British Invasion

Last week, in honor of Antony Gormley’s current exhibition, we threw a British-inspired soiree with the British Embassy, Washington, to celebrate all things great about Britain. While temperatures spiked outside, cool galleries helped guests imagine they’d journeyed across the pond. Ambassador and Lady Westmacott stopped by. Models from Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie donned BurberryCharlotte Olympia, Issa, and Stella McCartney, and DJ Danny Harris rocked the Music Room with a ’60s British Invasion set.

A collage of photographs from a recent Phillips after 5 event with a British theme. Photos: Sue Ahn

Photos: Sue Ahn

Warming Steel Bodies

As we put the finishing touches on the Antony Gormley: Drawing Space exhibition yesterday, we heard that two of Gormley’s sculptures on Crosby Beach in Merseyside had been covered in cozy outfits by a New York-based knitwear artist.

Images of Gormley's sculpture adorned with knitwear, the Phillips and Looped hand-knit valentine to Dupont, and a sculpture from the current Gormley exhibition at the Phillips

(Left) Colourful outfits adorn Antony Gormley's sculptures on Crosby Beach (Middle) The Phillips and Looped send a hand-knit valentine to the Dupont neighborhood. Photo: Charles Mahorney (Right) One of Gormley's sculptures in the Phillips's summer exhibition: Antony Gormley, Clasp II, 2010. Steel, 75 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 14 1/8 in. Heather and Tony Podesta Collection, Washington, D.C. © Antony Gormley. Image courtesy Sean Kelly Gallery, New York. Photo: Stephen White, London.

Ring any bells? In February, the Phillips and Looped Yarn Works covered the Dupont neighborhood in hand-knit and crocheted hearts. Unlike these outdoor works, the sculptures on view in the Phillips won’t need any help staying warm this summer.