David Foote: Art Wunderkind


As stated before on this here very blog, there’s nothing I like more than when fashion collides with another genre to form a greater whole (i.e. fashion & literature, fashion & music, fashion & art, etc.). This is why I was beyond excited to host a kick-off party last Thursday for artist David Foote‘s exhibition at 20 Pine, The Collection, along with Whitewall Magazine, The Essence by Porsche Design, Kwiat Diamonds, and my lovely cohosts Amanda Hearst, Andres Santo Domingo, Annie Churchill, Antonia Thompson, Connor Paolo, Dalia Oberlander, Eva Jeanbart-Lorenzotti, Jennifer Creel, Justin Giunta, Norman Reedus, and Valerie Boster.

Thanks to the talented brains behind the event organization, Kristian Laliberte and Timo Weiland, the night went off without a hitch. ‘Twas filled with sparkling diamonds (the hostesses of the evening were wearing a collective 100 karats of gorgeous Kwiat diamonds, which had me wishing for a bodyguard all night), sparkling vodka, and of course, David’s fanciful artwork. When I stopped to chat with the dashing, impossibly charming young artist, he told me that he very purposefully chooses to work exclusively in black and white because he “wants to have the viewer use his imagination to see what color the subjects’ hair or eyes or skin may be….it’s a way to get the viewer involved in the work.”

And judging from the buzz I heard all evening about the quickly rising artist, the viewers were getting very involved, indeed. Could we be looking at a young Damien Hirst? Better get your checkbooks out now.

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