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The Ultimate Insiders Guide to Art Basel by Ted Loos

The usual trip to Miami is all about sunshine. But each December, the brilliance comes not from the sky but from the artistic talent on display, when Art Basel in Miami Beach rolls into town. This year marks the 17th edition of the art fair—a veritable smorgasbord of creativity, taking place in the Convention Center December 6 to 9 and featuring 268 galleries from 34 countries. To help first-timers hit the high points, we asked some of the art world’s most influential people for their “must-do” list when in Miami and Miami Beach for the fair. Here’s what they said.

Rachel Vancelette: Art and Fashion Adviser | Published December 2018

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Elliman Magazine

Observer | Japanese Exhibition "Reflections" by Dan Durray

Rachel Vancelette, the director who curated the show, is passionate about the project. In fact, she left the US in April 2010 to organize it, after the tsunami and earthquakes that paralyzed the country fueled fears of nuclear fallout.

“Personally, it was a privilege to lend support during these difficult times.” She wrote in an email to The Observer. “It was a reflective moment for the world. I found the younger generation of painters were expressing an inner personal dialogue fused with their overall view of Japanese society.”

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Il Sole 24 Ore | Collezioni-investimento globali by Irina Zucca Alessandrelli

In global collecting, exhibiting work becomes important as well as buying in a single investment strategy that focuses on visibility and awareness, explains Vancelette.

How do you orient yourself to choose the right piece of an artist?

There are many variations in the choice: the most important thing is to know the artist and discuss the work with them, and very often there is a close relationship of friendship that develops over time.

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Il Sole24Ore | The Financial Paper of Italy

Memory Maker by Sara Roffino | Art + Auction

Curator Rachel Vancelette explains that “Juan’s conceptual work in monumental spaces communicates his transformational processes in a unique and profound way. Both in public and private spheres, he consistently reminds his international audiences of current and ancient architectural memories.”

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Art + Auction Magazine

ARTNEWS | Yvon Lambert Takes Giant Lot 61 Space in Chelsea | 2007 by Sarah Douglas

The 5,500-square-foot space, which is to be designed by Richard Gluckman, is slated to open in March 2007, according to Rachel Vancelette, senior director of Lambert’s current New York space at 564 W. 25th St.

Vancelette says the gallery began looking for a new space last September, with plans to expand its program in New York. Lambert, who celebrates his 40 Anniversary as a dealer this year, and whose sizable private collection of contemporary art is on view in a private museum in Avignon, France, opened his present New York space three years ago.

According to Vancelette, Lambert has not yet decided whether he will retain that space after opening the new one. Vancelette says Gluckman’s design plans for the new, column-free space include adding even more skylights to already numerous ones that exist, evoking Lambert’s light-filled gallery at 108, Rue Vieille du Temple in Paris, the ceiling of which is made almost entirely of glass.

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Mario Testino "At Home" 2007

Mario Testino, best known as a fashion photographer, is also a respected art collector, art collaborator and tastemaker. 

"At Home" showcased the talents of artists such as John Stezaker, Glenn Ligon, Anne Collier, Wolfgang Tillmans, Nicola Tyson, and Anselm Reyle, as chosen by someone with a unique understanding of imagery, in collaboration with Yvon Lambert and lead by Rachel Vancelette Senior Director and YL team, the special installation by Mario Testino focused not merely on art as something to look at, but how we look at it—and, moreover, how we live with it. It is an examination, both playful and serious, of paintings as decoration, as well as works of art, valued for their form and color as much as their content and authorship. Testino transformed the gallery into his ideal showcase: not a blank space where a painting becomes a fetishized object away from the context of everyday life, but a drawing room in which each painting has to survive and flourish as part of a rich community, allowing us to examine how works of art inform each other and their surroundings as well as ourselves.

Mario Testino | "At Home" 2007

Vanity Fair | Meet Anton Yelchin Photographer by Kenize Bryant: 2017

Vancelette told Vanity Fair the day after the show’s opening night that the process of selecting photos felt slightly transgressive and intimate. “It was like looking through someone’s diary,” she said. “It was like looking through someone's evaluation of how their life was. Not to know the person and not be able to ask him what his thoughts are or what he would want is a complicated task as a curator.”

“You want to make sure that the family, the friends, and everyone who knew him in life felt like it was to the level of what they would want him to have,” she added.

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Real People: Anton Yelchin’s “Provocative Beauty” Exhibition by Valerie McPhail

Vancelette speaks on behalf of those who knew the artist that lived with “generosity of spirit, and took time with people.” His portraiture work reveals a connection to those who may be naturally overlooked or mistaken.

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ARTNET: Late ‘Star Trek’ Actor Anton Yelchin Had a Secret Passion for Photography. Now See His Work for the First Time by Eileen Kinsella

Yelchin’s photography “evokes a wide range of emotions throughout the exhibition,” said Vancelette.  “As a curator, you only hope that the vision you have for hanging the work speaks to the artist intentions and provides an insight into his process itself.”

Vancelette said stories about individual works from the artist’s family and friends continue to unfold, “which creates an amazing oral history.” Fifty-three photos were selected for the show.  


Artifacts | The Curse of 57th Street by Linda Yablonsky

The managing director, Rachel Vancelette, came to her job after stints with the Barbara Gladstone and Yvon Lambert galleries. But fordProject will not represent individual artists. Instead, Goossens will select independent curators to organize exhibitions of works either consigned to or commissioned by the gallery, and Vancelette will sell them.


Published: January 20, 2011

New York Times | T Magazine

A Sick Bus Takes Ill at Art Basel Miami

Sick Bus Takes Ill at Art Basel Miami

One performance art project chugged to a halt at Art Basel Miami Beach yesterday, The Miami Herald reports.

The Elegant Sick Bus, by Albanian artist Sislej Xhafain which 30 workers were to push a chrome-painted city bus two blocks—had to be rescheduled when the bus failed to start.

