Tribeca Artists Ball, 2015, for Paper Magazine.

"Lys Klar" by Tassy Thomspon (L) and a guest at TIME BOMB: The 25th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit & Auction at the Watermill Center on July 28, 2018 in Watermill, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.

"Lys Klar" by Tassy Thomspon at TIME BOMB: The 25th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit & Auction at the Watermill Center. July 28, 2018 in Watermill, NY for The New York Times.

Toilet Paper Lounge at the Untitled Art Fair during Art Basel Miami Beach. 2015 for Getty Images.

Wynwood Walls dinner during Art Basel Miami Beach. 2015 for Getty Images. 

Guests pose with the Dustin Yellin sculpture at the Fifth Annual Pioneer Works Village Fete at Pioneer Works on April 22, 2018 in Brooklyn, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.

Party guests pose behind a Dustin Yellin sculpture at the Fifh Annual Pioneer Works Village Fete at Pioneer Works. April 22, 2018 in Brooklyn, NY for The New York Times.

Heidi Lee at the Whitney Art Party, 2018, for the New York Times. 

Aby Rosen and Samantha Boardman at the Tribeca Artists Ball, 2015 for Paper. 

Peter Brant and Stephanie Seymour attend Artwalk NY Benefiting The Coalition for The Homeless at Spring Studios on November 29, 2017 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.

Peter Brant and Stephanie Seymour browse the auction catalog at Artwalk NY at Spring Studios. November 29, 2017 in New York, NY for The New York Times.

Jeff Koons (center) and Michelle Lamy (right) at the MoMA Party in the Garden at the Museum of Modern Art on June 1, 2016 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for the New York Times.

Jeff Koons and Michelle Lamy at the MoMA Party in the Garden at the Museum of Modern Art. June 1, 2016 in New York, NY for the New York Times.

Tom Sachs at the MoMA Party in the Garden at the Museum of Modern Art on June 1, 2016 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for the New York Times.

Tom Sachs at the MoMA Party in the Garden at the Museum of Modern Art. June 1, 2016 in New York, NY for the New York Times.

Table centerpiece at the Brooklyn Artists Ball at the Brooklyn Museum. 2015 for Paper Magazine. 

Guests examine a sculpture by Glenn Brown at the Southampton Arts Center's SummerFest at Southampton Arts Center on August 30, 2018 in Southampton, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.

Guests view a sculpture by Glenn Brown at the Southampton Arts Center's SummerFest. August 30, 2018 in Southampton, NY for The New York Times.

Kara Walker on the dancefloor at the Studio Museum in Harlem 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Park Avenue Armory on October 18, 2018 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.

Kara Walker on the dancefloor at the Studio Museum of Harlem 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Park Avenue Armory. October 18, 2018 in New York, NY for The New York Times.

Chuck Close (seated) at the MoMA Party in the Garden at the Museum of Modern Art on June 1, 2016 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for the New York Times.

Chuck Close with admirers at the MoMA Party in the Garden at the Museum of Modern Art. June 1, 2016 in New York, NY for the New York Times.

Artist Zoe Schlacter in the booth featuring her installation "N.E.W.",  curated by C. Finley at the SPRING/BREAK Art Show at 4 Times Square on March 6, 2018 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.

Zoe Schlacter in their installation at the SPRING/BREAK Art Show at 4 Times Square. March 6, 2018 in New York, NY for The New York Times.

(L-R) "Emotions," 2018; "rolling tides," 2019; "the new era," 2019; "lock down," 2018, by Sarah Cain, at Galerie Lelong & Co, at the Frieze New York art fair at Randall’s Island Park on May 1, 2019 in  New York,

Frieze New York art fair at Randall’s Island Par. May 1, 2019 in New York, NY for the New York Times.

Friendswithyou installation at the Mondrian Hotel during Art Basel Miami Beach, 2014 for Paper Magazine

Andrey Bartenev performs on a bar at a Snob Magazine party during Art Basel Miami Beach. 2011 for the Village Voice.

