All the Coolest Looks From the Most Stylish Gallery Opening of 2021
The huge line that formed around the block in the western reaches of Chelsea on Thursday night wasn’t for a concert, a streetwear drop, or even a fashion show. It was for the opening of Social Works, the first show curated by new Gagosian director (and GQ contributor) Antwaun Sargent, who joined the mega-gallery in January of this year. Featuring works by Theaster Gates, with 5,000 records from the personal collection of House music legend DJ Frankie Knuckles; an enormous limestone sculpture by David Adjaye; and a functional farm by Linda Goode Bryant, the show is about “art as a social act,” Sargent told the New York Times.
As enthralling as the art on display was the crowd, which brought people watching to a new level. (It was more like persona viewing.) Sargent’s universe has always embodied a particularly New York symbiosis between art and culture. The attendees at the show didn’t disappoint, and reminded us that New York is in a new golden era of exuberant and expressive personal style. These are some of the best looks of the night.
Published at Fri, 25 Jun 2021 17:53:50 +0000