''It started up fine yesterday,'' said Rachel Vancelette, a representative from Gallery Yvon Lambert (New York), which represents Xhafa and funded the project. The air brakes on the bus would not release until the bus was running, but after an hour of trying, workers were unable to get the bus to start.

''It's a sick bus,'' Xhafa said.

The bus, which Xhafa said represents the evils of tourism and issues of immigration, will eventually be parked in front of Art Basel’s Art Positions section—just as soon as they can move it there.

Published February 2007

A Love Letter to Italy | Discovering Pistoia, The Triangle of Weddings, Olive Oil and Luxury + More! by Rachel Vancelette

Italy, one of the most gorgeous countries in all the world, is best known for its fashion, design, vineyards, architecture, and cuisine. Celebrities have been flocking here for years for an escape from the bustling metropolitan lifestyle and to find a special piece of the romantic countryside. Rock stars and movie stars such as Madonna, Leonardo DiCaprio, and George Clooney have all put Italy on the map for international discovery, but I found a few secrets left untold as I discovered Pistoia! A huge boost in tourists traveling to this area over the years has inspired many artists, writers, chefs and countless other adventurers to descend into this magical place, many who stay and live here for years in this golden centerpiece populated by of the most creative and artistic souls in Italy!

Published:December 2018

Metropolitan Magazine

Louisiana ArtWorks edges toward completion by Keith L. Marszalek

Louisiana ArtWorks' series of free discussions on visual contemporary art continues and for the first time is offered inside of the partially completed mega-art complex. A panel of experts, including Dan Cameron, director of visual arts, Contemporary Arts Center; Jonathan Ferrara, artist and gallery owner; Diane Villani, owner and director, Diane Villani Editions; and Rachel Vancelette, director, Barbara Gladstone Gallery in New York, will discuss art and commerce and the effects of galleries, fairs and biennials on the art marketplace.


A New Vision on Fashion by Rachel Vancelette

Il Couture Council del Fashion Institute of Technology ha consegnato a Karl Lagerfeld il premio Fashion Visionary Award.

Published: 11/09/2010

La Stampa | Italian Newspaper

Frieze 2017 Week London Diary: The early bird gets the art!

Every year London’s Frieze Art Fair gives attendees glitz, glamour and so much more! For the artificatos, the week starts off with a bang the first night with gallery openings, art parties and celebrations all around the city! Right off the bat sales of a $2.75 M. Koons, and a $2.5 M. Polke pointed to continued strength in the London art market.

Monday: The opening at Tate Modern got everyone moving with visitors rolling on carpets down a ramped entry and people swinging from the air on swings-sets created by Danish art collective Superflex. Turbine Hall historically has shown top artists such as Louise Bourgeois and Anish Kapoor and since 2015 the sponsor Hyundai has commissioned this grand entryway to engage the audience all sorts of wonder- this year a playground! The dash for many was to the legendary Victoria Miro Gallery for the first view of artist Idris Khan’s latest artworks in his new exhibition “Absorbing Light”. 

Published October 2017

Vogue Italia

Saving Banksy World Premiere at the Roxy: Will Banksy reappear in NYC?

Mr. Banksy, welcome to New York! Published 05/21/2010

Saving Banksy World Premiere at the Roxy: Will Banksy reappear in NYC?

Published: 01/18/2018

Vogue Italia

Larry Poons' Race for Decades! Sundance Film Festival’s The Price of Everything + Color

Interview of artist Larry Poon's by Rachel Vancelette at Vogue Italia.

Breaking through conventions, artist Larry Poons‘ brilliant colored drenched paintings are making a comeback like never before globally, and COLOR is the clue!  Recognized early as one of the artists in the famous Leo Castelli gallery during the 1960s, this artist continues today at 80 years old to race ahead like never before!

Published: 2018

Vogue Italia

Artist Kenny Scarf by Rachel Vancelette

Reminiscent of the psychedelic 70's parties shared with fellow artists like Warhol, Kenny Sharf's "Cavern a Go-Go" party in his New York home.

The artist's reputation for creating an explosion of glitter and glow in a neon cosmos lived up. Sharf's magical fortress of black light neon landscape in the basement of the Bushwick New York warehouse, was filled floor to ceiling last weekend with a joyful vision in which he fuses sculpture, painting and performance on a grand scale.

Published: 2010

Vogue Italia

Swizz Beatz “No Commission Art Fair" is Coming to NYC

Major Grammy winning music producer Swizz Beatz continues to kick down the door of the art world and spread his creative wings, opening his 2nd version of No Commission Art Fair in his hometown the Bronx, NY. This summer artists will be allowed to showcase their work for free and take home 100% of their proceeds, a departure from the industry standard. Beatz has said, “I think the world needs more powerful collaborations that are willing to push the envelope and not really follow the necessary rules that are laid out.” Curated by Swizz’s (himself) The Dean Collection, this summer’s artfair will showcase hand selected artists, which continues to highlight his important ‘give back factor’ message. Swizz’s connection to the art world is not new and goes beyond his family’s own Dean Collection as a long-standing member of the Brooklyn Museum board and curator at Art Miami Basel throughout the years.

Published July 2016

Vogue Italia

Collector Roberto Polo Debuts Two New Museums in Spain by Rachel Vancelette

Roberto Polo, Cuban American collector, philanthropist and art historian has been busily planning the huge debut of two new museums in 2019. They will reside in Spain and become home to his in-depth art collection and shown for the first time to an international public.

The process to launch the venture has been complex and engaging to accomplish transformation of two important buildings into museums hoping to fascinate and educate spectators for generations to come. Audiences will get a rare glimpse into the mind of one of the most colorful and ambitious art collectors of our time.

Published: December 2018

Metropolitan Magazine

Biennale di Venezia 2017: Sislej Xhafa by Rachel Vancelette

Sislej Xhafa for the upcoming Venice Biennale, with an exhibition titled Vice versa. ... We met with the artist at Caffé Capri in Brooklyn for a short interview di Rachel D. Vancelette.

