Los Angeles, CA (February 13, 2019) To celebrate Frieze art fair’s inaugural year in Los Angeles, The Cultivist presented 5X5: Artist Dinner—a unique artist-driven dining experience showcasing LA’s dynamic art scene, co-hosted by Valmont North America. The seated dinner and festivities welcomed over 125 members and took place on Monday, February 11, 2019 at NeueHouse on Sunset Boulevard.
Art is a fundamental pillar of the Valmont Group and plays a role in every initiative underscoring their motto, ‘When Art Meets Beauty’. Didier Guillon, President of the Valmont Group established the Valmont Foundation in 2015 dedicated to contemporary art. It aims to raise awareness and interest for artistic creation, to extend the experience of art and beauty and to support emerging artists. Each year, the Valmont Foundation organizes art exhibitions worldwide, inviting artists to develop their works and continue the dialogue of contemporary art.
As a way of introducing some of the most creative talents living in Los Angeles, The Cultivist’s Global Curator, Joey Lico, invited five LA-based artists, to each select another LA-based artist to co-host a table. Paired artists not only produced the dining experience, but also jointly designed the table’s décor, and played host to their one-of-a-kind tables, promising it’s guests an inventive, seated dinner.
MatchesFashion commissioned contemporary artist Eve Fowler to create a limited edition blanket as a special gift to each dinner guest.
NOTABLE GUESTS INCLUDED:
Natalie Bloomingdale, Darren Romanelli, Yvonne Force Villareal, Casey Fremont Crowe, Debi Wisch, Tina Perry, Carolyn Ramo, Ramya Giangola, Beth Redmond, Joey Lico, Gabriel Chipperfield, Laura de Gunzburg, Harold Mendez, Marlies Verhoeven, Alexandra Chemla, Nicolo Rosconi and Valerie Garot.
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS INCLUDED:
FriendsWithYou, Genevieve Gaignard, Yasmine Diaz, Elliot Hundley, Maurice Harris, Patrick Martinez, Ramiro Gomez and Eve Fowler.
For over 30 years, the Valmont Group has been helping women and men master the visible signs of ageing. Heir to traditional Swiss medicine, the company draws from the unspoiled natural resources of Switzerland and the latest cellular cosmetic research findings to formulate utmost anti-ageing skin care products featuring visible and long-lasting efficacy. The Valmont Group has four brand pillars including Valmont skincare, l’Elixir des Glaciers skincare, Il Profvmo fragrance and Storie Veneziane fragrance.
Instagram handle: @valmontnorthamerica
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The Cultivist, the world’s only global arts club offering uniquely privileged access to every aspect of the art world. The Cultivist makes the journey through art effortless and enriching. With a single card, you glide through museums, galleries and art fairs worldwide: no tickets, no bookings, no complications. And that’s just the beginning. Through personal service and tailored experiences, The Cultivist will help you deepen your appreciation of the art that matters most to you.
The Cultivist has offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, Belgium and Shanghai. It was founded by Marlies Verhoeven and Daisy Peat who ran Sotheby’s VIP program for 6 years.
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