And Now, Some Art: Domingo Zapata 11 Minutes
Domingo Zapata’s prolific career, spanning the past two decades, reads like a luxe laundry list of achievements. Just take the last few months: His latest mural was permanently displayed in the W South Beach lobby in the same week that a star-studded event at Art Basel Miami revealed his collection “The Love of My Life is in Paris.” Dial the time-turner back, say, twenty years, and you’ll journey through a career that includes the creation of his signature “Polo” series, heavyweight collectors like Damien Hirst, Johnny Depp, and Carmelo Anthony (not to mention his recent outings with tabloid prodigy LiLo), and — wait for it — co-writing lyrics for a little ditty you’ve certainly booped to called “The Macarena.” Hunker back down in your fancy new time-turner and press the dial that says ‘Last Week,’ where beauty, sexuality, and power were on display at the opening of his latest collection, “11 Minutes,” inspired by Brazilian writer Paulo’ Coelho’s 2003 novel. The triggers of human obsession were exhibited throughout the three-story pop-up gallery in Soho — former sight of Tommy Hillfiger’s renowned boutique — at the opening event hosted by Cipriani Downtown. Translation: Cipriani Bellinis, yes please and thank you! Guests included actress Jessica White, model Frederique van der Wal, photographer Antoine Verglas, and a slew of Zapata enthusiasts from around the world, who ‘werqed’ their way through images of rhinos, matadors, and kaleidoscopic gypsies. The show will be on display and open to the public at its current location (376 West Broadway) from now until April 5th, 2013. For more information on Domingo Zapata and his latest exhibitions please visit www.dzapata.com.