Published: May 27, 2013

Biennale di Venezia 2017 Sislej Xhafa, well known conceptual, contemporary artist is being shown this year at the Venice Biennale with a powerful exhibition representing his interpretation of the devastation and suffering brought to his country in the Kosovo War.

Published: May 12, 2017 

Vogue Italia

Alexa Armstrong | Bringing A Fresh Eye to Sotheby's Old Master Sales

Alexa Armstrong is an Associate Specialist with the Old Masters department at Sotheby’s Auction House. We sat down with her to get an insider view of this expanding segment in the art market. Armstrong has been overseeing the midseason and online sales, and she provides refreshing viewpoints on the desire to combine old and new in order to appeal to new audiences interested in the Old Master Paintings market. Unfolding the history and associating artworks in a contemporary setting is what fascinates her, and her enthusiasm and professionalism is contagious when discussing the upcoming sales, tips, artists and more.

Published: December 2018

Metropolitan Magazine

Carte Blanche Inaugurated by Phillips de Pury on Park Avenue

Celebration was in the air on Park Avenue for the launch party of Phillips de Pury & Company on Saturday introducing their groundbreaking first series of auctions titled "Carte Blanche"

The first sale in the series is designed as a specialized curatorial platform for the 57th Street flagship and was organized by Phillip Segalot, noted art advisor who has worldwide helped form some of the most prestigious private contemporary art collections. Included are 33 eminent works by Maurizio Cattelan, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Jeff Koons to name a few. Hopes are high with estimates of $80 to $100 million which would be a significant milestone for the company.

Vogue Italia

David Birnbaum / Rare 1: A Realm of Fashion Perfection in Gemstone Jewelry

Within the rarified air of the unimaginably wealthy, the lore and lure of perfect gemstones is made a reality by at least one contemporary private jeweler in New York, Rare 1’s David Birnbaum. Typically jewelers like Cartier and DeBeers sell to the top 2 percent of the population, however his clients are in the top 0.1 percent, those recognized as the ultra, mega rich, or in other words, Global Gazillionaires! David himself describes the experience as “impeccable design meets fantasy with a contemporary twist.”

The company travels the world looking for only the most perfect D flawless diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and more. Birnbaum’s private clients enjoy the model he has built similar to a Parisian atelier.

Published: April 2016

Vogue Italia

Lady Hervey's LADYSHIP SWIM Collection sets sail to new horizons

A notable British “It” girl and former model for the likes of Christian Dior, Lady Victoria Hervey is also a recognized entrepreneur making waves literally with her new swimwear line. Previously part owner of the once popular Knightsbridge boutique Akademi, which was often frequented by celebs such as Victoria Beckham, Meg Mathews, and Martine McCutcheon. Hervey’s LADYSHIP SWIM collection is officially launching during the Resort 2019 season, marking the first line of her luxury lifestyle. Her exciting new venture creates a reflection of her own lifestyle with lively bold colors and sexy designs for a lady’s most prized possession, “the bikini!”

Published December 2018

Metropolitan Magazine

Globetrotter Travel Guide: Nantucket Secret Escape: by Rachel Vancelette

The launch of Globetrotter Travel Guide Series for Metropolitian Magazine started with the Secret Escape of the small island of Nantucket. The article dives into the favorite hidden gems of the island. 

Published September 2018

Metropolitan Magazine

Sundance 2016 | The Best Celebrity Style Moments From Park City

Hollywood’s elite appear each year in the small snowy town of Park City, Utah to mingle and network during the annual Sundance Film Festival. Actors, moviemakers and moviegoers come to support the various upcoming projects, while stepping out in their latest winter wardrobes. The après ski style ranges from chic outerwear, duster coats, cozy sweaters, snow boots, casual denim, plaids and patterned shirts to winter separates, allowing these stars to show their warm and cozy side.

Published 1/29/2016


Marina Abramović. Silence and Golden Lips. A 70th birthday party A special event. Guest star Bella Hadid, Naomi Campbell e Riccardo Tisci

With a lifetime of performance art, threaded by pain and persistent staying power, Marina Abramović was celebrated on her 70th birthday for fostering the strong connections between technology, science, art and spirituality. Her newest project, an Institute in Hudson, New York, (MAI), will preserve a long legacy of work, which both attracted and repelled her audiences over her lifetime.

Published December 2017

Vogue Italia

KREËMART BRINGS SWEETNESS TO THE ART WORLD The pop-up shop presented Internationally acclaimed artist Youssef Nabil in the intimate setting

Art Basel had something extra sweet and tasty for everyone this year! The pop-up by Kreemart set up only minutes from the main fair in Switzerland creating a buzz among collectors. The pop-up shop presented Internationally acclaimed artist Youssef Nabil in the intimate setting. This once-in a lifetime experience by Nabil, known for his portraits of such celebrities as Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys, Isabella Rossellini, Catherine Deneuve and Charlotte Rampling, was the hit of the week and found only by word of mouth.

Youssef’s works in both video and neon provided insight and a unique, nostalgic looking glass view of his original world in the Middle East.

Published June 2016

Vogue Italia

Koh & Lanvin: In New York the Lanvin's boutique becomes an installation by the artist Terence Koh. Between art and fashion. 2010 by Rachel Vancelette

Another surprise was the addition of controversial contemporary performance artist Terence Koh for the store's opening. Known for his odd and sometimes disturbing art forms, he did not disappoint. (His longtime friend Lady Gaga had him counting a bowl of pearls in her performance "88 pearls" while wearing a costume inspired by Koh's sculpture from his project Boy By The Sea during her stadium performance in Japan).

Published: 9/12/2010

Vogue Italia

Biennale di Venezia 2017: intervista a Gal Weinstein by Rachel Vancelette

Gal Weinstein, artista apprezzato e noto per i suoi lavori spesso critici della politica di Israele, rappresenta quest’anno Israele alla Biennale di Venezia con una mostra intitolata Sun Stand Still. L’immensa opera site-specific sarà esposta nel Padiglione progettato dall’architetto Zev Rechter nello spirito della Bauhaus, inaugurata proprio alla Biennale di Venezia nel 1952. Rechter è stato il primo architetto israeliano a utilizzare il linguaggio del modernismo universale in Israele prima della fondazione dello stato e dopo l’indipendenza.

