The Summer Party at The Glass House
by Paul Laster
Artists, curators, collectors, and dealers gathered at the Glass House for the annual summer party, which raised funds to support the Glass House programs and preservation projects.
Built between 1949 and 1995 by architect Philip Johnson, the Glass House is a National Trust Historic Site located in New Canaan, CT. The 49-acre landscape comprises 14 structures, including the Glass House, and features a permanent collection of 20th century painting and sculpture, along with temporary exhibitions.
E.V. Day had a site-specific exhibition referencing spiders and webs in Da Monsta, the last pavilion that Johnson added to the property in 1995, and Tauba Auerbach had an undulating sand sculpture displayed on a Mies van der Rohe table in the Glass House, where a missing Alberto Giacometti piece had long been on view.
Visitors had the full run of the estate—which includes works by Frank Stella, Julian Schnabel, Donald Judd, Robert Rauschenberg, Cindy Sherman, David Salle, and others—while enjoying a picnic lunch prepared by Chef Brian Lewis from Elm and the trippy sounds of musician Eliza Rickman.
Paul Laster is a writer, editor, curator, artist and lecturer. He’s a contributing editor at ArtAsiaPacific and Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art and writer for Time Out New York, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Galerie Magazine, Sculpture, Art & Object, Cultured, Architectural Digest, Garage, Surface, Ocula, Observer, ArtPulse, Conceptual Fine Arts and Glasstire. He was the founding editor of Artkrush, started The Daily Beast’s art section, and was art editor of Russell Simmons’ OneWorld Magazine, as well as a curator at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, now MoMA PS1.
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