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THE EDITOR Fall is one of the best seasons in New York, and this time in November is one of the busiest. There’s the evening Post-War and Contemporary Sales at powerhouses Christie’s and Sotheby’s, the opening of The Salon Art + Design at the Park Avenue Armory, and the New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show taking place at Pier 94. That’s why we’ve created Whitewaller—to help guide you through what’s what and who’s who, and to make sure you don’t miss anything that everyone will be talking about the next day. For our New York issue to be released in November, we bring you six insiders that offer their sides and secrets of New York. We also talk to The Salon Art + Design’s Jill Bokor about the intersection of furniture and fine arts, Barrett White of Christie’s about the auction house’s 250-year anniversary, Grégoire Billault of Sotheby’s on the blockbuster “Triumph of Painting” sale, and Cartier’s own Mercedes Abramo lets us peek inside the newly renovated and reopened historic Cartier Mansion. Whitewaller also shares an overview of the top new luxury residential and commercial real estate projects shaping the New York City skyline (and High Line). Whitewaller New York brings you uptown again, to Madison Avenue and the Upper East Side, for an in-the-know take on the best boutiques, restaurants, hotels, bars, and galleries. And as the crisp fall air starts to turn chillier and chillier, we bring you a first look and sneak-preview of Whitewaller Miami to warm you up for the week of Art Basel in Miami Beach, which is just around the corner. —Katy Donoghue, Editor-in-Chief
THE PUBLISHER This November, we are incredibly happy to release the second edition of Whitewaller New York at the occasion of auction week and The Salon Art + Design fair. Alongside a renewed partnership with Madison Avenue BID, we have the amazing opportunity to showcase some of the most prestigious museums, galleries, and stores on Madison Avenue, and around the city. New to this issue, we invite our readers to discover the newly opened Oculus, designed by the brilliant Santiago Calatrava. In addition to this extensive coverage, we have curated a guide to the best restaurants, bars, and hotels to make your experience in New York City truly unique! We are also offering a short preview of what to expect in Miami for the 15th edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach, where we will round out our first incredible year of a global Whitewaller presence. â€”Michael Klug, Founder, CEO, Editor-at-Large
THE GUEST EDITOR Few things compare to fall in New York, especially on the Upper East Side with the leaves changing color in Central Park, the last few days of being able to dine al fresco, the event calendar in full swing, and the final weekends before shops get too hectic for the holiday season. For that reason, I was excited to be asked to participate as Guest Editor of this issue of Whitewaller. When I started Fivestory, after my beginnings in the art world, I wanted to create a space with a singular vision unique to anything else in New York—somewhere that combines everything from the classic to the contemporary. I’ve always traveled, taking in museums, different city streets, landscapes, and experiences. I began collecting objects from a young age. Fivestory is a treasure trove of the world’s finest items— from fashion to art, and from jewelry and accessories to home décor. The name Fivestory references both our building on East 69th Street, and my belief that every object has a story that deserves to be told. As a native New Yorker, it is fun to share with you my slice of New York, and my favorite haunts on and around Madison Avenue. Creel and Gow on East 70th Street feels like a cabinet of curiosities, chock-full of fascinating objects like rare minerals, taxidermy, exotic décor, discerning tabletop items, and other wunderkammer. For a cut and color appointment, look no further than the absolute masters at Sharon Dorram Color at Sally Hershberger on East 71st Street—you’ll feel utterly pampered in this 1970s Parisian-style salon. Also on East 71st is The Row, whose minimalist approach to ready-towear and accessories is perfectly reflected in the shop’s serene setting. New York is full of gems like these. You just need to know where to wander! —Claire Distenfeld Founder of Fivestory
TABLE of CONTENTS THE SCOOP/20 Barrett White, Jill Bokor, Grégoire Billault, Alessandro Cajrati Crivelli, Mercedes Abramo, Opera Gallery, Top 10 Miami Teaser.
REAL ESTATE/36 An overview of the new luxury residential and commercial projects in New York from the world’s top architects and developers.
INSIDER TIPS/52 Brian Van Flandern, Cynthia Rowley, Phyllis Lally Seevers, Sarah Hoover, Nicole Hanley, and Laura Anzani.
ART FAIRS & AUCTIONS/56 The Salon Art + Design, Christie’s Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale, Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction, New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show.
MUSEUMS & GALLERIES/66 The not-to-miss exhibitions at New York’s top institutions, museums, and galleries this fall.
RESTAURANTS & BARS/86 New York’s best and brightest restaurants and bars with recommendations at each spot.
HOTELS/90 These New York home-away-from-homes are in a class unto themselves.
SHOPPING/94 Some of our favorite shops, boutiques, and luxury flagships in New York.
EVENTS/104 The happenings, openings, and events taking place this fall.
MADISON AVENUE/108 Explore this Manhattan neighborhood’s best boutiques, restaurants, and galleries.
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YOU SHOULD BE SURE NOT TO MISS THIS WEEK
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THE SALON ART + DESIGN
November 10-14 - Upper East Side
The Salon Art + Design is returning to New York’s Park Avenue Armory on November 10 with 55 galleries. Taking place just ahead of auction week, the fair’s range of offerings—from design to modern and contemporary art—ought to inspire collectors.
Courtesy of Sotheby's.
SOTHEBY’S CONTEMPORARY ART EVENING AUCTION November 17 - Upper East Side Sotheby’s has secured one of the major estates to be presented at the Contemporary Art Evening Auction: The Steven and Ann Ames Collection, which contains works by artists like Gerhard Richter, Robert Ryman, Willem de Kooning, and Philip Guston.
Courtesy of Christie’s.
CHRISTIE’S PW & CONTEMPORARY ART EVENING SALE November 15 - Rockefeller Center For its evening Post-War and Contemporary Art sale on November 15, Christie’s will present Willem de Kooning’s 1977 masterpiece Untitled XXV. Estimated in the region of $40 million, Untitled XXV is returning to the auction market for the first time since setting the world auction record for any example of post-war art in the very same saleroom exactly 10 years ago to the date.
YOUR SALON ART+DESIGN MUST-DO LIST
Laziz Hamani © Cartier.
THE NEWLY OPENED CARTIER MANSION
Be sure to visit the recently renovated Cartier Mansion in New York, which opened its doors after its two-and-ahalf-year makeover on September 13. The new design is meant to be experienced as a home, with warm rooms and environments devoted to figures throughout the jewelry house’s history.
Kerry James Marshall, The Actor Hezekiah Washington as Julian Carlton Taliesen Murderer of Frank Lloyd Wright Family, 2009 © Kerry James Marshall.
KERRY JAMES MARSHALL AT THE MET BREUER October 25–January 29, 2017 - Upper East Side Kerry James Marshall’s “Mastry” encompasses the artist’s 35-year career through 80 works that include 72 paintings. Marshall confronts Western art history using its recognized forms and canons, in which he asserts in content dismissed blackness and black experience, thus making the invisible visible and correcting, in his words, the “vacuum in the image bank.”
Alexander Liberman, Agnes Martin with level and ladder, 1960. Photo © J. Paul Getty Trust.
AGNES MARTIN AT THE GUGGENHEIM October 7–January 11, 2017 - Upper East Side Agnes Martin’s geometrical hand-drawn arrangements of coordinates, lines, and stripes on canvas fill the Guggenheim’s rotunda until January 11, 2017. Influenced by Asian belief systems like Taoism and Zen Buddhism, and the natural surroundings of her home in New Mexico, her restrained but evocative style was underpinned by a personal conviction in the emotive and expressive power of art.
Carmen Herrera, Friday, 1978. Courtesy the artist and Lisson Gallery © Carmen Herrera.
CARMEN HERRERA AT THE WHITNEY September 16–January 2, 2017 - Meatpacking District This is the first New York museum exhibition dedicated to the artist’s work in nearly two decades. It begins with the Cuban-American painter’s formative period following World War II, moves on to her most important series, "Blanco y Verde" (1959–1971), and ends in Herrera’s continued experimentation with figure and ground relationships, highlighting the architectural underpinnings of many of her compositions.
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AUDEMARS PIGUET’S NEW BOUTIQUE
In September, Audemars Piguet re-opened its New York City flagship at 65 East 57th Street after completing a three-month renovation. Gaining inspiration from the brand’s home village of Le Brassus, Switzerland, the 3,000-square-foot space feels completely transformed.
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MADISON AVENUE SHOPPING
Upper East Side
Madison Avenue in Manhattan acts as an intersection of commerce and art. Between visits to galleries and museums on the Upper East Side like The Met Breuer, Galerie Perrotin, and Dominique Lévy, stop in for a meal at Kappo Masa or E.A.T., and put your feet up at The Surrey or The Mark after shopping at spots like Creel and Gow, Vhernier or de Grisogono.
Yoko Ono, Air Dispensers, 1971-2016, courtesy of the artist, artwork © Yoko Ono.
TAKE ME (I’M YOURS) AT THE JEWISH MUSEUM September 16—February 5, 2017 - Upper East Side This show is being restaged and expanded in New York for the very first time to include 42 artists. When the nonconforming show premiered in London in 1995, Hans Ulrich Obrist had partnered with artist Christian Boltanski, and was inspired by a host of histories and ideologies related to possession—notably the anarchist idea that “ownership is theft” and the post-60s dematerialization of the object in conceptual art.
Marylin Minter, Blue Poles, 2007, private collection, Switzerland.
MARILYN MINTER AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM November 4–April 2, 2017 - Prospect Heights This constitutes Marilyn Minter’s first museum retrospective. The New York-based artist’s sensual paintings, photographs, and videos vividly explore complex and contradictory emotions around beauty, eroticism, and the feminine body in American culture.
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World Trade Center
Westfield World Trade’s sleek 365,000-square-feet space offers an array of shopping options within the breath-taking Santiago Calatrava-designed Oculus. With more than 100 stores like Breitling, London Jewelers, L.K. Bennett, and Dior Cosmetics, it also features restaurants like Eataly, Market Lane, and Épicerie Boulud.
We speak with the directors and specialists behind The Salon Art + Design fair, the November contemporary sales at Christie’s and Sotheby’s, and other players shaping New York’s creative landscape.
Francois Raty, “Masque Sculpture,” courtesy of Thomas Frisch-Artrium.
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THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM
CHRISTIE’S ANNUAL POST-WAR & CONTEMPORARY ART SALES With Barrett White By Eliza Jordan For this November’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Sales at Christie’s in New York, we spoke to its Deputy Chairman and International Director, Barrett White, about celebrating the auction house’s 250th anniversary, which lots to look for, and the current direction of the contemporary art market. WHITEWALLER: What can we expect from this year’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Sales auction at Christie’s? BARRETT WHITE: This season will be similar to our May season in that you can expect to see tighter sales than those that took place in 2014 and 2015, however the quality of the works will be just as strong as the lots that we have seen in evening sales over the past few years. WW: Are there any specific works to note that will be in the sale? BW: This season, we chose works that catered to the current tastes, which are gravitating toward blue chip artists such as de Kooning, Martin, and Lichtenstein—all of whom have a strong presence in our sale. There are several remarkable sculptures by Alexander Calder, including a wonderful wire sculpture of John Graham. There are two superlative examples by Christopher Wool, including Helter Helter and The Show is Over. Cady Noland and Robert Gober are also represented by really fantastic objects. The list goes on! We also have several great collections. One of which is the collection of Sylvia and Robert Olnick, a New York couple who acquired Post-War examples that possess an intellectual quality that are also very beautiful to live with. Highlighting this collection is an outstanding sculpture by Lichtenstein titled Sleeping Muse. We are also very excited about Jean Dubuffet’s masterpiece, Les Grandes Artères, which is one of the sale’s top lots. WW: In May 2015, Christie’s hit the world auction record for Dubuffet’s Paris Polka,
included in the same “Paris Circus” series. Can you tell us more about the Dubuffet piece in this upcoming sale? BW: Les Grandes Artères is from Dubuffet’s most celebrated series, “Paris Circus.” It is not as large as Paris Polka, which set the world auction record for the artist at Christie’s in May of 2015, but its bold and vibrant composition makes it one of the strongest examples that came out of “Paris Circus.” Dubuffet took a six-year hiatus from Paris, and when he returned to the city in 1961, he experienced a kind of creative awakening that resulted in this remarkable series. In Les Grandes Artères, Dubuffet packed the surface with the exuberance that he witnessed after his return to the city, capturing his rediscovery of urban life. “Paris Circus” was in many ways Dubuffet’s celebration of the resurgence of Paris after the war, and this picture has such a clear sense of optimism and playfulness. It is a very literal depiction of Parisian street life in its best form, and as a result, you can really feel the dynamism coursing through the streets. Les Grandes Artères has been in the same private collection since 1963 and has not been seen publicly since the early 1970s when it was featured in the Guggenheim’s Dubuffet retrospective.
