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The Standard and Katy Perry Host Party After 2017 Met Gala

This week, New York’s iconic room Top of The Standard held its eighth annual party following the most anticipated fashion event of the year. Hosted by 2017 Met Gala co-chair Katy Perry, the exclusive celebration welcomed gala attendees and friends including Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen, Alexa Chung and Alexander Skarsgård, Marc Jacobs, Kate Hudson, Raf Simons, Julianne Moore, and Lorde.
Perry and friend DJ Mia Moretti curated the musical entertainment for the festivities, including performances by Moretti and Margot of The Dolls, DJ Equal, Jesse Marco and a special surprise performance by the New Orleans-based all-female brass band The Original Pinettes that punctuated the unforgettable night.

20th April, 2017

SUSHISAMBA unveils plans to launch in Amsterdam

Orange Brands Management has announced that SUSHISAMBA, the group’s globally recognised restaurant brand, will open in Amsterdam this summer in a joint venture with Amsterdam-based hospitality operator and developer The Yip Group. The new location will join existing SUSHISAMBA locales in London, New York, Las Vegas and Miami.
SUSHISAMBA’s Amsterdam location sits on the waterfront of the stunning 17th-century, UNESCO World Heritage site, the Singelgracht Canal, which is adjacent to the famed Holland Casino Amsterdam in Leidse Square; an area comprised of a vibrant mix of culinary, art and cultural attractions.
The Japanese inspired exterior is to be designed by world renowned Dutch architect H.J.M. (Hans) Ruijssenaars who drew inspiration from the Fushimi Inari Shrine in southern Kyoto. The interior is conceived by acclaimed Dutch design house, Woodfever, boasting an exposed kitchen, floor-to-ceiling windows, signature tree instalation and a terrace for canal side dining during warmer months.

18th April, 2017

Scott and Co is excited to announce that we have started working with David Gill Gallery

David Gill is a pioneering gallerist of 20th Century and contemporary design.  He produced some of the first furniture collections from Zaha Hadid to Mattia Bonetti and was one of the first people to show the work of artist Grayson Perry.  He broke new ground in championing the work of designers who have become world famous, from Marc Newson to Tom Dixon and Ron Arad.


David Gill Gallery is pleased to announce its first ever participation in this year’s Collective Design to be held May 3-7, 2017 at Skylight Clarkson Sq during NYCxDESIGN. The gallery will stage a major installation curated by Glenn Adamson surveying the works of Mattia Bonetti and a dedicated solo presentation of new work by Fredrikson Stallard.


Fresh off the back of Collective Design, David Gill Gallery will present a collection of new works by Mattia Bonetti with a major show to open 6th June at the gallery in London. The show will anticipate the gallery’s 30th anniversary, to be celebrated later in the year.



Afternoon Tea re-imagined at Sketch, Mayfair

Sketch has launched a new edition of its much-loved Afternoon Tea. Led by Master Chef Pierre Gagnaire, the Gallery’s team of French chefs travelled across Britain to research tea time traditions, with stories on their expedition told in a keepsake menu filled with whimsical illustrations and anecdotes.


With added French flair and flavour, Sketch’s re-imagined Afternoon Tea begins with a greeting from the ‘Tea Master’ and then by the newly appointed ‘Caviar Man’. Dressed in the blush hue now synonymous with Sketch’s Gallery, the latter serves his version of Egg and Soldiers; Comté cheese soldiers paired with quail’s egg and a spoonful of Oscietra caviar.


The pièce de résistance is the Lemon and “Mara des bois” strawberry Battenberg cake, which is followed by new cake options from the Trolley – Victoria Sponge or Banana loaf infused with layers of creamy fudge.


Sketch’s new Afternoon Tea is served daily in the Gallery



27th March, 2017

The National Portrait Gallery Gala

The National Portrait Gallery is to hold the Portrait Gala, a special fundraising event, on Tuesday 28 March 2017. Alexa Chung, Chair of the Portrait Gala Committee, and Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, will be joined by friends, artists and supporters at an exclusive evening of art, live music and entertainment to raise funds for the Gallery’s future work.


