TONS of Whitney Biennial photos courtesy of Libby and Roberta -
Roberta’s Whitney set! Libby's Whitney set!
First looks at the WB from Barry, Libby and Roberta, and Zoe.
Gossip! Some of the latest comments (scroll dooowwn) on Edna's blog are getting juicy with the gossip. The initial post makes Vergne look pretty skeevy - his romantic partner is a business partner in a gallery that represents a number of the artists - and now someone is saying that another included artist is Vergne's best friend and that another one of the artists has a mom on the Whitney's board.
I don't know if that artist's mom is really on the board, but she very well might be (and MoMA too). He is supposedly a member of the de Menil family. Here is an article from Miami 2004 in which he takes a limo with David Rimanelli to a very very excloosive party, where he and his friend Dan clown around and have fun.
As stated in the comments to this recent post, I don't think having money has very much at all to do with the art-making impetus, but it has A LOT to do with getting the connections you need to get shown and discussed, and the amount of effort you would otherwise need to make.
Oh! That artist's friend Dan is in the WB too! What a nice surprise!