Friday, February 24, 2012

Jill Krementz covers Cindy Sherman-Part II

Cindy Sherman was the guest of honor at a reception and a preview of her exhibition on Tuesday night at MoMA.

Hosted by Board Members Jerry Speyer and Marie-Josée Kravis, and MoMA Director Glenn Lowry, the guest list included artists, collectors, socialites, writers, photographers, CEOs, gallerists, curators, and a rock star.
The real Cindy Sherman wearing a dress by Marni, in front of the mural outside her 11-gallery retrospective on the sixth floor of MoMA.
Janelle Reiring and Helene Winer, co-owners of Metro Pictures. They have represented Cindy Sherman in New York from day one.
The artist greeting actress Kim Cattrall and MoMA PS1 director Klaus Biesenbach.
Sherman with Eva Respini, who curated the show. Cindy Sherman and her 9-year-old goddaughter Brookti Berne, a student at Churchill School.
Lucy Gallun, Curatorial Assistant who worked for two years with Eva Respini on the retrospective.
Barry Bergdoll, MoMA's Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, and MoMA Director
Glenn Lowry.
Hallie Hobson, a MoMA fundraiser.
Jeff Rosenheim, curator in the Department
of Photography at the Metropolitan Museum.
Lewis Cullman and his wife, Louise Hirschfeld.
Collector Michael Lynne in front of one of three Shermans he owns. Mr. Lynne is a Principal with Unique Features.
Playwright David Henry Hwang. He is working on a revival of Golden Child for the fall season. Drawing on true stories told by his Chinese grandmother, Hwang's 1997 Obie Award-winning play invokes the age in which his great-grandfather broke with Confucian tradition by converting to Christianity and unbinding his daughter's feet.
Terence Koh (born 1977 in Beijing, China), pictured with Kim Cattrall, is a Canadian artist. Koh creates handmade books and zines, prints, photographs, and sculptures and performances. Koh has exhibited widely in the United States and abroad. He has been the subject of several major solo exhibitions.
Wendi Deng Murdoch.
MoMA's Margaret Doyle and Glenn Lowry with Gallerist Peter MacGill.
Kim Cattrall Cindy Sherman.
Linda Zaretsky is a teacher who works with little children, organizing play groups. Her husband, Dorin Zaretsky, a lawyer who represents lots of artists, was with her but he wasn't wearing a red dress.
Peter Galassi, former Chief Curator of Photography at MoMA who spearheaded the acquisition of the complete Untitled Film Stills, Sherman's series of 70 photographs from 1977-80. Artist Eric Fischl, whose exhibition of portraits is on view at both of Mary Boone's spaces.
Janelle Reiring, Cindy Sherman, and Helene Winer.
Nicholas Ruiz, MoMA's assistant to the Director, Special Programming and Events. He's 21.
MoMA's Ann Temkin (Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture) with Claudia Gould, the newly appointed director of The Jewish Museum. Culture reporter Linda Yablonsky, who writes for the New York Times' T Magazine. She was covering the Sherman event for
Marie-Josée Kravis, who co-hosted the evening's celebration honoring Ms. Sherman. Filmmaker John Waters. Mr. Waters's interview with Cindy is in the exhibition catalogue.
R.E.M's frontman Michael Stipe, with John Waters.
Michael Stipe and Glenn Ligon. Mr. Ligon's retrospective at the Whitney was one of my favorite shows. The Studio Museum in Harlem's Thelma Golden wearing a dress designed by her husband, fashion designer Duro Olowu.
Susan Lowry. Marie-Josée Kravis and Roxana Marcoci, MoMA's Curator of Photography.
Brandi Pomfret-Joseph, one of MoMA's registrars.
Kelly Jones and Gaby Sirkin. Ms. Jones is an intern for Peter MacGill and Ms. Sirkin works for the photographer, Platon. Robert Menschel and his honey bun, writer Janet Wallach. Mr. Menschel donated a Cindy Sherman photograph to the museum in honor of
Jerry Speyer.
Photographer Ralph Gibson, who will have a book of 400 of his nude photographs published in June by Taschen.

"I always thought that Cindy Sherman was great, but now I think she's even greater than my words can describe."
MoMA PS1's Communications Director Rebecca Taylor, with freelance arts writer Alex Adler. Leah Dickerman, who curated the Diego Rivera exhibition still on at MoMA, and which you must not miss.
David Frankel, Editorial Director at MoMA. Eric Brown, co-owner of one of my favorite galleries, Tibor de Nagy.
New York magazine art critic, Jerry Saltz. Christian Alexa and his wife, Roxana Marcoci.
John Elderfeld (who curated MoMA's de Kooning show) and his wife, Jeanne Collins Elderfeld.
Painter Carroll Dunham. Judy Auchincloss, who is on crutches after having been hit by a taxi over a month ago while crossing Second Avenue.
Glenn Lowry and John Elderfeld. Art critic Jason Kaufman, who is a frequent contributor to the Washington Post.
A rather mournful looking Lou Reed. Mr. Reed in Gallery 10, the 2008 society portraits.
Painter Chuck Close with his beautiful girlfriend, Sienna Shields. Ms. Shields is from Alaska.
Robert Stevens is a historian who teaches at the School of Visual Arts. Celia McGee, a journalist, and her husband, Henry McGee, President of HBO Home Entertainment, are long-time fans of Cindy Sherman.
Kristine Bell, a partner at the David Zwirner Gallery. Zwirner will be featuring the small abstract paintings of Susan Frecon at the ADAA show at the Park Avenue Armory
in March.
Gallerist Friedrich Petzel and his girlfriend, Janine Latham. Ms. Latham is a teacher of English at St. Joseph's College in Brooklyn. Mr. Petzel will be featuring artist Allan McCollum (in a solo show) at the ADAA show at the Armory.
Loraine Boyle, who is one of the producers of the Broadway smash musical, Memphis. Lawyer Gordon Davis, who was once Parks Commissioner, and who was instrumental getting Wynton Marsalis's Jazz at Lincoln Center up and running.
Leaving the show, I had the great, good fortune to ride down in the elevator with photographer Albert Watson. Mr. Watson shoots for European Vogue.
My last photo of the evening. Heading east on 53rd Street, who should I run into but two of my favorite people, artists George and Betty Woodman, who were headed to MoMA. I have seen the documentary about their late daughter Francesca Woodman countless times. A retrospective of Francesca Woodman's photographs opens at the Guggenheim on March 14th.

Text and photographs © by Jill Krementz: all rights reserved.