RAAWART: Confronting Arts & Luxury

In the current context of declassification, of explosion of boundaries and global reinvention of all the systems, social, financial, and cultural, RAAWART took on to bring up this question through the selection of key artists and designers. Alexis Gremmel brought and curated in one big space various elements of Arts, Sculpture, Fashion, Automobile and Photography. The show featured the fashion designer Edward Roth and artworks by Caroline Bergonzi, Amber Arbucci, Martin Saar, Yasmine Arman, Charlie Green and Jennifer Massaux. It took place in Tribeca at the Classic Car Club which is a 5500 square feet space with a 20 foot high ceiling,last Saturday, May 10th, from 6 to 11pm.

On invitation only, the event was for a very select crowd of creative professionals, art experts and collectors. Among the guests, we saw Amber Arbucci (Supermodel/Photographer), Nouriel Roubini (Economist),, Owen Barder (Economist), Jean Kemanjian (designer), Olivier French (Creative director at viral cinema studio), Valerie Melchior Bruell (Counsellor at Monaco Mission to UN) . In spite of the competition of the many other art events happening during the Frieze art show weekend, the space was full for the five hours.

On a parallel note, attended three Monegasque citizen of the Principality. Caroline Bergonzi, artist from Monaco was selected by Alexis Gremmel for the unique character of her art. Valerie Bruell-Melchior, second in charge at the Monaco Mission of the United Nations, came to support her childhood friend. And Jerome Solamito, who recently opened his restaurant, brought delightful cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Coincidence? Cult of the automobile? Bergonzi sculpts metal to remember her father (his hobby for cars), the restaurant is called Chicane in reference to the famous turn of the Formula one circuit, and this exhibition took place the same weekend as the Historical Grand Prix of Monaco.



RAAWART’s goal is to introduce new talent to the art market by developing innovative art shows. This was the third show of Alexis Gremmel, its young, new and ambitious director. Originally from Paris, the self taught entrepreneur and model (in New York since 2010), was appointed to run the art business by Caroline Aim, on the strength of his well known eye for artistic talent as well as his deep understanding of the creative mind and his contacts between Paris and New York, of the contemporary Art world. With an open and international perspective, RAAWART has, to date, produced shows in New York, Paris, Saint Tropez, Tel Aviv and London.