May 2012

INSIDE THE MAY ISSUE…

AVENUEinsiderPOP ART PRINCESS Casey Fremont Crowe grew up surrounded by the antics of Andy Warhol and other Factory artists. Somehow she kept her head and now directs one of the City’s hippest arts organizations, the Art Production Fund.
By Daisy Prince
Photographs by Alix Smith
Styled by Jules Wood

HUNT SLONEM’S WHIMSICAL WORLD
Step inside New York artist Hunt Slonem’s wild west side studio full of Gothic furniture, rare antiques, blooming plants and talking birds.
By Mara Siegler
Photographs by Sophie Elgort

ALL THAT SPARKLES
Showcasing the timeless beauty of the world’s finest jewels.
Photography by Desmond Nettel
Styling by Amy Michelle Smith

THE SPRING REAL ESTATE ROUNDTABLE
Manhattan’s real estate power brokers discuss the state of the market, the new foreign buyer, and the resurgence of the Upper East Side
Introduction by Michael Gross
Portraits by Andrew Schwartz

CHRONICLES Celebrating with Liam Neeson at the Museum of the City of New York’s Winter Ball, and toasting Frank Langella’s new book with Barbara Walters and Mayor Bloomberg.
By Debbie Bancroft

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE Women shine this month at the screenings for Mélanie Laurent’s new film, Greta Gerwig’s star turn in Damsels in Distress and Lena Dunham’s Girls.
By Mara Siegler

OBJECTS OF DESIRE Channeling Warhol with wearable art.
By Amy Michelle Smith

UNREAL ESTATE The house once owned by John Philip Sousa is a newly-renovated West Village trophy property.
By Michael Gross

SCANDAL SHEET A look at whether or not Man Ray stole his signature photo style when a relationship went sour.

AVENEW Sandro Kopp, Tilda Swinton’s boyfriend, wows the art world with his Skype portraits of famous friends.
By Amy Michelle Smith

WORLD ACCORDING TO…Art maven Bill Powers on his wish for enduring relevance and why he loves it when people yell “Taxi!”

ON THE AVENUE The best parties of the month.

ARTS CALENDAR Expanded listings of what’s on view at auction houses, galleries and museums.