Opening party for an exhibit of Dolly Parton's costumes at Cedar Lake studios. December 2014 in New York, NY for Paper Magazine.

Opening party for an exhibit of Dolly Parton's costumes at Cedar Lake studios. December 2014 in New York, NY for Paper Magazine.

Joanna Mastroianni  in front of a piece by Donald Moffett at the Southampton Arts Center's SummerFest at Southampton Arts Center on August 30, 2018 in Southampton, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.

Joanna Mastroianni in front of a piece by Donald Moffett at the Southampton Arts Center's SummerFest at Southampton Arts Center. August 30, 2018 in Southampton, NY for The New York Times.

Amanda Murray (L) attends the opening reception for "Studio 54: Night Magic" at the Brooklyn Museum on March 11, 2020 in Brooklyn, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.

Opening reception for "Studio 54: Night Magic" at the Brooklyn Museum. March 11, 2020 in Brooklyn, NY for The New York Times. (Final party, pre-pandemic)

Simon de Pury (L) conducts a live auction for a set of paintings by Duke RIley at TIME BOMB: The 25th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit & Auction at the Watermill Center on July 28, 2018 in Watermill, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York T

Simon de Pury conducts a live auction for a set of paintings by Duke RIley at the 25th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit at the Watermill Center. July 28, 2018 in Watermill, NY for The New York Times.

Scene during cocktail hour at the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation Eleventh Annual Connoisseur's Dinner at Sotheby's on May 10, 2017 in New York  City. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for the New York Times.

Silent auction at the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation Eleventh Annual Connoisseur's Dinner at Sotheby's. May 10, 2017 in New York, NY for the New York Times.

May Anderson, Julian Schnabel and Kathy Grayson at an exhibit at The Hole gallery. 2014 for Paper Magazine.

Brooklyn Artists Ball, 2015 for Paper Magazine.

Cecily Brown and Rachel Feinstein at the MoMA Party in the Garden at the Museum of Modern Art on June 1, 2016 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for the New York Times.

Cecily Brown and Rachel Feinstein at the MoMA Party in the Garden at the Museum of Modern Art. June 1, 2016 in New York, NY for the New York Times.

A piece by Cindy Sherman is displayed to guests during the live auction at the Guild Hall Summer Gala at Mulford Farm in East Hampton, NY on August 12, 2016. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.

A work by Cindy Sherman is displayed to guests during a live auction at the Guild Hall Summer Gala at Mulford Farm in East Hampton, NY. August 12, 2016 for The New York Times.

Know Wave exhibit at Art Basel Miami Beach, 2012 for the Village Voice

Guests between a sculpture by Glenn Brown and a painting by Damien Hirst at the Southampton Arts Center's SummerFest at Southampton Arts Center on August 30, 2018 in Southampton, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.

A sculpture by Glenn Brown and a painting by Damien Hirst at the Southampton Arts Center's SummerFest. August 30, 2018 in Southampton, NY for The New York Times.

Attendees look at recovered gold from the 1857 shipwreck of the Steamship Central America, on display at Alexander Gallery at The Winter Show, a benefit for East Side House, Opening Night Party at Park Avenue Armory on January 23, 2020 in New York, NY. Cr

Recovered gold from the 1857 shipwreck of the Steamship Central America, on display at Alexander Gallery at The Winter Show, at Park Avenue Armory. January 23, 2020 in New York, NY for The New York Times.

Karolina Kurkova and Alex Katz at a Paper Magazine dinner during Art Basel Miami Beach at the Edition Hotel. 2015 for Paper Magazine.

Carrie Mae Weems picnics at the Glass House Summer Party and 70th anniversary celebration at the Glass House on June 8, 2019 in New Canaan, CT. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for the New York Times.

Carrie Mae Weems picnics at the Glass House Summer Party. June 8, 2019 in New Canaan, CT for the New York Times.

Brice Marden at the MoMA Party in the Garden at the Museum of Modern Art on June 1, 2016 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for the New York Times.

