Catherine Taft went to ArtCrush in Aspen for the ArtForum’s Scene & Herd column. The opening night’s party was at the home of John and Amy Phelan and filled with artists and museum heavyweights.
The following day was spent visiting many of the winsome private collections in the area. Twenty of the world’s top two hundred art collectors have homes in Aspen, so there was plenty to see. First stop was the digs of Bob and Nancy Magoon, who recently redesigned their sculpture garden around works by Franz West, Nancy Rubins, Jason Middlebrook, and Richard Woods, among others. Later we dropped by the spare modernist home of Dennis and Debra Scholl—whose gorgeous wine cellar was nearly as impressive as their art—and Susan and Larry Marx, who own a strong collection of works on paper as well as one of the best Mark Bradford paintings I have ever seen.
Crush with Eyeliner (ArtForum)