Stefano Tonchi and Alex Katz

Stefano Tonchi and Alex Katz.

What: W’s Editor-in-Chief Stefano Tonchi and Saks’s Chief Marketing Officer Mark Briggs hosted a cocktail party with artists Alex Katz, Rob Pruitt, and Urs Fischer to celebrate W: Art, a special issue of the magazine.

Where: Sotheby’s New York 2nd floor, where highlights from the auction house’s May Contemporary Art Day Auction—including works by Victor Vasarely, Jean Dubuffet, and jewelry Louisa Guiness—were on view.

When: Friday, May 9th

Who: The featured artists were joined by some of their most fashionable admirers including Asia Chow, Caroline de Maigret, Gavin Brown, Kyle DeWoody, Raf Simons, Stacy Engman and more.

Why: In honor of the occasion, the auction rolled out a special W: Art carpet, featuring pages from the magazine. And, after the frenzy of Frieze and the Met Gala, a simple gathering of cocktails and close friends seemed to be just what the doctor ordered.