Notable figures within the artwork and design world s got here collectively final week [18 May] to attend an unique occasion which paired world-class designs from main Italian trend home Dolce & Gabbana with masterworks from the William Rubin Assortment, together with items by Picasso, Giacometti, Matisse and Frank Stella.
The distinctive pairing of the enduring Dolce & Gabbana works with the William Rubin Assortment’s artwork masterpieces sparked a night of exploring the boundaries between superb artwork and trend whereas additionally celebrating and elevating the influential, but ignored, place of ladies all through artwork historical past.
The night was hosted by Dr Phyllis Hattis, spouse of the late William Rubin, Curator of Fashionable Artwork on the Museum of Fashionable Artwork Museum (MoMA) and curated by Shai Baitel, Creative Director of the Fashionable Artwork Museum (MAM) Shanghai.
The William Rubin Assortment is an distinctive grouping of main twentieth-century work, sculptural objects, drawings and printed matter, introduced collectively by the late William Rubin who was an American artwork scholar, distinguished curator, collector and trainer of recent artwork.
Housed within the beautiful setting of Dr Hattis’ Lenox Hill penthouse in Manhattan, New York Metropolis, the gathering consists of masterpieces by Picasso, Giacometti, Matisse, Warhol and plenty of different excellent voices from the canon of recent artwork.
The beautiful trend components had been sourced from Dolce & Gabbana’s Alta Moda and Alta Gioielleria high fashion collections.
Invoking a recent reinterpretation of the idea of the “muse”, the mixture of artwork and trend sought to empower the feminine determine as an energetic participant within the creation and reception of works of recent artwork.
Lengthy understood as a passive determine within the manufacturing of such important work and artwork objects, ladies are actually seen in artwork historical past as essential, influential figures for the creative figures like Picasso, Matisse, and Giacometti.
Friends on the unique occasion, titled An Encounter of Artwork and Vogue, included Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the USA, Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the primary lady in her nation’s historical past to serve within the function of Ambassador.
Princess Reema was joined by main names from the worlds of artwork, design, leisure and funding together with: American entrepreneur Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux; Giorgia De Parolis, First Counsellor, Everlasting Mission of Italy to the United Nations; distinguished gallerist Leila Heller and her husband Richard Heller; collector and director of Rubenstein PR Richard Rubenstein; Tony Award-nominee actress and singer Tovah Feldshuh; Israeli investor and speak present host Judy Mozes; Prince Sultan Bin Fahad Bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, artist and former advisor on the Saudi Authorities; Italy’s Consul Basic in New York Fabrizio Di Michele; American investor, artwork vendor and gallery proprietor Adam Lindemann; boutique perfumery founder Elizabeth Hagopian-Gaynes, and Wendy Laister, founding father of Magus Leisure administration firm.
Shai Baitel, who conceptualised the night within the fashion of the classical European salons of the seventeenth, 18th and nineteenth centuries, mentioned that the night had been “an extremely profitable pairing of artwork and trend mast erpieces, which had led to some provocative and illuminating discussions across the function of ladies in artwork over the centuries. Girls are now not seen as silent, passive playthings for the male creative gaze, however as influential, inspiring and dynamic determine s in their very own proper who modified and formed the course of artwork historical past.”
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