Published: May 2017

Vogue Italia

Ping Pong is back! | SPIN by Rachel Vancelette

A club dedicated to ping pong in the Flatiron district, created by a famous designer. A mix of sports, design, fashion and celebrities

Table tennis is hotter than ever in NYC's summer heat. Backed by Susan Sarandon and a team of owners including Franck Raharinosy (the prince of Madagascar) and Jonathan Bricklin, SPIN is an upscale club located in the Flatiron district.

The packed 13,000 square feet, with a chic restaurant, sports bar and 16 top-quality ping pong tables was dreamed up by renowned designer Todd Oldham, who was host for TV's reality show Top Design on Bravo. Many different events happen simultaneously with guests moving freely from one to the other with a drink or a ping pong paddle in hand (or both).

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Published: July 2010

Vogue Italia

Miami Art Basel: Week Recap By Rachel Vancelette

Anche questo è Miami Art Basel: party e i brindisi a base di champagne fino a tarda notte con VIP internazionali accorsi qui per per conoscere i famosi collezionisti multimilionari e per essere presenti nelle numerose mostre d’arte che si sono svolte in ogni angolo di Miami Beach.Una sfavillante serata in cui la moda e l’arte si sono unite in armonia è stata quella per Maison Martin Margiela e Atelier Swarovski: un cocktail privato ultra-esclusivo, che ha visto la presenza di celebs e imprenditori, fra cui Brian Atwood, Katherine Cocke, Vincent Ottomanelli, Luis Ortiz, Cameron Silver e Rachel Heller.

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Published: December 2013

Vogue Italia

Iman's Home | The top model introduced her home collection at Mercedes Benz star vip lounge during NY Fashion Week! by Rachel Vancelette

VIP's seen relaxing in this oasis at the Mercedes Benz' Fashion Week find themselves in a 'tribal' hideaway equipped with lush furniture and full bar, designed by fashion icon Iman. This debut of Iman Home Collection surprised visitors with a relaxing space and a sneak preview launching to an online audience late September. Following in the footsteps of supermodels Cindy Crawford and Kathy Ireland the goal is a home collection with broad appeal to middle America.

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Published: 09/10/2010

Vogue Italia

Frieze Art Fair 2014 | Controversy, Celebrities and Contemporary Art | By Rachel Vancelette

In its third year in NYC, Frieze Art Fair strikes again with hullabaloo, stars and contemporary art. People elbowed for the hottest ticket to scoop up the latest and greatest in contemporary art this year.  

Early viewers and buyers included celebrities Leonardo DiCaprio with director Spike Jonze, Uma Thurman, John McEnroe, Beastie Boy Mike D., Marc Jacobs and even former Mayor Bloomberg (who is now chairman of the board at Serpentine Gallery.) All circulated and jockeyed through the quarter mile long tent designed again by Brooklyn’s architectural firm SO_I.

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Published May 2014

Vogue Italia

Peggy Guggenheim Art Addict : Tribeca Film Festival presented in New York the docufilm by Lisa Immordino Vreeland on the famous american collector | By Rachel Vancelette

The new documentary, Peggy Guggenheim Art Addict, had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. As the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice reunites her Jackson Pollock paintings, including the never seen, first drip painting known as "Alchemy," 1947.

Key art world titans including Larry Gagosian, Jeffrey Deitch, Marina Abramovic and Klaus Biesenbach make appearances in the film honoring the most central figure of the modern art movement both in the US and Europe. Robert DeNiro, founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, spoke candidly about the great importance of Peggy Guggenheim to his artist father and mother, whom she generously supported with their own painting.

Published April 2015

Vogue Italia

A Close Look at Sant Ambroeus | Food + Art + Fashion = Classy Refinement

On your way to the Sotheby’s Auction on the Upper East Side of New York City, one may find themselves bidding on the latest hot contemporary auction lot, and will pass a food lover’s treasure. A fabulous Italian coffee bar situated within the Sotheby’s World Headquarters, which welcomes you with the buzzing of art collectors, aficionados and auction experts discussing the latest artworks on display while drinking incredible expressos being poured “With Love from Italy!  The feel and allure reminiscent of the old regal settings in European cafes come to life with owners Gherado Guarducci and Dimitri Pauli of Sant Ambroeus at the helm of one the fastest growing empires in Italian elegance one can find stateside.

Published Feb/March 2019

Metropolitan Magazine

La stilista Cynthia Rowley ha disegnato una collezione di cerotti e pannolini per bimbi super fashion

Per il lancio della propria carriera da stilista, Cynthia Rowley aveva invitato gli editori più in voga di New York ad assistere alla sfilata presso il suo appartamento senza ascensore. Nessuno si presentò. Imperterrita e determinata com'era non ci volle molto prima che la sua signature line di abiti e gonne capricciose, ed eleganti allo stesso tempo, richiamasse l'attenzione della stampa.?? La collezione retrò pop della Rowley viene ora presentata sulle passerelle più famose e include abbigliamento da uomo, borse, occhiali, gioielli, arredo per la casa, cosmesi e profumi. Sabato mattina, le creazioni sfilate in passerella le sono valse i complimenti della critica che ha definito la sua collezione fresca, fantasiosa e una vera e propria boccata d'aria tra i nomi storici dell'haute couture.? Ad assistere allo show (con soli posti in piedi) c'era una folta schiera di celebrities, tra cui l'attore Alan Cumming il quale indossava i cerotti signature della Rowley, creati esclusivamente per il lancio della nuova collezione? 

Published September 2010

Vogue Italia

Gallerist Wendy Fritz is reaching new horizons! by Rachel Vancelette

One-to-one interview with galleriest Wendy Fritz of Fritz Gallery in Palm Beach. 

