Louis Buckworth has joined Casa Blanca as Managing Director, where he will be responsible for crafting customer experience.
The art adviser and investor Olyvia Kwok is launching a series of invitation-only events in New York and London called "Olyvia’s Soirées", offering “works for sale to big-ticket collectors wishing to circumvent the auction houses”. In New York, the events will be promoted by the real-estate entrepreneur Louis Buckworth, the director of sales at 520 Park Avenue.
The new gallery space LX (that’s Roman numeral for 60) is aiming to bring the boundary-pushing, interdisciplinary, and after-hours spirit of the downtown art world to the avid collectors forty blocks north. “60th Street is the most vibrant block on the Upper East Side,” founder Louis Buckworth said. He added, “There has been a real renaissance in these few block in the last three to four years.”
LX, a new gallery based on New York’s Upper East Side, has opened its doors at 36 East 60th Street. Founded by Louis Buckworth and directed by Cecilia Weaver, LX kicked off its programming on January 10 with a group show titled “I Don’t Believe in Art, I Believe in Artists,” curated by Jen DeNike. Buckworth said in a statement, “Being an art collector in the real estate business, I’ve long dreamed of combining my two passions. LX represents my desire to reinvigorate the great tradition of artists and patrons on the Upper East Side.”
Contracts for two condominiums asking more than $70 million at Zeckendorf's Development 520 Park Avenue were signed in the past week. The six-bedroom duplexes on high floors were asking between $73 million and $83 million, the Wall Street Journal reported.