May 2013

INSIDE THE MAY ISSUE…

AVENUE MagazineWOMAN ON TOP Art world powerhouse Dominique Lévy is more than just a chic European art gallerist. She’s a tour de force taking over the Upper East Side. Forget Chelsea—she’s transforming a townhouse at 909 Madison into what will surely be the new mecca of contemporary art. By Jason Farago, Photographs by Keith Major ART WORLD A-LIST From downtown art scions like Vito Schnabel to uptown power players like Larry Gagosian: a list of who’s who on the New York art scene. STATE OF THE ART A look at how The Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embasses is making cultural diplomacy a priority. By Christopher Lawrence THE REAL DEAL It’s safe to say Steven Witkoff has had a hand or two in building New York’s skyline. With his latest endeavor, 150 Charles Street, there’s reason to believe the hype. By Haley Friedlich REAL ESTATE ELITE The most distinguished individuals at the heart of New York real estate photographed inside a historic antiques shop, Philip Colleck, Ltd., and at the home of some of the rarest decorative arts, Hirschl & Adler Galleries. Photographs by Sophie Elgort CHRONICLES From John Demsey’s living room to an evening honoring Hermés, our resident woman-about-town is on the scene for it all. By Debbie Bancroft OBJECTS OF DESIRE A nod to the frills, society swans and romanticism of the Impressionist era. By Casey Brooks COCKTAIL ON THE AVENUE Frieze New York co-founder Amanda Sharp shares her thoughts on creating one of the world’s most exciting art fairs. By Daisy Prince UNREAL ESTATE Clarence True’s architectural footprint shines on the Upper West Side. By Michael Gross POSTCARDS FROM… Art guru and uptown gallerist Amalia Dayan returns to her Israeli roots in Tel Aviv. Introduction by Haley Friedlich SOCIAL SAFARI Spring is in full swing: from stork soirées for billion dollar babies to gallant garden galas. By R. Couri Hay WORLD ACCORDING TO… Andrew Bolton, curator of The Costume Institute at the Met, opens up about what he loves the most about New York, NY. Introduction by Charlotte Ross ON THE AVENUE The best parties from the past month: art galas, young collectors benefits, website previews and more. ARTS CALENDAR From performances to exhibits and auctions, here’s a look at what’s on view this month.