~KENT DORN/F+V 10th ANNIVERSARY: THE AFTER-PARTY !!
the after-party was fab – with lots and lots of trays of the good stuff – you know things like mini sushi rolls with chocolate sauce – that kept on coming, and never stopped. and a full bar.
on 23rd St. – on the way to the after-party – came across a small film crew – and found 2 Brits !!
on the left HOUMAN, recently arrived in town to film a documentary on the NYC art scene, he is associated with a high profile, super slick – as in, FORMULA ONE high octane – film, branding, and special effects production group with international offices: the mill . . yes, check it out. it’s a great change of gear. very swift and forward reaching, totally ambitious. with him, photog TOM WHITE who is in NYC teaching at the ICP – International Center for Photography. and, yes he knows PORTS. PORTS BISHOP. you can view his portfolio at: TOM WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY. one of my favs: is this shot from Vilhena, Brazil.
talk about high octane:
STUART BRAUNSTEIN, FREIGHT+VOLUME FOUNDER/DIRECTOR NICK LAWRENCE, KIM YON, and ANTHONY HADEN-GUEST.
NICK will be putting out a new book of Anthony H-G’s caricatures, called ‘Mean Time’ at this year’s Miami Art Fair . . . you know STUART BRAUNSTEIN from COLLECTIVE HARDWARE . . . whose art parties, Anthony H-G was often heard to rave about. he’ll be setting up shop again, soon. in about two weeks time at the GREENHOUSE bar/club on Varick St. so, if you miss the COLLECTIVE HARDWARE action – you know where to go. in fact it was Braunstein’s mention of the GREENHOUSE – that made me jump. wow, so glad, I had taken hold of that split second moment impulse, and had grabbed that snap of DAMIAN SHAIR, below – the hardcore denizen from GREENEHOUSE VERSION O.1 !! I almost didn’t – since that scene got so shut down. years ago.
just goes to show, after talent – timing and radar is everything. it’s a freaky biz. it’s a New York moment.
NICK LAWRENCE, JOHN NEWSOM of the “been rapping with the Wu-Tang Clan all day” hoarse voice, photographer ROBERT BANAT, and collector/art world fan ERIC FOX.
ROBERT BANAT screened me up some of his photos – stored on his I-Phone. he does serious portraits of artists in their studios. and they were pretty good, esp liked his recent series with ROSS BLECKNER.
ok. I got a little jealous.
NICK LAWRENCE, TOM SANFORD, CESARE DeCreDico and ERIC FOX – trust me this was just the start of their night !! after this little bash – was the after-after-party back at the gallery, and then on eastwards, to hit up the clubs in NoLita !!
DAMIAN STAMER, JOHN NEWSOM, F+V managing director KEVIN KAY, NICK LAWRENCE, KENT DORN, and JOHN BUFFALO MAILER.
KENT DORN was definitely the man of the hour – everyone, esp in in this crew – knows a good thing when they see it. you can always tell when a show hits home run – the collective vibes just start bouncing off the walls.
and ELLEN ROBIN ROSENBERG, the newest intern at FREIGHT+VOLUME, who just by some very lucky draw of fate – finds herself in the middle of the scene’s new hot spot.
and maybe not quite by chance, either.
. . . just like that – she pulled out this really funny little tome, to show me . . .
‘I LIKE YOUR WORK: ART & ETIQUETTE’ – edited by PAPER MONUMENT. it was super fun – from the very first random page. swift and funny. very funny. and pretty much right on. what a way – to end the night.
PHOTOS: COPYRIGHT NANCY SMITH