4 posts tagged "Rita Ackermann"
What: Limited-edition T-shirts by Marika Thunder Nuss, $40
Why: At Wednesday night’s opening party for Partners & Spade—Andy Spade and Anthony Sperduti’s stream-of-consciousness store that doubles as their design firm headquarters—we browsed for something thrifty amid the random, tightly curated collections of other people’s stuff. Assorted mini staplers, Lehman Brothers paraphernalia, and used artists’ palettes were all for sale. While some of the prices were gallery caliber ($350 for the palettes), we did find something that was cash-and-carry: budding 10-year-old artist Marika Thunder Nuss’ playful T-shirts. When she’s not living the life of a brooding downtown visionary with a current show at Half Gallery (no, seriously), Nuss goes back to her full-time job as Rita Ackermann’s daughter. Based on the party crush—we spotted Cynthia Rowley, Waris, and Chiara Clemente among the browsers—you might want to make your way to Partners & Spade ASAP. Each T-shirt style is a limited edition.
Where: Partners & Spade, 40 Great Jones St., NYC, (646) 861-2827.
It’s no secret that women in the art world don’t mind going there a little with their fashion. (Please see: Cindy Sherman in Comme des Garçons’ bump dress.) Last week, prompted by his love of those ladies and the fact that the seven-day stretch was stacked with arty activities (Terence Koh and Cindy Sherman’s openings, the Guggenheim gala, the Metal Ball), Kai Kühne made it his mission to dress some of said world’s most stylish denizens. On that list were curator Yvonne Force Villareal (pictured, top right), Performa founder Roselee Goldberg (pictured, bottom right), artists Agathe Snow (pictured, bottom left) and Rita Ackermann, art lover Genevieve Jones, and gallerist Bronwyn Keenan (pictured, top left). Kühne’s Spring collection was filled with intricate and architectural tailoring inspired by leeks. (What could be artier than that?) For his part, Kühne told us that he enjoys giving creative women the feeling of being “female sculptures,” and frankly, they’re also a lot of fun.