The event itinerary includes a live performance from the composer singer-songwriter Laura Mvula; a pop-up photography studio with renowned photographer, Johnnie Shand Kydd, set amongst the National Portrait Gallery’s dramatic Victorian Galleries, and a private view of new special exhibitions Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun: Behind the mask, another mask and Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends. Celebrated artists and designers have generously provided artworks and commissions to be auctioned or sold at the event, including 10 unique masks especially created for the gala by Dame Vivienne Westwood, Philip Treacy, Maggi Hambling, Sean Henry, Allen Jones, Peter Monkman, Ishbel Myerscough, Humphrey Ocean, Stuart Pearson-Wright and Andrew Tift. These one-of-a kind artworks will be available to purchase at the gala’s Behind the Mask sale, and will be on public display at the Gallery from 29 March – 3 April 2017.


Funds raised from the Portrait Gala will directly support the National Portrait Gallery’s work of delivering inspirational exhibitions and displays, offering unique learning opportunities and undertaking world class research. Additionally, proceeds will go towards Coming Home, a project that makes it possible for portraits of iconic individuals to return to places that are special to them for a period of loan. Coming Home will enable sitters such as Sir Walter Raleigh to return home to Dorset, the Brontë sisters to Yorkshire and David Beckham to Essex.


The Portrait Gala is sponsored by William & Son.

21st March, 2017

Chatsworth’s blockbuster exhibition curated by Hamish Bowles

House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion is Chatsworth’s largest exhibition to date, opening 25 March 2017.  Hamish Bowles, International Editor-at-Large at American Vogue, has curated this landmark show with creative direction and design by Patrick Kinmonth and Antonio Monfreda, and key involvement from Lady Burlington. Woven throughout the rooms one of Britain’s finest stately homes, House Style will layer art history, fashion and archival material and give unprecedented insight into the lives of renowned style icons including the 18th century “Empress of Fashion” Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire; Adele Astaire, the sister and dance partner of Fred Astaire; the Mitford sisters; model Stella Tennant; and John F Kennedy’s sister ‘Kick’ Kennedy.

The exhibition runs from 25 March to 22 October 2017



A groundbreaking exhibition of African-American art will tour the US

A major nationwide touring exhibition announced today, Solidary and Solitary: The Pamela J Joyner and Alfred J Giuffrida Collection, will offer a new perspective on the critical contribution black artists have made to the evolution of visual art from 1940s through to the present moment. Curated by noted art historians Christopher Bedford and Katy Siegel, this will be the first large-scale public exhibition to bring together a lineage of visionary black artists.


Ranging across 70 years the exhibition will reveal a rich and complex history woven from the threads of artistic debates about how to embody blackness; social struggle and change; migrations and the international African diaspora. Highlights will include large-scale works by an array of artists that fuse the social and the abstract in visceral ways, including Jack Whitten, Julie Mehretu, and Kevin Beasley, among many others. Placing a spotlight on individuals’ pursuit of creative freedom in different eras and geographical contexts, the exhibition will also feature several artists’ careers in depth, among them Norman Lewis, Sam Gilliam, Jennie C. Jones, Serge Alain Nitegeka and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.


The tour will commence at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in Fall 2017 and will tour the following institutions until 2020: Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Snite Museum of Art at the Notre Dame University, The Baltimore Museum of Art and University of California, Berkeley.



23rd February, 2017

Rodney Graham has his first major UK solo in 15 years at BALTIC

This March, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead will present a major retrospective of renowned Canadian artist Rodney Graham. Rodney Graham – That’s Not Me will be the artist’s first major UK exhibition since his solo show 15 years ago at the Whitechapel (2002). Spanning BALTIC’s two largest galleries, the exhibition will include retrospective highlights from Graham’s established career, including works in film and video with an extensive presentation of his photographic images.


