Opening Night of Lucien Smith's "Macabre Suite" @ A Warehouse In The South Bronx

Last Thursday night, Keith Rubenstein and Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn hosted artist Lucien Smith’s "Macabre Suite," a one-night only art installation and epic party in the South Bronx to celebrate the purchase and the revitalization of the historic South Bronx Piano District by Rubenstein’s Somerset Partners. Guests included the likes of Gigi Hadid, Naomi Campbell, Adrien Brody, Baz Luhrmann, and more. There was also a strong line up of musical performances from Frankie Bones, Kool Herc, Mess Kid, Lucas Vercetti, Tigga Calore, DJ Chase B with a finale by Travis Scott. Widely considered one of the most gifted artists of his generation, Lucien Smith conceived Macabre Suite as an “art happening” inspired by the medieval genre danse macabre. A three-part exhibition evoking the season’s morbid undertones, Macabre Suite consisted of a special dance performance by Kobe Kanty borrowing from a wide range of traditional movements such as Sioux Ghost Dance and Japanese Butoh, a central sculpture which was part of Smith’s “Scrap Metal” series and a selection of oil paintings and video. photographs by Angela Pham and Matteo Prandoni/BFA.