On Monday night, art PR maven Sara Fitzmaurice of Fitz & Co and her husband, art dealer Perry Rubenstein, hosted an intimate dinner in honor of Nicholas Baume, director and chief curator of the Public Art Fund. Baume, who was in Los Angeles for several days before heading to his native Australia, was joined by 35 of Los Angeles and New York art-world luminaries for a sit-down dinner at Rubenstein’s Kulapat Yantrasast-designed Hollywood gallery.
Budding gallerist Hannah Hoffman, previously of Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, talked to the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Lyn Winter about the 2013 opening of her new space, located just down the street from Rubenstein. Meanwhile, Los Angeles collector Cliff Einstein reminisced about the “Mad Men” era, when he worked as an ad exec on Madison Avenue.
Other notable guests included New York Times columnist Linda Yablonsky, artist Sam Durant, Hammer director Annie Philbin, and collector Justin Gilanyi. Baume’s recent projects include exhibitions of work by Monika Sosnowska, Oscar Tuazon, Rob Pruitt, and the major career survey “Sol LeWitt: Structures 1965-2006.”
— Yasmine Mohseni