Art Parties Offer a Sneak Peek of Art Basel

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On November - 27 - 2013

 YOUNG 072By:  Mary Jo Almeida-Shore 

YoungArts Midnight Supper at the St. Regis 

The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort honored its century-old tradition of the Midnight Supper in a partnership with the National YoungArts Foundation, at an elegant dinner on Thursday, November 14, hosted by Marco Selva, General Manager of The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, and Sarah Arison, board of trustees for National YoungArts Foundation. The sophisticated gathering featured live musical performances, by YoungArts musicians.  After a silent auction, a champagne sabering, and a welcome toast by Selva, guests enjoyed a four-course feast by Brad Kilgore, Chef de Cuisine of J&G Grill, the resorts critically acclaimed restaurant. 

Claudia Brod, Jordan Claure, Jillian Jacobson, Jennifer Levin and Martin Rozenblum co-hosted the beautiful evening.  The time-honored tradition of the Midnight Supper was started by Caroline Astor, the brands founding patroness and doyenne of the Gilded Age high society, who herself used to host these intimate dinners, which often began at the stroke of midnight. The tradition of the Midnight Supper at The St. Regis New York dates back to the hotels founding in the early 20th Century- when members of Manhattans high society would join the Astors in their home for a decadent midnight meal, following the seasons most exclusive social affairs.  These dinners were restricted to the Astor 400, an exclusive group, handpicked by Caroline Astor herself.  At Mrs. Astors famous Midnight Suppers, guests would continue the evenings festivities, celebrating well into the morning. Today, St. Regis continues this unique tradition of the hotels founding family by hosting Midnight Suppers at St. Regis hotels and resorts around the world. While once commencing at midnight, they now conclude at this hour. The YoungArts Midnight Supper gave us a glimpse of the St. Regis’ heritage and an opportunity to enjoy a brief revival of this time-honored event.


Maman Gallery Launch 

Craig Robins and Argentine gallerist, Daniel Maman hosted the launch of Maman Gallery, Mamans first U.S. location in Miamis Design District, on Tuesday, November 19.  Notable guests Jorge Perez, Iran Issa-Khan, artist-duo Rosario

Marquardt and Roberto Behar, Claudio Stivelman, Brandi Reddick, Michael Leondas Kirkland, Tara Solomon and Nick D’Annunzio, Fabian Basabe, Martina Borgomanero Basabe, Susie and Walid Wahab, Carly and Steve Patterson, Dana and Gary Shear, Dan Lieberman, Jerry Libbin, Ricardo Dunin, Andres Fanjul and Ariel Burman braved a stormy night to join the Maman family and to marvel at the extensive collection.  

The gallery showcased a great body of work from the Daniel Maman collection, with contemporary and modern pieces by artists including Fernando Botero, Raul Lozza, Leon Ferrari, Guillermo Kuitca, Liliana Porter, Emilio Di Calvacanti, Anna Maria Maiolino and Daniel Scheimberg.

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