Courtesy of Christie’s.
Robert Gober, Untitled, 1992, courtesy of Christie’s.
Jean Dubuffet, Les Grandes Artères, 1961, courtesy of Christie’s.
WW: This year also marks Christie’s 250th anniversary. How are you celebrating? BW: Christie’s has been commemorating our 250th anniversary all year with a range of events around the world, including the highly successful Defining British Art Evening Sale that took place in London this past June. We look forward to continuing to celebrate in New York with events that will surround the date of the first auction held by James Christie on December 5, 1766.
A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS YEAR’S
SALON ART + DESIGN With Jill Bokor By Charlotte Boutboul The Executive Director of The Salon Art + Design, Jill Bokor, is all about creating environments that favor the beauty of the unexpected. Art editor turned fair director, she spoke with Whitewaller about what surprises are in store at the Park Avenue Armory fair this November.
it. So while an ancient Egyptian polychrome may not be a surprise, the idea of contextualizing it, say, with a Mattia Bonetti sofa or a Zaha Hadid dining table might create a new way of thinking about form and harmony. The headdress of the Egyptian goddess employs an arc, as does the arm of the Bonetti sofa. Architecture makes use of all of Platonic solids. Design does too. These are things we instinctively understand. It’s all a continuum. WW: Innovative design is bringing about serious progress at the moment (3D printing, urban solutions, energy solutions). Some argue that design is becoming more important (or at least relevant) than art. Do you agree?
Photo by Joyce Anderson.
WHITEWALLER: Is there a trick in harmoniously combining design and art at a fair? JILL BOKOR: I don’t know if there’s a trick. We’re about environments—from the incredible architecture of the Park Avenue Armory itself to thinking about objects and images with which people live in 2016. The scale and intimacy of The Salon ensure that attendees look at every object in every booth with fresh eyes considering how each piece might work in their house or apartment. If anything, I think of it as geometry—the order and nature of forms and how they complete each other harmoniously.
JB: The difference isn’t one of relevance. It’s about consciousness. We’ve always bought furniture—that was the functional part of a home. The art brought the whimsical, the sentimental, the thing no one else could have. That didn’t used to be true of design, but somewhere in the 20th century people started to think about design differently. Not only could a chair be comfortable; it could express a point of view or have a sense of humor. Look at the Campana brothers for the best contemporary example of this.
WW: You said that one of the challenges is to broaden the fair with new unexpected material and create surprises. How do you look for surprises? JB: As in everything, context rules here. The surprise may not be in the object itself, but rather how it connects to everything around
Jeff Koons, “Flower Drawing (Green),” courtesy of Barbara Mathes Gallery.
Gio Ponti, “Console,” courtesy of Giustini/Stagetti Galleria O. Roma.
Francois Raty, “Masque Sculpture,” courtesy of Thomas Frisch-Artrium.
When I was a kid all of the houses I went to had a Mies Barcelona chair. It was sort of a proclamation of good taste. In retrospect it seems contrived, but it was also a statement that people were thinking about the objects in their homes in a certain way. I think the difference now is that collectors think about every functional piece as a design object, as well. So it’s not more or less important than art, but it’s equally recognized as an expression of who we are and what we value.
Mattia Bonetti, “Shield,” Sofa, courtesy of David Gill Gallery.
THE STEVEN AND ANN AMES COLLECTION CELEBRATES RICHTER AND DE KOONING Grégoire Billault on the Sotheby’s Fall Contemporary Art Evening Auction By Charlotte Boutboul Grégoire Billault, head of Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s New York, spoke to Whitewaller about the spectacular caliber of the Steven and Ann Ames Collection to be presented at this November’s contemporary art sales. WHITEWALLER: How did the Steven and Ann Ames Collection find itself entrusted to Sotheby's New York? GRÉGOIRE BILLAULT: I believe one of the reasons [they decided to go with us] is that we have an impressive track record with Gerhard Richter. He’s an artist in which we have always believed in, here at Sotheby’s New York. We sold an amazing group of paintings by him in 2011 (eight abstract paintings that exceeded pre-sale expectations of $27 million to bring $74 million), which was also a very special grouping of Richter’s works for which we really found a market at that time. So this is an artist in which we feel we deliver at the highest level. WW: What makes this collection particularly special? GB: There are not that many collections like this one in terms of quality. As an auction house we are always desperate for collections of this caliber and to tell new stories, and this is exactly what you want to have. We didn’t call it the “The Triumph of Painting” for nothing. Most of these works have been bought from the primary market. You can feel and see when you look at the group that it’s very much people choosing and building a group of works—a real collection, a real ensemble. There’s a story there, and we are storytellers here at Sotheby’s. That is what we are going to try to do, [tell stories], from Robert Ryman to Philip Guston, from Richter to de Kooning, from Condo to Franz Kline. Every piece of work has been chosen in a very precise way. For example, you’ve got a de Kooning from every single decade, and a Richter from every single decade (except the last one). So they went deep into these two artists, and from these two they expanded to Sigmar Polke, to Anselm Kiefer…
WW: What are the highlights we should know about? GB: The two most extraordinary works are two [of Richter’s] abstraktes: AB., St James and AB., Still, from 1988 and 1986, respectively. They are one of the best abstraktes we have seen on the market for a long time and both come on the market with a $20-30 million estimate. It’s always difficult to describe abstraction but they are, in terms of color combination, color composition, and power balance, just amazing. I would say that AB., St James is probably the most interesting. Richter has not been using a lot of black in his career, but the way he has been playing with black in this painting is absolutely extraordinary. WW: You’ve talked about the kind of story a collection can tell. What story can an auction house tell? GB: What I mean [by “story”] is that when you go to museums you are able to see real grouping of works and collections that have been put together by curators. We, however, exhibit what we receive in terms of what people want to sell. For once, we’ve got a complete group. Two amazing collectors that collected for 40 years. It amounts to a real group of works that go well together, that talk to each other. That doesn’t happen a lot.
Courtesy of Sotheby’s.
Gerhard Richter, A.B., Still, 1986, The Triumph of Painting: The Steven and Ann Ames Collection, courtesy of Sotheby’s.
Gerhard Richter, A.B., St. James, 1988, The Triumph of Painting: The Steven and Ann Ames Collection, courtesy of Sotheby’s.
SPRING PLACE SETS EYES ON RED HOOK, BROOKLYN With Alessandro Cajrati Crivelli By Katy Donoghue As a real estate developer for close to 20 years, Alessandro Cajrati Crivelli has been responsible for creating Zona Tortona in Milan, one of the largest fashion districts in the world. He recently launched the workspace membership club Spring Place, which first opened in Tribeca in New York and will soon see sites in cities around the world. Whitewaller caught up with the founder and managing partner of EST4TE FOUR to learn how he approaches creating spaces for connections between creative industries, and his latest project in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Courtesy of Spring Place.
WHITEWALLER: By recognizing the connections between industries like fashion, art, and design, and the change in the way that we work within those industries, what cities are you drawn to for future locations of the club? ALESSANDRO CAJRATI CRIVELLI: We will do one in Los Angeles and one in Red Hook, Brooklyn. We know where we want to go, but it depends on the building and neighborhood. It’s really driven by the city. In Milan, with Zona Tortona, the initial drive was design, and then came fashion. In the fashion industry, I’ve met some of the most brilliant minds in terms of creativity and business sense. Other cities, like New York, host a variety of players. Fashion will always be our anchor, because it’s sophisticated, it’s glamorous, it’s dynamic, it’s an international language. But New York is the best city to do
the club because you have the art, you have the media, the music, you have entertainment. WW: The Red Hook project in Brooklyn you mentioned is named Innovation Studios, so, with that, will you see more of an engagement with the tech industry? ACC: Because I was privileged enough to be part of the creation of a district in Milan, to be part of or responsible for the creation of a district in New York City from the real estate point of view is one of the most exciting opportunities. We want to use the idea of working with some of the most sophisticated minds to create an ideal village where a lot of creative players and companies can mingle, work, and have fun together. In this specific place, it is called Innovation Studios because there is no doubt that the high-tech industry is the new player in every sector. It is probably the most exciting industry right now. And, for example, there is this interconnection between tech and the fashion industry with new designs incorporating high-tech fabrics, or accessories like the Apple Watch, for example. I’m looking more for these integrations between the real innovation and application that is a bit more glamorous and fun than pure technology. The fashion and art worlds are very much interconnected. Some of the biggest collectors in the art world are people who were originally in the fashion world: Bernard Arnault, Miuccia Prada, François Pinault. WW: The plan for Red Hook is over 13 acres and one million square feet. That’s a big undertaking! ACC: It’s big, but not that big. I hope to grow further than the initial plan. Listen, every project needs to be successful, but when you have the opportunity to develop a project like this one, I think there’s a responsibility to go well beyond the management, doing something beautiful, that contributes locally and beyond. Red Hook is a magic place where we can really make an amazing, wonderful district that would be unique not only in New York, but in the U.S.
Courtesy of EST4TE Four.
Courtesy of EST4TE Four.
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GO INSIDE CARTIER’S
NEW YORK FIFTH AVENUE MANSION
With Mercedes Abramo By Eliza Jordan Taking us inside the recently renovated Cartier Mansion in New York is Mercedes Abramo—the brand’s first American president in over 25 years, and the first woman to hold this position. The Mansion opened its doors after its two-and-a- halfyear makeover on September 13, and for this edition of Whitewaller, we discussed with Abramo its many inspirations and surprises. WHITEWALLER: In 1917, Morton and Maisie Plant traded the Mansion for a two-strand pearl necklace and $100 in cash with Pierre and Louis Cartier, and the property has been Cartier’s New York flagship ever since. How does this impact the decisions you made with the design of the new store? MERCEDES ABRAMO: Upon stepping into the Mansion, there is a large portrait of Maisie Plant wearing the pearl necklace. It creates the feeling that you are a part of our family, and allows you to experience the house of Cartier in the way it was originally intended—as a home with a very warm feeling. We have created environments where you feel that you can come in, explore, and wander, but you can also take your time enjoying our creations and experiencing our story; talking to our sales associates about the history of Cartier and exploring our current offerings.
Cartier Archives, New York © Cartier.
WW: The store took two-and-a-half years to rebuild and includes 43 different fabrics, 101 window treatments, 35 unique pieces of furniture, and more. How did you go about choosing these details to include? MA: Pierre Rainero, our Director of Image, Style, and Heritage, worked closely with Thierry Despont on the renovation. Each of the antiques within the Mansion were carefully hand selected, and details from the Mansion were matched and modeled perfectly to prior designs. Pierre helped Thierry to restore the landmark to its original state in certain aspects, while simultaneously modernizing it. WW: Several rooms are inspired by and dedicated to important figures in Cartier's history. How does keeping in mind historical references affect the juxtaposition of it with modern design?
Courtesy of Cartier.
MA: We have jewelry and diamond salons
Cartier New York Archives ©Cartier New York.
dedicated to Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly on the second floor, and watchmaking salons dedicated to Gary Cooper and Andy Warhol. All of these cultural icons have a bond with Cartier, and it is a place where you go for something very special. We design pieces that stand the test of time, and they are always looking for something new and different and Cartier does that. We create new pieces, but our aim is to always design objects of desire for years to come. WW: Tell us about the Andy Warhol salon that is dedicated to men's watches. Why was Andy Warhol an influence for this room? MA: Andy Warhol always wore a Tank, and when asked why, he said, "I don't wear a
Tank watch to tell the time. Actually, I never even wind it. I wear a Tank because it is the watch to wear!" For this reason, we felt he would be the perfect representation for our watch salon. WW: Cartier has an assuredness to stay relevant, regardless of time, and the archive sketches have been known to inspire recent designs. What is a good example of a new piece of Cartier jewelry that is carrying on that tradition? MA: We created a very special piece for the re-opening—a pearl necklace inspired by the original strand of pearls which Pierre Cartier used to purchase the Mansion.
Laziz Hamani © Cartier.
