The sculpture garden at the Museum of Modern Art, closed to the public under the evening midtown sky in New York City, was witness to the first glimmers of a chic summer return for the art world on Thursday. For the first time since the pandemic, MoMA held its first in-person event, a private evening sponsored by Chanel
, and presented as a part of the Tribeca Festival, celebrating the formative painter and fillmaker Julian Schnabel
’s 25th anniversary remastering of “Basquiat
“Art, family, friends—that’s what we’ve missed for 15 months,” said Jane Rosenthal
, co-founder, CEO, and executive chair of Tribeca Enterprises
, gesturing to Schnabel, a longtime partner to Tribeca. “It is a privilege to be here among brilliant friends.”
Over drinks before the screening, Rosenthal shared stories of Tribeca’s long partnership with Schnabel, who Rosenthal picked as one of the festival’s first jurors 20 years ago.