It’s another week of craveable art in New York City. Gallerist Meredith Rosen is joining us once again to recommend five must-see art events this week.
Paul McCarthy: Sculptures at Hauser & Wirth in Chelsea
Orly Genger: Iron Maiden at Larissa Goldston Gallery in Chelsea
Orly Genger: Red, Yellow and Blue at Madison Square Park
Sarah Braman Wallace Whitney at American Contemporary in the East Village
Michael Wang: Global Tone at Foxy Production in Chelsea
Christie’s auctioned off nearly half a billion dollars of art this week — beating all sorts of art world records. You might not have any abstract expressionist, pop, and contemporary masterpieces on your walls, but what follows are our suggestions of things that might (just barely) ease your art envy.
Roy Lichtenstein’s “Woman with Flowered Hat” went for $56,123,750 and his “Nude with Yellow Flower” went for $23,643,750. You could have your very own Lichtenstein-inspired iPhone case for less than $40.
Jean-Michel Basquiat’s “Dustheads” went for $48,843,750. You could get Reebok Ex-O-Fit Plus Hi Basquiat sneakers for just over $100.
Mark Rothko’s “Untitled” (Black on Maroon) went for $27,003,750. This MaxMara dress has a similar palette and feel for $795.
Philip Guston’s ”To Fellini” went for $25,883,750. This colorful weekend bag from Kate Spade Saturday has a similar vibe. It goes for $160 (and it has an interior cell-phone compartment!)
(This is obviously created in jest. A bag or a pair of shoes cannot substitute for an artistic masterpiece. We sincerely hope the Christie’s bidders enjoy their purchases — and we hope they choose to share them with museums so that the rest of us can see more great art in person.)
Perhaps it’s fitting that the movie about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 look at roaring 20s is inspiring a shopping bonanza. This is a guide to Gatsby shopping opportunities:
Tiffany’s Jazz Age Glamour Collection. Whether you’re in the market for diamonds and pearls or not, be sure to watch the video about the jewels of Great Gatsby, which includes interviews with Tiffany designers and actors from the flim. You can get the Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond Ring ($385,000), The Great Gatsby Collection Savoy Headpiece ($200,000), the Daisy Locket ($800), or other jazz age jewels.
Brooks Brothers’ Great Gatsby Collection is menswear styled from Catherine Martin’s costume designs for the film. To create the collection, Ms. Martin combed through the Brooks Brothers archives. Learn more about the collaboration here or watch a video about the costumes here. You can buy the Great Gatsby Collection Pink Stripe Linen Jacket for $698.00, the Great Gatsby Collection White Buck Wingtips for $598.00, or the Greyhound Walking Stick for $148.00.
Miuccia Prada designed more than 40 cocktail and evening dresses for the film in collaboration with Baz Luhrmann and costume designer Catherine Martin. Here’s a video about the collaboration and here’s a Wall Street Journal article about the “fashion moment.” Here’s Prada’s online feature about the collaboration. (You sadly can’t buy Prada’s looks for the film, but lookalikes are abundant.)
Swiss hosiery brand Fogal created the stockings seen in the movie. You can buy your own fancy legwear. Here’s a video about the collaboration. It turns out that, as hemlines rose in the 1920s, hosiery became a very important part of a woman’s wardrobe.
Beyond the fashion collaborations in the film itself, this season is full of Gatsby-inspired clothes — from hats to flapper dresses to billowing tops to clutches — that are suitable for jaunts to the East Egg or the West Egg (or just sticking around the city). Plus, there are items more directly inspired by Gatsby, including this Kate Spade Great Gatsby Book Clutch ($265).