A ‘shape-shifter’, Graham’s diverse practice encompasses the artist in many guises—a painter, photographer, sculptor, video-maker, actor, performer, producer, historian, writer, poet, sound engineer and musician. He is a master of many disciplines creating multi-layered and complex art through photography, film, video, sculpture, performance and music.  With influences as diverse as Sigmund Freud, Alfred Hitchcock, the Brothers Grimm, Black Sabbath and Kurt Cobain, he creates works brimming with references to art history, films and literature, many with a cyclical or roving narrative. With considerable humour, wit and intelligence, Graham continues to ask the question – what does it mean to consider yourself an artist today?



16th February, 2017

NOMAD announces participating galleries for debut edition

NOMAD, a new travelling showcase for collectable design, has announced the list of participating galleries for its first edition, to take place 27-30 April in Monaco. A selection of leading galleries from around the world will stage standout presentations in the historic villa of La Vigie, to include solo shows, rare pieces and new work by internationally acclaimed designers, artists and architects.


The galleries participating in the first edition of NOMAD are: Alamak!, Tokyo; Galerie BSL, Paris; Giustini / Stagetti Galleria O., Rome; Carwan Gallery, Beirut; David Gill Gallery, London; Etage Projects, Copenhagen; Gallery FUMI, London; Heritage Gallery, Moscow; Louise Alexander Gallery, Sardinia; MANIERA, Brussels; Massimo De Carlo, Milan, London, Hong Kong; Nilufar, Milan; SEEDS, London.

Additionally, several Special Projects will feature, including Serpentine Galleries and an installation of jewellery and sculpture by Christophe Graber, Zurich.


Picture credit: Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer / Archives

3rd February, 2017

Luiz Zerbini debuts at Stephen Friedman Gallery

This February, Stephen Friedman Gallery will open its first exhibition of works by Brazilian artist Luiz Zerbini, one of the most respected contemporary artists in Latin America. A member of the so-called Generation 80, which promoted painting as the main medium, Zerbini has exhibited in galleries and museums across Brazil and the world and has represented Brazil at notable Biennales.


In his works, Zerbini draws visual references from what he sees around him, borrowing from cityscapes, art history and pop culture. His abstract paintings take inspiration from the iconic mosaic pavements and facades of modernist tower blocks of Brazilian cities. The show will be comprised of new large-scale abstract and figurative paintings alongside table installations.



27th January, 2017

Anya Gallaccio’s Beautiful Minds at Thomas Dane Gallery

Recent major works by Anya Gallaccio have included a full-scale stainless steel tree, commissioned by The Whitworth Gallery and a subterranean grotto of amethyst crystals installed at Jupiter Artland. For her solo show Beautiful Minds at Thomas Dane, Gallaccio has borrowed from technological developments in a surprising way, by building a giant 3D printer with her students from UC San Diego.


The 3D printer will occupy an entire gallery and print a replica of Wyoming’s Devils Tower, in clay. Beautiful Minds is not only an auto-fabricating sculpture but a work that confuses the distinction between the object itself and the process of its manifestation. The printer uses recent advances in mechanical technology, twisting the very precise process of 3D printing by forcing the approximate and unreliable material of clay through it.


Be sure to come witness the printer in action at the opening on the 2nd February till the 25th March, 2017.



20th January, 2017

Take the scents of The Standard home

For the ultimate traveller looking to engage their olfactory senses, The Standard and Maison Francis Kurkdjian present an exclusive set of candles available The Standard Shops as well as in-room at all property minibars. Crafted and produced in France, the limited collection pays homage to the cities that The Standard considers to be home including New York, Los Angeles, and Miami. 

Kurkdjian imagined a fragrance evoking freshly cut wild grasses and a late night walk through the High Line park for the New York candle, and a fragrance that evokes the colorful fruity roses and the lush life of the tropical city of Miami, while a fragrance inspiring a languid hike to the Hollywood sign constructs the candle for Los Angeles.

