Cigars, Furniture, And Tibet: Three Events From The New York Art World

by KATHERINE NEIFELD · September 28, 2010

It was a veritable potpourri of aesthetic wonderment in New York this past week.  Ranging from innovative interiors,  the launch of cigar timepiece fusion, and the work of 100 Tibetan freedom fighters on display, the Manhattan art scene is everything -- except homogeneous. We had photographers at three eclectic events, so click below for a taste.

NEW - NEXT - LEX: NYDC FURNITURE SHOWCASE

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Design buffs had the chance for a first glance at the NYDC's second annual "What's New, What's Next @ 200 Lex," for all up and coming in the world of interiors.  The product showcase featured conversations with designers, decor presentations, book signings, and lots and lots in the realm of the very new and very shiny. Tufted upholstery and bright ceramics featured prominently in the collection of wares, along with reinvented club chairs and wicker accents. What's new is old is new again...

FREDERIQUE CONSTANT AND COHIBA TIMEPIECES COLLECTION LAUNCH

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Alpha male plus panache was on the menu at the launch for the partnership between Frederique Constant timepieces and Cohiba cigars. The result of this virile union? Quintessential accessories of choice for those into oozing powerful man appeal. (And who, really, can say no to that?) The already old world bar slash humidor Club Macanudo was made further smoking and sleek as guests sampled stogies. Squared-off watches were on display as insouciantly as their intended wearers.

ART FOR TIBET BENEFIT

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Art for Tibet, spearheaded by curatorial member Richard Gere, hosted Art for Tibet II at Union Street Gallery Annex, a second annual event in aid of Tibetan freedom and its persecuted artists. The five day long exhibition began with an art auction and panel discussion.  Over 100 artists were featured, and pieces ranged from minimal industrial to jubilantly colorful. Art for Tibet concluded with a benefit on Saturday evening.