“I Rollerblade, ride a bicycle and walk a lot, everywhere,” said Alan Patricof, founder of Greycroft Partners LLC last night. “And I walk fast.”
Picasso biographer John Richardson stopped in front of “Bather Wringing Her Hair,” in which the artist’s mistress and muse Francoise Gilot appears as an awkwardly arched nude with her hair twisted in her chubby fists.
A 1909 Wassily Kandinsky painting sold for a record $23 million, one of the few bright spots at Christie’s last night as nearly a third of the Impressionist and modern art went unsold.
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) had an epic life. He lived to be almost 92 years old, enjoyed almost uninterrupted health and success, and worked virtually every day for more than seven decades.
London’s hip contemporary art fair Frieze is making its New York debut on Randall’s Island this week.
"People of my generation admired Picasso because he stayed."
- Francoise Gilot on Feb 21, 2012