WHO? One photographer, Chairman Mao, and A Giant Koons Floral Dog Idol
05-12-2013 “Mothers’ Day”/USA We New Yorkers tend to lose ourselves and sometimes lose our minds when let loose in the country. So, on Sunday, when a lucky bunch of us– writers, artists, art collectors, actors, models– got to experience the personal Warhol collection of Peter Brant at the Brant Foundation in Greenwich Connecticut, we got a bit frisky.
Yes, the current Gatsby, actor Leonardo DiCaprio sauntered around the incredible grassy emerald grounds where we lunched on roasted chicken, ravioli, grilled asparagus, and salads. Fierce carnivores devoured the pig carcass roasted to the bones under the giant gray Urs Fischer statue. Another actor, Owen Wilson walked about with his mother, photographer Laura Cunningham Wilson — who started her career as Richard Avedon’s assistant– and seemed to be snapping pix too.
But, it really hit me just how high we were on the supernatural art meets grand nature, when my pals (see the artists Carlyle Stewart/Erik Foss) and I started running towards the giant Jeff Koons dog on our way to the parking lot. Up close, it is NOT a mammoth chia pet, but constructed entirely of bright petite flowers and grass: ditto for the back door, which one can open and enter.
We DID NOT, but check out the pilgrimage, below: