May 2011

INSIDE THE MAY ISSUE…

GALLERY GIRL
Former model Nicola Vassell went from gallery intern to director before she was 30. Now charged with revamping The Pace Gallery, the edgy beauty is recruiting hot new artists to add to an impeccable collection of classics. For fashion-forward Vassell, it’s just another day in the life.

Interview by Paul Laster

Photographs by Juan Algarin
Styled by Cricket Burns

NEW YORK’S TOP 60 ART COLLECTORS
The owners behind New York’s best art collections reveal the pieces they’d never part with and future dream acquisitions. In a city where a love of the arts is in our DNA, these powerful taste-makers seek out both the best of the past and tomorrow’s brightest stars.

By Lorinda Ash

INSIDE THE ARTIST’S STUDIO
With a new solo show opening this month, Richard Dupont’s art world status is cemented. Here, he discusses his work and the politics of being an artist and an heir..

By Kari Milchman
Photographs by Sophie Elgort


CHRONICLES
Celebrating moms, milestones and Mario (Buatta, of course—who else?) with family and close friends.

By Debbie Bancroft

PYTs
A fashionable flock of New Yorkers toast documentarian Jamie Johnson and his fashion debut: Black Sweater.

By Luigi Tadini

CRICKET’S CRUSH
One girl’s love affair with the Gagosian Shop’s many artsy offerings.

By Cricket Burns

AVENEW
Bettina Prentice on work, home and standing out on the Avenue.
Photograph by Sophie Elgort