Art update

Warhol Opening at Peter Brant’s – May 12th, 2013

Arrived in Greenwich on May 12th to attend Peter Brant’s luncheon preview and opening of Andy Warhol’s exhibition at The Brant Foundation Art Study Center. Peter’s interest in art goes back to his college days when he purchased two Warhols and a Franz Kline as a student. He has been collecting ever since. By establishing The Peter Brant Foundation, Inc. and the Brant Foundation Art Study Center, he gives back to the community by fostering education and appreciation of contemporary art and design as well inspiring the younger generation. 


Warhol, Marilyn, 1964 
Opened in 2009 and converted from a former stone barn into gallery space by Richard Gluckman, exhibitions have included Urs Fischer, Josh Smith, David Altmejd, Karen Kilimnik and Nate Lowman. The inaugural exhibition was an homage to Henry Geldzahaler, “Remembering Henry’s Show: Selected Works 1978-2008.” The current Warhol show comprises works from Peter and his family’s collections. On view, a selection from over 200 works, includes examples from the following series: death and disaster, flowers, celebrity portraits, self-portraits and political portraits, culminating with the Last Supper, part of his final series in 1987. Peter mentioned to me that the large Mao, which he donated to the Metropolitan Museum in 1977 is on loan for this exhibition. 
 
Conyers Farm, Greenwich, CT
Peter and his glamorous wife Stephanie are the quintessential hosts. After viewing the superbly hung show, we walked outside to enjoy the beautiful grounds and polo fields of Conyers Farm, where cocktails and lunch were being served under the tent. It was a great afternoon chatting with friends and meeting new people from all over the world, invited to share Peter and Stephanie’s generosity!