Brice Marden at the MoMA Party in the Garden at the Museum of Modern Art. June 1, 2016 in New York, NY for the New York Times.

Boychild, Michelle Lamy, and Matthew Stone at the Delano hotel during Art Basel Miami Beach. 2013 for Paper Magazine.

Party at Art Basel Miami Beach, 2015 for Getty Images.

Overall view of the fair at the Art Dealers Association of America Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory on February 26, 2020 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.

Art Dealers Association of America Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory. February 26, 2020 for The New York Times.

Jim White and Eve Sussman performance piece at BAM. 2015 in Brooklyn, NY for BAM.

Guests dine in the rotunda at the Guggenheim International Gala at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on November 17, 2016 in New York City. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.

Guests dine in the rotunda at the Guggenheim International Gala at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. November 17, 2016 in New York, NY for The New York Times.

Lisa Phillips (L) and High Line curator Cecilia Alemani, as seen through a piece by Marinella Senatore, attend the 2018 High Line Art Dinner in the Chelsea Market Passage on the High Line on September 20, 2018 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for T

Lisa Phillips and Cecilia Alemani, as seen through a piece by Marinella Senatore, at the 2018 High Line Art Dinner in the Chelsea Market Passage on the High Line.  September 20, 2018 in New York, NY for The New York Times.

Archie Gottesman (L) and Jon Stryker attend the Park Avenue Armory Gala Indigo Ball at the Park Avenue Armory on October 16, 2018 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.

Archie Gottesman and Jon Stryker attend the Park Avenue Armory Gala Indigo Ball at the Park Avenue Armory. October 16, 2018 in New York, NY for The New York Times.

Kenny Scharf in his basement, aka the Cosmic Cavern, in Bushwick, NY. 2013 for the Village Voice.

Performance Art Piece by Matthew Stone at the Delano Hotel during Art Basel Miami Beach, 2013 for Paper Magazine.

Drake's party at Diddy's house during Art Basel Miami Beach. 2014 for Paper Magazine.

Performance art piece at the Buoy R&R retreat in Connecticut, 2015 for Paper Magazine. 

Performance Art Piece by Matthew Stone at the Delano Hotel during Art Basel Miami Beach, 2013 for Paper Magazine. 

Dinner scene at the Parrish Art Museum's Midsummer Party at the Parrish Art Museum on July 14, 2018 in Watermill, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.

Parrish Art Museum's Midsummer Party. July 14, 2018 in Watermill, NY for The New York Times.

Executive Director Justine Ludwig (L) and Jenny Holzer attend the Creative Time Gala Honoring Jenny Holzer at Skylight on Vesey on October 24, 2019 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.

Justine Ludwig (L) and Jenny Holzer attend the Creative Time Gala Honoring Jenny Holzer at Skylight on Vesey. October 24, 2019 in New York, NY for The New York Times.

Julie Mehretu attends the Studio Museum of Harlem 2019 Gala at the Javits Center on November 13, 2019 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The  New York Times.

Julie Mehretu attends the Studio Museum of Harlem 2019 Gala at the Javits Center. November 13, 2019 in New York, NY for The New York Times.

Scene at Gemini Antiques booth at The Winter Show, a benefit for East Side House, Opening Night Party at Park Avenue Armory on January 23, 2020 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.

Gemini Antiques booth at The Winter Show at Park Avenue Armory. January 23, 2020 in New York, NY for The New York Times.

A waiter in a Peter Marino-themed uniform and work by Richard Prince (painting) and Joel Morrison (sculpture) at the Southampton Arts Center's SummerFest at Southampton Arts Center on August 30, 2018 in Southampton, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New

A waiter in a Peter Marino-themed uniform and work by Richard Prince (painting) and Joel Morrison (sculpture) at the Southampton Arts Center's SummerFest. August 30, 2018 in Southampton, NY for The New York Times.

