The Hipster Art Set Heads West
An international crew of young art appreciators descended on Los Angeles yesterday for the opening of
PC Valmorbida and
Heidi Mount were just some of the revelers who crammed—and we mean crammed—into the debut show of artists
Barry McGee and
"I was hoping for a good turnout, but not this good," Valmorbida sighed around midnight, when the 1,000-plus crowd, which ended up including street performers and hippies who wandered in off Sunset Boulevard, finally started milling out to the valet.
Admittedly, some guests were more concerned with the photo ops than the art. Peaches Geldof headed straight for the rooftop, where the bar and dance floor were located. "Oh, there's art here?" she joked. "I haven't seen it yet, but I'll come back." Frost seemed pleased with the festivities, despite the fact that he was up all night with Valmorbida pals like Stavros Niarchos and Dasha Zhukova touching up his trademark "Wite-Out" sculptures. And as for his part, McGee said, "I couldn't have asked for a better opening or a better crew of guys. I think L.A. needed something like this. There's lots of galleries here, but this place has a group dynamic." Group may have been an understatement.