OPERA GALLERY BRINGS INTERNATIONAL NETWORK TO NEW YORK By Katy Donoghue In May of this year, Opera Gallery opened at 791 Madison Avenue in New York with an exhibition that brought together an international body of work by both modern and contemporary artists. There were paintings by Joan Miró, Fernand Léger, Marc Chagall, and Zao Wou-Ki; there were sculptures by Alexander Calder, Manolo Valdés, and Anish Kapoor; and even more from Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, Fernando Botero, and Ai Weiwei. The inaugural show was not only impactful in its breadth and quality of work, it was an example of the mission of the Opera Gallery group, which has grown to include 12 galleries internationally (the most recent gallery opened in Aspen, CO, in July 2016). Gilles Dyan, a member of the European Chamber of Expert-Advisors in Fine Art, founded Opera Gallery in 1994. Since then, “Opera Gallery has been devoted to curating the very best in international talent for an ever-expanding clientele including faithful art collectors and the general public,” said Dyan. He sees the art world as a global village, and his spaces in New York, Miami, Aspen, London, Paris, Monaco, Geneva, Singapore, Seoul, Hong Kong, Beirut, and Dubai (with more locations in the works) as connectors between artists, patrons, collectors, and art professionals alike. Dyan’s aim is to foster a creative and artistic network that “feeds on exchanges, dialogue, surprise encounters, and sublime discoveries.” Presenting a mix of movements— Impressionism, Modernism, Expressionism— and genres—painting, photography, sculpture, street art, and design—Opera Gallery is proud to show an exclusive and bold selection of artworks that inspires upcoming art trends. “In a world where the only constant is change, Opera Gallery is continually on the lookout, exploring new centers of interest like design and photography; taking the pulse of new ideas and trends as they emerge on the international scene,” said Dyan. Along those lines, after the opening show in New York, Opera Gallery featured an exhibition by contemporary talent Andy Denzler entitled “Suspended Reality” (which was on view from October 21
until November 3). In his work, Denzler captures mere moments, distorting the figure with his unique technique of smearing paint with a spatula, while working from photographic inspiration. The Swiss artist living and working in Zurich is principally concerned with addressing time and evoking a narrative through composition, light, and motion. At the end of November, for those heading to Miami for the annual week of fairs, Opera Gallery can be found at its new location in the city’s Design District, which reopened in March after 14 years in Bal Harbour. You’ll also find the gallery at Art Miami, which will be taking place between November 29 and December 4. Until then, be sure to visit Opera Gallery on Madison Avenue where, as Gilles Dyan described, “sheer pleasure and keen investments meet.”
Gilles Dyan © Noblesse.
Opera Gallery, NY © Frederica Carlet.
Manolo Valdés, Untitled, 1999, courtesy of Opera Gallery.
Singapore’s Black Room, courtesy of Opera Gallery.
TOP 10 MIAMI TEASER Art Basel in Miami Beach is just around the corner. There is a lot going on this year during the week of the fair when it feels like so many New Yorkers make the pilgrimage to South Beach. Here’s a preview of what to expect!
ART BASEL IN MIAMI BEACH The fair celebrates its 15th year in Miami with presentations from 269 galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Don’t miss the First Choice Opening on Wednesday, November 30 at 11 AM (or during public hours, December 1-4).
Courtesy of Alexander Gray Associates.
NOVA AT ABMB This Art Basel in Miami Beach sector is where visitors and collectors will find the newest works straight from the studio, and interesting pairings between curated presentations of one, two, or three artists from each gallery.
Xaviera Simmons, Red (Number One), 2016, courtesy of David Castillo Gallery.
SURVEY AT ABMB Among Art Basel in Miami Beach’s many sectors, we’re particularly looking forward to Survey, which in its third year will showcase 14 historical projects from artists like Barbara T. Smith, Ibrahim El-Salahi, Kishio Suga, and David Reed.
Romare Bearden, Jazz (Chicago) Grand Terrace, 1964, courtesy of DC Moore Gallery.
PANERAI, DESIGN MIAMI/ & SHOP ARCHITECTS This year’s Panerai Design Miami/ Visionary Award recipient is SHoP Architects. The New York-based firm will create a special design on view at the entrance to the fair.
Courtesy of SHoP Architects.
“JULIO LE PARC: FORM INTO ACTION” AT PAMM This winter, Pérez Art Museum Miami is showcasing the work of kinetic artist Julio Le Parc. This is the artist’s first solo museum show in North America and will include over 100 works made between 1958 and 2013.
Julio Le Parc, Continuous Light Cylinder,1962/2013, courtesy of the artist, photo by Everton Ballardin, © Galeria Nara Roesler.
PULSE PLAY CURATED BY JASMINE WAHI AND REBECCA JAMPOL For the first time, PULSE Miami Beach’s curated video series PULSE PLAY was open for submission this year. Guest curators Jasmine Wahi and Rebecca Jampol combed through over 800 works, before choosing a final 10 to be shown during the fair.
Rebecca Jampol and Jasmine Wahi/Ventiko, courtesy of PULSE.
UNTITLED, MIAMI BEACH SPECIAL PROJECTS The fifth edition of UNTITLED, Miami Beach—the tented fair we always appreciate because of its location on the beach—will feature special projects by artists including Rirkrit Tiravanija and Tomas Vu, Noemí Escandell, and Daniel Gordon.
Untitled, Art, Miami Beach, 2015, TOILETPAPER Lunge Sponsored by Seletti, Gufram, Wheels Up.
ANSELM KIEFER AT NSU ART MUSEUM FORT LAUDERDALE Worth the short trip outside Miami this ABMB week will be the “Regeneration Series: Anselm Kiefer from the Hall Collection” exhibition of around 50 major works from 1960 to today. Many works will be shown for the first time together, so this is one show not to be missed.
Anselm Kiefer, Winterwald, 2010, courtesy Hall Art Foundation, photo by Charles Duprat.
THE NEW HERMÈS ÉQUILIBRE COLLECTION The luxury house will unveil the Équilibre collection, the latest selection of playful decorative and desk objects, at its Miami Design District location the week of Art Basel in Miami Beach. With a special instore display, the Équilibre collection will be available for purchase and special orders for a limited time from December 1-10.
Boîte carrée Équilibre d'Hermès, Hermès © Studio des fleurs.
JOSÉ PARLÁ’S “ROOTS” AT THE YOUNGARTS JEWEL BOX On November 29, José Parlá’s site-specific exhibition “Roots” will open at YoungArts’ Jewel Box, curated by SCAD and commissioned by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
REAL ESTATE New York City is always changingâ€”from shoreline to skyline. Here are the new luxury residential and commercial projects from the worldâ€™s top architects and developers.
Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio.
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JULIO LE PARC 4 NOVEMBER - 19 NOVEMBER
TAKASHI MURAKAMI “LEARNING THE MAGIC OF PAINTING” 10 SEPTEMBER - 23 DECEMBER
CHUNG CHANG-SUP “MEDITATION” 3 NOVEMBER - 21 DECEMBER
GREGOR HILDEBRANDT “BILDER MALEN WIE CURE” 22 SEPTEMBER - 12 NOVEMBER
MARIA TANIGUCHI 3 NOVEMBER - 21 DECEMBER
MR. 15 DECEMBER 2016 - 18 FEBRUARY 2017
BHARTI KHER “THE LAWS OF REVERSED EFFORT” 19 OCTOBER - 23 DECEMBER
IMAGE: JULIO LE PARC “Alchimie 332” 2016. Acrylic on canvas. 200 x 200 cm / 78 3/4 x 78 3/4 in Photo © Studio Sébert – photographes. © Julio Le Parc / ADAGP, Paris, 2016. Courtesy Galerie Perrotin
DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO
Photo by Ash Lee.
KNOWN FOR: Making architecture eventful and non-static, notably by creating structures that progress and engage the public. APPROACH: Adaptive, democratic, unconventional, and outside-of-the-box.
Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio, Charles Renfro and, Benjamin Gilmartin Born in: Łódź, Poland, 1954 (Diller); New York, New York, 1935 (Scofidio); Baytown, TX, U.S., 1964 (Renfro); Boston, MA, U.S., 1970 (Gilmartin) Background: Art and Architecture Education: The Cooper Union (Diller); Columbia University (Ricardo Scofidio); Rice University (Renfro); Harvard University (Gilmartin) Live in: New York, U.S. Influence: Interdisciplinary: Architecture, Performing Arts, Visual Arts MacArthur Fellowship Grant: Awarded in 1999 (Diller and Scofidio)
NOTABLE PROJECTS The High Line, New York, U.S., 2009 Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts redevelopment project, New York, U.S., 2012 The Broad, Los Angeles, U.S., 2015 McMurtry Building for the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University, Palo Alto, U.S., 2015 Photo by Iwan Baan.
UPCOMING PROJECTS Museum of Image and Sound, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in progress The Shed, New York, U.S., expected 2019 Museum of Modern Art expansion, New York, U.S., in progress
Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro.
15 Hudson Yards
Courtesy of Related-Oxford.
The 88-story tower designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Rockwell Group is currently under construction and will be the first residential building to open at Hudson Yards, the brand new 28-acre neighborhood that’s transforming Manhattan’s West Side between Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen. The curvaceous glass structure sits by the High Line with a rectangle base that gradually morphs into a quatrefoil form. It will be one of the few residences at Hudson Yards to be positioned right on its public square where three iconic parks converge: the High Line, Hudson River Park, and Hudson Park & Boulevard. The building will offer 285 condominiums ranging from one-bedrooms to penthouses with oversized layouts an southern views. Buyers can choose from two interior design palettes with light and dark finishes and will enjoy 24-hour concierge service, two floors of amenities and a rooftop entertaining suite with entertainment lounges. Prices range from $2.4 million to $32 million. The building is expected to finish in 2018. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org +1 (212)-385-1515
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Born in: Genoa, Italy, 1937 Background: Engineering and Architecture Education: Polytechnic University of Milan Lives in: Paris, France Offices in: Genoa, Italy; Paris, France; New York, U.S. The Pritzker Architecture Prize: Awarded in 1998
KNOWN FOR: Pioneering the high-tech movement and defining postmodern design. APPROACH: Adaptive and urban.
NOTABLE PROJECTS Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France, 1978 The Menil Collection Museum, Houston, U.S., 1987 Kasai International Airport, Osaka, Japan, 1994 The Beyeler Foundation, Basel, Switzerland, 1997 Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, Italy, 2002 The New York Times Building, New York, U.S., 2007 The Shard, London, U.K., 2012 The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, U.S., 2015 Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece, late 2016
The Shard, London, completed in 2012, © Chris Martin.
UPCOMING PROJECTS Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, Athens, Greece, expected 2016 Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Los Angeles, U.S., expected 2017 Paris Courthouse, Paris, France, expected 2017 Columbia University’s Manhattanville campus, New York, U.S., expected 2030 Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, expected completion in 2016.
565 Broome Soho
Located between Broome and Watts Streets, 565 Broome SoHo is Renzo Piano’s first residential project in New York. It follows his firm's completion of the new Whitney Museum of American Art. The 30-story structure will soar above its smaller scale surroundings, providing sweeping views of the city and the Hudson River, and acting as a quiet retreat from the SoHo area. The building’s materials have been selected to complement the neighborhood’s history, and its shape allows residents to take full advantage of the building’s panorama. For instance, the structures’ corners have been curved to maximize views. For interiors, rather than applying the prototypical finishes, Piano favors stone, white oak wood, glass, and concrete. Amenities will include a gym with a heated 55-foot lap pool, and retail outlets positioned at the ground level. The building is expected to be finished late 2018. For more information: email@example.com +1 (212) 355-0565
REAL ESTATE PROJECTS
Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio.
VESSEL This new public landmark expected for fall 2018 will be an important part of the Hudson Yards development in Manhattan. Vessel has been designed by Heatherwick Studio to be an engaging and interactive structure with 154 interconnecting flights of stairs.
160 LEROY Directly overlooking the Hudson River, the Ian Schrager and Herzog & de Meuron structureâ€™s curvaceous diamond-faceted design pays homage to Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.
Courtesy of ISC.
Photo by Iwan Baan.
VIA 57 WEST VIA 57 WEST, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), is a hybrid between the European perimeter block and a traditional Manhattan high-rise, combining the advantages of bothâ€” the compactness and efficiency of a courtyard building with the airiness and the expansive views of a skyscraper.
53W53 53W53 is a gracefully tapered 82-story residential condominium tower rising above the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) at 53 West 53rd Street in Midtown Manhattan. 53W53 was designed by architect Jean Nouvel.
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Courtesy of Pier55 Inc.
PIER 55 Heatherwick Studioâ€™s elevated park on the Hudson River started construction this summer. Just off the Chelsea shoreline, its design will feature white mushroom-like stilts to support the undulating pier proposed as a public park with performance spaces for music, dance, theater, and public art.
