Beautiful Boys and …… Whitney Art Party
The Whitney Art party lures with all the trappings. Beautiful boys — exemplified by curator Tim Goosens and artist Amit Greenberg (pictured above). Copious liquor: the rose champagne, noted. Socialites. Comely movie star: Kate Bosworth. Fashion designer host: the talented Olivier Theyskens with his Renaissance face. A few freak shows a la diva in metal headdress and boys/girls in neon dresses, tube socks, and white sneakers. And this year, some damn good art.
Artist Rebecca Chamberlain contributed a triptych with two stark rooms on either side of a red square. I especially liked what she wrote on her bio next to the piece:
“I rely on the human tendency towards expectation and delusion, moods omnipresent in every era.”
I suppose without this, we’d all be dead.