Took a break from work and went with Noël to the Maddox Gallery opening in Beverly Hills. After a little confusion at the door we walked in. I was very excited once I saw the first plate of appraisers of fish and chips walking towards me. It didn't disappoint. The pigs in blankets that followed didn't disappoint either. It was a great opening and so many interesting people showed up like David Husselfoff and Robert Downy Junior. I might have told Paris Hilton that one of the works in the Gallery was mine. Apparently it was her favorite piece. Then she asked me where I'm from and I felt kind of awkward when I said Germany, since the show was called The Best of Britain. After that I was worried she'll keep investigating so I escaped the conversation and we left shortly after.
Went and surprised Kiersten Dolbec when I drove up to her house in with a painting that Johnny Houston got her for her birthday called White City. She laid her eyes on it when she was at my place for her interview her for Exposures. Later I went to Madame Siam with Julia for Beck's after show party. Photographed: Kiersten Dolbec, Mark & Johnny Houston, Savannah & Brandon Hudson, Brennan Benko (Between Friends).
Went with Dane and Sunset to Alan Chin's art show in Downey. I was invited by a dear old friend, Julia Conley, who I bumped into a couple of days before at a screening for Bold Films' movie Colette in Beverly Hills. Chin's work was very earthy, large scale earthy, which I thought was very ambitious and interesting. I never been to an art show in Downey before, and I thought that that was very ambitious too. But most exciting was Julia's congenial and enchanting personality, that never ceased to shine itself in the large studio space. As a bonus, on the way back, we passed by the oldest operating McDonald's in the world. I naturally stepped in for a double cheeseburger. Photographed: Dane Lee, Julia Conley, Sakura Heffron, Alan Chin.
Went to dinner at Boa with Cherish since they offered her and her group a comp dinner to promote their new Jazz Night. We then went to my place to refresh, and I randomly discovered that two of my paintings complete each other. I was then convinced to go to Doheny Room, which was great, because it was Cameron Kippsten's birthday celebration and which meant that many nightlife veterans were there and the party was really happening. Photographed: Cherish Waters, Cheyenne Gordon, Logan Jackson, Cameron Kippsten, Valerija Sestic, Sierra Plowden, Rush Zimmerman, Alana Greszata, Austin Visschedyk.
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At Borns' event at Bungalow 1 at Chateau Marmont. Photographed: Cameron Postforoosh, Odessa Nikolic, Borns, Mateo Sadowski, Payton Morse, John Kolic, Ema McKie,
At the opening of Jonathan Simkhai's flagship store in West Hollywood and Madame Siam with April Karras, Caroline Vreeland, Lexi Rose, Ema McKie, John Kolic, Julia Dunstall, River Johnson and Stevie DeFelice.
A Sunday at Dominic Howard's (Muse) backyard with Emily Whittemore, Chris and Coco Cester (Jet), Stephanie Pearson, Julia Dunstall, Kendall Bernota, Sean Payne, Chelsea Gehr and others.
Ended up in Break Room 86. Photographed: Kiersten Dolbec, Michael Jackson (the one from Hollywood Blvd.), Johnny Houston, Levi Stocke, Brielle Gearson, Sean Redman, Selly Mac.
Guy Bourdin photography opening at Milk Studios in Los Angeles and Flaunt Magazine Party at Madame Siam. Photographed: Anthony Deane, Anzhela Vinnika, Mayane Mandelbaum, Max Sharp, Donny Galarza.
Yacht day. Photographed: Marissa Hodges, Victorino Noval, Marina Del Rey, Cherish Waters.
Mark and Johnny's birthday bash at the horse races at Santa Anita Park. Photographed: Nikhil Ra, Johnny Houston, Los Angela, Ellen Von Unwerth, Mark Houston, Kiersten Dolbec, Levi Stocke, Greg Brown, Sahar Athari, Elle Evans.
Showed some works at the Chocolate and Art show in Downtown LA. Photographed: Dagmara Nowak, Kendall Bernota, Olga Cerpita.
Opening at Hauser & Wirth and Swedish Midsummer party at the Highlight Room. Photographed - Paul Mccarthy, Joseph Dushey, Olga Cerpita, Alona Korzun.
Mark Houston invited Julia and I to join his family at Diana Ross' concert Hollywood Bowl. Diana was great, performing all her best songs except for her most known song, I'm Coming Out. We went with the Houstons to Madame Siam, watching the illusionist sideshow for which the bar is known. I met one of the featured dancers Emily, who I thought a very talented entertainer. We finished the night with Break Room 86.