Openings & Parties: Frieze New York

A selection of people who were inside the Frieze tent around 4:30 pm on Thursday afternoon.

Photographs by Christos Katsiaouni

See all of our Frieze coverage here

Openings & Parties: Rob Pruitt – The Last Panda

In the wreckage of what used to be Gavin Brown’s Passerby, Rob Pruitt displayed a farewell painting to a subject very familiar in his art, the panda bear. Christos Katsiaouni was there to document the final countdown.

Openings & Parties: Focus Paintings and XSTRACTION at The Hole

Ah, Spring. It brings bursts of color to the go-to blackness of New York, and forms shapes from the bundled layers. I say this both about the work in XSTRACTION and the crowd that gathered at The Hole. Holton Rower’s new paintings are deceptively great as well, drawing the viewer’s focus to the out-of-focus. Christos Katsiaouni was on autofocus to photograph it all.

Openings & Parties: The Whitney Museum’s Annual Art Party

This was a good party with nice art, drinks and babes, and the Whitney raised over $450,000 towards their independent study program. Win-win.

Photos by Christos Katsiaouni.

Openings & Parties: The Ninth Annual BAMart Silent Auction at The Hole

Last night The Hole hosted the opening party for the Ninth Annual BAMart Silent Auction. Christos Katsiaouni was there to capture the scene.

Openings & Parties: Andrew Kuo – You Say Tomato

Andrew Kuo’s new exhibition of acrylic paintings opened to a packed house this past Thursday at Marlborough Chelsea. Christos Katsiaouni was there to capture the scene.

Openings & Parties: Elizabeth Peyton at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise

A luminous crowd filled Gavin Brown’s westside space this past Thursday night for the opening of Elizabeth Peyton’s latest show. Christos Katsiaouni was there to capture the scene.

Openings & Parties: Nudes.

If you read the site, you’re well aware that we put together a “nude” show at Guerrero Gallery last Saturday. What you haven’t seen are pics of some of the ladies (and Tim Diet) that attended the show. So, here you go.

Photos by Joe Russo

If you’re out in SF, Nudes. is on view until April 6th. See it online here.

Openings & Parties: Chicken or Beef?

The Danes stormed into town Thursday night for the opening of Chicken or Beef?, A Transcontinental Survey of Figurative Painting curated by Jesper Elg of V1 Gallery. And while none of the Danes are actually pictured here (sorry, guys), they were there… and this show is magic.

Photos by Christos Katsiaouni

Openings & Parties: Printed Matter Sandy Benefit Relief Auction Preview Reception

Hurricane Sandy dumped six feet of water into the basement storage of Printed Matter, resulting in a loss of over 9,000 books. To help ease the cost of repair and enhancement of their storage, a benefit auction and selling exhibition is currently taking place at the Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space. Christos Katsiaouni was in house this past Thursday to document some of the attendees of the art preview.

Have a look at the artwork up for auction here

Openings & Parties: Mario Testino at Prism

This past Saturday in sunny Los Angeles, PRISM presented the opening preview and reception for a new exhibition of select works from legendary photographer Mario Testino. Coinciding with Oscars weekend, famous faces from the worlds of art, fashion and entertainment came together to celebrate the Peruvian photographer.

The exhibition is on view through March 30th.

Photos courtesy of David X Prutting / BFA NYC

Openings & Parties: Eyes Wide Wider

A pleasant set of partygoers came together downtown on Thursday night at a party hosted by Kalika Farmer, Smash Simmons, Kilo Kish and Kitty Ca$h and Dossier to celebrate Kalika Farmer’s new video for Tempers Eyes Wide Wider (Balaeric Edit). Christos Katsiaouni was there to capture the scene.

Openings & Parties: Jean-Michel Basquiat at Gagosian

After our cameras got shut down repeatedly, we took to the outside to document the babes waiting in the cold on a 100-yard long line to get into Larry Gagosian’s museum.

Photos by Christos Katsiaouni

Openings & Parties: Les Ballets De Faile

After the blowout opening night on February 1st, friends and family were invited back to Lincoln Center to take in Faile’s epic installation and accompanying exhibition.

Party photos by Christos Katsiaouni

Openings & Parties: Photographs

The Fuji Film sponsored show curated by Ken Miller featuring William Eggleston, Nan Goldin, Ryan McGinley, Martin Parr, Terry Richardson, and Stephen Shore opened last Thursday at Aperture. It was crowded and hot. Christos Katsiaouni sweated it out for the pictures.

Openings & Parties: This Is THIS

Grayson Revoir’s installation of an ATV on a Trampoline took center stage at the opening of This Is THIS, a group show “exploring a selection of works engaging the potential of commonplace objects” at Zach Feuer in Chelsea. Christos Katsiaouni was there to photograph some of the attendees.

Openings & Parties: (damage)

Robert Lazzarini’s latest exhibition (damage), opened at Marlborough Chelsea this past Thursday. Featuring Lazzarini’s trademark distortions, the show will remain on view until February 16th.

Photos by Christos Katsiaouni

Openings & Parties: JAIMIE WARREN, The Whoas of Female Tragedy II

Man, what a show. Go see it at The Hole, where it’s on view until February 9th. Here’s what the opening looked like.

Photos by Christos Katsiaouni

Openings & Parties: PopRally – Writers and Writers

Last night in the depths of MoMA, GZA, Adam Mansbach, José Parla, and Alan Ket were onstage discussing and exploring connections between graffiti and literature, and the hip-hop world. Afterwards, an invigorated crowd kept the conversation flowing to tunes from DJ J. Period and each took home a copy of Mansbach’s new book Rage Is Back.

Christos Katsiaouni was there for some pictures.

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