Instagrams of the Art World: Amanda Lepore, White Stripes, and More


Sometimes in our intrepid weekly Instagram-scanning, we get peeks into artists’ personal lives — works mid-progress, eye-catching ephemera, ill-advised party selfies, etc. But this week, it was all about People Looking at Art™, straightforward as ever, starting off with Antoine Sargent (sirsargent) kicking back at the Chicago Architecture Biennial (and in a particularly obtuse angle at that).


Back in Manhattan, Amanda Lepore and Kyle Farmery rubbed elbows at the Grace Jones Book Party at Martin Lawrence Galleries (as captured by Paul Bruinooge, on behalf of patrickmcmullan).


Stuart Comer (stuartcomer) stole away with the rest of MoMA’s Media and Performance Art committee for a retreat, during which they watched Shelley Senter perform Trisha Brown’s “Locus,” 1975, inside Oscar Tuazon’s “An Error,” 2011.


Meanwhile, Emmanuel Perrotin (emmanuelperrotin) was on an excursion of his own: to the Stockholm studio of Jens Fänge, whose work he’s planning to show in Paris this upcoming March.


Hank Willis Thomas (hankwillisthomas) swung by Goodman Gallery and found Titus Kaphar’s haunting “George Washington’s Chef.”


Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn (jeannegr) scoped out some cowboy butt at Gladstone Gallery.


Olek (oleknyc) prepped a piece for the soon-to-open Rumney Guggenheim Gallery (October 8!).


And speaking of fiber art, here’s a detail of Elsa Hansen’s “Jaws thru Siegfried,” 2015, at Dickinson, which we think is pretty important — poignant, even, choosing the “Elephant” cover, which as we all know was the beginning of the end (thanks as always for the stellar grabs, rcembalest).


And finally this week, our favorite art-spying canine Pickle (picklebeholding) found what is clearly a tribute to her signature cock-head-and-stare pose, courtesy of Nick Cave at Jack Shainman Gallery.

— Anneliese Cooper (@DawnDavenport)