On Sunday afternoon, the art world made its way to Greenwich, Connecticut, for the Brant Foundation’s bi-annual reception, this time celebrating the opening of “Deliverance,” a group show featuring the work of contemporary stars Cady Nolan, Richard Prince, Larry Clark, and Christopher Wool. Presented as an era understood through the lens of its most outspoken youth, the work looked at home in the foundation’s sunlit galleries especially when placed in conversation with iconic works like Prince’s Spiritual America and Clark’s Tulsa series. “We aren’t saying they are the same," said Peter Brant, as he led a tour. “They are different, but part of a bigger conversation.”
Arriving together, Clark, Prince, and Wool looked like the three musketeers ascending the hill in the company of other guests like Chloe Sevigny, Dan Colen, and Peter Marino, as well as the afternoon’s hosts Harry Brant, Peter Brant Jr., and their mother, supermodel Stephanie Seymour. A hive of small children and dogs underfoot made the event feel more like a family affair, but it’s this effortless balance between the luxurious and the laidback that has made it a favorite for the overworked New York social circuit. “I hope they have lamb again,” whispered an apparent regular. While Nolan’s non-disclosure agreement forbade guests from taking pictures inside, the well-dressed crowd did not miss the opportunity to snap away at the sun setting behind an Urs Fischer sculpture.