The candles are available in The Standard Shops, The Standard online store, the Maison Francis Kurkdjian stand alone boutiques and online store in two different sizes – a single 6.7oz candle sold at the price of $65 and three 1.02oz candles offered in a Mini Trio Travel Set priced at $35. 

13th January, 2017

Sixth edition of Frieze New York in May sees rise in number of West Coast and Latin American galleries

Frieze New York announced the gallery list for its sixth edition this week, to be held at Randall’s Island Park from May 5 – 7, 2017. “Visitors can look forward to discovering emerging talents from Guatemala to Japan, as well as Toby Kamps’s new perspective on Spotlight and Cecilia Alemani’s inspired artist commissions. All of this will be at the heart of an unmissable week of exhibitions and events across New York City.” – Victoria Siddall, Director of Frieze Fairs


This year will see an increased presence of 20th century art at Frieze with the popular Spotlight section, curated for the first year by Menil Collection’s Toby Kamps, expanding to 31 stands. In addition a number of international galleries specializing in 20th century art will be making their debut this year. We’re looking forward to welcoming Daniel Blau, and Eykyn Maclean, among others, to the Island for the first time. In addition FNY continues to grow as a platform for established and emerging galleries and artists in the US and across the Americas. Many of New York’s most stimulating young galleries are participating in the fair this year, alongside galleries both new and returning from South America and 19 galleries from California. All ensuring that Frieze New York continues to strengthen its role as the preeminent fair in the United States.



23rd December, 2016

Scott & Co’s Best of 2016

As the curtains close on 2016, we review the highlights of our year and thank everyone who helped us along the way.
Our first stop was Jerusalem to celebrate The Mamilla Hotel’s inclusion in Conde Nast Traveler’s Spa and Hotel Gold Lists. Journeying further East, we landed in Lahore to announce news of Pakistan’s first Biennale with curator Rashid Rana, to debut in 2017. Meanwhile, our friends at Duck & Waffle spread their wings for a week’s residency in Hong Kong, including a 24 hour takeover of the Ritz Carlton’s infamous Ozone restaurant.
We travelled to New York for Pamela Joyner’s ‘Four Generations: The Joyner Giuffrida Collection of Abstract Art’  launch; a book reexamining the place of African-American artists in abstract art. Also across the pond, The Standard Hotels introduced ‘Standard Time’ with an advertising campaign featuring the likes of Glenn O’ Brian, Susanne Bartsch and Joey Arias.
Back on home soil, we celebrated designer Duro Olowu, who counts Michelle Obama as a fan, opening ‘Making & Unmaking’ at Camden Arts Centre. Later in the Autumn, we were excited to move onsite once again to Frieze Art Fair, which saw over 290 international galleries decamp to Regent’s Park for a week.
In 2017 we look forward to launching SUSHISAMBA’s second London outpost in Covent Garden, celebrating ‘House Style – Five Centuries of Fashion’ at Chatsworth House, and travelling to Monaco for the first edition of NOMAD – a new annual event for collectable design. See you then!

21st December, 2016

Yuko Mohri follows residencies at V&A and Camden Arts Centre with debut UK solo show

In February, White Rainbow Gallery will open Theatre of Things, the first UK solo show from Yuko Mohri. One of Japan’s most impressive emerging artists, Mohri recently completed two residencies at established London institutions: the Victoria & Albert Museum, and Camden Arts Centre. Upcoming projects include participation in the Kochi-Muziris Biennale in December and a group show at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOT), Tokyo, in early 2017 curated by Yuko Hasegawa. The focus of Mohri’s debut UK solo will be an installation of her project Moré Moré (Leaky), a long-term research project into the Tokyo metro. Mohri exhibited her first iteration of the project at the prestigious Nissan Art Award 2015, which she consequently won.


Mohri’s installations consist of reconfigured machine parts and everyday items such as bicycle wheels, plastic sheeting, watering cans, lightbulbs and more, collected in cities around the world. Mohri’s kinetic installation at White Rainbow will be in the form of a circuit, with found materials ‘wired’ together to contain flowing water. Make sure to mark off 8 February for the show’s preview.



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