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The Armory Show China Focus Celebration Party - Sunday, 3/9/2014 9:36 PM

High above the lights of Times Square, a collection of China’s most celebrated artists, aesthetes, appreciators, dealers and galleristas involved with The Armory’s China Focus sampled the midnight fruits of Manhattan for The Armory Show China Focus Celebration Party. Not a glass was left empty, nor a good moment wasted as The Skylark Lounge kept at capacity for the evening’s entirety with everyone late in the know lobbying for admittance in hopes of feting at the A-list art affair.

After a touch of confusion – or the execution of a classic club trick – the growing line patiently waiting at street level was ushered in; and rush to the roof they did – that is after the much coveted step-and-repeat press shots by Mr. McMullan were snapped. Once atop the 30th floor, guests found themselves comfortably nestled within the arms of the ultra-swanky midtown lounge and without any desire to leave. Top shelf champagne, wine and spirits, beautiful staff, 360° view of Manhattan, billiards, cozy couches and a crop of campy Kung-Fu clips screening at the entry all mixed together with the spinning of sino-american covers made for an inexhaustible, simmering soirée.

Among the accomplished in attendance rubbing shoulders with the invite-only crowd were Noah Horowitz, Vivienne Tam, Adrian Cheng, Zhao Yao, Shaway Yeh, Budi Tek, Chiu-Ti Jansen, Josh Horowitz, Yuan Gong, Lu Pingyuan, Michael Jacobs, Teddy Lo, Di Fang, Jacob Hashimoto, and Huang Rui.

The evening continued on well beyond the open bar and into the post-midnight hours until nary a soul left without making good friends out of fair-weathers, fair-weathers out of acquaintances and acquaintances out of strangers. And with The Armory Show China Focus continuing on through the weekend, a small spike in morning coffee sales isn’t a bold prediction.