Avenue October 2013

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Ronald Perelman and Dr. Anna Chapman, Owner of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.; Psychiatrist; Philanthropists

Emmanuel Perrin, President and CEO of Cartier North America

Richard and Lisa Perry, Founder of Perry Capital LLC; Fashion Designer Peter Peterson, Businessman and Author Bruce Ratner, Real Estate Developer Celine Rattray, Producer William and Kathy Rayner, Artist; Philanthropist

Rebecca Robertson – Executive Producer of the Park Avenue Armory As the president and executive producer of the Park Avenue Armory, Robertson took an old drill hall on the Upper East that was quite literally falling apart and turned it into one of the best art spaces in the city. She has given over the hall’s 55,000 square feet of space to artists like Tom Sachs (who imagined a lifesize space mission to Mars), Paul McCarthy (who created a pornographic Snow White inside a recreation of his childhood home) and Philip Glass (who played his over-threehour masterpiece Music in 12 Parts in its entirety on his 70th birthday). Not only that, but she’s also overseen the ambitious renovation of the building by the architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron.

David Remnick, Editor of the New Yorker The Rockefeller Family, Industrial, Political and Banking Family

Beth Rudin DeWoody

The Rohatyn Family, Bankers, Diplomats,

– Real Estate Developer and Art Collector Artists know they’ve made it when Beth Rudin DeWoody owns one of their works. The executive vice president of Rudin Management Co., the New York real estate company headed by her father, Beth DeWoody has championed artists like John Waters and Tom Sachs when few people even knew who they were. She’s also been a longtime supporter of Cindy Sherman and Nan Goldin, and is a trustee at the Whitney Museum and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. She recently married photographer Firooz Zahedi. They met, appropriately, when she won a portrait session with him at an AIDS charity auction.

and Art Collectors

The Ronson Dexter-Jones Family, Music and Fashion Entrepreneurs

Charlie Rose, Broadcast Journalist Jane Rosenthal, Film Producer and President of TriBeCa Productions Wilbur and Hilary Ross, Investment Banker; Writer Philip Roth, Novelist The Rudin Family, Real Estate Dynasty and Philanthropists

Andrew Saffir, Founder of The Cinema Society Alejandro Santo Domingo, Financier Lauren and Andres Santo Domingo, Contributing Editor at Vogue and Co-founder of Moda Operandi; Kemado Records Co-founder and President Diane Sawyer, Journalist and ABC World News Anchor

The Schnabel Family, Artists and Filmmakers Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld, Comedian; Author Neal Shapiro and Juju Chang, President of PBS/ WNET New York City; Journalist for ABC News Amanda Sharp, Co-founder of Frieze Art Fair Cindy Sherman, Artist Peggy Siegal, Founder of The Peggy Siegal Company Nate Silver, Statistician and Writer, Editor-in-Chief of ESPN’s FiveThirty-Eight Blog Emily Smith, Editor, Page Six


Stephen and Christine Schwarzman

– CEO of the Blackstone Group; Attorney and Philanthropist Schwarzman, one of the wealthiest people in America, became the managing director of Lehman Brothers at just 31 years of age, then co-founded the Blackstone Group. The firm started buying up foreclosed homes in 2012 and is now the largest owner of houses in the United States. This year, Schwarzman invested $100 million to create the Schwarzman Scholars program in China, which he says will “create a group of future leaders from around the world.” He is a major philanthropist, as his wife Christine (who is an intellectual property lawyer by trade). The duo gives major support to some of the City’s most important institutions.


John A. Paulson, Hedge Fund Manager, Paulson & Co. and Philanthropist