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