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mention his painted plants and jlchcsof
lawn-which push the mediumbeyond its
conventional pa rameters.
JENNIFER AND JAMES
CACIOPPO, COLLECTORS
When1 heCacioppos bn \olleLting Uk
years ago,lhc NewYorkcouple doVe struiht
into the deep(thut is, the emergi ngcnd of
the art pool, bypUssi ng the name-brond
shallows. "We like discJwcring artists our
selvcs," James 6)."plus. innicc to know
you' resupportingun artis t who nds the
moncy. Among th he and Jennifer have
collected who ure pining prominence arc
WWaUn, an Irnian-bornl AngclC
painterwo almat Lhildlike imagery sl yl y
eah notions of masculinity in Iiddlc
Eastern cul tuTes, and I,ooklyn painter
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U1, whose abstrct dcconstr uclcd
c\-0rclly--brcathenew
lifc intomoderist taditions.
CANDACE WORTH, ADVISER
Lil'ability is key, says orth."en1 look
ata pi< think, Will thisbin stor:fv
years from now?" ThaI doesn't mean she
@Dfor safe an..` look for work thaI's his
lorically awarebut nOIjust deri\'alh'-work
I hal showsa distincti\'{ Ioice.she e:plains,
One artist she' s currently followingis New
York-based Brie Runis, who brinlS afresh,
almost e:plosive plasticity to ceramics with
hcrdyamic sculptural creations. Another
is Svenjn Deininger, a painter living in
VlCnna and BTssds whose small-Cmin
imalist abstractions ha,-c a seductivc qui
etude, like whispers in a world of shouting.
Then thcre's Richard A Badmired
1NKW 6OMfLFlt1e Fe'. In her
B'ooklyn $|udlo.An unt itled pa inting SvenJa
oeinlnr. Q VCo"" ..uIO\u MTyWife
.9. Tala Madani', Q&Intln@OIIBWf
MIW2f0. A work by RlcMrd AI,,h made
... Ing oil. wa, .ndeM'coal on IIDn.
Brooklyn urlist whose spartan. mercurial
painlings have a loose and enlging can't
be-pin ned-down spirit, vcering between
abstraction and nprcscntaliOfl whilerefe.
enCing JUSt aboutevcr y art lIl'emcm from
the past ISOyears.
ZOr AND JOEL DICTROW,
COllECTORS
E-mail and the Internet may facilitate a
lot ofart sales these days, but nOI for the
Dicl'Ows "We lookat art the ol d-fashiOcd
waywe g Illeries, says zoewilh a
chuckIe. "ThaI'S the Ixst woy to6Cabody
of work. when we tlorled, OVCI years
@wegQvil ated lowardemel'ngartists,
and we nel'er lefl thut.' One fasl riser
they've been following is lrooklyn-bascd
WWI NO5C ub5truct painlin.
pulsaling wil h \'ari'K'd (.'lor, sUg'CSt The
blurs and pilelalion oflow-res diblal imag
ery. Anolher is 1R N " Cole, a lrovidence.
Rhode Islund, artist whose 'idcly elhib
ited w(rk \(yambiguously with themes of
Mtalgia. p;triOlism. and industry. Take the
American naghe's made out of sheets of
lead. sewn togctker with metal tkread-a
nod to steClmakingOnd the compl1sym"
holism of lheStars and SOiQ =
\IlAT IMPACT liAS TilE INTERNET IIAO ON MAKING ART MORE ACCESSIBLE?
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tne Intefl>ll$ tnat GO
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Ihe wood Mov bHna0le Ylew
my wo.kWRhave neve. lually
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eampl 6 Is sponsorlnafree admission
\0 mUums, labil Is hml0
fepll008x0f!0nc0 O5tnen
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theaOlllty US66arl 0nline Is en
eno,,s ltiv. J1!lO0to
BCCUB0lve'slty ofart that oe
WIId f6M0In unknownlothem. "
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Clockwise frombelow: BrookIyO anisl
JI;" oa1t in her studio. lhtenSlePub,.
digitally hybdlze<lmaobyJon Ralman.
