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Art and Fashion

Klaus Biesenbach Will Join Former French ‘Vogue’ Editor Carine Roitfeld in Conversation

Ms. Roitfeld with Marc Jacobs. (Courtesy FIAF)

Klaus Biesenbach, director of MoMA PS1 and chief curator at large at the Museum of Modern Art, will be interviewing former French Vogue‘s editor in chief, Carine Roitfeld, on Monday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m., at the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) about her creativity and inspiration. The talk, which is going forward as planned—a feat post-Sandy, to be sure!—is part of FIAF’s Art de Vivre series, Creative Leaders, for which the cultural center has invited influential French and American leaders in the fields of gastronomy, style and architecture to discuss their artful practice. Mr. Biesenbach is stepping in for Stefano Tonchi, the editor in chief of W Magazine, who is unable to make the event. Read More

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Phillips de Pury Contemporary Art Day Sale Viewing Closed at 15th Street Location

Richard Prince, 'Untitled (Cigarettes),' 1978-79. (Courtesy Phillips de Pury).

Phillips de Pury’s Contemporary Art Day Sale viewing, which was scheduled to open at both of its locations tomorrow, Nov. 3, is closed at its West 15th Street location due to lack of electricity, until further notice. The viewing will, however, carry on as planned at the Park Avenue location (450 Park Avenue). The news, which was announced via Twitter, was confirmed by a call to their offices. Read More

Hurricane Sandy

Dustin Yellin Clears Red Hook Studio After Sandy, Contemplates Future

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The Intercourse

“Everything,” artist Dustin Yellin said yesterday afternoon, standing outside what’s left of his 15,000-square-foot Red Hook studio. “I lost everything.”

Wearing an an aqua blue beanie, a khaki jacket and tortoiseshell glasses, Mr. Yellin was holding his cell phone as he stood near the studio, formerly known as Kidd Yellin and located on Imlay Street, just blocks away from the water. On the sidewalk outside the studio, which he renovated just three years ago with the artist Charlotte Kidd, was a mountain of gnarled pieces of wood, Styrofoam and black garbage bags—just one of many such piles dotting sidewalks all over the neighborhood.

“It started coming in by 5, 6 o’clock,” he said, recalling the scene as the storm approached on Monday evening. “By 8, it was crazy. By 9:30, it was out of control. By midnight, it was slowly moving out. I saw everything flood away. It was the craziest thing I’ve ever seen in my life.” Read More

Hurricane Sandy

Socrates Sculpture Park Was 90 Percent Under Water During Storm, but Damage Is Minimal

Socrates Sculpture Park. (Photo: Rozalia Jovanovic)

“Ninety percent of the park was under water,” Lars Fisk told Gallerist yesterday standing in front of the gate at Socrates Sculpture Park, the outdoor exhibition space along the East River in Long Island City. Mr. Fisk, the studio and facilities manager at the park, said he spent all Monday night there staving off the damage that Hurricane Sandy attempted to wreak on the artwork, which seemed ready to float away. Read More

Hurricane Sandy

Photographer Jade Doskow Tours Red Hook After Sandy

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A view from the Chelsea Garden Center with a decorative pot turned over.

Photographer Jade Doskow, a longtime resident of Red Hook, made it out this morning to survey the damage done in her neighborhood, which was one of the areas of New York City that was the hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy. Here are some selections from the photos she snapped from the ball field behind the Red Hook Grain Terminal to a plumbing company on central Van Brunt Street, which was submerged in over eight feet of water. Luckily, Ms. Doskow, who lives in a sturdy old brick building with her husband and two-year-old son, was not evacuated and retained electricity throughout the storm. Check out the slide show for a quick tour through the neighborhood, which is home to many artists’ studios. Read More