Charlie Scheips of New York Social Diary went to the christening of LA dealers Blum + Poe’s new space:
The new Blum & Poe opened last Thursday evening. A private champagne reception and dinner celebrated it — with 19 of Blum & Poe’s 23 artists traveling in from all over the world to attend. Hammer Museum director Annie Philbin, and curators Douglas Fogle, Ali Subotnick and Anne Ellegood were there as well as Masami Shiraishi from SCAI, the Bathhouse Tokyo gallery. Fellow LA dealers included Cliff Benjamin, Michael Kohn as well as New Yorker’s Marc Glimcher of Pace/Wildenstein and art advisor Stefano Basilco. Also spotted among the crowd were a throng of collectors including Nicolas Berggruen, David and Linda Gersh, Blake Byrne and Darren Starr as well as Hollywood’s Tobey Maguire and Jack Black.
Blum & Poe Super-Sized (New York Social Diary)