Tuesday, May 21, 2024

NYC Art Shows Bring Out the A List: George Lucas, John Leguizamo, Etc.


The big New York City art shows brought out the A list this weekend, even if it was just to look around and take stock. At Pier 92, in the Modern Art exhibits, I ran into a top notch trio: Grace Hightower DeNiro, George Lucas and fiancee Mellody Hobson. The “Star Wars” creator certainly had two dynamic companions with him.

john chamberlain printAlso spotted: actor Norah Emmerich, of the F/X show “The Americans,” fielding tons of compliments from fans of the hit show. Noah’s late father, Andre Emmerich, was one of the world’s most famous art dealers; and MTV co-creator John Sykes.

Meanwhile, over at the actual 67th St. Armory today: Yoko Ono got everyone’s attention. So did John Leguizamo, who got so comfortable at one of the booths, he left his jacket in their closet so he could roam around unfettered. Also seen: Ron Howard partner and producer Brian Grazer, of Imagine Films fame.

My favorite piece: this John Chamberlain print was only $17,000 at Pace Prints. A bargain, certainly!

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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