Jamie Drake and
Mayor Michael Bloomberg
and Roy Kean
Celebrate His First Book
Story by Roger
Photos by Jonathan Grassi/PMc
DRAKE was joined
by 400 friends and fans at the launch of his first book, Jamie
Drake's New American Glamour at Pace Prints on Manhattan’s
East 57th Street. This gorgeous coffee table book captures the
lush, high-wattage eclecticism of Jamie's award-winning work.
brought the book to life with a vignette featuring vintage
furniture from the 1890s to the 1950s, including a Russian gilt
chair, a coral lacquered chinoisserie cocktail table, a pair of
Eames stools covered in orange lizard and a mink throw from Ralph
Lauren draped over a cream colored couch.
On the peach
and tangerine walls were stunning paintings by Francis Bacon,
Frank Stella and Chuck Close.
Bloomberg, a longtime client, joined the party as did Deputy
Mayor Patricia Harris, art consultant Michel
Witmer, Parisian antique dealers extraordinaire Ondine de
Rothschild and Ariane Dandois, gallery owner Tony
Ingrao, Alexandra Penney, Jason Witcher, Sharon Hoge, Mallory
and Roy Kean.
Alison Mazzola, Stephen Jacoby, Arthur Dunnam, Melissa
Berkelhammer, Jay Johnson and Tom Cashin, Michèle Gerber
Klein, Jason Grant, Frances Hayward, Heather and Alexander
Cohane, Karen Teves, Stephen Sills and James
"Ford" Hunniford, Maryann Restivo, Mark Epstein, Lauren
Ezersky, Charlie Scheips, Robin Bell, Mark Langrish, Pilar Viladas,
Nina Phipps, James Reginato and Nancy Corzine.
taking home autographed copies of Jamie’s book were Anne
Ellington, Maryse Livoti, Betsy Boggs, Naz Tsfit, Tom Lampson
and Diane Dunne.