Ann Taylor Celebrates its 50th
Patti Hansen
Mary Alice Stevenson
Zora Alexander, Karen Alexander, and Ella Alexander
Robert Lussier and Angela Lindvall
Annie Leibovitz and Anna Wintour
Ann Taylor celebrated its 50th Anniversary at the Chelsea Art Museum with a little help from Vogue. The evening featured a silent auction of portraits of models Twiggy, Beverly Johnson, Linda Evangelista, Karen Elson and Erin O’Connor to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Ann Taylor’s new fall fashion campaign includes portrait photographs by Annie Liebovitz of models from past, present and future that celebrate the 50th anniversary of the company.

Guests included Anna Wintour, model Patti Hansen, models Angela Lindvall, Lisa Cant, Ein Tang, Dalia, Oluchi, l Karen Elson, Kate Elson, Jihae, Mary Alice Stephenson (Harper’s), Karen Alexander and her daughters Ella and Zora, Jane Hanson (NBC anchor), Richie Rich (Heatherette), Donna Hanover, Nancy Brinker (Susan G. Komen Foundation), Katie Ford (Ford Models).
Karen Elson and Kate Elson
Lisa Cant
Bai Ling
Nancy Brinker and Kay Krill

Photographs by Richard Orjis/PMc

The opening reception of a solo exhibit by Saul Chase at the Maya Stendhal Gallery in Chelsea
Alecka Heinrici, Risa Chase, Ekatrina Savtchenko, Angela DiRosetta, and Maya Stendhal
Saul Chase and Douglas Kelley

A couple of weeks ago at the Maya Stendhal Gallery in Chelsea, a steadfast crowd found a pleasant solace at the opening reception of a solo exhibit by Saul Chase. Glistening faces found immediate refuge amid the tranquil aura of Chase’s signature, “Noir Luminism.”

Saul Chase with Harry and Maya Stendhal

Collectors, dealers, friends and family gathered to celebrate the significant reemergence of Chase and his Recent Paintings. The show includes two series of paintings: Answering Light, twelve compositions in acrylic and graphite on panel (55 x 48 in.), and The Beautiful Hours, small oil paintings on paper, arranged as polyptychs and boxed in plexiglass.

Among the guests at the opening were art collectors Larry and Jane Dinkin, who purchased the entire collection of The Beautiful Hours for their newly built mansion in Sands Point, Long Island and plan on donating it to a major Museum. Other guests included Marteen Barr, Michael Brockman, Frederick Lembeck, Sharon Rosenberg, George Martel, and Marilyn Silver.

The Beautiful Hours
(1985 – 1996)
Porcelain Sky
Oil on Paper
Answering Light
Wetlands Morning, 2000
55" x 48"
Acrylic and graphite on wood panels
Art critic Douglas Kelley has already coined Chase’s work as “Noir Luminism," describing his canvases as breathtaking fantasy landscapes inspired by nature and memory. Luminism was a nineteenth century American art sub genre that was an outgrowth of the Hudson river school which had among its chief concerns the romantic and heroic capture of the grand atmospheric and lighting effect that some say suggest an early link to impressionism. Its practitioners included Frederick E. Church, Fitz Hugh Lane, John F. Kensett, and Sanford R. Gifford.

In the last 20 years chase has shifted to impossible imagery romantic semi representational landscapes, his painterly vision continues to encompass this fascination with nature and its ability to reveal its existential extra ordinariness is a legacy to his main inspiration the English romantic landscape artist Joseph Mallord Willliam Turner(1775-1851)

Saul Chase’s work is in the permanent collection of Smithsonian American Art, the Brooklyn Museum and American Academy of arts and letters. Chase earned a B.A. in fine arts from the City College of New York and a M.A. from CUNY.

The exhibit at Maya Stendhal Gallery will be on view until November 1st, 2004.
L. to r.: John Wegorzewski and Maya Stendhal; Michael Moers and Maya Stendhal; John Wegorzewski, Ekatrina Savtchenko, Saul Chase, and Alexandre Heinrici.

Zang Toi previewed his 2005 Spring Collection and his diffusion line, Toi House. Ivana Trump was front row and beau Rosano Rubicondi modeled in the runway show. Sidenote: Zang completely wardrobed Ivana earlier that week for her new reality dating show called "Ivana Young Man," to debut on FOX in the Fall.
Ivana Trump, Amy Fine Collins, and Richard Turley
Zang and models
Bill Duke
L. to r.: The runway; Models Wendy Fitzwilliam and Ling.
Alana Stewart and Kimberly Stewart
Bronson Van Wyck
Zang Toi with ivana Trump and Rosano Rubicondi
Mickey Boardman

Photographs by Chance Yeh /PMc

Woody Johnson and the NY Jets hosted a private screening of Universal Pictures' and Imagine Entertainment's Friday Night Lights at Hampton Cinema and Cittanuova, East Hampton
Christine Schwarzman and Laura Landro
Woody Johnson and Casey Johnson
L. to r.: Casey Johnson and Jamie Johnson; Russell Simmons, Fonzworth Bentley, and Andre Harrell; Richard Johnson and Sessa Von Richthofen.
L. to r.: Robert Weisenthal and Cristina Greeven Cuomo; Gregg Bello and Leah Danielle; Fabiola Bercasa.
Lizzie Granger, Mattie Siegal, Gary Seigal, and Peggy Seigal
Russell Simmons and Lorraine Bracco

Photographs by Patrick McMullan/PMc


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