SOLAR CARVE TOWER Sculpted by the angles of the sun, the Solar Carve Tower designed by Studio Gang explores how shaping a building in response to solar access and other site-specific criteria can expand its architectural potential. Its carved, faceted, gem-like faĂ§ade is responsive to the sunâ€™s angle at different times of the day.
Courtesy of Studio Gang.
Courtesy of Adjaye Associates.
THE STUDIO MUSEUM IN HARLEM David Adjaye’s new vision for the museum will replace its current site and extend it into an adjacent lot. The larger facility is designed around the institution’s curatorial, educational, and public program, while adding to the celebration of the museum’s 50th anniversary.
THE FITZROY The Fitzroy brings Roman and Williamsâ€™ signature touches to the High Line with 14 well-detailed and elegant two- to fivebedroom homes on 24th Street. The 10-story building displays a revisited art deco allure, presenting a green terra cotta faĂ§ade, and custom copper-clad oak windows.
Courtesy of Hayes Davidson.
Courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG).
THE SPIRAL Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) found inspiration in the spiralâ€”understood as a dynamic shape applied to matter. The 65-story buildingâ€™s meandering silhouette allows light and air to reach the streets below, while providing lush outdoor spaces that contemplate the skyline. From the High Line to the skyline, its wraparound green, twisted pathway was envisioned as a continuation of the historic elevated park.
INSIDER TIPS Six art, culture, and lifestyle leading experts share their side of the cityâ€”revealing a few secrets, too!
Photo by Harold Gottschalk.
BRIAN VAN FLANDERN MIXOLOGIST
WHERE TO EAT
If I’m looking for a Michelin three-star experience where food, service, and ambiance reign supreme, Eleven Madison Park or Per Se (my alma mater) are truly exceptional. My secret pleasure is a cheeseburger and custard at Shake Shack. WHERE TO SIP
I love to mix up where I go (no pun intended). Some of my favorite haunts include The NoMad Bar, PDT (Please Don’t Tell), The Palm Court at The Plaza Hotel, The Dead Rabbit, Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle Hotel, or The Lambs Club. ￼
Photo by Madi Atkinson.
WHERE TO EAT
In the West Village, I love La Lanterna di Vittorio for a family Italian meal and late night jazz. Notable mentions are Gemma at the Bowery Hotel and ABC Kitchen. WHERE TO SIP
Smith & Mills or the bar at Le Coucou. My friends at Roman Williams’ design are so beautiful, you’ll never want to leave. ￼
WHERE TO SEE ART
WHERE TO SEE ART
Visiting the Guggenheim Museum is an absolute must. And if you are looking for an enlightening off-the-beaten-path experience, I suggest a short taxi ride to Queens to visit the Noguchi Museum.
The Met (and for roof cocktails, too). The Studio Museum in Harlem, MoMA, David Zwirner.
WHERE TO HAVE FUN
I am terrible at golf, but love the game. I like to practice my swing at the driving range at The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers. ￼ WHERE TO RELAX
My father was a well-known astronomer, so I like to visit the Hayden Planetarium in the American Museum of Natural History whenever I can. I also love the Assouline bookstore in The Plaza Hotel. They have an incredible selection of coffee table books, including Tequila Cocktails, which I am excited to be launching this season. TOP SHOW( S) TO SEE THIS NOV EMBER
If you are able to secure the hottest ticket in town, Hamilton is simply amazing! For those looking for a great laugh, I strongly recommend The Book of Mormon.
WHERE TO HAVE FUN
If you’re in the mood for something retro, Coney Island is always fun. Rent a Citi Bike for a ride starting at Battery Park with views of Lady Liberty, stop for a round of mini golf at Pier 25, and continue all the way to Harlem (and with Citi Bike, you don’t have to peddle back). ￼ WHERE TO RELAX
The New York Botanical Garden is inspiring and rejuvenating. TOP SHOW( S) TO SEE THIS NOV EMBER
Xaviera Simmons at Half Gallery opens midNovember, and Rob Pruitt opens a show this November at Gavin Brown’s enterprise on Grand Street.
Photo by Brian Dorsey Studios.
PHYLLIS LALLY SEEVERS DIRECTOR, KIM HEIRSTON ART ADVISORY LLC
WHERE TO EAT
The restaurant at The NoMad Hotel— nothing comes close to the foie gras roasted chicken followed by a Milk & Honey dessert. A nightcap in The Library, just off the restaurant’s atrium, is the cherry on top. WHERE TO SIP
The tiny bar at The Waverly Inn. I may be slightly biased, as we live a few doors away. Still, it’s a classic. Thanks to Kim [Heirston], Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle Hotel is now a close second. WHERE TO SEE ART
After four years at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Chelsea is still my spot come Thursday nights. The caliber of programs stretching from West 17th Street to upwards of West 30th Street is hard to beat. W HER E TO H AV E FUN
For the wholesome Sunday afternoon type, it usually starts with brunch at Jack’s Wife Freda, then on to the small street fairs in NoLIta. For the fun you do not want to remember, cocktail lounge Paul’s Baby Grand is your spot. W HER E TO R EL A X
A massage at Haven spa on Mercer Street, followed by a matinée at the Angelika Film Center. TOP SHOW( S) TO SEE I N NOV EMBER
Cheim & Read’s Joan Mitchell show is starred on my list and Kim’s. She knows the work cold.
Photo by Claiborne Swanson Frank.
SARAH HOOVER ARTIST LIAISON AT GAGOSIAN GALLERY
WHERE TO EAT
Bar Pitti is the best casual Italian food spot in New York, and there's tons of heated outdoor seating so you can people-watch until late in the fall. Go with the Spinaci Saltati and the Rigatoni Pitti. WHERE TO SIP
ZZ's Clam Bar is my favorite because it's a tiny little jewel box and the cocktails are amazing. ￼ WHERE TO SEE ART
The best art-trek in New York City is to go to Gagosian Gallery on West 24th Street, walk down to Gagosian on West 21st Street, and then continue via the High Line to the new Whitney Museum. It's a perfect art afternoon. W HER E TO H AV E FUN
The biggest rarity in New York City is nature, so if I'm going to hang out for an afternoon, I try to be outside. The Noguchi Museum in Long Island City has a beautiful garden, and the Brooklyn Botanical Garden is also really magical—and right next to the Brooklyn Museum. W HER E TO R EL A X
Take a car up to Dia:Beacon, which is one of the most special and peaceful art destinations in the world. It's especially gorgeous in fall. TOP SHOW( S) TO SEE THIS NOV EMBER
I am super excited that Gagosian on West 21st Street is opening the Andreas Gursky show “Not Abstract II” on November 10. It's his first solo show in New York in five years, and the work is all inspired by American postwar painters.
Photo by Cristina Macaya.
NICOLE HANLEY CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF HANLEY
WHERE TO EAT
The restaurants I frequent invite you in like family. On the Upper East Side, Sette Mezzo is dinner heaven and I find it's lunch equivalent at Le Bilboquet and Amaranth. WHERE TO SIP
I start my morning with a bevy of juices from the Juice Press and follow them up with the perfect latte from Sant Ambroeus. For predinner drinks, I like The Rotunda at The Pierre or Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle. ￼ WHERE TO SEE ART
Browsing the pre-sales exhibitions at Sotheby’s and Christie’s is unique in that it gives you the opportunity to view a range of really wonderful art, and at times, from one individual’s perspective and personal collection. I always find a time to pass through the Neue Galerie and especially its bookstore. WHERE TO HAVE FUN
With my children I like to wander though a wing at the Met or an exhibition we choose. I give them each a notebook to draw whatever catches their eye or inspires them. On my own I do the same, but with my journal. ￼ WHERE TO RELAX
Courtesy of Laura Anzani.
MANAGING DIRECTOR AT POLIFORM USA
WHERE TO EAT
The Modern in MoMA—whether you have a reservation in the main dining room or are just popping by the bar for a quick bite after a day at the museum. WHERE TO SIP
The Blue Room at The Ides Rooftop—I love the laid back atmosphere of this art deco-inspired terrace at the Whyte Hotel in Brooklyn. ￼ WHERE TO SEE ART
Walking around New York. Art is everywhere in this city! WHERE TO HAVE FUN
SoulCycle—I love the upbeat music and instructors. It’s the perfect way to exercise while having fun! ￼ WHERE TO RELAX
Central Park in the early morning. Get up before the rest of the city, pick up a coffee, and meditate in the early morning quietness. For a few moments the city becomes just yours to take in.
Aire Ancient Baths New York is the perfect escape from hectic city living. It's such a tranquil and beautiful environment to relax and enjoy a massage in TriBeCa.
TOP SHOW( S) TO SEE THIS NOV EMBER
I'm looking forward to seeing my friend Omar Hassan's show "Breaking Through" at UNIX Gallery.
This November I am looking forward to seeing: the pre-sales Impressionist, Modern, and Contemporary art exhibitions at Sotheby’s and Christie’s; “Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion” at The Met; and “How Should We Live? Propositions for the Modern Interior” at MoMA.
TOP SHOW( S) TO SEE THIS NOV EMBER
ART FAIRS & AUCTIONS Find out what you need to know about The Salon Art + Design Fair, the New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, and the Post-War and Contemporary Sales at Sotheby’s and Christie’s.
Ai Weiwei, Colored Vases, 2006-2008, courtesy of Christie’s.
Photo by Linda Nylind, courtesy of Linda Nylind/Frieze.
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THE SALON ART + DESIGN COLLECTOR’S PREVIEW
November 10: 5-7 PM
November 10: 7-9 PM
Photo by Peter Baker, 2015.
The Salon Art + Design is returning to New York’s Park Avenue Armory on November 10 with 55 galleries. Taking place just ahead of auction week, the fair’s range of offerings— from design to modern and contemporary art—ought to inspire collectors. The fair remains faithful to its international emphasis with a varied selection of exhibitors, including Patrick Derom Gallery (Brussels), Modernity (Stockholm),
Gallery ALL (Beijing and Los Angeles), Gate 5 Gallery (Monaco), and more. Historical, modern, and contemporary furniture will be exhibited, along with groundbreaking decorative arts and late 19th- and 20th-century fine art. Think art deco and mid-century modern design from America, France, Italy, and Scandinavia design mingling with the work of younger designers.
Jorge Zalszupin, "Petalas Octagonal Table,â€? 1960, courtesy of Nilufar.
David Hockney, "Gregory in the Pool (Paper Pool 4)," 1978, courtesy of Offer Waterman.
CHRISTIE’S POST-WAR & CONTEMPORARY ART EVENING SALE Tuesday, November 15: 7 PM POST-WAR & CONTEMPORARY ART MORNING SALE Wednesday, November 16: 9:30 AM
Courtesy of Christie’s.
For its evening Post-War and Contemporary Art sale on November 15, Christie’s will present Willem de Kooning’s 1977 masterpiece Untitled XXV. Estimated in the region of $40 million, Untitled XXV is returning to the auction market for the first time since setting the world auction record for any example of post-war art in the very same saleroom exactly 10 years ago to the date. Untitled XXV comes from a remarkable series of large canvases that de Kooning made in the mid-1970s. Following
the spring of 1975, a long stretch of painterly inactivity for the artist, de Kooning found himself hit by a fresh burst of creativity, perhaps thanks to his recent exploration into sculpture and his involvement in an ever-deepening love affair with the young Emilie Kilgore. De Kooning was able to sustain this flourishing activity until the end of 1978. Online bidding for Wednesday’s morning and afternoon sales takes place on Christie’s Live, and Tuesday’s evening sale is viewable online.
POST-WAR & CONTEMPORARY ART AFTERNOON SALE Wednesday, November 16: 2 PM
Sean Scully (b. 1945), Passenger Black Red Red, 1998, property from the Collection of Ruth and Jerome Siegel.
SOTHEBY’S CONTEMPORARY ART EVENING AUCTION Thursday, November 17: 7 PM CONTEMPORARY ART DAY AUCTION Friday, November 18: 9.30 AM and 2 PM (two sessions)
Courtesy of Sotheby’s.
Sotheby’s has secured one of the major estates to be presented at the Contemporary Art Evening Auction: The Steven and Ann Ames Collection, which contains works by artists like Gerhard Richter, Robert Ryman, Willem de Kooning, and Philip Guston. The blockbusters from the collection—which is being hailed by Sotheby’s as “The Triumph of Painting”— will be sold in a standalone sequence at the start of the November 17 evening sale, followed by other works during the day
sale of November 18. The collection tells a unique narrative of the development of painting across the past 50 years with masterpieces assembled by Steven and Ann Ames, offering a survey of the major touchstones of contemporary art from Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art, Minimalism to Post-Modernism. The collection was on view at Sotheby’s London during Frieze, in Hong Kong during autumn sales, and Los Angeles earlier in September.