Wendy Fritz has been shaking up the Palm Beach Art scene this season, with a newly launched gallery space, a former 1920’s ballroom renovated by The Frisbie Group. She is dancing her way to now owning one of the largest gallery spaces for exhibition on the island. With 26 foot ceilings and 3 times the space as her former gallery she has taken the island by storm! 

The gallery, only established in 2017, started as a by appointment-only space for clients to view such masters as Tom Wesselman, Paul Jenkins, Stanley Bozer, Karl Appel, Robert Raschenberg to name a few. The expansion and move have allowed for the winter play grounders and snowbirds of New Yorkers, Bostonians, Canadians and more to explore this new art-destination during season, and all year round.  This year she has noted she is looking to program established and mid to late career artists, who have museum and international recognition and during the summer season will incorporate emerging artists both local and from the New York City area.

Published March/April 2019

Metropolitan Magazine

A New Site For Art | Back to School with Exhibition A

La potente coppia Bill Powers, gallerista e presentatore dello show Work of Art che va in onda sul canale Bravo, e sua moglie, designer Cynthia Rowley, stanno ottenendo consensi, insieme alla collega Laura Martin, grazie alla loro nuova iniziativa chiamata Exhibition A. Il modello imprenditoriale è completamente diverso dai soliti siti d’arte, con una sezione esclusiva “solo per membri” che offre ai visitatori interviste in prima persona ai migliori collezionisti, come la fashion designer Agnes B, e vende edizioni speciali di artisti che vanno dai 100 ai 500 dollari.

Published April 2011

Vogue Italia

Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic by Rachel Vancelette

Prince Harry took a brief toss onto his knees from his polo mount and, smiling, quickly dusted off and remounted to the gasps and delight of the crowd at the 3rd annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic on historic Governor's Island in NY on Sunday.

90 degree weather did not deter wannabee princesses, NY elite and celebrities from wanting to see his world famous grin and enjoying the match with continual champagne toasts.

Published: June 2010

Photo Credit Rachel Vancelette

Vogue Italia

Shine a Spotlight on Texas | Dallas Art Fair 2017 by Rachel Vancelette

Co-founded by John Sughrue and Chris Byrne, the 9th annual 2017 Dallas Art Fair features close to 100 prominent international art dealers and galleries exhibiting painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, video, and installations by modern and contemporary artists.

Vogue Italia

SohoMuse | A Creative Network forges ahead with Founder Consuelo Vanderbilt Constin at the Helm by Rachel Vancelette

One-to-one inteview with founder Consuelo Vandebilt Costin of Soho Muse.

Published March/April 2019

Metropolitan Magazine

Art For Charity By Rachel Vancelette

L’asta evento firmata “Take Home a Nude” inizia in grande stile con tanto di paparazzi, trampolieri e flute di champagne nella cornice della casa d’aste Sotheby. 850 invitati tra cui celebrity quali Andre Balazs, Mary Kate Olsen, Naomi Watts e Daphne Guinness hanno tutti aderito all’iniziativa per rendere omaggio all’artista celebrato quest’anno, Walton Ford, noto per il suo stile narrativo a tema natura e l’approccio alle tradizionali tecniche pittoriche. 

Published: October 10, 2013

Vogue Italia

RxArt 2012 Benefit Party

Incontriamo Diane Brown, fondatrice di RxArt. Ci parla inizialmente del suo ultimo progetto con l'artista contemporaneo Dan Colen e come è nata la scultura M&M's. Questo progetto riguarda la sala d'attesa del reparto pediatrico del Kings County Hospital a Brooklyn. Dan Colen è sempre stato molto creativo, in grado di utilizzare materiali come confetti, petali di fiori o appunto m&m's per dare vita a opere fantastiche.

Published: 11/21/2012

Vogue Italia

Will Ryman: Roses Blooming in Spring by Rachel Vancelette

Park Avenue is getting ready for a 2011 burst of color with the installation of 8 groups of spectacular metal roses executed by Will Ryman, well known NY sculptor. The largest installation ever on Park Avenue will display 38 stainless steel pink and red roses (25-30 ft). A sneak peak into the studio during fabrication was like being transported into an altered universe.

Visitors will encounter a "bug's eye view" with the large-scale blooms hosting brass ladybugs, ants, aphids, beetles, and bees.

Published: 2010

Vogue Italia

NYDG for Haiti Party for Haiti Earthquake Amputee Victims By Rachel Vancelette

NYDG Foundation have partnered with the Ivan R. Sabel Foundation and celebrity hosts Mick Jagger, L'Wren Scott,Naomi Watts, Sienna Miller for the high profile fundraiser. Stars arrived in staggered fashion greeted by hoards of media and photographers to gather with luminaries to bid electronically on the impressive, but rather difficult to view auction pieces. Jagger generously stopped to greet the paparazzi on arrival sporting his famous grin.

Published: 2010

Vogue Italia.

Art Production Fund Celebrates Private Birthday Celebration at Boom Boom Room at The Standard Hotel By Rachel Vancelette

Founders Yvonne Force and Doreen Remen have cultivated their ambitious vision of extraordinary arts projects into reality and gathered the elite to celebrate all the innovative public productions they have created since their beginning. Included in their projects were ART ADDS, TAXI TOPS using 3 major art figures, Shirin Neshat, Alex Katz and Yoko Ono, to transform the tops of NYC taxis into contemporary artwhich was a smashing success viewed by over 5 million people.  

Published: 04/14/2010

Vogue Italia

Fun-tastic, Fashion Hybrid Eyewear to Die For, Hits New York Ultra chic eyewear has officially arrived to Big Apple’s Soho district

Gentle Monster, creator of uber stylish eyewear, in collaboration with architect Rafael de Cárdenas of Architecture at Large opened a New York retail store giving the innovative brand an exploratory environment. Customers and browsers feel as though they have landed on a unique ship-like voyage surrounded by 100’s of pairs of stunning glasses! Imbedded throughout the store, one will find art on display made by local contemporary artists, from performative to digital experimental platforms. This exclusive inventive mission presents a creative space evoking elegance and refinery. Ultra chic eyewear has officially arrived to New York’s Soho district!

