PARTIES

Where the Art Is

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


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 BFAnyc.com.

Giovanna Battaglia. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

Mark Briggs. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

Caroline de Maigret. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

Urs Fischer. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

Stacy Engman and Yvonne Force Villareal. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

Rob Pruitt. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

Malgosia Bela. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

Elle Dee. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

Anouck Lepere. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

Edward Enninful. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

Lucy Chadwick. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

The atmosphere at Sotheby’s. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

Emma Summerton. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

Michael and China Chow. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

SZA. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

Photo by BFAnyc.com.

Jessica Joffe. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

Ashley Smith. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

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

Catherine Malandrino. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

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