Its true that New York Magazine has a certain feeling of ownership over the Dash Snow story. After all, they wrote the touchstone story of his fame. Nonetheless, in less than five days New York has reported the artist’s death, recorded the artist’s friend’s grief, speculated the artist’s work would shoot up in market value, and, now, Alexandra Peers reports that an example of the artist’s work has been pulled from a charity auction next weekend:
In the art world, the $1,000-a-ticket Byrd Hoffman Watermill Foundation benefit is one of the most elaborate and elaborately costumed annual parties, and many major art collectors attend. De Pury says he has high hopes for the work, given that Snow was “one of the most interesting artists working today.”
But Watermill organizers say the artwork has been pulled from the benefit auction out of sensitivity to the artist’s family, pending a decision by Robert Wilson on whether it will go on the block. Wilson was a collaborator of Snow’s, a collector of his work, and a friend of the artist’s family, particularly of grandmother Christophe de Menil. At this point, “It’s still being decided” whether the work will appear in the auction, says Watermill.
What will they report on next week?
Dash Snow Piece Pulled from Auction (New York Magazine)