See Christene Barberich’s Favorite Works From Artnet Galleries

The co-founder and editor-in-chief of Refinery29 offers some inspiration and shares some of her favorite things.

Christene Barberich puts an artful spin on every project she touches. The co-founder and editor-in-chief of Refinery29, the wildly popular fashion and lifestyle website, has been described as a lifelong lover of textiles, history, and art, and her knowledge comes through in all of her projects, both professional and personal. Anni AlbersEdith Heath, and Georgia O’Keeffe are just a few of the artists she cited as inspiration for the furniture collection she released last year with The Inside, and her Brooklyn apartment features dedicated wall space reserved for “an ever-changing arrangement of artwork.”

Since founding Refinery29, Barberich has also worked as a brand and content consultant with a myriad of fashion labels—and her deep appreciation for art has no doubt informed her collaborations—and enviable personal style. We asked Barberich to share what’s inspiring her these days, from her favorite picks available in Artnet Galleries right now to her preferred party favor.

Christene’s Favorite Things

Go-to Dinner Party Menu: Vietnamese noodles and dumplings made on my birthday by my dear friend Eden, followed by classic cheesecake.

Artists: Agnes MartinYoko OnoDavid Hockney, Yelena Yemchuk, Toyin Ojih OdutolaRichard TuttleGeorgia O’Keeffe.

Place to Grocery Shop: Perelandra in Brooklyn Heights or any farmer’s market.

Podcast: Fresh Air.

Objectively Best Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate peanut butter. With extra peanut butter.

Way to Spend a Friday Night: Playing with my daughter before bedtime, having some Prosecco with takeout sushi, and catching up on Succession with my husband. Heaven.

Museum: The Neue Galerie in New York or the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

Party Favor: Tiny drawings or pieces of art to frame.

Shoes to Wear While Gallery Hopping: Birkenstocks.

Emoji: The Toothy Guy. 😬

Christene’s Gallery Picks

My style is serious in that it has intention, but it’s also a bit emotional/nostalgic, too, in that it’s hard to predict sometimes what’s going to feel right or what vibe I might be longing for. I would say it’s evenly balanced between new and vintage, menswear and grandma. I’m not a provocative dresser but I do like provocative pieces.

—Christene Barberich


Thank You
Mel Bochner

Mel Bochner, Thank You. Courtesy of Maddox Gallery.


Marilyn Minter

Marilyn Minter, Target. Courtesy of Baldwin Gallery.


Fold Slice Topo II
Tauba Auerbach

Tauba Auerbach, Fold Slice Topo II. Courtesy of Senior & Shopmaker Gallery.



Flowers A
Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama, Flowers A. Courtesy of Pop and Contemporary Fine Art.


Georgia O’Keeffe

Georgia O’Keeffe, Pedernal. Courtesy of Washburn Gallery.


Vivien in Black Hat
Alex Katz

Alex Katz, Vivien in Black Hat (2010). Courtesy of Galerie Frank Fluegel.


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