Lindsay Pollock gives us a little tour of the noted art hounds trotting through the stalls at the piers:
“With the economy, I’m not in the mood to buy,” said Phyllis Mack, wife of William L. Mack, chairman of Mack-Cali Realty and chairman of the board at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. “But I’m loving looking at beautiful pictures.”
Tennis great John McEnroe cruised the aisles, waiting for something to catch his eye. Was he having fun? “Trying!” he said.
Film director Sofia Coppola, collector Danielle Ganek — wife of hedge-fund manager David Ganek — and MDS Capital’s Glenn R. Fuhrman also made the rounds.
One pseudo-celebrity wasn’t getting any love. Though its not a surprise to hear that no one wants to pay good money to have Bernie Madoff staring at them out of a Yan Pei-Ming watercolor:
Three hours into the fair’s preview, not a single collector had inquired about the $100,000 price, Zwirner said.