Keith Rubenstein and Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn hosted artist Lucien Smith’s Macabre Suite, a one-night only art installation and bash in the South Bronx to celebrate the purchase and the revitalization of the historic South Bronx Piano District by Rubenstein’s Somerset Partners.
Guests including Gigi Hadid, Naomi Campbell, Kendall Jenner, Carmelo Anthony, Adrien Brody, Baz Luhrmann, Maxwell, Dev Hynes, Swizz Beatz and Hailey Baldwin were in attendance. Frankie Bones, Kool Herc, Mess Kid, Lucas Vercetti, Tigga Calore, DJ Chase B and Travis Scott performed.
Roberta’s Black Tab, Eat Morris, and Korilla BBQ served up some awesome food. Lucien Smith conceived Macabre Suite as an “art happening” inspired by the medieval genre danse macabre. A three-part exhibition evoking the season’s morbid undertones, Macabre Suite consisted of a special dance performance by Kobe Kanty borrowing from a wide range of traditional movements such as Sioux Ghost Dance and Japanese Butoh, a central sculpture which was part of Smith’s “Scrap Metal” series and a selection of oil paintings and video.