wild, the freewheeling—and free!—spinoff of Artnet News Pro’s beloved Wet Paint gossip column, where we give art-world insiders a disposable camera to chronicle their lives on the circuit. To read the latest Wet Paint column, click here (members only).

I wrote it out already in a recent Wet Paint: anyone who is anyone knows that Amanita is the hottest new gallery on the block. Its most recent show, “Works On Paper: 100 Years” features 100 drawings made by a litany of every artist you’ve ever loved, and its opening was the unofficial kick off to summer. To commemorate the event, I asked one of the gallery’s founders, Caio Twombly (grandson of Cy Twombly, heard of him?), to show us what the week surrounding the opening was like.

Take it away, Caio!

New york, USA: Director Lauryn-Ashley Vandyke and Lieutenant Ben Werther ready for the works on paper install. Pictured: Mike Kelley.

Night prior to opening at Amanita, symposium at Phong Bui’s dojo. One of the Brooklyn nights to remember.

Phong’s platoon united, no man left behind.

Roberto “mas noches que Dracula” Nava.

My sister Maia tending the bar at our opening. I love her so much!

Maia and Cy post-opening. The days are slow and the years are fast…

‘Tis night now, all fountains speak louder. Afterparty at Night Moves, Brooklyn, USA.

One more glass of wine to our remaining happiness, thank you to all readers that made it this far.


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