Suzanne McDonnell-Long and
Joanne de Guardiola and
Nicole and Derek Limbocker
High End Donors Get Exclusive
Preview Of Big Ticket Art Market
Story by Roger Webster
Photo by Pauline Shapiro
OR a month New York City was the center of the world’s art market. Sotheby’s and Christie’s alone auctioned off more than $590 million worth, including Picasso’s “Garçon a la pipe,” which Sotheby’s sold for a record $104 million.
The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center gave their most generous supporters the golden opportunity of being first to see the remarkable art collection of Mr. and Mrs. John Hay Whitney, which was the star offering at Sotheby’s.
Jamee Gregory, Jamie Niven, and Leslie Jones hosted a cocktail party to thank big ticket supporters of their 2003 preview party for International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show last October, which raised an astounding $1 million for the Cancer Center.
And there were masterpieces! Besides Picasso, think Renoir, Manet, Degas, Matisse, Braque, Henry Moore, Kandinsky, Degas, Fantin-Latour, Corot and William Blake.
Among the fortunate guests were Arie and Coco Kopelman, Nan Kempner, Adrienne and Gigi Vittadini, Maria Cooper-Janis, Emilia and Pepe Fanjul, Muffy Miller, Paul and Daisy Soros, Liz Gardiner, Mary and Marvin Davidson, Jane Gosdan, Jamie Drake, Lavinia and Brian Snyder, Joanne and Roberto de Guardiola, and Carroll Petrie.
Also Nicole and Derek Limbocker, Blaine Trump, Suzanne McDonnell-Long, Peter Gregory, Muffie Potter Aston, Somers and Jonathan Farkas, Chappy Morris and Melissa Stanley, Hilary Dick, Peter Jones, Larry and Denise Wohl, and Henri Barguirdjian, the president of Graff, who said that his jewelry company would sponsor the preview again this year. Fabulous!