Factory Chic

Last night Creative Time held its annual Spring Gala, honoring Julian Schnabel.


What: Creative Time’s annual Spring Gala, honoring Julian Schnabel.

When: Wednesday, April 30

Who: The art world’s all-stars—including Laurie Anderson, Urs Fischer, and Beth Rudin DeWoody—plus Diane Von Furstenberg, Mario Sorrenti, Lindsey Wixon, and Marisa Tomei.

Where: On the Brooklyn waterfront at the iconic former Domino Sugar Factory, which is slated for a dramatic redevelopment. (Outside, union protests greeted gala attendees with the symbolic inflatable rat, eliciting at least one overheard art-world joke: “Did you see the Katharina Fritsch on your way in?”) Until that work begins, however, we hear that Creative Time will have the run of the cavernous space for its public art projects. On this evening, massive Schnabel canvases hung on the walls.

Why: Along with the noisy crowd present, the Schnabel kids (Vito, Lola, Stella) all gathered to toast Papa Julian, who informed those who hadn’t heard that May Andersen, his girlfriend of one year, would be contributing to the brood. Guess he wants to remind us he’s still prolific as ever.

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