Christie’s ‘Secret Weapon’ Xin Li to Marry Music Mogul Lyor Cohen in Hamptons

They'll tie the knot in the Hamptons.

Lyor Cohen and Xin Li at Lincoln Center in April. Photo: Courtesy of Patrick McMullan.

Xin Li, deputy chairman of Christie’s Asia, will marry music mogul Lyor Cohen this weekend in a ceremony at the record executive’s estate in the Hamptons.

According to Page Six, the idyllic venue for the impending nuptials in North Haven features 170 feet of waterfront. The wedding invitation is said to have included a collection of records by “everyone from Johnny Cash to David Bowie and Madonna,” as revealed by an unnamed source.

The couple reportedly met on a beach on the exclusive Caribbean island of St. Barts in January last year and “have been inseparable since.” According to reports, Cohen proposed to Xin in the Italian city of Florence in June, only six months after their initial meeting.

Xin Li. Courtesy of Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan.

Xin Li. Courtesy of Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan.

Xin, a former model turned contemporary art specialist, has developed a reputation as Christie’s “secret weapon” for helping the auction house rake in hundreds of millions from wealthy Asian clients at contemporary sales. Her deep connections to a core base of Asian billionaires has made her an indispensable asset to the auction house.

Cohen, on the other hand, was headed the Warner Music Group before co-founding the independent label 300 Entertainment in 2012, which represents hip hop artists Fetty Wap and Young Thug, among others. At Warner, Cohen mapped out the success of music stars as diverse as Run DMC, Madonna, and Metallica. In a Reddit AMA, Cohen described himself as “a creative business music executive,” who counts Kanye West as “very, very close friend.”

Cohen formerly dated the British fashion designer Tory Burch for five years; the couple split up in 2013.


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