I also love the arc of Les' often brilliant career: lost in the shuffle of Koenig's boy-band ethos, rebounding by selling some paintings to Elton John and dating socialite novelist Paula Froelich, of whom he did some lustful, rear view, palette-knifed nudes.Then it was back in the toilet with a group show at Haunch of Venison, which ended up not signing Les, because his star turn went into Minute 16.On the flipside of it, he's dark, self-destructive--nasty, even.But he's always whip-smart, always brutally incisive.Her favorite date “by far” was an Italian man named Stefano. with only a two hour break in between for my date with the priest at the Vatican,” Smyth told Yahoo Travel.Since the fall of the Soviet Union, a certain brand of highly connected and impossibly rich Russian has been a staple on the international scene. Once here, they put the spending habits of Wall Street tycoons to shame by picking up prime real estate, blue-chip art, sports teams and seemingly every yacht and private jet on the market. Abramovich divorced his second wife in 2007 for a reported 0 million settlement and settled down with his former mistress, the art-world fixture Dasha Zhukova.She thought it just might be a darn good idea to combine the three. " data-reactid="19"Bambi Smyth was looking for love.She thought it just might be a darn good idea to combine the three.
He's not burning the candle at both ends; he's thrown the candle into the fire.
I liked the fact that Les was a surfer from Long Branch, N.
J., had a wry sense of humor and could paint thoughtfully in just about any style.
I'd never met Vincent Gallo before, but his reputation for combativeness bordering on cruelty preceded him; and though I took his side in private in his blow-up with Roger Ebert after last year's disastrous Cannes Film Festival screening of a workprint of his picture, I confess that I've never been more nervous to interview someone.
is probably the best thing I've heard in five years; gifted artist who was hailed by many to be the finest painter to emerge from a New York Bohemian underground scene that included Jean-Michel Basquiat (with whom he started a band called Gray), Julian Schnabel, and Andy Warhol; producer of some of P. Harvey's extraordinary work; I'm-assuming-one-time lover of the brilliant Chan Marshall (a.k.a. Gallo," to him on her album ; professional motorcycle racer; skilled sculptor and metal-worker who was on the scene the first weeks after 9/11 to help with the removal of girders and wreckage; maker of some eleven mix tapes for William S.
Her signature cocktail is made from ,000-a-bottle Louis XIII Rémy Martin cognac and apple juice, and she regularly drops ,000 on evenings out with pals like Olivia Wilde and Patricia Field.
Aleksandra Melnichenko Hails from: Belgrade, Serbia Home base: A 0 million Philippe Starck–designed bombproof yacht; the million Harewood Estate in Ascot, Berkshire; a Manhattan penthouse Assets: .4 billion Rise to power: Former model and Serbian pop star Aleksandra married billionaire Andrey Melnichenko in 2005 on the Cote D’Azur; Whitney Houston and Christina Aguilera performed at the ceremony.
He now runs a hedge fund that he seeded with 0 million of his own money.
Mikhail Prokhorov Hails from: Moscow Home base: A ,000-per-night penthouse at Manhattan’s Four Seasons; a million island in the Seychelles; Moscow; a chalet in Courchevel, France Assets: billion Rise to power: The Brooklyn Nets owner built his fortune in precious metals, running the world’s largest producer of nickel, Norilsk Nickel, before becoming the chairman of Russia’s biggest gold producer, Polyus Gold.
(Photo: Bambi Smyth)Bambi Smyth was looking for love.
She also wanted to feed her culinary and travel urge.