A guest examines "Woman with Coat and Smartphone" by Michelangelo Pistoletto at the Luhring Augustine booth at The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering's Opening Night of TEFAF New York Spring at the Park Avenue Armory on May 3, 2018 in New York,

A guest examines "Woman with Coat and Smartphone" by Michelangelo Pistoletto at the Luhring Augustine booth at TEFAF New York Spring at the Park Avenue Armory. May 3, 2018 in New York, NY for The New York Times.

Honoree Pedro Reyes attends the 2018 Creative Time Gala at 99 Scott Ave on October 11, 2018 in Brooklyn, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for the New York Times.

Honoree Pedro Reyes attends the 2018 Creative Time Gala. October 11, 2018 in Brooklyn, NY for the New York Times.

Mel Chin at the Creative Time Gala honoring Vik Muniz at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. 2015 for Paper Magazine.

Brooklyn Artists Ball at the Brooklyn Museum. 2015 for Paper Magazine.

Brooklyn Artists Ball at the Brooklyn Museum. 2015 for Paper Magazine.

Emily Terndrup (L) and Derrick Belcham explore the grounds at the Glass House Summer Party and 70th anniversary celebration at the Glass House on June 8, 2019 in New Canaan, CT. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for the New York Times.

Guests explore the grounds at the Glass House Summer Party. June 8, 2019 in New Canaan, CT for the New York Times.

Vito Acconci and Klaus Biesenbach at the 2016 Brooklyn Artists Ball honoring Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia at the Brooklyn Museum in Brooklyn, NY on April 20, 2016. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for the Brooklyn Museum.

Vito Acconci and Klaus Biesenbach at the 2016 Brooklyn Artists Ball at the Brooklyn Museum. April 20, 2016 for the Brooklyn Museum.

Artists Chuck Close and Eric Fischl (l to r) at the Guild Hall Summer Gala at Mulford Farm in East Hampton, NY on August 12, 2016. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.

Chuck Close and Eric Fischl at the Guild Hall Summer Gala at Mulford Farm in East Hampton, NY. August 12, 2016 for The New York Times.

Hors d'oeuvres at the 2018 Creative Time Gala at 99 Scott Ave on October 11, 2018 in Brooklyn, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for the New York Times.

Hors d'oeuvres at the 2018 Creative Time Gala at 99 Scott Ave. October 11, 2018 in Brooklyn, NY for the New York Times.

Cipriana Quann at Lebreton at the Winter Show Young Collectors Night at Park Avenue Armory on January 30, 2020 in New York, NY. Credit; Rebecca Smeyne/ADpro

Cipriana Quann at the Winter Show Young Collectors Night at Park Avenue Armory. January 30, 2020 in New York, NY forArchitectural Digest/ADPro.

Untitled Art Fair during Art Basel Miami Beach. 2015 for Getty Images.

Dustin Yellin at the 11th Annual Tribeca Film Festival Artists Dinner hosted by Chanel at Balthazar in New York on April 18, 2016. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for the New York Times.

Dustin Yellin at the 11th Annual Tribeca Film Festival Artists Dinner hosted by Chanel at Balthazar.  April 18, 2016 in New York, NY for the New York Times.

Sculptors David Stoltz (L) and Mark di Suvero attend the Storm King Art Center Summer Solstice Celebration at Storm King Art Center on June 23, 2018 in New Windsor, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.

David Stoltz and Mark di Suvero attend the Storm King Art Center Summer Solstice Celebration at Storm King Art Center. June 23, 2018 in New Windsor, NY for The New York Times.

Surrealist dinner at the Knockdown Center. 2012 in Maspeth Queens for Paper Magazine.

Hole gallery installations in a mansion during Art Basel Miami Beach. 2014 for Paper Magazine.

Murakami at the Brooklyn Artists Ball at the Brooklyn Museum. 2015 for Paper Magazine.

