One might wonder: where do the owners of private jets collect art? Well, in New York City, of course! There was an exclusive VIP Post- Modern and Modern art exhibition held this past October in the new neighborhood of Hudson Yards. Dubbed a “millionaire’s playground,” this gorgeous artful exhibition was a part of the Premier Plate event and took place in order to raise funds for medical research (the Wendy English Breast Cancer Research) and to end hunger (Heavenly Harvest).
In what once was a sort of wasteland for parked subway cars, there is now architecture that the whole city is raving about along with designer shops, shiny skyscrapers and an enormous otherworldly sight to behold known as “The Vessel.” High up on the 51st floor, there was impressive and nearly priceless art for sale by the likes of legendary modernist Pablo Picasso and surrealist Salvador Dalí. Along with these coveted legends, there was rising star and neurosurgeon-turned-fineartist, Keith Kattner’s work on display.
Kattner’s oil paintings explore provincial settings juxtaposed with urban sprawl, the changing seasons and the idea of disorder. His paintings range from very straightforward and focused to an almost chaotic display of images and ideas. For example, his “Classical Study 2 (After Lorrain),” 2016, is a serene painting focused on naturalism. Although Kattner uses realism in all his works, they tend to become, over time, more congested and chaotic and, as he explains, derivative of the universal scientific law of entropy.