Me and my favorite artist: Adam Stennett. Here we are hanging out at the Raleigh Hotel where a bunch of us nobodies crashed an exclusive party hosted by Jeffrey Deitch lauding a new documentary about Andy Warhol. All the Grey Goose you could drink and lots of beautiful people who I felt like I should have recognized but didn’t. As other friends arrived, Adam and I would go to the velvet rope and talk them in. Wink. Smile. Nudge. I think the key to this game is simply to be nice to the keepers of the velvet rope; I suspect they get so much snooty attitude throughout the night that they appreciate a little respect.
The Raleigh, like most of the big hotels, had a private beach and large pool. We staked out an area where we could put our toes in the sand and talk to each other under starlight and tiki torches, and easily access the free Grey Goose tent.
Here’s Mendi and me lounging at the Delano. I think we look pretty comfortable in this uber-swank environment. A bunch of us met at the Delano on Friday night for drinks before a late dinner. It was an impromptu cocktail party that was a great kick-off to the weekend’s events. While waiting for a cab in front of the hotel, we got to see Martha Stewart and her entourage emerge from the requisite big, black chauffeured SUV. Only the declasse ride around in actual limos anymore. Puh-leeze. Sniff.
We bought this painting called Godspeed #2 from Dust Gallery at the Scope Art Fair. The artist Lisa Stefanelli has had solo shows at Mark Moore Gallery and Pierogi and has been been collected by The Albright Knox Museum. Not a bad resume. She paints with car enamel, which creates a beautiful, shiny, clean surface. Do you think her experience as a figure skater has influenced her drawing in any way?
We also bought a piece by Patrick Wilson called Fall Bloom. Don’t have an image of it yet but it fits well with our collection, which seems to lean toward lots of moody color.