What happens when Andy Warhol’s cronies – superstar Jane Holzer, iconic writer Glenn O’Brien, former Interview editor Bob Colacello (who wrote Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up) to name but a few – congregate for dinner? Thanks to gallerist and art dealer Paul Kasmin, we got to find out.
Yesterday evening, Kasmin hosted a lavish dinner at Indochine to fete the openings of three exhibits: “Alexander the Great” features artists who worked with famed art dealer Alexander Iolas, including Warhol, Man Ray and Magritte; “Jules Olitski: Mitt Paintings” features the painter’s colorful 3D works, achieved by generously applying paint with his hands; and Carrie Yamaoka’s “Are You Experienced” features the New York artist’s latest rubbings.
Popular topics of conversation included but were not limited to: where to have a suit tailor-made (a fellow in Paris once trusted with tailoring suits recently botched one guest’s lining), the real estate market in New York (the least boring of the real estate markets!), what table one was seated at and who was at that table (there were lots and lots of tables) and whether or not to dip the spring rolls into the accompanying plum sauce (answer: yes). Stars, they’re just like us!