Naked! Gallery Opens At Paul Kasmin With Colorful Guests

by MICHELLE MCKELVEY · July 13, 2009

Sylvia Niarchos, Adrian Dannat, Jan Frank, Louiza Tanuri[Sylvia Niarchos, Adrian Dannat, Jan Frank, Louiza Tanuri. Photos by MATT SUKKAR for PMc] Last week, guests dabbled in a variety of sparkling wine coolers, sizzling champagne flutes, and colorful cocktails during the Naked! Gallery Opening at the Paul Kasmin Gallery. Attendees mingled over martinis while enjoying the entrancing artworks by a variety of astonishing artists. Body paint victim, Rebecca Goebel certainly shocked patrons while fantastically frolicking amongst the city elite with a colorful canvased body (talk about a strong fashion statement..or lack there of!?).  Creamy sculptures and vivacious paintings adorned the floors of the gallery, while floral printed dresses, cheery checkered tops, and terrific top hats added to the artistic ambiance of the opening. The exhibition "is a show of males and females without clothing, surely not inherently contentious at this stage of the game – we suppose..." and "will present the naked – traditionally arousing, interpreted by myriad artists." Cheers!!

Diane Blell, Judy Auchincloss, Ena Swansea Diane Blell, Judy Auchincloss, Ena Swansea

Adrian Dannatt, Delphine Dannat

Adrian Dannatt, Delphine Dannat
Matt Sukkar, Rebecca Goebel      Naomi Blume, Ray Abeyta Matt Sukkar, Rebecca Goebel           Naomi Blume, Ray Abeyta

Sylvia Niarchos, Adrian Dannat, Jan Frank, Louiza Tanuri Sylvia Niarchos, Adrian Dannat, Jan Frank, Louiza Tanuri

Horst, David GlackinCaroline Rowley, Elizabeth DeCaprio

Horst, David Glackin                     Caroline Rowley, Elizabeth DeCaprio

Delphine Dannat, Lisa RosenJan Frank, Adrian Dannatt, Pieter Bastemey Delphine Dannat, Lisa Rosen  Jan Frank, Adrian Dannatt, Pieter Bastemey

Karen Gilbert, Spencer Tsai Karen Gilbert, Spencer Tsai

Rebbeca Goebel Rebbeca Goebel

Sarah MacDonnell, Serge Legendre Sarah MacDonnell, Serge Legendre

Douglas Kelley, Matt Sukkar, Horst Douglas Kelley, Matt Sukkar, Horst