Nur Khan is a Manhattan nightlife impresario. Here the New York Post explains why and how he likes his art:
Khan, though, doesn’t spend much time there. Kenmare, which opened in March, is constantly jammed with pretty people digging into specialties that include chef Joey Campanaro’s meatball sliders.
It’s a similar story at Rose Bar at the Gramercy Park Hotel, which is nearly four years old but still has one of the city’s toughest doors and hottest crowds. On most nights, you’ll see a cool downtown coterie lounging on custom-designed Julian Schnabel furniture, gazing at artwork by Schnabel, Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst and Jean-Michel Basquiat. On select evenings, Khan has booked performances by everyone from Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver to Rufus Wainwright and Sean Lennon.
It’s no surprise that Khan’s home is filled with spectacular works of art, including pieces by artists he’s befriended, such as Hirst and photographers Peter Beard and Nobuyoshi Araki. And it’s also no surprise that Khan’s favorite items include an Axl Rose guitar and a belt that belonged to Keith Richards.
Loft Boy (NY Post)