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Galerie Gmurzynska Fetes TEFAF, Christo, De Betak with chow at Mr. Chow

by Michael Gross Photographed by Patrick McMullan/PMc
Thursday, May 4, 2017
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On Tuesday night, Isabelle Bscher, her mother Krystyna Gmurzynska and partner Mathias Rastorfer took over Mr. Chow on East 57th Street for a raucous dinner in honor of Christo and Alexandre De Betak, who designed their Galerie Gmurzynska booth at the just-opened TEFAF art fair at the Park Avenue Armory. Topping the guest list were Susan Sarandon, Rohan Marley, Ellen Burstyn and Cuba Gooding, Jr., but the international cast of characters in attendance was so glittery and good looking, those stars had stiff competition.

Galerie Gmurzynska is an international art showcase with locations in Zurich, Zug and St. Moritz, Switzerland, that specializes in modern and contemporary art as well as works from the Russian avant-garde. Its TEFAF booth features work by Fernand Léger, Kurt Schwitters, and Robert Indiana

Among the artists it has shown are Ronnie Cutrone, Fernando Botero, Zaha Hadid, Allen Jones, Yves Klein, Karl Lagerfeld, Kazimir Malevich, Richard Meier, Juan Miró, Louise Nevelson. Pablo Picasso, Alexander Rodochenko, Tom Wesselmann and David Smith.

Mixing guests from finance, fashion, media, society, the arts, and real estate, the gallerists made their presence felt.


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