(L-R) Lisa Phillips and honorees Gael Neeson and Stefan Edlis (pretending to fight over an award) onstage at the Americans for the Arts 2017 National Arts Awards at Cipriani 42nd St on October 23, 2017 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New Y

Lisa Phillips and honorees Gael Neeson and Stefan Edlis (pretending to fight over an award) onstage at the Americans for the Arts 2017 National Arts Awards at Cipriani 42nd St. October 23, 2017 in New York, NY for The New York Times.

Kelsey Lu performs at the 2019 Guggenheim International Gala made possible by Dior at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on November 14, 2019 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.

Kelsey Lu performs at the 2019 Guggenheim International Gala at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. November 14, 2019 in New York, NY for The New York Times.

Kathy Grayson at the Hole booth at the Untitled Art Fair during Art Basel Miami Beach. 2015 for Getty Images.

Frank Gehry (center) attends the 2019 Guggenheim International Gala made possible by Dior at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on November 14, 2019 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.

Frank Gehry at the 2019 Guggenheim International Gala at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. November 14, 2019 in New York, NY for The New York Times.

Maurizio Cattelan (L) attends the Boom Boom Afterparty for the Met Gala at the Top of the Standard on May 8, 2018 in New York, NY. #NYTMETGALA Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.

Maurizio Cattelan (L) attends the Boom Boom Afterparty for the Met Gala at the Top of the Standard. May 8, 2018 in New York, NY for The New York Times.

Installation at Lucien Smith's Macabre Suite party at  1 Bruckner Boulevard in The Bronx. October 29, 2015 for Paper Magazine.

An immersive installation on the Lower East Side. 2013 for Paer Magazine.

Matthew Barney attends Dia Fall Night 2019 at 547 West 26th Street on November 17, 2019 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.

Matthew Barney attends Dia Fall Night 2019 at Cedar Lake Studios on November 17, 2019 in New York, NY for The New York Times.

Scratchiti on a Jeff Koons sculpture at Lady Gaga and Jeff Koons' "Artpop" album release party. 2013 in Brooklyn, NY for Paper Magazine. 

Lee Friedlander at the Aperture Foundation Fall Benefit at the Edison Ballroom in New York, NY on October 24, 2016. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for the New York Times.

Lee Friedlander at the Aperture Foundation Fall Benefit at the Edison Ballroom. October 24, 2016 in New York, NY for the New York Times.

Angus Wilkie and commitee member Lizzie Bailey at the Cove Landing booth at The Winter Show, a benefit for East Side House, Opening Night Party at Park Avenue Armory on January 23, 2020 in New York, NY. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.

Cove Landing booth at The Winter Show opening Night Party at the Park Avenue Armory. January 23, 2020 in New York, NY for The New York Times.

Todd Thomas and Cindy Sherman arrive at the dinner for the Rachel Comey show at Pioneerworks in Brooklyn during New York Fashion Week on Sept 9, 2015. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for the New York Times.

Todd Thomas and Cindy Sherman arrive at the dinner for the Rachel Comey show at Pioneerworks in Brooklyn. Sept 9, 2015 for the New York Times.

Kehinde Wiley at the Brooklyn Artists Ball at the Brooklyn Museum. 2015 for Paper Magazine.

Art Book Fair at MoMA P.S. 1. 2014 for Paper Magazine. 

A performance art piece at the NADA fair at the Deauville Resort during Art Basel Miami Beach. 2013 for the Village Voice.

Olek at the Brooklyn Artists Ball at the Brooklyn Museum. 2015 for Paper Magazine.

Olivia Song and Will Cotton at Will Cotton's photo booth at the 2016 Brooklyn Artists Ball honoring Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia at the Brooklyn Museum in Brooklyn, NY on April 20, 2016. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for the Brooklyn Museum.

Will Cotton at his photo booth at the 2016 Brooklyn Artists Ball at the Brooklyn Museum. April 20, 2016 for the Brooklyn Museum.

Stephanie Seymour and Peter Brant Jr. at the Tribeca Artists Ball. 2015 for Paper Magazine.

Untitled Art Fair tent during Art Basel Miami Beach. 2015 for Getty Images.

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