Wednesday, March 4th:
Kicking off the 2009 Armory Fair was last Wednesday evening’s benefit at the MoMA.
With the 100 dollar ticketed entry (which goes to support the MoMA) this event was not for the recession afflicted (aka the young freelance writer/videographers at Mapflex!) but just as I was about to give it a miss, I had the good fortune of being escorted into the party by a charming gentleman with an extra ticket.
Inside, the usually pristine and sterile exhibition space had transformed into a low-lit bustling party scene peppered with affluent art buyers, media personalities, fashionistas and gallerinas. While the open bar was certainly a perk, the highlight of the evening was a performance by Gang Gang Dance, a hip, indy band who kept the crowd rocking with their eclectic drum beats.