Willem de Kooning, Untitled, 1976-77, The Triumph of Painting: The Steven and Ann Ames Collection.
NEW YORK ART, ANTIQUE & JEWELRY SHOW PREVIEW PARTY
Wednesday, November 9: 7-10 PM
Courtesy of the Palm Beach Show Group.
The New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show (NYAAJ) makes its debut at Pier 94 November 9-13. The newly expanded fair will offer over a billion dollars in treasures from more than 100 international exhibitors. The show will kick off with a private benefit for the FEED Foundation, hosted by Sharon Bush and honoring her daughter, charity founder Lauren Bush Lauren. This will be followed by an exclusive Opening Night Preview for VIP guests. Boasting more than 30,000 items , NYA AJ promises to draw tens of
thousands of collectors, curators, advisors, and designers eager to experience fine art from a broad spectrum ranging from 18thand 19th-century European and American, to modern and contemporary artists, and more. This offering also includes collections of silver, glass, textiles, porcelain, Asian art, furniture, antique, and estate jewelry from leading dealers from around the globe, including M.S. Rau Antiques, Jeff R. Bridgman Antiques, Pat Saling, and the Macklowe Gallery.
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international galleries exhibiting historic, modern, and contemporary design and art including works by: Zaha Hadid Jean Michel Frank Sebastian Errazuriz Diego Giacometti Pablo Picasso Wendell Castle Jeff Koons Gerhard Richter George Nakashima David Hockney Lucio Fontana Hella Jongerius Mattia Bonetti RoyÃ¨re Gio Ponti Gaetano Pesce The Campana Brothers Wharton Esherick Maria Pergay
Zhipeng Tan, 33 Step Chair, Courtesy of Gallery ALL, Beijing & Los Angeles
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New York is home to some of the best institutions, museums, and galleries in the world. We’ve highlighted shows you can’t afford to miss this fall.
Carol Bove, Mouse Hole, 2016. Courtesy the artist, Maccarone New York/Los Angeles and David Zwirner New York/London.
NEW MUSEUM Lower East Side
PIPILOTTI RIST PIXEL FOREST
October 26-January 15, 2017
Pipilotti Rist, I’m Not The Girl Who Misses Much, 1986 (still) © Pipilotti Rist, courtesy of the artist, videoart.ch, Hauser & Wirth, and Luhring Augustine.
Pipilotti Rist, Gnade Donau Gnade (Mercy Danube Mercy), 2013/15, photo by Lisa Rastl, courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth and Luhring Augustine.
Occupying the three main floors of the New Museum, “Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest,” on view through January 15, is the most comprehensive presentation of Rist’s work in New York to date. The Swiss pioneer of video art and multimedia installation fuses the natural world with the technological sublime. This survey will also reveal connections between the development of Rist’s art with that of contemporary technologies—from the television monitor to the cinema screen, and from the intimacy of the smartphone to the communal consumption of images and soundscapes. Ultimately, the ways in which her work has fused the biological with the electronic in the ecstasy of communication, is made palpable. To see more exhibitions from the New Museum, download the free Whitewaller app.
THE MET Upper East Side
MAX BECKMANN IN NEW YORK
October 19-February 20, 2017
Max Beckmann, Quappi in Grey, 1948, private collection, New York © 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.
In late December 1950, Max Beckmann set out from his apartment on the Upper West Side to see his Self-Portrait in Blue Jacket (1950), which was on view at The Met in the exhibition “American Painting Today.” On the corner of 69th Street and Central Park West, however, the 66-year-old artist suffered a fatal heart attack and never made it to the museum. The poignant circumstance of the artist's death served as the inspiration for the current exhibition “Max Beckmann in New York,” on view through February. The show focuses on the German artist’s special connection to New York and includes his iconic and unclassifiable figurative paintings. To see more exhibitions from The Met, download the free Whitewaller app.
THE MET BREUER Upper East Side
KERRY JAMES MARSHALL MASTRY
October 25-January 29, 2017
Kerry James Marshall, The Actor Hezekiah Washington as Julian Carlton Taliesen Murderer of Frank Lloyd Wright Family, 2009 © Kerry James Marshall.
After its showing at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Chicago, it is The Met Breuer in New York that will be hosting Kerry James Marshall’s vibrant oeuvre. The museum is encompassing the artist’s 35-year career through 80 works that include 72 paintings. Marshall forcefully confronts Western art history using its recognized forms and canons: the historical tableau, landscapes, portraiture, and genre painting, in which he asserts in content dismissed blackness and black experience, thus making the invisible visible and correcting, in his words, the “vacuum in the image bank.” To see more exhibitions from The Met Breuer, download the free Whitewaller app.
THE BALLAD OF SEXUAL DEPENDENCY June 11-February 12, 2017
Nan Goldin, C.Z. and Max on the Beach, Truro, Massachusetts, 1976, the Museum of Modern Art, New York © 2016 Nan Goldin.
On view at MoMA, “Nan Goldin: The Ballad of Sexual Dependency” is in its original 35mm format at the MoMA, along with photographs from the museum’s collection. Named after a song in Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s The Threepenny Opera, the work chronicles with unsettling intimacy and pureness the photographer’s experience of the hard-drug subculture of New York, Boston, and Berlin from 1979 to 1986. Goldin’s close subjects experience ecstasy and pain through sex and drug use; they revel at dance clubs and bond with their children at home; and they suffer from domestic violence and the ravages of HIV. To see more exhibitions from MoMA, download the free Whitewaller app.
MoMA PS1 Long Island City
MARK LECKEY CONTAINERS AND THEIR DRIVERS October 23-March 5, 2017
Mark Leckey, Untitled (Harlem SoundSystem), 2011 © the artist, courtesy of the artist and Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York/Rome.
With “Mark Leckey: Containers and Their Drivers,” MoMA PS1 is presenting the first comprehensive U.S. survey of the pioneering British artist’s work. Since coming to prominence in the late 1990s, Leckey’s art has addressed the radical effect of technology on popular culture, and given form to the transition from analog to digital culture, powerfully influencing younger generations of artists. Leckey’s breakthrough film Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore (1999), which uses sampled footage to trace dance subcultures in British nightclubs from the 1970s to 1990s, will be one of the highlights on view until early March. To see more exhibitions from MoMA PS1, download the free Whitewaller app.
THE SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM Upper East Side
AGNES MARTIN October 7-January 11, 2017
Agnes Martin, Mid Winter, ca. 1954, © 2015 Agnes Martin/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Alexander Liberman, Agnes Martin with level and ladder, 1960, photo © J. Paul Getty Trust.
Agnes Martin’s geometrical hand-drawn arrangements of coordinates, lines, and stripes on canvas fill the Guggenheim’s rotunda until January 11, 2017. Often associated with and considered an important figure of Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism, Martin’s radical pencil presentations of interlocking horizontal and vertical lines that at first seem to appear blank, stand apart. Influenced by Asian belief systems like Taoism and Zen Buddhism, and the natural surroundings of her home in New Mexico, her restrained but evocative style was underpinned by a personal conviction in the emotive and expressive power of art. To see more exhibitions from The Solomon R. Guggenheim, download the free Whitewaller app.
THE WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART Meatpacking District
CARMEN HERRERA LINES OF SIGHT
September 16-January 2, 2017
Carmen Herrera, Friday, 1978, courtesy of the artist and Lisson Gallery © Carmen Herrera.
“Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight” is the first New York museum exhibition dedicated to Herrera’s oeuvre in nearly two decades. It begins with the Cuban-American painter’s formative period following World War II, when she lived in Paris and experimented with different modes of abstraction, and includes her work upon return to New York in 1954. The second section considers her most important series, Blanco y Verde (1959–1971). The final part illuminates Herrera’s continued experimentation with figure and ground relationships, and highlights the architectural underpinnings of many of her compositions. To see more exhibitions from The Whitney Museum of American Art , download the free Whitewaller app.
THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM Prospect Heights
MARILYN MINTER PRETTY/DIRTY
November 4-April 2, 2017
Marilyn Minter, Black Orchid, 2012, courtesy of the artist, Salon 94, New York, and Regen Projects, Los Angeles.
“Pretty/Dirty” constitutes Marilyn Minter’s first museum retrospective. The New York-based artist’s sensual paintings, photographs, and videos vividly explore complex and contradictory emotions around beauty, eroticism, and the feminine body in American culture. She trains a critical eye on the power of desire, questioning the fashion industry’s commercialization of sex and the body. The exhibit is part of a yearlong series of 10 exhibitions at the museum celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. To see more exhibitions from The Brooklyn Museum, download the free Whitewaller app.
THE JEWISH MUSEUM Upper East Side
TAKE ME (I’M YOURS)
September 16-February 5, 2017
Hans-Peter Feldmann, The Prettiest Woman, 2016, printed paper. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Will Ragozzino/SocialShutterbug.com
“Take Me (I’m Yours)” comes to New York for the very first time. When the nonconforming show premiered in London in 1995, Hans Ulrich Obrist had partnered with artist Christian Boltanski, and was inspired by a host of histories and ideologies related to possession—notably the anarchist idea that “ownership is theft” and the post-60s dematerialization of the object in conceptual art. The re-staging and expansion of the exhibition at The Jewish Museum, which includes 42 artists, remains faithful to this initial vision—the visitor is not only asked to engage in close contact with the works, but to take them away for good. To see more exhibitions from The Jewish Museum, download the free Whitewaller app.
LUHRING AUGUSTINE Chelsea
SCENES FROM WESTERN CULTURE | ARCHITECTURE AND MORALITY November 5-December 23
Ragnar Kjartansson, Scenes From Western Culture, The Boat (Stephan Stephensen, Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir and Gyða Valtýsdóttir), 2015 © Ragnar Kjartansson; Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York, and i8 Gallery, Reykjavik.
Ragnar Kjartansson, Scenes From Western Culture, Burning House, 2015 © Ragnar Kjartansson; Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York, and i8 Gallery, Reykjavik.
Scenes from Western Culture (2015), which will be on view in Chelsea, is a series that depicts idyllic representations of Western life. The nine videos, or “cinematic paintings,” present non-narrative scenes: a couple dining at a New York restaurant, children playing in a garden in Germany, a woman swimming in a private pool. The picturesque tableaux unfold almost like advertisements, portraying tranquil, inviting moments that captivate in their beauty. Also on view in Chelsea will be “Architecture and Morality” (2016), a series of paintings Kjartansson completed during a two-week period in the West Bank in conjunction with the Center for Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv. Taking his easel and paints to the contested Israeli settlements, the artist made representational oil paintings of homes en plein air from morning until dusk, finishing one painting a day. Kjartansson’s straightforward landscapes contrast with the political complexity of the region they represent. To see more exhibitions from Luhring Augustine, download the free Whitewaller app.
FRIEDMAN BENDA Chelsea
BYUNG HOON CHOI WATER MEDITATION November 9-December 17
Byung Hoon Choi, afterimage of beginning 016-469, 2016, courtesy of Friedman Benda.
Friedman Benda presents “Water Meditation,” Byung Hoon Choi’s second solo exhibition in New York opening on November 9. This master of Korean craft and sculpture will exhibit new work in basalt and present his first exploration in lacquer. Inspired by his heritage, Choi draws on traditional craftsmanship in Korea, where lacquer techniques have been widely practiced for over 2,000 years. Choi’s continuation of his acclaimed basalt series takes on the form of fountains growing vertically with running water, resembling a scholar's rock or a naturally grown accumulation. To see more exhibitions from Friedman Benda, download the free Whitewaller app.
PUBLIC ART FUND Upper East Side
DAVID SHRIGLEY MEMORIAL
September 8-February 12
David Shrigley, MEMORIAL, 2016, courtesy of the artist and Anton Kern Gallery, photo by Liz Ligon, courtesy Public Art Fund, NY.
In MEMORIAL, British artist David Shrigley amalgams the solemn function of memory with that of everyday practicality, by honoring one of the most common of all acts: the writing of a grocery list. In engraving this ephemeral, throwaway list on a solid slab of granite, a material synonymous with the language of monuments, the artist humorously subverts both daily routine and the role of the classic memorial. The sculpture becomes a memorial both to no one and to everyoneâ€”perhaps standing as a simple but poignant ode to humanity. To see more exhibitions from Public Art Fund, download the free Whitewaller app.
