Art & Design

R.I.P. Mario Buatta, 1935-2018

by Michael Gross Photographed by Victor Hugo/PMC
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The Prince of Chintz Mario Buatta, the decorating legend, prankster, man about town, and New York icon, has died after several years of decline that nonetheless saw him make a regular effort to remain a presence on the Manhattan scene.  In his honor, here is cartoon by Wendy Wasserstein and Blair Drawson that appeared in the April 2003 AVENUE.  We’ll miss you, Boo.  


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