Beverly Hills' Gagosian Gallery Addition Brings Out the Stars


Art and design shared the spotlight during L.A.'s week of Academy Award-related festivities last Thursday night as Beverly Hills' Gagosian Gallery unveiled its addition in a starry opening for photographer Andreas Gursky.

Among the crowd in the Richard Meier & Partners-deigned space were actors Adrien Brody (mother is NY-photographer Sylvia Plachy) and Molly Shannon; major Hollywood players like producers Lawrence Bender (Oscar nominated for "Inglourious Basterds"), Brian Grazer and Harvey Weinstein and Independent Spirits Awards' presenter, film director and artist John Waters.

The gallery's polished concrete floors resounded with the clicks of Louboutin heels as fashionistas also took in the scene. Dior Homme's designer Hedi Slimane stopped by as did the dean of L.A. artists John Baldessari and photographer Catherine Opie (who will soon have a LACMA show).