• PICTURE THIS: Upper East Side Summer Art Festival at Waterfall Mansion by Kateshin Gallery

    There is even art on the ceiling
    There is even art on the ceiling
    Summer Art Festiveal 2014
    Summer Art Festiveal 2014
    The scene at the Waterfall Mansion for Summer Art Festival 2014
    The scene at the Waterfall Mansion for Summer Art Festival 2014
    Superstar Designer Karim Rashid (Center) photo from Alessandro Berni
    (L-R) Kate Shin and superstar Designer Karim Rashid with his wife

    AF coined “the gritty bosom” for the Lower East Side and now we ended up last June 12th at “the exquisitely exfoliated cleavage” of the Upper East Side for Summer Art Festival 2014 held at the $65 million Waterfall Gallery and Mansion. All floors were filled with established and emerging artists that showed technical prowess in line with artistic might. It was a night of champagne and elegance as the stellar power of art made the mansion shine like a diamond. Every floor was a majestic installation of great art staged in a luxurious interior and the very epitome of the art zenith called the Blue Chip bracket. This is the more refined and adult version of the New York Art Scene where the supernovas of the art world congregate to celebrate the best of the best. It will always be the allure of this said world that keeps people dreaming of million dollar gavel auction prices and the prestige of belonging to a secret impenetrable circle. But those of us who gained enough credit by being in the actual trenches and have paid our dues as pilgrims in the Valhalla of art, well it is a privilege to brush our shoulders with the haves because close proximity to fortune feeds the fantasy in hopes of becoming a reality.

     

    Summer Art Festival (SAF) 2014 / June 12 – August 1, 2014

    KATESHIN gallery at the Waterfall Mansion. 170 East 80th Street. New York City, NY

    (212) 988-0472. Gallery Admission is by appointment only

     

    Text by: Oscar A. Laluyan

    Photography by: Olya Turcihin

    Serious wheeling and dealing at the Summer Art Festival 2014
    Serious wheeling and dealing at the Summer Art Festival 2014
    Co-Curator Alessandro Berni at the Summer Arts Festival 2014
    Co-Curator Alessandro Berni at the Summer Arts Festival 2014
    Another superstar designer Antonio Pio Saracino (right) photo from Alessandro Berni
    Another superstar designer Antonio Pio Saracino (right) 
    The scene at the Waterfall Mansion for Summer Art Festival 2014
    The scene at the Waterfall Mansion for Summer Art Festival 2014
    The stairwell at the Waterfall Mansion during Summer Art Festival 2014
    The stairwell at the Waterfall Mansion during Summer Art Festival 2014
    It is a celebration so drink up ladies!
    It is a celebration so drink up ladies!
    Spiderman gets into the art event
    Spiderman gets into the art event
    Wearable Art abounds at the Upper East Side show
    Wearable Art abounds at the Upper East Side show
    The Upper East Side art scene for Summer Art Festival 2014
    The Upper East Side art scene for Summer Art Festival 2014

     

     

    Oscar Laluyan

    Oscar Laluyan

    Oscar A. Laluyan is a critic, curator and an art writer for several online publications, . He has worked in a museum and at an art gallery founded by a former architect of Richard Meier's firm. His passion for contemporary art is reflected and directed to seeing the future.

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