David Patrick Columbia's New York Social Diary

17 Mar, 2008


The International Asian Art Fair opened last Friday at 583 Park, the “new” venue in town for so many social gatherings from Oscar de la Renta runways shows to private charity galas to now, Art Fair exhibitions. Asia Society was the beneficiary of this Benefit Preview opening.

This was a pared down event for the annual fair produced annual by Haughton International Fairs. The regular venue, the Seventh Regiment Armory four blocks north on 67th and Park, is carrying the overflow from the Whitney Biennial.

It also marked the beginning of Asian Contemporary Art Week in New York at galleries all over New York. Elegant is the word, elusive but not in this art.

Alison Minton, David Steiner, and Helena Kim Steiner