With the launch of 'Megazine,' 24-year-old art star Loren Kramar is downtown's most in-demand new eccentric
"I once saw him make a bowl of Kryptonite out of a piece of tinfoil," artist Julian Schnabel said. "He also sang the best version of Chrissie Hynde’s 'I’ll Stand By You’ that I’ve ever heard. I honestly think he’s one of the smartest, most talented young men I’ve met in a long time."
Lola Montes Schnabel debuts on the New York gallery scene, and suddenly it feels like the '80s again
“This isn’t a normal gallery opening, by the way,” said art historian Brian Kirsch. The opening he was talking about was that of Lola Montes Schnabel. Five sensual, splashy, large-scale paintings hung in a large room at The Hole Gallery where Schnabel’s show, "Love Before Intimacy," her first solo painting exhibition in the United States, was having its opening night last Friday.
At 6:15 p.m. yesterday in a meeting room at Christie's auction house, a few people sat around waiting for a slide lecture by the artist David Salle to begin. A slight, intense-looking man in a gray blazer and dark blue jeans silently set up some equipment in the front of the room. It was only when someone came up to greet him and the slight man said, quietly, "I tend to go through slides of my work very fast," that it became clear that he was David Salle.(1)