DAVID ZWIRNER Chelsea
CAROL BOVE POLK A DOTS
November 5- December 17
Carol Bove, First Blue Column (detail), 2016, courtesy of the artist, Maccarone New York/Los Angeles and David Zwirner New York/London.
David Zwirner is presenting Carol Bove’s new sculptures in “Polka Dots,” on view through December 17. Spanning two adjacent spaces at 525 and 533 West 19th Street in Chelsea, the show follows the artist’s 2015 exhibition at David Zwirner’s London location. The Brooklynbased artist is known for her simple yet intricate assemblages of found and made objects. As the art historian Johanna Burton notes in the catalogue accompanying this exhibition, “Bove brings things together not to nudge associative impulses into free play driven by the unconscious, but rather to conjure a kind of affective tangle that disrupts any singular, historical narrative.” To see more exhibitions from David Zwirner, download the free Whitewaller app.
PAUL KASMIN Chelsea
IMPASSE RONSIN October 27-January 18, 2017
Les Lalane, Mouton de Laine. Courtesy of Paul Kasmin Gallery.
The present exhibit “Impasse Ronsin,” on view through January 18, 2017, centers around the mythical Parisian alley that was home to the studios of Constantin Brâncuși, Yves Klein, Niki de Saint Phalle, Jean Tinguely, and Larry Rivers, and patronized by numerous other seminal artists from the 20th century. Works by these artists are presented in an installation that brings forward the collaborative atmosphere of the impasse—with at its heart Brâncusi, the true dean of the premises who lived there from 1916 until his death in 1957. Brâncuși’s controversial and ambiguous bronze sculpture Princess X, which was refused to be displayed at Paris’ Salon des Artistes Indépendants in 1920, will be on view. To see more exhibitions from Paul Kasmin, download the free Whitewaller app.
LEHMANN MAUPIN Chelsea
November 3-December 18
Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong.
The exhibition, a second for the artist in the gallery's New York spaces, will include new paintings and installations. At 22nd Street, Liu Wei created a floating box made of mirrors to create an altered experience of the space as you walk around it, inspired by the Jorge Luis Borges' poem Mirrors (1960). Also on view is a new series of monochromatic oil paintings, offset by sculpted metal bars. The artist's investigation of industrial materials and architectural concepts is further explored at Chrystie Street, with an installation made of materials like military canvas, wood, and metal, accompanied by colorful paintings on steel. To see more exhibitions from Lehmann Maupin, download the free Whitewaller app.
THE BRANT FOUNDATION Greenwich, CT
STEVEN SHEARER November 13-March 2017
Steve Shearer, Smoke, (2005). Ballpoint on paper, framed. 11 x 7 inches (framed: 27 ½ x 17 x 1 inches). Laurence & Patrick Seguin © Steven Shearer. Image courtesy the artist and Laurence & Patrick Seguin.
The Brant Foundation Art Study Center is pleased to present a solo exhibition of works by Steven Shearer through March 2017. The exhibition, which spans Shearer’s prolific 20-year career, brings together paintings, drawings, collages, and poems to demonstrate the constantly evolving nature of his practice. The Canadian artist’s work draws upon a visual lexicon of portraiture and representation of the body, often using found imagery that he collects and archives as source material. Through this process, contemporary imagery is distilled into the tradition of portraiture, revealing affinities between various modes of figuration throughout history to the present. To see more exhibitions from The Brant Foundation, download the free Whitewaller app.
SEAN KELLY Chelsea
JOSE DÁVILA October 28-December 3
Jose Dávila, Untitled, 2016 © Jose Dávila, courtesy of Sean Kelly, New York.
Until December 3, Jose Dávila’s solo show is on view at Sean Kelly. Drawing on his formal training as an architect, the Mexican artist creates sculptural installations and photographic works that simultaneously emulate, critique, and pay homage to avant-garde art and architecture from the 20th century. Referencing renowned modern artists and architects like Luis Barragán, Josef Albers, and Donald Judd, Dávila’s work uses readily available materials to investigate how modernism has been translated, appropriated, and reinvented. To see more exhibitions from Sean Kelly, download the free Whitewaller app.
JACK SHAINMAN Chelsea
CARRIE MAE WEEMS October 29-December 10
Carrie Mae Weems, Lincoln, Lonnie, and Me - A Story in 5 Parts, 2012 © Carrie Mae Weems, courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.
Carrie Mae Weems’ work is on view at Jack Shainman until December 10. This two-part exhibition is the first in New York since her retrospective at the Guggenheim two years ago. It highlights her recent investigations into performance, entertainment, and history. With a photograph series and several video installations, including one that use a 19th-century optical trick (the “Pepper Ghost” illusion technique), Weems sustains a personal dialogue on the rifts caused by race, class, and gender via imagery phantasmagoria, and text that is both sharply direct and beautifully poetic. To see more exhibitions from Jack Shainman, download the free Whitewaller app.
TILLOU FINE ART Clinton Hill
DANIEL HOROWITZ TOTEM & TABOO
November 12-January 21, 2017
Daniel B. Horowitz, Prosthetic God, 2016, courtesy of the artist and Tillou Fine Art.
Tillou Fine Art is presenting â€œTotem & Tabooâ€? this November in their semi-private exhibition salon in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. The exhibition encompasses a new body of work by Daniel Horowitz that includes paintings on raw linen stitched with textiles and works on paper, juxtaposed with ethnographic artifacts from various private collections. In his second solo show in New York, Horowitz investigates the nature of re-appropriation, the heritage of colonialism, and the fascination of the West for primitive art. The exhibition will also be accompanied by a series of salon-style interdisciplinary conversations and happenings with experts from a variety of fields, including art, anthropology, music, and psychology. To see more exhibitions from Tillou Fine Art, download the free Whitewaller app.
RESTAURANTS & BARS Reserve a seat at New York’s best and brightest restaurants and bars— and watch out for Whitewaller’s recommendations at each spot.
THE POLO BAR
Whitewaller Recommends: The Polo Bar Burger. Located in Midtown is The Polo Bar—Ralph Lauren’s exclusive venue where reservations are required, the experience is worthwhile, and the ambience is praise-worthy. The equestrian lifestyle setting is complemented with top-shelf service, a quality wine list, a fine selection of local craft beers, and delicious cocktails. The reputable restaurant also serves bar bites and small plates for those looking to stop in for a casual visit at the bar. Dark and decorative atmosphere relates to Ralph Lauren’s classic American taste. The Equestrian Room, The Polo Bar’s private dining room, accommodates 16 guests. Prix fixe dinner menus are available in The Equestrian Room. Custom cakes for special events may be made upon request. MORE ON THE WHITEWALLER APP
For The Equestrian Room, please contact Grace.Watson@Ralph.Lauren.com The dining room and bar open daily at 5 PM. For reservations, please call +1 (212) 207-8562
Intimate. American. Memorable.
SANT AMBROEUS SOHO SoHo Whitewaller Recommends: An espresso outside. This Sant Ambroeus location offers decadent full plates, appetizers, desserts, and fine Italian wines—an exceptional representation of its Milanese cuisine. Inside, guests can find a relaxed setting with various seating arrangements and one-of-a-kind art pieces. Cozy. Reputable. Relaxing.
ABC KITCHEN Union Square Whitewaller Recommends: Any of the Market Table dishes. ABC Kitchen, arranged in the back of the ABC Carpet & Home store on 18th Street near Union Square, provides locally sourced, sustainable, and organic cuisine prepared by Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Focused on seasonal products, the menu offers farm-inspired dishes in a beautiful space. Opulent. Artistic. Exceptional.
LA SIRENA Meatpacking District Whitewaller Recommends: Amaretti Mascarpone Pancakes. La Sirena, located inside of The Maritime Hotel, is filled with details inspired by the 1960s. With an all-Italian menu, the restaurant also serves dishes in its newly-opened Cabanas—the restaurant’s private dining spaces. Elegant. Distinct. Sleek.
THE TOP OF THE STANDARD Meatpacking District Whitewaller Recommends: Live evening jazz. Panoramic views of the city, gilded jazzy décor, and cocktails galore—it is no surprise that this is a favorite evening spot for many. The bar provides an ideal setting for late night drinks. Lavish. Fun. Opulent.
LOOSIE ROUGE Williamsburg Whitewaller Recommends: “Mr. Piano Man” on Monday nights—the venue’s live piano music sessions. Located in South Williamsburg, Loosie Rouge is a hip destination in Brooklyn with New Orleans-inspired food and drink. Art, fashion, style, and music converge to make this homey venue a creative escape. Unique. Energetic. Distinguished.
MACE East Village Whitewaller Recommends: No. 05 cocktail—the Mace. This East Village spot stands out for its meticulously well-crafted cocktails. Bold beverages are packed with a complex choice of innovative ingredients, such as egg white, tobacco essence, and bacon-washed vodka. Creative. Petite. Delicious.
HOTELS As epicenters of activity, New Yorkâ€™s renowned hotels combine the cityâ€™s bustling energy with world-class amenities.
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THE NEW YORK EDITION
Whitewaller Recommends: The one-of-a-kind 865-square-foot one-bedroom suite. The New York EDITION calls a 41-story clock tower building with 273 luxurious rooms home. Its windows offer panoramic views of the city, with Madison Square Park and the Empire State Building nearby, while the building itself adds to the New York City skyline. The second floor restaurant, run by Michelin-starred Chef Jason Atherton, offers stylish British classics, while The Lobby Bar and the Gold Bar hold bold dĂŠcor, expansive spaces, and an intimate feel. Bustling lobby bar. Two treatment rooms within The Spa. Fitness center open 24/7. Sophisticated design for common areas and guest rooms. Close walk to the Empire State Building. MORE ON THE WHITEWALLER APP
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Luxurious. Cosmopolitan. Inviting.
HÔTEL AMERICANO Chelsea Whitewaller Recommends: In-house restaurants The Americano and La Piscine. Hôtel Americano’s 56 Japanese-inspired rooms welcome guests with a subtle balance of urban style and comfort. Designed by Enrique Norten, the hotel also offers a rooftop pool and lounge, and minimalist interiors designed by Arnaud Montigny of MCH. Sophisticated. Simple. Stylish.
THE BOWERY HOTEL East Village Whitewaller Recommends: Dinner and drinks at Gemma, the downstairs Italian restaurant. The Bowery Hotel epitomizes opulent comfort and character with its 17 floors of hand-picked antique furnishings, leather seats, and Persian rugs. With its grand fireplace, rustic Lobby Bar, calm courtyard, and complimentary shoe-shines, the hotel is a cozy escape. Spacious. Rustic. Hip.
THE STANDARD, HIGH LINE Meatpacking District Whitewaller Recommends: A bite to eat at the Standard Grill and a beer at the Biergarten. This luxury boutique hotel offers one of the city’s best rooftops, while the ground floor plaza acts as the neighborhood’s living room. Locals and hotel guests mesh in gorgeous spaces while enjoying art installations, beer pong, and gorgeous views. Artistic. Lively. Alluring.
WYTHE HOTEL Williamsburg Whitewaller Recommends: Dinner at Reynard, and a cocktail at the rooftop bar, The Ides. The Wythe Hotel is a raw industrial building in Brooklyn that has been converted into a 70room hotel. With exposed brick walls, iron columns, and pinewood beds, the hotelâ€™s rooms and common areas are spacious and inviting. Charming. Quaint. Unique.
SIXTY SOHO SoHo Whitewaller Recommends: Coastal Italian cuisine at Sessanta, the in-house restaurant. Through a contemporary, bohemian, and inspiring ambience, SIXTY SoHo reflects its stylish surroundings. This boutique hotel features upscale rooms, suites with balconies and soaking tubs, a lobby lounge, and a seasonal rooftop bar. Sleek. Practical. Entertaining.
THE MERCER SoHo Whitewaller Recommends: A bite at Mercer Kitchen. Offering an authentic feel for SoHo, The Mercer is equipped with 75 rooms. The Romanesque building provides a quiet feel alongside chic design touches. Like its sister hotel, Chateau Marmont, The Mercer offers an elegant respite with a cool ease. Personal. Seductive. Lofty Proportions.
SHOPPING Need something new to wear this season? Pop by some of our favorite shops, boutiques, and luxury flagships.
