Larry Gagosian’s annual pre-Oscar opening, this year featuring Urs Fischer, seemed to draw more New Yorkers than Hollywood stars.
Vera Wang and Mario Grauso, Peter Brant and Stephanie Seymour, Russell Simmons, Linda Evangelista and Peter Morton were among the crowd, which also drew artists such as Terry Richardson, Todd Eberle, Ines van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Jet-setters Lynn Wyatt, Jean Pigozzi, Nicolas Beggruen and John Waters were also in the mix.
Evangelista was overheard telling art patron Maria Bell, head writer for “The Young and the Restless,” that her mother is a die-hard fan.
“I always watched ‘General Hospital,’” she said.
Surveying the scene, Beverly Hills grande dame Barbara Davis said of Fischer’s work: “I suppose I am the oldest person here. At least the movie stars in the paintings are older. There’s Jimmy Stewart over there, and Grace Kelly.”