Dear Shaded Viewers,
Last night the Museum of Art and Design in Columbus Circle threw a fundraising ball for the museum with a one-night art sale of metal works by artists, fashion designers and musicians.
Fashion & jewelry designer Michael Schmidt and his friend the actress Lisa Edelstein. Lisa stars as Dr. Lisa Cuddy on the mega-popular TV drama HOUSE. I had a great time chatting with her.
Slava Mogutin and Brian Kenny.
Brian Kenny's piece "Fallen Stars" – etching on gold foil scratch board. "The stars have fallen from their proud place in formation – a dramatic shift that reflects my uneasy feelings about the integrity of American power."
Large Bronze Urn by Rick Owens, part of an ongoing series of vessels cast in oxidized bronze in Paris.
Michael Stipe's Bronze Camera Replica, Diana with Flash
The Birdcage Keepsake Box by We Are Familia. It reminded me of the mechanized owl, Bubo in "Clash of the Titans:
Fashion designer Nicolas Petrou followed the metal-inspired dress code.
Fashion designer Jen Kao
Michael Schmidt's hardware; Jen Kao's handbag of her own design.
Schmidt and moi.
Monkey Love Monkey Money by David Victor Rose
House of Waris Copper Cuff, Series One made by artisans in Rajasthan, India.
The Creation of a Metal Ball and Everything Else by Amit Greenberg (brass and galvanized steel).
Slava Mogutin, Michael Schmidt (wearing a Martin Margiela skirt) and Lisa Edelstein.
Jewelry designer Anna Sheffield
Ange of ThreeAsFour & Michael Schmidt (the Zelig of the Metalball).
I was a tad bit disappointed that no one at the party was dressed like this:
Audrey Hepburn in Paco Rabanne in "Two for the Road" (1967)
Of course, I should have worn something like this:
Dadaist Hugo Ball at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, Switzerland
And then of course, the ultimate metal-fashion inspiration:
Thanks for reading.