Thursday, May 31, 2001

Convergence of Art and Capital

Once you've acquired a flush stock portfolio, a home in the Hamptons, a Jaguar XJ8 and a Tribeca loft, you need to acquire fabulous art, oui? Well, catering to the needs of Silicon Alley citizens in this category (yes, there are a few), VentureVortex Managing Director Garnet Heraman and Pradnya Haldipur hosted the "Creative Capital Meets Venture Capital" Event at the Paisley Art Gallery on May 31st. CC/VC, which is changing its name to "eMerge Arts", aims to connect emerging artists with emerging collectors -- especially young collectors associated with the Internet, high technology and venture capital industries. They've been entertaining fine folks for a year now in such divine venues as Asia Society, Christie's, Artists' Alliance, Artist's Space, White Columns, Tink Gallery and the Venetia Copernicus Gallery. Their gala party was a nod of thanks to all the host organizations for opening their doors to the CC/VC organization and to their contributing partners -- Bibi Khan of the Andy Warhol Foundation and Carmela Rea of Dinaburg Fine Arts -- for their efforts with the events.

Don't touch that dial! Stay tuned to our Calendar of Events for information on their Summer 2001 season of studio visits with up-and-coming New York artists.