Published: March 2016

Vogue Italia

NYFW: Men’s 2016 | Menswear Superstars On The Rise: Nick Graham, Gypsy Sport and Palmiers du Mal. By Rachel Vancelette

Unique and creative design departures from the conventional continue to surprise this week during the New York Fashion Week 2016.

Published: January 2016


NYFW S/S 2017 | Gentle Monster Combines Olympic Fencing And High-Fashion Eyewear To Dramatic Effect

At New York Fashion Week’s Spring/Summer 2016 events, Korean eyewear brand Gentle Monster presented a Las Vegas-worthy assembly of Olympic class fencers supported by fashion runway models wearing their always unique high-fashion glasses. With staging, lighting and choreography worthy of a Hollywood production, and accompanied by electronic duo Gatekeeper, the crowd was mesmerized by the combo of stylish eyewear and dueling fencers.

Published: September 2016


Alexander McQueen dinner at Frieze Last night in the store Alexander McQueen in London was held the dinner for the presentation of the new artists

Frieze Art Fair’s new sponsorship with Alexander McQueen represents their shared vision for supporting and promoting today’s contemporary art. This week Alexander McQueen’s London stores are displaying contemporary artwork curated by noted London gallerist Sadie Coles. The collaboration draws Frieze VIP collectors to the flagships store by private invitation and also to the Frieze VIP parties. The McQueen stores are known for presenting and rotating engaging artworks throughout the year to support the merging of art and fashion.

Published: October 2013

Vogue Italia

Christian Siriano Bravos Project Runway In Style by Rachel Vancelette

One-to-one interview with designer Christian Siriano.

Christian Siriano, who exploded into the public consciousness at age 22, is now at the pinnacle of the design world celebrating the launch of Bravo’s Project runway this month! Siriano mentors the new fresh talent of the show, and the celebrity designer known for dressing Whoopi Goldberg, Laverne Cox, Molly Shannon, Meg Ryan, Angelina Jolie and more had amazing success of his book, Dresses to Dream About, a collaboration with noted photographer Brad Walsh, revealing his design process start to finish. The book takes the reader from simple sketches through his most private studio practices and amazing designs.   This master craftsman artistically creates sumptuous couture designs weaving fantasy, old Hollywood glamour and the desire to dress women of all shapes, sizes and social status in his work. It has put him at the top of every woman’s fashion wish list worldwide, movie stars and homemakers alike. After studying in his younger years with the likes of Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood, his collections have now added him to the rarified list of top designers past and present. No matter what age or body type, he will dress you. 

Published March/April 2019

Metropolitan Magazine

Bill de Blasio e la New York Pizza Wars by Rachel Vancelette

Jon Stewart, comico e presentatore del programma televisivo The Daily Show, è noto per la sua battaglia, risalente al 2013, in difesa della pizza newyorkese. Si è reso infatti protagonista di unna serie di interventi durante i quali ha lanciato numerose catilinarie contro la “deep-dish”, pizza alta e spessa tipica di Chicago.

Published: 02/05/2014

Vogue Italia

Stetson Hats: a classic beloved by the stars

Iconic Stetson Worldwide, the feisty remainder of a classic ​​hat empire begun in 1865, now is inserting itself into fashion and contemporary urban culture marking their 150th anniversary. Now lead by petite Japanese powerhouse Izumi Kajimoto, she is redefining her hatwear into a sylish trendy image appealing to movie stars, rock and hip-hop idols, presidents and Royal families along with the American cowboys who have worn the refinery for generations.

Published April 2018

Vogue Italia

Tribeca Film Festival 2016 On the scene of the Fifteenth Annual Tribeca Film Festival

The annual celebration of film in New York City was founded by Robert De NiroJane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff. This year from April 13-24, 101 films, 72 shorts, 77 world premieres will please even the most discerning audiences. International jet-setting movie stars, producers and directors raised the level of the glamourous events and red carpets bringing NY the best cinema has to offer. Art awards, glamorous fashion, galas and creative arts events gave NY a taste of Hollywood and to the delight of fans, fed a frenzy of celebrity watching!

Published April 2016

Vogue Italia


L'effetto "backstage" durante il grande evento di moda è stato opera del curatore Klaus Biesenbach (accompagnatore dell'artista Marina Abramovic), del giornalista David Colman, e del co-fondatore di Visionaire Celia Dean. Fra gli invitati, l'illusionista David Blaine che si è anche esibito, Cynthia Rowley che non aspettava altro che versare vernice addosso a se stessa, alle modelle e ai vestiti, e Terrance Koh anche lui con la sua performance. Lezioni di danza, set fotografici con le modelle dell'agenzia Ford, cambi di look "che non sapevi di volere" con parrucche e makeup esotico e un video in tempo-reale che intratteneva tutti.

Published November 2010

Vogue Italia

HUMAN by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Award winning filmmaker and photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand debuts the world premiere of the documentary HUMAN. On the occasion of the 70th Anniversary at the United Nation General Assembly and the Venice Film Festival over 1000 people attended the New York premiere.  The same day Google released exclusive content on their homepage to reach a global audience of 600 million people, a first of its kind, providing a global view to the world in a blink of an eye!

Published September 2015

Vogue Italia

The Camp of the Met Gala: The Mark Hotel, 24-Hour Instagram Feeds, Fans Screaming by Rachel Vancelette

With live feeds and coverage running from Vogue online to the Mark Hotel special Instagram story feed, the Met Gala 2019 was an eye-popping event with over the top outfits and mind-altering couture pieces. Designers’ went to extremes for their celebrity clients, as viewers could see the creative thought behind the head to toe drama, which left everyone supercharged and excited to want more! Marked as the true fashion event of the season, and often called the super bowl of fashion, the First Monday in May, Vogue's editor-in-chief Anna Wintour hosted the celebrity-packed party for the Met Museum. Celebrating the Costume Institute’s new exhibition each year, the exhibition theme “Camp: Notes on Fashion” didn’t disappoint. Katie Perry shocked and won the night dressed as a literally a beautiful chandelier!

