A New Vanguard Is Reshaping the Art World & The Rubell Family’s Pied-à-Terre

Clockwise from top left: Antwaun Sargent (director at Gagosian) wears a Fear Of God suit jacket and trousers; Nanushka shirt and Tod’s boots. Naomi Beckwith (deputy director and chief curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation) wears a Gabriela Hearst blazer and pants and Bulgari bracelets. Nicola Vassell (founder, Nicola Vassell Gallery) wears a Christopher John Rogers shirtdress and trousers. Rashid Johnson (artist) wears a Chuks Collins suit and turtleneck. Isolde Brielmaier (deputy director, the New Museum) wears a Ulla Johnson jacket; Chloé dress and Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello boots. Susanna V. Temkin (curator, El Museo del Barrio) wears a Proenza Schouler long top; Dior earring and Tory Burch boots. Rujeko Hockley (associate curator, the Whitney Museum of American Art) wears a Victor Glemaud turtleneck and skirt and Bulgari earrings. Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels (director, Jack Shainman Gallery) wears a Jil Sander dress and Bulgari bracelet and earrings. Christine Y. Kim (curator of contemporary art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art) wears a Altuzarra dress and Jil Sander shoes. Courtesy Camila Falquez.

"One afternoon in late October, Christine Y. Kim, a curator of contemporary art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, methodically scans the gallery floor with her iPhone, providing an impromptu virtual tour of the new exhibition she’s hanging. The show, “Black American Portraits,” is designed as a tribute to the late curator David Driskell’s landmark 1976 LACMA exhibition “Two Centuries of Black American Art” and a complement to the portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama, by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald respectively, currently on view at the museum as part of their cross-country tour. “Can you see this one?” Kim says, angling the lens, accidentally catching herself via front-facing camera. A Kerry James Marshall painting zooms into view. She lingers on a photograph by Deana Lawson. Museum staff mull about, installing the works on hand, with brown paper cutouts as stand-ins for those that have yet to arrive."

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The dining room in Michelle and Jason Rubell's New York pied-à-terre, designed by Monica Fried. Photo by Nicole Franzen.

Designer Monica Fried crafts a timeless apartment with works by Rudolf Stingel, Rashid Johnson, Kim Dingle and Sayre Gomez for Collectors MICHELLE & JASON RUBELL.

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https://galeriemagazine.com/rubell-family-new-york/  WM

Wesley Yuen

Wesley Yuen is a collector based in Vancouver BC.

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