"still 1tOA I..ael'. mUperior","nce/
IntefView with actD< Melanie Glfith. 5 .10
Woman, a .culptureby Ruby Sky Sliler.
LAURA SOLOMON, ADVISER
Winy and well-versed, Solomon has three
adjectives for the ashe likes: "lwautifL
chall"nbng, and a bit n,,isted." Artists she
rcds meet Usccriteria? Brooklyn sculptor
RubySky Stiler, fur une, who"", arresting
construcions mash up dementuf male and
female bOics, of ancient andmodernscu Ip
furc, rdcl'ncingthc fluidnatul of identity.
While the pieces look mass;\-c1y heay and
archaic, they're actuallymade uflighr-eight
foamandr.bcrglass coll:.' Cd withQQ!that
she "a.,-s" with a faux patina. Solomon is
also a fan of JmDaul!, another Brooklyn
visionary, who makes lively abstmct paint
inb as well as tenuous, b'l"eous assem
blages of colored Formica and Plexiglas
sheets curled and tied together like free
verse gif-wrapping Uthat bring Imind
Koons's hib<-polish balloon animals.
PETER REt,US, COLLECTOR
One might assume that Remes, a Minne
apolis developer whorepurposcs old indus
trial buildings, would be fixated on the
past But his penchant fnr up-and-corin!
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talents stems from how their "'ork antici
pates what lies ahead. "I fed like cuntem
poraryart is rcaehing into the future and
brinbngit back to u,
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he says. really like
how disruptive young artists' ideas arc to
the status quo." Among those he's follow
ingdoscly is MontrealbasedJonRafan,
who mines today's Interet linb'Ua fanca
low-res photos, choppy videos, and 3
computer animation-to create his darkly
humorous photographic works. Another
favoriteis AexIsrael, an L.A. artist known
for the awkward deadpan interviews he
conducts with wi l l ing celebrities like
Rachel Zoe and Melanic Grifth. The cap
tivatin!", at times absurd Warholian ,'idco
(milable onYouTube) have J;l ined himone
substantial following, while his dreamyas
a-sunset pastel paintinb' S-which he uses
as backdrops for the com-ersations-ha"e
gJined him another.
MARK HUGHES, ADVISER
Afcr more than a decade in the NewYork
b' lleryworld, HUhes rccentiymo\'ed back
to his nativeAstralia, takinghisbobal out
look V1Uhim. But he's keen on a fe'" of his
counnymen, includingn1sla Nkolu, a
Melbourne painter whose candy-hued
color-field canvases Hughes describes as
"Rothko onEcstasy, with a Baroque twist:'
Another favorite is Sydney-and Melboure
based 1l8nNel, whose kaleidoscopic
collages ha"e a heavenly Tintoretto-like
bandeur. Becauseshe wurcim'Cry fom
books from the past century, Hughes says,
"you endup with all thesedifferent textures
that give you an interesting-perspective on
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Sol at Sotheby's. "Magniicenl Ritual
Bronzes-P / 1MCoet o Jlius
Eberan1 (Nwy. September1 n
Conno<5SeUrs packed the rom 10tnis landomrk
sa'" 01 ten ancient Chinese bronzes-all created 10<
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Sold atBonhams. -Fine Jr
(ondon. September 11)
Art OeO treasures led the
way at this e<lectic auction. with
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OQening at Paris's Grand Palais
on December. an unusual
brooch made by the storied lirm
rouse< intense intere.' Designed
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coriosities. a graphically
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brought $S.bOO, more than
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UNTITUP fPAWIN05Of THE
WALL), 2011, BYOSCAR MURILLO
Sold at Phil"ps. "under IheInf"",e"
(NwVo. Seplember 19)
Rendeed in 0<1 stick. SIray paint.
