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Friday Fête: Frieze Week Parties, Fashion Soirees, Book Launches, and More

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For this week’s Friday Fête column, we’re sharing details from events hosted by Mytheresa and Loro Piana, Monteverdi Tuscany, NeueHouse, Hublot, and more.

Courtesy of Newark Museum of Art.

Courtesy of Newark Museum of Art.

Last Saturday, at Newark Museum of Art’s annual Art Ball, luminaries like artists Mashell Black, Amalia Dayan, Geri Hahn, and Robert Verdi toasted Mickalene Thomas, who was awarded the Artist Impact Award–one of the highest artistic honors that this institution offers. The award ceremony was followed by an intimate dining experience as guests—including Mayor Vic Carstarphen of Camden, New Jersey—were seated across the museum’s gallery spaces. The evening concluded with a dance party in the foyer.

Galeria Luisa Strina, Clarissa Tossin, courtesy of Vistajet and Frieze.

Galeria Luisa Strina, Clarissa Tossin, courtesy of Vistajet and Frieze.

Last Monday, in celebration of the 2022 edition of Frieze New York, VistaJet celebrated its new global partnership with the fair by inviting VIPs to lunch at Peak in Hudson Yards. Then, guests got to preview its “Viewing Room in the Sky” at The Shed. Across a fleet of iconic silver and red aircraft, VIP guests were able to enter the Viewing Room from the comfort of their seat, unlocking the most cutting-edge and immersive technology to preview art from leading galleries selected by Frieze curators, who highlighted pieces from the show.

Courtesy of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Courtesy of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

On Monday, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presented a Frieze Week panel at Neuehouse celebrating the opening of the museum’s current “Women Painting Women” exhibition. The event, hosted by Izabela Depczyk’s HER CLIQUE, included a discussion with the Modern Fort Worth’s Chief Curator Andrea Karnes and exhibiting artists Jenna Gribbon and Marilyn Minter, moderated by Alison Gingeras. Attendees were treated to a riveting conversation about underrepresented female perspectives in painting.          

Photo by Dave Kotinsky, courtesy of Monteverdi.

Photo by Dave Kotinsky, courtesy of Monteverdi.

Tuesday, Ideal Glass Studios in New York hosted Monteverdi Tuscany and fashion model Anna Cleveland for an immersive book presentation and dinner party celebrating the launch of her Assouline book,  I’m Nobody Who Are You?. In honor of the book, guests—like her mother, Pat Cleveland, designer Zac Posen, and more—celebrated humanity, beauty, authenticity, and the beauty of Monteverdi.

David Guetta, Scottie Clinton and Josh Wyatt, CEO of CultureWorks, photo by Maxwell Brown, courtesy of Neuehouse.

David Guetta, Scottie Clinton and Josh Wyatt, CEO of CultureWorks, photo by Maxwell Brown, courtesy of Neuehouse.

That same night at NeueHouse Madison Square, a party was held to celebrate George Clinton, the prolific hall of fame funk musician, singer, songwriter, bandleader, and record producer.He presented Light Years, a collection of 25 Afrofuturistic paintings never before seen in New York and discussed Afrofuturism with a conversation moderated by DJ Spooky. After the panel, guests—including Josh Wyatt, CEO of CultureWorks, and David Guetta, famed French DJ—explored the exhibition and were treated to a live concert from the 80-year old music legend, accompanied by his daughter, Scottie Clinton.

“NO VACANYCY,” Warren Neidich, 2022, courtesy of the artist.


On Wednesday, The Mark Hotel unveiled a large-scale neon light sculpture by Warren Neidich called NO VACANYCY, on the corner façade of 77th Street and Madison Avenue. The temporary 20-foot-tall outdoor installation celebrating the city’s return to action and enduring energy will be on view for all to see.

Photo by Marc Patrick, courtesy of Mytheresa and Loro Piana.

Photo by Marc Patrick, courtesy of Mytheresa and Loro Piana.

On Wednesday night in Los Angeles, Mytheresa and Loro Piana hosted an intimate cocktail party in celebration of their ongoing partnership at The Stanley House, a private residence in the Hollywood Hills. Guests, including Dakota Fanning, enjoyed unique cocktails and bites by Yann Nury and music by DJ Rainey Qualley over the Los Angeles skyline, while being treated to an on-site embroidery station where they could customize an iconic Loro Piana baseball hat.  

Courtesy of CultureWorks.

Courtesy of CultureWorks.

That night, CultureWorks with Matches Fashion, Lindsay Peoples Wagner, Marcellas Reynolds, and Black Venus curator Aindrea Emelife hosted a dinner to celebrate the achievements of Black female creatives in visual culture. Guests gathered at Verōnika, the new restaurant opening this June at Fotografiska, New York. After a champagne toast and seated dinner, the evening continued with dancing next door at Chapel Bar.

Courtesy of LG Electronics.

Courtesy of LG Electronics.

Also on Wednesday, LG Electronics presented a VIP preview of their collaboration with artist and NFT pioneer Kevin McCoy, showing his newest works on LG’s digital canvas at Frieze New York 2022. An invitation-only event treated guests—including collector Robbie Antonio, philanthropist and entrepreneur Miguel Forbes, and curator Yvonne Force Villarea—to a respite from the well-attended preview and a first opportunity to view McCoy’s debut works.

Courtesy of Hublot.

Courtesy of Hublot.

On Thursday night, Hublot and its creative director Samuel Ross celebrated the highly anticipated launch of the limited edition Big Bang Tourbillion Samuel Ross model at the colorful Hublot pop-up in Soho. Guests—including NFL stars Victor Cruz and Tyrod Taylor and musician YK Osiri—were treated to interactive experiences through sound, animation, fixtures, mirrors, and space, while DJ Julio Galvez played tunes. The theme continued with the multi-facade of Hublot’s 5th Ave boutique wrapped in fabric designed by Ross, and light projections at the Guggenheim Museum in Ross’s signature orange color.

Courtesy of Ruinart.

Courtesy of Ruinart.

Friday night concluded a successful Frieze Week, with Ruinart hosting an event in partnership with the Michelin-starred restaurant COTE. Presented at Maison 1729, a reimagining of Studio 525 as a gallery and champagne lounge, the space treated Frieze VIP members to a retrospective of Ruinart’s previous collaborations with artists like David Shrigley, Liu Bolin, and Vik Muniz, including a residency by Sophie Kitching. Guests were served glasses of Ruinart Champagne alongside unique pairings by COTE, while Kitching presented a limited-edition series of works through the upcycling of the Second Skin cases that wrapped the Ruinart Champagne bottles.

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