Published: May 2019

Metropolitan Magazine

LOOT: Mad About Jewelry: Mad Annual Art and Design by Rachel Vancelette

LOOT draws an international jet-set who fly in to adorn themselves with the latest jewelry! This annual spring event at the famous MAD museum has curator Bryna Pomp all the buzz. She has become the influencer, taste-maker and fashion go-to person to find the latest and greatest in jewelry!  "The jewelry featured incorporates a wide range of remarkable non-traditional materials, from crocheted textiles, ecologically tie-dyed silk, felt, leather, and resin to 3D-printed nylon, titanium, safety pins, bicycle tires, X-ray film, papier-mâché, and wood" states Pomp. Her curatorial expertise has raised many designers to next level status, and she has been championing contemporary jewelry designers in the field for years. Tastemakers such as Iris Apel, Kay Uger and more all sit on the benefit host committee and continue to support this event each year. A sighting of the well known adorned Iris Apel is always a wonderful sight! 

Published May 2019

Metropolitan Magazine

Artist Eddie Kang: The Loveless Collection goes global with MCM and brings us all to the heart of the matter by Rachel Vancelette

Artist Eddie Kang worldwide tour has been exploding with his lively color palettes and inspiration from dreams and childhood memories, taking the fashion and art world by storm! His creative process captures images from “teddies in the woods” to his very special “childhood dog|.”Kang’s artworks, often colorful and dreamy derive from philosophical stories which he creates based on life's reflections. Kang created a series of works to express his desire to escape, his courage to dream, and his ability to think beyond for which adults and children alike can find an escape passage. One can see art meets fashion, magic happens! 

Published: May 2019

Metropolitan Magazine

Andy Warhol | Christopher Makos Magic: Artist on the Rise by Rachel Vancelette

*Cover Article: A personal one-to-one interview with artist photographer Christopher Makos.

With all the buzz around town about the Whitney Museum exhibition, Andy Warhol- From A to B Again, and the 350 works curated by the brilliant Donna De Salvo, we all needed to stop and take in the amazing works including photographs, canvases and films by the late artist this past winter season. Artist on the Rise shines the light on other great artists who surrounded Warhol during this period, one being well known American photographer and artist, Christopher Makos. 

Makos is noted for introducing Warhol to the works of famous artists Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, and also for giving Warhol his first camera! 

Published: April 2019

Metropolitan Magazine


Art Critic and Historian Barbara Rose began writing art criticism in the 1960s, where she mingled in the New York art scene with greats such as Richard Tuttle, Andy Warhol, Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Al Held, Lee Krasner, Beverly Pepper, Claes Oldenberg and Frank Stella to name few. A former contributing editor to Art In America from 1965 to 1971, Rose's critical writings have made a profound impact on generations of art aficionados. Publications such as ArtForum, New York Magazine, Vogue, Partisan Review and multiple international periodicals and newspapers globally have memorialized, archived and republished many of her writings recently. Rose is currently focused on finishing her memoirs with many followers and fans anticipating the release. 

Published June 2019

Netflix's Star Leon Logothetis: Brings Kindness to the Front of the Line! By Rachel Vancelette

The author of Changing Lives, One Adventure at a Time, and the host of Netflix’s Kindness Diaries which soon will be going into a third season following the travels of Mr. Kindness. Leon sits down to give an intimate interview into his unique inner world and personal journey dedicated to the spreading of kindness to others. The Netflix series is viewed as a unique social experiment, taking Leon on the long journey across country to challenge people in everyday life to hopefully be just a little kinder to strangers.  Leon and the traveling kindness machine (otherwise known as the yellow Volkswagon bug he has driven to the ends of the earth) have both become an iconic symbols to his devoted fan following. Some say kindness is simply “the new cool” and this interview hopefully will spread a little kindness to Leon and give voice to his movement and become important to each of us daily.

Published: June 2019

Metropolitan Magazine

A Day Like Any Other by Rachel Vancelette

La recente apertura al New Museum della mostra A Day Like Any Other di Rivane Neuenschwander fa entrare i visitatori in un mondo circondanto da muri di fiocchi arcobaleno.

**L'**ambiente quieto della mostra riflette il contenuto dei desideriscritti uno per uno sui fiocchi; frasi come "Vorrei ci fosse una cura per il cancro", oppure "Vorrei un figlio sano e felice".

A livello tematico, l'amore di Neuenschwander per l'interazione organica con l'arte è presente anche in questo progetto dove i visitatori sono invitati a prendere un fiocco, legarselo al polso e sostituirlo con un nuovo desiderio scritto su un foglio di carta.

Vogue Italia

Babyface and the iPad Grammy Award winner proclaims his love for Apple tablet by Rachel Vancelette

Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds performed at the 10th annual ARTrageous Charity Gala dinner and Art Auction at Cipriani Wall Street with a special acoustical performance. Babyface raved about the new love of his life, his Mac iPad, and warmed up the audience by auctioning off his daughter's drawing to friends in the crowd including powerhouse record producer LA Reid and wife Erica Reid.

The Reid's heavyweight clients include Pink, Mariah Carey and Toni Braxton. They were joined at the lively event by Veronica Webb and Jeff & Justine Koons. Jeff Koons' work estimated at $25,000, kicked off the event by selling for $280,000 USD.

Calvin Klein arrived fashionably late and circled the room scanning all of the silent auction before joining friend and the evening's honoree artist Ross Bleckner. The silent auction closed late into the evening as drinks were still being poured and guests elbowed their way to place their final bids.