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BARNEYS NEW YORK Downtown Flagship
Whitewaller Recommends: Stop by Freds at Barneys on the third floor for dinner. On the very same block where Barney’s opened its doors in 1923, rests the luxury specialty retailer’s newest flagship in New York that is a welcoming 58,000-square-feet space spanning five floors. Once inside, guests may travel down the vast white spiral staircase—a key element by the store’s designers, Steven Harris Architects—and peruse seasonal menswear, womenswear, accessories, makeup, and shoe collections from a variety of top designers and brands. The Blind Barber has a full-service men’s outpost on the lower level. Steven Harris Architects’ first foray into a ground-up retail design. Luxury women’s shoe section on the second floor. Downtown counterpoint to its Madison Avenue location. MORE ON THE WHITEWALLER APP
101 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10011
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RE-OPENS NEW YORK CITY FLAGSHIP By Eliza Jordan
In September, Audemars Piguet re-opened its New York City flagship at 65 East 57th street after completing a three-month renovation. Gaining inspiration from the brand’s home village of Le Brassus, Switzerland, the 3,000-squarefoot space feels completely transformed. With three new sales areas (including an after-sale service lounge and a VIP lounge), two custom chandeliers, and stone flooring imported from the Swiss mountains, the watchmaker is also showcasing something familiar for those who visited Audemars Piguet’s VIP lounge at Art Basel in June. Displayed on digital screens are images created by photographer and artist Dan Holdsworth, which embody the spirit and beauty of the Vallée de Joux, where the brand was founded. “We are very excited to unveil our renovated 57th Street flagship, bringing the
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natural beauty of Le Brassus to New York City,” said Xavier Nolot, CEO of Audemars Piguet North America. “Through our new boutique environment, we hope to transport clients to the Vallée de Joux, the birthplace of Audemars Piguet, and the setting of innovative watch creation for over 141 years.” Warm materials, bright lighting, and surprising touches of moss and rocks beneath display cases subtly refer to the watchmaker’s Swiss roots. The flagship also plays host to the brand’s collections and novelties of 2016, as well as limited-edition and historic timepieces. A rotating group of timepieces from the Audemars Piguet Museum will remain on display at the store, including historic watches that were made specifically for the New York market, like pocket watches, art deco pieces, and post-war wristwatches.
Courtesy of Audemars Piguet.
Courtesy of Audemars Piguet.
65 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10022
+1 (212) 688-6644 audemarspiguet.com
FROM BLACK DIAMONDS
TO THE $63M
CONSTELLATION with de Grisogono’s Fawaz Gruosi By Eliza Jordan
In September at the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris, jewelry house de Grisogono unveiled the world’s most expensive rough diamond, The Constellation—a diamond totaling 813 carats, bought for $63 million. Just a few weeks before even seeing it, de Grisogono’s founder and executive board member Fawa Gruosi sat down with Whitewaller in New York to discuss this incredible acquisition, the Madison Avenue boutique, and his unique use of black diamonds in his ever-unexpected designs.
WHITEWALLER: Can you tell us about finding The Constellation, which was discovered by Canadian company Lucara Diamond in Botswana in November 2015, and sold to Nemesis International DMCC and de Grisogono? FAWAZ GRUOSI: We have a strong connection with Nemesis, allowing de Grisogono to market their best stones. In the last few months, we acquired two historical rough diamonds, following a competitive bidding process. One was a 404-carat stone, named The 4 de Fevereiro, and once that’s cut, it will probably come out between 150-160 carats. Just a month after, The Constellation was found—813 carats, which is expected to reveal one of the world’s largest certified flawless diamonds. This is the sort of diamond that people will be talking about for generations to come. They’re studying the stone scientifically to maximize its full potential and spirit. It was under the ground for so many centuries. It’s really just unbelievable. WW: Do you know yet what the stone will be used for? FG: Well, definitely for that size it will be impossible to be a pair of earrings or a ring. So it will for sure be a necklace. And I have to come up with something… That is my role, as creative director, to come up with a spectacular design, and something truly representative of de Grisogono’s unique style! WW: Can you tell us a little bit about the Allegra
ring, the first piece to be made of ceramic for de Grisogono? FG: Being deeply representative of de Grisogono’s style, The Allegra Collection features stunning volumes. We thought it could be interesting to offer a version of the ring using ceramic for a comfortable feel (ceramic is really light) that also allows us to play with colors—one of our signatures anchored into the warmth of my Mediterranean roots. I also liked the contrast with the gold. WW: How does your New York boutique on Madison Avenue reflect the brand’s dedication to the jewelry industry? FG: Opened over 10 years ago, our New York boutique still bears de Grisgono’s unique signature with its original interior design. It is one of my favorites, as it feels like my living room! The interior is rich in details, and is directly inspired from a number of aesthetic constants that are characteristic of our jewelry. It is important that our jewelry collections and high jewelry unique pieces fulfill tastes and requests for the most demanding and varied clients visiting our 14 boutiques worldwide. WW: What has been your favorite part about helping craft the brand’s legacy over the past 24 years? FG: When I started, I had no idea how to design, but I had years of experience in the jewelry industry, and was exposed to many designs and important collections. At the time, in 1993, all over the world at every showcase, I was seeing minimalists using the classic platinum, white gold, yellow gold, and traditional stones. I decided to do the opposite. I designed in white and rose gold, with bigger volumes, and began to mix different colors together, which no one really ever did before. The talk around town was, “This guy is crazy mixing all these colors!” Then, I came out with the idea to use black diamonds—at a time when the stones had very little importance or visibility. The company quickly took off, and
The Constellation, 813-ct rough diamond, courtesy of de Grisogono.
de Grisogono workshops, courtesy of de Grisogono.
High Jewellery ring, courtesy of de Grisogono.
824 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10065 +1 (212) 439-4220 degrisogono.com
the success was unthinkable. To be honest, I owe a lot to those black diamonds, as they changed my life. I would not be sitting with you today without them. To be daring, to take risks, to offer our clients the most unique and the most beautiful jewelry creations—this is what really motivates me every day.
VHERNIER DEBUTS TWO NEW YORK BOUTIQUES
And a Three-Part Collection By Eliza Jordan
In July, Italian fine jewelry brand Vhernier opened two boutiques in New York—one is the brand’s flagship on Madison Avenue, and the other is an intimate offering, downtown on Wall Street. These two outposts, the first in New York for Vhernier, also mark its third and fourth U.S. locations. For the flagship at 783 Madison Avenue, Vhernier created a 2,600-squarefoot space with a dramatic 18-foot entrance, leather upholstered walls, whitened oak panels, theatrical coral curtains, and made use of beige limestone on the floors and walls. With a welcoming 880-square-foot mezzanine and VIP living room, guests can enjoy the exclusivity that only one shopping at Vhernier should come to expect. As for the downtown location at 55 Wall Street, the 440-square-foot space features two entrances—one on Wall Street, and one inside the Cipriani building. While the luxurious materials used in the creation of this stunning location mirror those used on Madison Avenue, this smaller space offers an intimate shopping experience fit for those who rely on Vhernier’s personal touch. Both stores showcase Vhernier’s dynamic collections that are all handcrafted in Italy, which include rare rings, necklaces, bracelets, brooches, and cufflinks. The unique workmanship that goes into designing such artistic, contemporary shapes is one that comes from Vhernier’s Italian heritage and aesthetic that has been mastered for over 30 years. “Due to our success and growth in the past year, we have decided to open two
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boutiques in the most dynamic city in the world,” said President of Vhernier, Carlo Traglio. “Our boutiques will be located on one of the most prestigious stretches of Madison Avenue and one of the most internationally recognized financial sectors, Wall Street. New York is a window onto the world and we are thrilled to have found the opportunity to be in two of my dream locations for the brand.” This fall in New York, you’ll also find Vhernier’s latest jewels—a dynamic three-part collection comprised of unique, memorable, and complex pieces. With minimalistic designs focused on the surface and structure of the jewelry, inventive details allow for each piece to truly shine. In the Rosa collection, we see titanium earrings, pendants, and brooches featuring grey mother of pearl, diamonds, and transparent rock crystal, and also available in lapis, pink quartz, turquoise, or white mother of pearl. Olimpia, a sweet gathering of soft elements that alternate and join together in necklaces and earrings, is available in 18 karats gold or titanium with subtle touches of bright diamonds. Lastly, Giunco shows smooth, flexible, and durable cuffs, earrings, and rings available in 18 karats rose gold and 18 karats white gold with diamonds. If the white gold version is desired, the customer receives over two carats of diamonds with the earrings, over six carats with the bracelet, and nearly one with the ring. Each line in the collection is unique to Vhernier’s contemporary aesthetic and master craftsmanship, offering customers personal and luxurious details to treasure for a lifetime.
Courtesy of Vhernier Madison.
Courtesy of Vhernier Madison.
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CALATRAVA-DESIGNED OCULUS By Eliza Jordan
If you’re coming or going to Manhattan, New Jersey, or Brooklyn in the near future, it may be in your best interest to travel through the beauty of the newly iconic cultural transportation hub, Westfield World Trade. Open now for just a few months, Westfield World Trade is far more than a retail space or a port of entry to downtown Manhattan. It is expected to be one of the nation’s most visited destinations for shopping and transportation—an estimated 15 million in 2017 to be exact—connected to 13 subways, and PATH trains, too. Westfield World Trade’s sleek 365,000-square-foot space feet sleek space offers an array of shopping options within the breathtaking Santiago Calatrava-designed Oculus, street-level retail in 3 and 4 World Trade Center, and galleries under and across the World
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Trade Center campus that lead to key addresses like One World Trade Center—home to the wellvisited One World Observatory and renowned offices for Condé Nast, Pitchfork Media, and Channel 4 news station WNBC. With more than 100 fashion, beauty, technology, and lifestyle brands inside, such as Apple, Bose, Kate Spade, John Varvatos, Breitling, London Jewelers, L.K. Bennett, and Dior Cosmetics, it also features restaurants and marketplace options from reputable eateries and shops like Eataly, Market Lane, and Epicerie Boulud. In addition to its many shops, Westfield World Trade will host events throughout the year in the Oculus Plaza and Cortlandt Way, such as an on-site digital network lounge, a weekly farmers market, and public art, education, and culture programs.
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EVENTS A highlight of the happenings, openings, and events taking place during the week of The Salon Art + Design in New York.
Rockaway! by Katharina Grosse, photo by Pablo Enriquez. Tanya Bonakdar, photo by Linda Nylind, courtesy of Linda Nylind/Frieze.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9
OPENING OF “BYUNG HOON CHOI: WATER MEDITATION” & WHITEWALLER NEW YORK LAUNCH Opening on November 9 at Friedman Benda is “Byung Hoon Choi: Water Meditation,” where guests can be among the first to see the artist’s first exploration in lacquer. The exhibition will include Choi’s work drawing on the technique from traditional craftsmanship in Korea, seen in works like afterimage of beginning 016- 469. During this occasion, Whitewaller New York is celebrating its edition launch with insider guides for guests. 6-8 PM Friedman Benda: 515 West 26th Street Access: Free and Open to the Public
FEED FOUNDATION BENEFIT Hosted by Sharon Bush for the FEED Foundation, this private event will kick off this year’s New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show. Palm Beach Show Group will present Lauren Bush Lauren, FEED’s founder, with a $10,000 check to provide 90,000 meals for school children globally. 6-7 PM New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show: 711 12th Avenue Access: By Invitation Only
OPENING NIGHT AND PREVIEW PARTY FOR THE NEW YORK ART, ANTIQUE & JEWELRY SHOW Making its debut at Pier 94, The New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show will open on November 9 with a private party including cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Presented by Palm Beach Show Group, the show will present over $1 billion in the finest collections of silver, glass, textile, sculpture, furniture, jewelry, and more from over 100 international exhibitors. 7-10 PM New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show: 711 12th Avenue Access: Tickets ($200)
Byung Hoon Choi, Afterimage of beginning 016-464, 2016, courtesy of Friedman Benda Gallery.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10
COLLECTOR’S PREVIEW OF THE SALON ART + DESIGN Specifically designed for collectors, this preview on November 10 gives collectors an early look at this year’s fair. While perusing this year’s exceptional lineup before it officially opens to the public, attendees will also enjoy mingling with some of today’s top art dealers, collectors, curators, and creators. 5-7 PM 643 Park Avenue Access: By Invitation Only
VERNISSAGE PARTY FOR THE SALON ART + DESIGN The ticketed Vernissage Party for The Salon Art + Design on November 10 kicks off the celebrated New York fair. With 55 galleries from all over the world showing historical, modern contemporary, and modern furniture, art, and creative works. The event held at the Park Avenue Armory is an international combination of timeless style, design, material, and quality. 7-9 PM The Salon Art + Design: 643 Park Avenue Access: Tickets ($150)
Rockaway! by Katharina Grosse, photo by Pablo Enriquez.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12
AVANT MUSEOLOGY SYMPOSIUM At the Brooklyn Museum on November 11 and 12 is “Avant Museology Symposium”—a two-day symposium organized by e-flux that addresses the museum’s relationship to current sociopolitical contexts, theoretical legacies, and artistic practices that shape it. With over 15 speakers, the museum is offering the event free of charge as long as you RSVP. Friday, November 11: 6-9 PM Saturday, November 12: 11 AM-8 PM Brooklyn Museum: 200 Eastern Parkway Access: By RSVP Only
ROCKAWAY! AT FORT TILDEN Presented by MoMA PS1, this site-specific installation by German artist Katharina Grosse is a bold and colorful celebration. Set in a former aquatics building badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Rockaway! is the building’s final installation, as it is set to be demolished at the end of this year. Until November 30 Fort Tilden: 169 Breezy Point Boulevard. Free and Open to the Public
Fusco, Two Undiscovered Amerindians, 1994, courtesy of e-flux.
