Last week, ARTnews celebrated the 34th edition of its annual Top 200 Collectors list with a cocktail party at the Waldorf Astoria Residences New York Gallery on Park Avenue.
The co-hosts of the evening were Top 200 Collectors Komal Shah and Josef Vascovitz and Lisa Goodman, in partnership with Lugano Diamonds, HUB International, and The Mascot Wine. Guests were able to mingle while viewing the not-yet-opened Waldorf Astoria and its new residences.
The Waldorf Astoria’s art collection, which will be owned by future residents of the building and is now curated by curator and auctioneer Simon de Pury, includes work by artists from around the world, such as An Te Liu, Benjamin Plé, Minjung Kim, Philippe Decrauzat, Rowan Mersh, James Ryan, Flavie Audi, and Matthew Pillsbury.
Notable attendees included fellow Top 200 Collectors Glenn R. Fuhrman, Jamie and Robert Soros, and newcomers to the list like Gary Steel and Steven Rice. Also in attendance were artists Honor Titus and David Antonio Cruz, adviser Ana Sokoloff, digital strategist JiaJia Fei, National Portrait Gallery director Kim Sajet, Yale School of Art dean Kymberly N. Pinder, and dealers Stefania Bortolami, Friedrich Petzel, Casey Kaplan, Nicola Vassell, Mathieu Templon, and Tara Downs.
The topic of the evening was philanthropy, a recurring theme throughout this year’s Top 200 Collectors issue (on newsstands October 17, while the list will appear online October 9) and something near and dear to the event’s cohosts as well as partner Lugano Diamonds. (Lugano’s philanthropic endeavors have supported the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, the Aspen Art Museum, and the Orange County Museum of Art.)
See pictures from the annual event below: