Where the Art Is

Saks, Sothebys, and W celebrate the magazine’s Art issue.

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.

Photos: Where the Art Is

Stefano Tonchi and Alex Katz. Photo by

Giovanna Battaglia. Photo by

Mark Briggs. Photo by

Caroline de Maigret. Photo by

Urs Fischer. Photo by

Stacy Engman and Yvonne Force Villareal. Photo by

Rob Pruitt. Photo by

Malgosia Bela. Photo by

Elle Dee. Photo by

Anouck Lepere. Photo by

Edward Enninful. Photo by

Lucy Chadwick. Photo by

The atmosphere at Sotheby’s. Photo by

Emma Summerton. Photo by

Michael and China Chow. Photo by

SZA. Photo by

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Jessica Joffe. Photo by

Ashley Smith. Photo by

Miles McMillan, Richard Chai, and Baptiste Demay. Photo by

Catherine Malandrino. Photo by