Madison Square Park Conservancy Benefit Celebrates Martin Friedman's 60-Year Career In the Arts:
Some 300 art stars including David Hockney , Chuck Close in his brilliant African-patterned cloth suit, Christo, John Currin, John Baldessari, Lawrence Weiner, wife of John Currin, a smiling, platinum-haired Cindy Sherman, the always chic Yvonne LaForce in sequins, the Whitney's Adam Weinberg, Arnold Glimcher, Frank Gehry, Frank Stella, (to name just a few) toasted the legendary Mr. Friedman and enjoyed a marvelous dinner at the St. George Ballroom (a hidden gem). The money raised supports the park's pubic art program.
at the MADISON SQUARE PARK Conservancy Benefit by RH
, Chuck Close
and Lawrence Weiner
El Museo del Barrio GALA AT CIPRIANI, a Salute to Narciso Rodriquez
A gorgeous, energetic crowd gathered at Cipriani to honor the multi-talented designer, Narciso Rodriguez and philanthropist Yaz Hernandez. In a sea of fabulous evening gowns, Isabel Toledo, the ever-elegant Carolina Herrera, Fe Fendi, and Jean Shafiroff, who made a last-but-not least grand entrance, caught my eye.
and Isabel Toledo
FRIEZE ART FAIR at Randall's Island
After hugely-successful years, Frieze's indefatible founders chose the rarely-visited Randall's Island for its NY art fair inauguration, An enthusiastic art crowd ferried from Manhattan's East side (shades of Venice) to Randall's island to visit 182 galleries housed within a mammoth, light-filled tent, dine at top eateries (the Fat Radish was one of my faces), and delight in site-specific sculptures. Ran into Amanda Wilkinson who owns the huge,minimally -designed Wilkinson Gallery in London who was" more- than-pleased with NY FRIEZE.
Photos by Rose Hartman