ename( and dirt. Ihi$ abstract canva$
achieved an e.traordinary $330.00-
an auction re(od lor tne Colombian
born. London-based talent and
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hIgh e.timale. "sked Mur;lIo.ju.t
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A fixture of the fashion jet set for decades-and the author of a captivating new memoir
Giancarlo Giammetti opens the doors to his ultrarefined, art-filled Manhattan aerie
ou can't bT
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Giammetti. Haised in Rome'sSalarioquaner,
he came of 'in the era of LaDokeVita, the
dty's mostgloriousperiod in modern times. In
1960 Giammeni. then2l, fOI'd an extraordinary
personal andprofessional partnership with
Valentino Garavani. With Giammeni managing
the designer's bosiness, the t men built the
house ofValenrino, Rome's most iconic and endur
ing fashion brand. The partners retired from
the company in 208, but their fJmously IU:urious lifestyle-what
Giammeni Olis "theValentino way of Ii f"-has not diminished.
ForGiammeni that has meant, in pan, a retreat toothercitie,.
primarilynonhern andless hideboundplaces like PJris. London,
and NewYork, where, with the helpnf de,igner Jacques Grange,
he has created an art-flled penthouse atop an cast-side tower
with panoramic viewsofthe city and Long Islandbeyond_
'"Rome i, freighted with too many memories. It can make you
feel hemmed in. even if what you recall arc amazing times, says
Giammeni, whu revisitmany happy days in his justpublished
photO,'"aphic memoir,Private: GiancarloGiammecti (ssooline).
"NewYurk for me is mure unchartedterritory. I amstill a tuurist
here. It's incredible huwmuch I discm-crertime I appruach
the winduws. Unless it's bad weather-then I'm in a gray duud.H
E,en if NewYurk still holds a certain mystery, Giammeni
is hardly a stranger to the town. PrivQlCis chuck-full uf snap
shot, taken by him, documenting cocktail parties and nights
at Studio S4 and other hot spots of yore-evidence of the wide
s""Jthhe and Valentino cut in the dty, staning in 1970. "hen
they opened a boutique on Fifth Avenue. "The frst person to
show us around Ne'" York was Diana Vreeland, right aftr
she left V%'<,"Giammetti says. He writes in Private that "Diana
was first and foremost a connector. She would have supper
"'ith us, Jackie Kennedy, AndyWarhol, and 2S other people,
and make it seem like an e\'eryday affir.H
Giammctti's book not only illustrates more than half a
century of jet-set social wh ir!. it also offers glimpses of the beau
tifl interiors he andValentino crafted over the years-stab'
sets for their distincti"e brJnd of glamorous andgJdousliving,
always surrounded by the stars, models. and socialites of the
moment. In the late '80sGiammetti hired the 1q'ndaryMilan
based desilner Rcnzo Mongiardino. knm\'n for kaleidoscopic
pattern combinations and the use of trompe l'oeil, to decorate his
rambling villa in the Tuscan twnof Cetona-Mongiardino's
final project_ Today my style is much simpler." says Giammetti,
who trained to be an architect at the Universita di Architettura
La Sapienza in Rome before droppingoot to join Valentino
in bosiness. '"I love lufy ruums and big upen spaces where {nler
tainin!is eaier and where art is verimportnt. However.
I do not builduseless walls to gin space for art. I don't want
my house to look like a galler with white walls andgreat lights."
Th{rewas no dangr ofthat in the Manhattan penthouse,
but the glass walls that provide such stunning views also limited
the places wh{re Giammetti could hang hiscollection of paint
inJ' by artists such as Picasso, Cy Twombly, David Hockncy,
Jean-Michel Boiat, andRichardPrince_ The liJt-box efect
endemic to ,uch apartmentwm; anathema to Giammetti, so
Grange enhanced the home's warmthand intimacy by amplifyin!
the floor-to-ceil ing colomn that break op thetran,parent
expanses. sheathin!themin Indian mica. The material, in ,him
meThutuf charcoal and br-..s. is used throughout the entertain
ing area, addinga texturedgemstone qoality_ '"I love rooms with
a darker ft'Cling,"Giammctli says. "NewYork is a city uf lij-ht and
views. but I wanted a compromise bell-tn thatopennts and m
Im'e of warmer. darker tunes. I would dtribe the louk of the
apartment as chiaroscuro, with rich bruwns andb'Uld accents.H
Granb", and Giammeni had wurked tob"therunce befure,
onaLondon apartment that has a similar plan. featuring
a number of lal'" open rooms. a dusky palene. and a masculine.
