Posts tagged Jeff Koons
I am SOOOO excited right now for SO many reasons, my Stan D’arlings!
The first one is that, from today on, I’m going to be bringing you deeply fascinating interviews with the people in my life who make the world go round, and the interviews shall be called “Don’t Question Stan, XXX” The XXX being the person interviewed. I know. I know. I love it too.
The second reason I’m beyond myself is because the first in this series of Q&As is my good friend, Jack Dorsey.
The last reason I’m excited is that my martini JUST arrived. So keep reading while I sit back and imbibe. Let the games begin!!!
I’ve been obsessed with maps and cities since I was very young, always wondering what was going on at various places on the map. I got into programming dispatch software for taxis and emergency vehicles to visualize where they were and what they were doing. Twitter is the missing piece of that work, the citizens and my friends: where were they, and what were they doing? I still see it as a big map full of activity.
There are VERY few things that we get excited about because we’re the kind of guy that isn’t that impressed by much, but last year, when we heard The Gagosian Gallery was opening up a storefront shop, we almost LOST it! Yes, darlings. We know we said “last year”, but we’re very busy. We never make it up above 14th Street when we’re in NYC…every major maison has outposts in SoHo now. But we know you know that already.
ANYSTAN…last week, we went uptown because we needed a new white gold chain for our Jack Vartanian letter necklace, and we walked by the shop. Can you say STAN D’AMAZINGOHMYGODWHATISTHATALLABOUT?!?! It’s the chicest place in the world. Tom Sachs chess sets for $10,000….(we bought one). Signed Damien Hirst prints for $250…(we bought four). The 2,500 square foot space features Gagosian publications, posters, prints, as well as limited editions by John Currin,Tom Friedman, Ellen Gallagher, Jeff Koons, Marc Newson, Richard Prince, Ed Ruscha and the list goes on and on and on and on….
We don’t mean to get all giddy on you, but this might be one of the greatest retail operations the world has ever seen. If you’re ever in Manhattan, forget the top of the Empire State Building and go straight to the Gagosian Storefront. Enough said.
988 Madison Avenue
Mon - Sat: 10:00am - 6:30pm