Vogue Italia

Whitney Museum of American Art’s 2016 Art Party by Rachel Vancelette

As always the Whitney Museum of American Art’s 2016 Art Party and dinner drew in top celebs and stars from every corner of New York City elite; artists, performers, editors, entrepreneurs, models, designers, art-world insiders, stylists, musicians, and young philanthropists. With the lead singer of Fischerspooner in a rocking bikini and chaps outfit, the electroclash performance troupe entertained above and beyond during dessert for an enthusiastic crowd that included Victor Cruz, Karrueche Tran, Jason Biggs and artists Chuck Close and Maurizio Cattelan.

Top celebrity rapper/musician Common was a co-chair of the fundraising event, alongside his stylist Micaela Erlanger, model Karlie Kloss, designer Brandon Maxwell, and Vanity Fair’s Michael Carl. He said, “When you see beautiful art, it inspires you. It reminds you of the importance of the soul.”

The uptown/downtown crowd were reluctant to leave and danced far into the night, captured by music provided by DJ Questlove, producer and lead drummer of the Roots.

Vogue Italia

Globetrotter Series: The vibrant city of Chicago | EXPO Chicago Artfair keeps pace with art, culture, technology and more! An insightful interview with president Tony Karman. By Rachel Vancelette

Sitting down with Tony Karman, president of EXPO Chicago Artfair one will find a warm smile and an enthusiasm that resonates throughout the room. With a true passion for the arts, he pays tribute every year to the cultural heart of Chicago. One of the longest-running artfairs started in the 1980s, it began before there were many artfairs in the world and continues today stronger than ever. In the age of Instagram and social media mobilizing art collectors, art lovers, artists and galleries, every one of the over 200 global artfairs today has to tackle the competitive nature of the worldwide fairs vying for attendance. The art market’s increase in sales to over 1 billion dollars annually has created an environment where many to have to make tough choices and selections like never before!


The Chicago venue continues to hold a special place for art collectors, artists, international curators, local celebrities and art lovers who attend the fair annually. With the globalization of the art industry, many enthusiasts travel the globe almost every month looking for the latest and greatest piece of art at the next artfair. This has new syndromes such as “art fair fatigue” and also fears that artificial intelligence, AI, is now making our decisions and cultural selections in the extremely busy calendar year. The recent announcement of MIT/ Microsoft’s collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art has AI curating selections for you, directed by social channels which point you to its chosen preferences. AI has now arrived full speed into the art world and culture. I wanted to dive deeper into how Chicagomanages to stay in the top ranks of artfairs, and what changes they are making to shift quickly to stay current with the fast pace of changing markets.

Published September 2019

Metropolitan Magazine

LOVE ANTOSHA | An intimate documentary about a life of creative and actor Anton Yelchin. By Rachel Vancelette

You may know actor Anton Yelchin from films such as Star Trek, Like Crazy or countless Indie films which had fans and friends always wanting more. This charismatic, dynamic creative, who was an artist, actor, musician, friend, beloved son, and photographer, demonstrated the artistic power of "more than meets the eye," He was adored by Hollywood and left a large impact on generations of viewers. 

 Anton Yelchin's legacy continues after his tragic and sudden death in 2016. Family and friends have been ensuring and securing his legacy, and with the support of donations, The Anton Yelchin Foundation was founded. The mission of the foundation is to empower and support young people engaged in the creative arts who face career challenges due to debilitating disease and disability. The mission is a unique one and has helped many over the years. I myself came to know the deeper story of Yelchin’s life with research conducted during an invitation to co-curate an exhibition of his photography in 2017. While looking deeper into this artist and actor, it was clear he made an enormous impact on those who cared for him during his lifetime. He left his mark for generations of fans and friends through his writings, photography, films, and music. 

Published September 2019

Metropolitan Magazine

Lina Iris Viktor is Turning Everything She Touches to Gold! By Rachel Vancelette

Lina Iris Viktor is a conceptual artist, photographer, performance artist and painter living and working between New York and London. This new art world sensation (only creating works for five years) has found her passion and creates prolifically in her studios. The New York Times described her exciting work as “queenly self-portraits with a futuristic edge.” Raised in London, she traveled extensively, spending much of her early years living in Johannesburg, South Africa. Raised in the U.K., Viktor originally studied film, directing and cinematography, and worked with legendary film director Spike Lee before realizing filmmaking was not her destiny.

Published October 2019

Urban Mindz

Jonathan Prince: Quickfire Artist Spotlight

Can you speak to us about your collaboration with Christie’s Sculpture Garden and Park Tower Group?

Christie’s and Park Tower Group formed a partnership in 2009 to use the outdoor plaza and interior lobby of 535 Madison Avenue as a public exhibition space for artworks curated by Christie’s. I became aware of this relationship shortly after it started when I met Barrett White from Christie’s at a dinner party in New York.  Our conversation that evening led to a visit from Barrett up to my studio in The Berkshires which resulted in us making a plan to exhibit my work at the Madison Avenue space. That show was in 2012 and now, seven years later, after continuing conversations with Barrett White, Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art Americas and Marian Klein, president of Park Tower Group - I am looking forward to having another exhibition of my works at the space. This selling exhibition from Christie’s Private Sales Group will introduce my new Shatter Series sculptures to the public.

Published September 2019

Metropolitan Magazine

Artist Sislej Xhafa at Art Basel Unlimited with Performance Taking Center Stage by Rachel Vancelette

With Art Basel Switzerland presenting over 290 galleries from all over the world this month, the fair offers some of the most immersive and impressive art installations to date. We had the opportunity to sit down with artist Sislej Xhafa who reminded us of his practice and the intense creative process of performance he uses to engage global audiences. Xhafa often reminds audiences of how important it is to take time to sit and just be with art. Xhafa will inaugurate Unlimited 2019, as part of the Art Basel experience. Xhafa's will be the first performative work displayed in the history of Art Basel’s Unlimited Hall since its inception in 2000. 

Published June 2019

Metropolitan Magazine

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