b'aphk style, "'ith a deft balance between decorandan."[
always seem to buy art that fts naturallyinto my at'thetic," says
Giammetti. "'ho has a tastefor iconic "urks with immediate
"'al power. "The paintinb ft the houses as the decor fits with
the paintinb. lt's imponant for me that nothing sccm forced."
Throub-hout the"bnhananapanment, harmony prevails
In an intimate seating area, a bold Picasso nude fm t954 and a
whimsical Hockncy painting from a decade later play nicely
ahm'e matching plushsof.s that keep company \\th a gilded bam
boo table, a graccfuI ' 30 Eub'Cne Print1 console, and two robust
contemporary side tbles inblack acrylic. In the dining area, a
magisterial Ba>quiat cam'as preside< m-cr a pair of circularlacqoer
tables. Inalmost every room, decorative sculpturand ,'esscls
fromthe FarEast add a subtle Asianrefrain tthe mix.
Giammetti enterins reb'Ularly, and when the handsome tribe
of muS, loyal employees. family. and friends arraythemseh'C
in these spaces. thcy forma rbleau a perfectly cat as a Valentino
ronwayshm\'. "Valentino canbe moch moreformal thanI am,"
Giammetti says. "He lih"S humes with manyflours anda distinct
,eparJtion of space_ I entertainin the style of a salon-fend, drop
pingby. buffet lunchur dinner withi"Uple all m'er the huusc."
There arc fewpartnerships in fashion ur any uther rtalm as
long-livedand successfl as Valentino and Giammenis. Their
styles at times cuntrast but arc unerly cumplementary. The
couturier is nostalbc and an incurable romantic.Giammctti is
mure of a pragmatist and is anr-dcted to everhingmudern
"'hich is why he dedded to put dO"n stakes in Gotham. [ love
the informality ofAmerica." he says. "New York for Valentino
and me has always been a place to expand, to be openand free."c
TEXT EY M . TT TYRN"UER PHOTOGR .. PHY EY EJORN W"lL .NDER PROOUCED BY C .. RLOS MOT ..
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COLLECTED WISDOM
Collaborating with designer Francis D'Haene, art dealer Amy Gold and auction
power broker Brett Gorvy transform a New York apartment into a sleek stage for
the couple's growing trove of thought-provoking works
TEXT BYJULIE l. BELCOVE PHOTOGRAPHY BY THOMAS LOOF PRODUCED BY HOWARD CHRISTlAN
-,. , - ('S a ,Dnny Saturday afteroonwhen the carefully wpped
parec] Ur;"C at Amy Gold 3nd Brett Gurvy's apartment
on New York's Upper West Side. Kneeling on the living
room rug, Gold. a private art dealer. gleefully opens the
latest additions to the couple's collectionuf cunkmporary
works: a porcelain foot with a protruding spike heel by
Birbt Jiirgcnsscn and two phutobaphs of a hcart-shapNl mud
scolplul byAna Mcnrlida. Both artists werCimportant feminist
fib'urcs and both, ait happens, died in their prime-Ju1'b'nSSen
the victim uf cancer, Mendieta falling frum a34th-noor window,
"We love a tle "'man artist." Gold wryly observcs,
Nut that an untimely demise is a prerequisite, addsGorv, who
is the chairman and international head ofpoSTwar and contem
porary art at Christie's, where he makes a living tracking down
plum estates and iconic works with instant global appeaL The
collcoion he and Gold have assembled emphasizes photographs
and works on paper that arc primarily intimate in scale and tend
toward the monochromatic, Canon dwellers like Cy Twombly,
Ab"'es Marrin, and Yayoi Kusama have their place, but the mix is
not one of obvious brand-name prizes, Instead these arc subtle
pieces that reward close attntion: Examine a Gabricl Orozcopho
tOI,'aph nf a piano keyboard and sec the artist's own breath, or
study a Hiroshi SUb<moto nightscapc and find the faintest rence
tion nf the moon. Obscssi"elyintricate black-and-white drawin)'i
byBruce Connerfactorprominentlythroughout thetwo-bcJroom
apartment, which the couple shares with their eight-year-old
daul,<hter. Tamsin. Displayed awinst a backdrop of muted tones
E
the dear division of formal and family arc as. Upon buying the
home, they interviewed four architects. Francis D'Ha"",, of
D'ApostrophcDcsib'l "'U the only one whoasked !Osee the apart
ment before sending a proposal. Gor"y and Gold hired him.
