Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Opening reception for Ati Sedgwick at VFGI townhouse

Richard Johnson, Jennifer Creel, Anthony Haden-Guest, Ati Sedgwick, Mary Snow, Lionel von Richthofen, and Douglas Dechert
Last Tuesday night Brian Frasca opened his VFGI townhouse on East 80th Street for a reception hosted by Mary Snow and Lionel von Richthofen for Ati Sedgwick and to preview her paintings curated by Doug Dechert.

The interiors of the VFGI townhouse are adorned with four floors of Lautrecs, Miros, and other major works because it's also the flagship building for VFGI insurance, an international fine art insurance brokerage.

The evening brought out an interesting mix of art, media and society. The artist's son-in-law, New York Post columnist Richard Johnson attended with his wife Sessa along with Anthony Haden-Guest, who took notes for his own story about the event. The Wall Street Journal’s James Taranto could be seen chatting up John Dizard, the brilliant financial commentator for the FT.

Around and about the rooms: Jennifer Creel, Susan Gutfreund, Muffie Potter Aston, Mark Gilbertson, Lara Meiland Shaw, Amanda Ross, Claudia Bull, Dorrit Morley, Juliet Longuet, Renee Rockefeller, Omar Hernandez and Whitney StrohKaren Kieselstein-Cord; Gallerists Mark Murray and Andrew Miller, with Bob Turner who was in town from the left coast for the Armory show.
Gerald Brant, Lionel von Richthofen, Mary Snow, Andy Moses, Meredith Ostrom, Javier Romero, Renelio Marin, and Nikki Beel
Dale Ashley and Ati Sedgwick
Libby Fitzgerald, Jennifer Creel, Amanda Ross, and Muffie Potter Aston
Ati Sedgwick and Muffie Potter Aston
Ati Sedgwick Mary Snow
A_5697 Jill Frizzley, Nikki Beel, Ati Sedgwick, Nela Martin, and Sessa von Richthofen
Anthony Haden-Guest, Sara Beth Shrager, Mark Murray, and Douglas Dechert
Jennifer Creel, Libby Fitzgerald, and Amanda Ross
Sessa von Richthofen, Jennifer Creel, and Nikki Beel
Richard Johnson, John Dizard, and Anthony Haden-Guest
Amanda Ross and Claudia Bull
Annie Watt and Renelio Marin
Jennifer Creel John Cunningham and Ati Sedgwick
Amanda Ross and Dorrit Morley
Mark Gilbertson, Libby Fitzgerald, and Karen Glover
Lionel von Richthofenand Bruno Santos Camilla Olsson, Bruno Santos, and Heidi Leiser
Sarah Johnson Court, Sara Beth Shrager, and Brian Frasca
Colleen Gutline O'Neil and Joseph O'Neil Mary Snow, Patrick McMullan, and Jennifer Creel
Juliette Longuet, Mark Gilbertson, and Kathy Prounis
Gerald Brant, Lionel von Richthofen, and Javier Romero
Katherine Boudria Selkirk and Philip Selkirk Lara Meiland-Shaw and Juliette Longuet
Mary Snow and Meredith Ostrom
Nela Martin, Sessa von Richthofen, and Jill Frizzley
Andy Moses, Anthony Haden-Guest, Meredith Ostrom, and William Turner
Jennifer Creel, Mary Snow, and Renee Rockefeller
Omar Hernandez, Susan Gutfreund, and Michael Fratz Lionel von Richthofen, Mary Snow, and Richard Johnson
Meredith Ostrom and Brandon Coburn
Susan Gutfreund and Patrick McMullan Douglas Dechert and Meredith Ostrom
RIchard Johnson
Photographs by Annie Watt