Red Bull Curates New York City. In Brooklyn. At Villain. Here is a photographic recap of my night, through the eyes of Greg McMahon.
A toast to art. A toast to friendship. A toast to life.
Red Bull is for Lovers.
If it was last night, it would be “vote for Borbay” — now, it’s enjoy some Red Bullish photographs of a fine evening spent.
Sponsor, diet and non diet. Microcosm of America. Election year. Too far?
A golden bull, courtesy of Paul Zepeda.
Many of us are throwing gang signs, few of us know what they mean. Net intention? Well.
Zepeda, giving the look, sharing the glow.
Ari Lankin will make you do whatever he wants, look at his eyes.
Lankin, sharing his fridge, and supporting an up-and-coming rock band called “The Doors”.
Artist Jeremy Penn, standing proudly by his fridge.
Another shot of Penn. Are you Sanpaku?
Borbay, being very Borbay… third person? True. Apologies. It’s me, wearing sunglasses in a dark room.
When I was fatter and had long hair… spitting image.
Artist Julian Rapp, full of joy.
Stay high, enjoy a Borbay.
Artist Mike Serafino is pretty happy.
Now he’s serious…
But for sure, this is a serious painting.
What’s vandal? Abstract and expressionist? This guy!
Artist Joseph Meloy‘s fridge… rocking out.
Meloy, on the scene.
It’s Kyle Harvey, Sean Conner, Melissa Duren and Borbay.
Artist Stephanie Ng, the flower of Hawaii.
A detail of Ng’s fridge.
Stephanie Ng by her creation…
People were there, this is true.
Anca DiGiacomo, Tony Digiacomo, Borbay and Justin Frazer.
John Honerkamp of the NYRR and his lady Caitlin.
Miles, Anca, Tony, Borbay, John and Caitlin enjoying the goodness of Red Bull magic.
Erin and Borbay.
Melissa, Jeremy, Borbay, Sean, Howard Krulewitz, Kathie Borbet, doing their thing.
The Borbet Family: Tim, Susan, Dan, Steve, Kathie, Erin, Jason.
See One, take one.
Brad Bartolomeo, Joanna Ostrem and Erin Borbet, big smiles.
Vote Jeremy Penn.
Penn is like, “no way, I don’t have sanpaku, for real”.
Ari Lankin knows how to draw the fans.
Art love: Serafino, Zepeda, Borbay, Penn.
The bartenders were spectac.
Christopher Pusey, co-founder of the Dorian Grey Gallery, spreading the peace.
Not not talking politics at an art show.
It’s the Rapp party folks.
The amazing Jeremy and Jessica Penn with Borbay’s wife, Erin.
Kyle Harvey and Borbay discuss media strategy… for real.
Around the Borbay fridge.
Good looking people often travel in groups.
Zepeda, Jeremy Block and Kim with a flowing hair shot.
Beards are so hot right now.
Not only did he die for our sins, he supports the arts.
A photo of a photo being taken. Many screens.
She’s just chillin with the Borbay fridge.
Some lovely ladies taking in Ari Lankin’s fridge.
Osaka… what else is there to say?
Red Bull Curates winner Lamour Supreme with his pal, who obv got the middle finger is so hot right now memo.
The Grio’s Kyle Harvey and Borbay, straight up.
Eleni, Borbay, Demetra and Penn… poor cup placement, to be sure.
Drop dead sexy ladies: Eleni, Erin and Demetra bring the heat.
Lamour Supreme and Borbay spreading the love.
She’s all, “and I’m all, then she was all, and he was all, and I’m all, like, serious?”
Remi Adetiba and Borbay swap glasses.
Marilyn Barnell and friend soak in the Serafino.
Erin, Borbay, actor Nick Mahoney and financier Joe Florio talk hockey strategy.
Borbay on the big screen… again.
Zepeda explaining the gold leaf.
Zepeda points to the action.
Fin. A big thank you to Red Bull, The Arts Fund, Billy Franchey, Julie Zener, Allison Glenn, Trish Ristvedt, Robert Christian Malmberg, The Villain Team, an excellent bar staff, my friends, fellow artists, family, my gorgeous wife Erin and Mr. Greg McMahon for the spectacular photographs.
If you’d like to hire Greg, please contact him — great guy, great to work with.
Post script, I met some great artists at this event, and the Borbay media team didn’t have a chance to photograph their work or person here, and for this, I apologize.