Not surprisingly for two people in their line of work, both
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opened the librarytocrcatcugJllcry-likc scqucncc with the living
and dining spaces. There, athroughuut the apartment. architec
tural details arc spare and simple. Blu the home is not, as Gurvy
nOleS, "a cold, minimalist box."
For Tamsin. D'Hacn" devised a suile. using a pocket door 10
husband and wife have ",hat Gorv calls ""cry specific taste." link her bedroom with a den that docs double duty as a guest
Fortunately for their marriage. his and hers arc very closely chamber. He upholstered herbed in a lUender fabric and papered
ali)"'ed. D'Haene, too, was on the same page. The architect set her bathwith purple and)'a butterfiesthat take fli),>t across the
about modernizing the space while preserving the prewar feel, ceiling. Each year, Gold and Gorvy give Tamsin a drawing for her
embarking on a gut renovation in which he rcconf),'Ured the cxist- birthday; among the gf displayed on her walls are fantastical
ing four bedrooms. and, among other changes to the floor plan. Marcel 07ama depictions of tree people.
A: In t" dining rm. Mttlino chi in a Oooghi a fabr",
surround a HU_S Chevalier table fromStvium. which dlspys
a Fran. West p>e_ The l>gllt fiJWre is by Serge Mouille. the
"r<e-scale photOraph Is by Hiroshi SIlroto, tesideboard
is byRime Haon for BO Design. and t"" f\lg i by Tai Ping_
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To set the tone furiture-wise, the apartment relics ona hand-
ful of statement pieees-inciuding a graceful Patrick NagJr day
bedpaired with shaggy black lounge chairs in the library and
kidney-haped Vladimir Ka!, n sofa that face each other acros,
a trio of curvy mirrored co.ktail rabie, by arti,an Sila Seandel
in the living room. Gold and Gon.)'
arc certainly fond of a little
,,himsy. The dining room. "'here the two frequently entertain in
small ),.oups, features a Jaime Hayun sideboard with eight le)'S.
eaeh a different shape. And earlier this year Gold bought her
husband a risque cat seu lpture-conee;led by the Dutch des;!,,
collective Studio Job-whose eyes light up when its feline form
is touched in just the right spot.
Aof course, remains theprimary pursuit. "I'd rather li"e,,;th
money on my walls than in the bank. says Gorvy, pausingbcfore
a tableau of80 MartinCreed drawin),, rendered ;njuicy marker.
'"It was expensive," he rccalls of the series, which the couplefound
years oock at the Frieze art fair in London. I didn't sleepall night."
The next morning when he ealledIwan'Vrth, whowas selling the
piece, to back out of the purchase, the dealer con\'inced himoth
endse. '"He said the ma)'e words: 'I know you're going to regret
it:"Gon)' remembers_ '"Hegot thep)'chology."Aboth art-world
po",er players and passion3te collectors, Gorvyand Goldunder
,tand the mind-sct of deire all too welLe
Fr r: O'Haene des>gned the banQuette and
table for the breakfast area, which showcases on. of
Christopher Wool's signature tetbased wo<s.
The kitchen futures a Gaggenau cootop, Miele wall
""ens. and a SubZero refrigerator. / drawing se"es
by Marti n creed linuone side o a hallway.