Madison Avenue is home to many of New Yorkâ€™s best boutiques, restaurants, and galleries. Explore this corner of Manhattan with special recommendations from Guest Editor Claire Distenfeld.
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HUBLOT AND THE ART OF FUSION
The Special Edition Concrete Jungle Debuts in New York By Katy Donoghue
Last week in New York, Hublot unveiled its most recent collaboration, in support of the brand’s “Art of Fusion” ethos, with the limited edition Classic Fusion Aerofusion Concrete Jungle watch that was created with artist Tristan Eaton. Looking to make a tribute piece to the city of New York, Hublot found Eaton’s well-known street art and pervasive downtown murals to be the ultimate representation of the place often referred to as the “concrete jungle.” Naturally, Hublot’s watchmakers found a way to move beyond simple cobranding and actually incorporate concrete into the watch’s bezel itself. The special edition’s case in black ceramic and concrete sports a sapphire dial with the artist’s logo, and looks both powerful and refined with a revealed selfwinding skeleton chronograph movement. And while the face of the watch is all tonal grey, the case back bursts in bright colors with Concrete Jungle (2016)—a miniaturized work of Eaton's, which is a symbol that was previously explored in his NoLIta mural from 2012. The watch blends street art with technical innovation, and raw material with brazen creativity. It is quintessential New York. Eaton isn’t the first artist with whom Hublot has teamed up. Earlier this spring, the brand announced the Big Bang Sang Bleu, created with the founder of Sang Bleu studio, interdisciplinary artist Maxime Büchi. His interest in geometry and symmetrical harmonies, so often seen in his work and tattoo art, dictated the shape of the bezel, the design of the case, the finish of the dial, and even the typeface of the numerals. Then there was Hublot’s Classic Fusion Cruz-Diez, fabricated with FrancoVenezuelan artist Maestro Carlos Cruz-Diez—
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an icon of the kinetic-optic art movement. The watchmaker asked the artist to adapt his 1964 work Chromointerférence to three timepieces, creating movement just from the pairing of colors, lines, and shapes on which a black frame was superimposed to change by the minute. With these unique dials, a wholly other level of kinetic-optics was achieved in almost kaleidoscopic fashion. A similarly unprecedented collaboration came from Hublot’s MP-05 “La Ferrari” masterpiece watch in sapphire, which wasn’t your typical watchmaker-automotive partnership. Instead of slapping a logo on the dial, Hublot worked directly with Ferrari’s design director, Flavio Manzoni, to develop an ultra-complex, record-breaking movement that appeared suspended in air in a carved sapphire case that was remarkably reminiscent of an engine.
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Classic Fusion Aerofusion Concrete Jungle, courtesy of Hublot.
Concrete Jungle (2016) on the case back of the limited edition timepiece, courtesy of Hublot.
And Hublot hasn't just found a flare for allying with artists. The watchmaker has partnerships in the design world as well, both with legendary figures—like Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer who designed the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ official countdown clocks with the brand—and emerging talent—like Christophe Guberan who was awarded the second Hublot Design Prize on September 13. That day, Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe said, “The difference between talent and success means always going further, exploring that extra mile that crowns unique destinies—the alliance of perseverance, passion and good momentum.” That spirit and drive is clearly present in the latest iteration, the Classic Fusion Aerofusion Concrete Jungle timepiece, and in the original concrete jungle that inspires Eaton and us all—New York.
Hublot's Classic Fusion Cruz Diez, courtesy of Hublot.
G ALLERIES GALERIE PERROTIN Upper East Side
JULIO LE PARC November 4-November 19
Julio Le Parc, Alchimie 333, 2016, photo © Studio Sébert – photographes, © Julio Le Parc / ADAGP, Paris & ARS, New York, 2016, courtesy of Galerie Perrotin.
Julio Le Parc’s kinetic art is finally being brought to the United States. Galerie Perrotin, New York will display the first solo exhibition by the Argentinean artist since 1973 from November 4 to November 19, only! New paintings from the Alchimie series and two of his famous immersive installations and experiences with light, as well as the 2001-2016 translucent "Sphère bleu fluo"c omposed of hundreds of plexiglas slats, will be on view. This will be the final exhibition at the Madison Avenue gallery before relocating to 130 Orchard Street on the Lower East Side in April 2016. To see more exhibitions from Galerie Perrotin, download the free Whitewaller app.
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DOMINIQUE LÉVY Upper East Side
JOEL SHAPIRO October 28 – January 7, 2017
Joel Shapiro, Untitled, 1978, © 2016 Joel Shapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
New York-based sculptor Joel Shapiro is presenting a new site-specific installation alongside some of his early work at Dominique Lévy Gallery. The exhibition foregrounds work from the late 1970s, demonstrating the trajectory of Shapiro’s career over the course of which the artist has continually pursued ideas of color and mass, culminating in a recent body of room-size sculptural pieces. A survey of the artists’ wood reliefs from 1978 to 1980 is also included, marking the first time the series is comprehensively shown. To see more exhibitions from Dominique Lévy, download the free Whitewaller app.
GAGOSIAN GALLERY Upper East Side
PICASSO’S PICASSOS A SELECTION FROM THE COLLECTION OF MAYA RUIZ-PICASSO November 10-December 17
Pablo Picasso, Maya à la poupée et au cheval, 1938 © 2016 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, courtesy of Gagosian.
On view at Gagosian through December 17 is a selection from the personal collection of Maya Ruiz-Picasso, the daughter of Pablo Picasso and Marie Thérèse Walter. The exhibition, organized by Diana Widmaier-Picasso, Maya’s daughter and the artist’s granddaughter, includes 20 paintings and one sculpture. Eight portraits of Marie-Thérèse Walter will be presented, as well as the renowned portrait of Maya as a girl, “Maya à la poupée et au cheval” (1938). This is the first chapter in a series of exhibitions planned to explore themes evident in Maya Ruiz-Picasso’s collection so in-depth. To see more exhibitions from Gagosian, download the free Whitewaller app.
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ALMINE RECH Upper East Side
CALDER AND PICASSO October 28-December 17
Alexander Calder, Constellation with Diabolo, 1943 © 2016 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Pablo Picasso, Femme. June 8, 1946 © 2016 Succession Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Almine Rech Gallery is presenting through December 17 a unique show curated by Alexander S. C. Rower and Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, the grandsons of Alexander Calder and Pablo Picasso, respectively. More than 50 works created between 1912 and 1967, sourced from each family’s private collection, will be coupled. Many have never been shown to the public. This intimate exhibition will be the first to explore the creative dialogue between the two modern masters. To see more exhibitions from Almine Rech Gallery, download the free Whitewaller app.
FIVESTORY Upper East Side Whitewaller recommends: Make sure to view the selection of statement jewelry. The Fivestory space is gorgeous, highly curated, and well thought-out. The townhouse setting on East 69th Street plays home to ready-to-wear apparel, accessories, and décor, all hand-picked by founder Claire Distenfeld, whose taste we—as well as her devoted following—considered unrivaled. Smart. Sleek. Stylish.
CREEL AND GOW Upper East Side Whitewaller recommends: Elect for an original online wedding registry. Creel and Gow is a globally-sourced trove of treasures all found under one roof. With natural, oceanic, and mineral-based décor, the store also features jewelry, photographs, fabrics, antiques, and more from a variety of countries. Eclectic. Inviting. Rare.
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THE ROW Upper East Side Whitewaller recommends: Peruse the third floor’s home objects. Located on 17 East 71st Street, The Row offers something unique—a well-curated selection of high-end apparel and accessories by designers and founders, Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen. The store is complemented by art and furniture pieces by the likes of Jacques Grange, Carlo Bugatti, and Frank Lloyd Wright.
Intimate. Minimalistic. Elegant.
SHARON DORRAM COLOR Upper East Side Whitewaller recommends: The full treatment—cut, color, and style. Sharon Dorram Color at Sally Hershberger on 71st Street is a gem on the Upper East Side. With modern interiors and a relaxing sense of space, the attentive staff wonderfully complements the care and creativity of its stylists. Upscale. Modern. Welcoming.
KAPPO MASA Upper East Side Whitewaller recommends: Sushi Omakase. Chef Masayoshi Takayama, known as “Masa,” and Larry Gagosian have collaborated to bring a unique and contemporary take to traditional Japanese cuisine. Kappo Masa stays true to quality ingredients and materials through a rich, natural menu—served on dishware designed by Masa himself.
Creative. Warm. Sophisticated.
E.A.T. Upper East Side Whitewaller recommends: The Tower of Bagel. Loved for its overstuffed sandwiches on thin bread, jelly doughnuts, meticulous salads, and caviar omelets, E.A.T. is a unique favorite in the New York restaurant scene. Through owner Eli Zabar’s original ideas and attention to detail, the restaurant delivers quality options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Inviting. Relaxed. Charming.
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THE MARK Upper East Side Whitewaller recommends: Add a car and a driver to your stay’s package. The Mark’s 1920s building shines with a Jacques Grange-designed interior, and artwork and furnishings by creatives like Ron Arad, Eric Schmitt, Paul Mathieu, and Mattia Bonetti. The hotel also offers undeniable amenities, such as electing for breakfast in bed or having a tent in your room for kids.
Classic. Inventive. Sleek.
THE SURREY Upper East Side Whitewaller recommends: Bring your furry friend—it’s pet-friendly! The Surrey hotel accurately reflects the demure and style of the Upper East Side. Its similar dedication to personal space and intimacy matches its neighborhood—an exclusive and relaxing atmosphere for any traveler. The Surrey also offers acclaimed interior designs by Lauren Rottet.
Sophisticated. Chic. Private.
CREDITS BROOKLYN MUSEUM
Marilyn Minter (American, born 1948), Blue Poles, 2007, enamel on metal, 60 x 72 in. (152.4 x 182.9 cm), private collection, Switzerland.
Alice Neel, Philodendron, 1970, oil on canvas, courtesy of Christie’s.
Carol Bove, The Bicycle, 2016, found steel, stainless steel, urethane paint, 44 x 89 x 51 in (111.7 x 226.1 x 129.5 cm), courtesy of the artist, Maccarone New York/Los Angeles and David Zwirner New York/London.
Byung Hoon Choi, afterimage of beginning 016-458, 2016, traditional Korean lacquer on white ash, 14.25 x 59 x 35.5 inches, 36 x 150 x 90 cm, courtesy of the artist and Friedman Benda Gallery.
Pipilotti Rist, Gnade Donau Gnade (Mercy Danube Mercy), 2013/15, installation view: “Komm Schatz, wir stellen die Medien um & fangen nochmals von vorne an,” Kunsthalle Krems, Austria, 2015, photo by Lisa Rastl, courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth, and Luhring Augustine.
NEW YORK ART, ANTIQUE & JEWERLY SHOW
Henri Lebasque, Nu Allongé sur le Canapé (Nude Lying on a Sofa), 1919 3 6 3/4 x 32, oi l on ca nvas, courtesy of M.S. Rau Antiques.
Gerhard Richter, A.B., Still, 1986, oil on canvas, estimate $20/30 million, courtesy of Sotheby's.
THE BRANT FOUNDATION: STEVEN SHEARER
Steven Shearer, Guys and Dolls, 2006, oil on linen, 40 x 30 inches, 47.5 x 35.5 x 2 inches (framed), Charles Riva Collection © Steven Shearer, image courtesy of the artist, Charles Riva Collection, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York.
Photo by Francesco Tonelli, courtesy of the Mark Hotel.
THE SALON ART + DESIGN
Giustini-Campana Brothers, Stools, courtesy Giustini/Stagetti Galleria O., Roma.
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