Helena Skarstedt

Helena Skarstedt started her career working in corporate finance for a large media corporation in Stockholm. When she moved to join her husband Per in New York about 20 years ago, she quickly became involved in the art world. Per is the owner of Skarstedt Gallery, based in New York and London. The couple are passionate patrons of the art and are building a collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, focusing on established artists such as Richard Prince, Cindy Sherman, Christopher Wool, George Condo, Andy Warhol, Martin Kippenberger, and Rosemarie Trockel, along with younger artists such as Rebecca Warren and Justin Adian.

Since 2010, Helena Skarstedt has held the position of President of The American Friends of the Moderna Museet, a New York-based public charity supporting the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden. The organization has initiated a variety of fundraising projects, like this benefit auction organized in collaboration with Sotheby’s, to help with acquisitions for the Moderna Museet. Skarstedt organizes inspiring events for the American Friends’ patrons and members, including visits of private art collections, private museum tours, and artist studio visits. She is very excited to be working with Sotheby’s on this important fundraising effort in support of the museum.

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Amar’e Stoudemire

At the age of 14, Amar’e began to play organized basketball, which changed his life forever. Despite playing only two years of high school basketball, Stoudemire earned many awards, including the USA Today All-USA Basketball First Team, Florida’s Mr. Basketball, Orlando Sentinel Florida High School Player of the Year and was invited to play in the McDonald’s All-America Game. His phenomenal skills earned him interest from colleges around the country, but with his star on the rise, Stoudemire entered his name in the 2002 NBA draft. It did not take him long to become one of the NBA’s top players. Stoudemire is now part owner of Hapoel Jerusalem Basketball Club.

His TV & film credits include Entourage, Law & Order: SVU, and The Exes, and summer 2015 hit film Trainwreck. He is also an author and producer of films and can be regularly seen attending fashion weeks around the globe as a fixture in the fashion world. His newest ventures include his art curating and collecting company The Melech Collection, kosher food company Stoudemire Farms, and upcoming online education platform The Stat Academy. 

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Stephanie Mark

Stephanie is a co-founder and Head of Business Development and Strategy of The Coveteur, overseeing all of The Coveteur's relationships with brands and partners and editorial content. With her keen eye and knack for forward-thinking and creative solutions, Stephanie advises on all creative direction for branded partnerships and growth through collaborations. As a graduate of Parson’s with a major in Fashion Marketing, she later went on to intern with Kate Lanphear at Elle Magazine. She also assisted celebrity stylists Leslie Fremar and Annabel Tollman—embracing their A-list clientele, including the likes of Michelle Williams, Charlize Theron and Julianne Moore – as her own

Stephanie's background in fashion spans far beyond the styling horizons, having worked with brands such as Hudson's Bay Company, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Intermix and Women Management. Her vast experience in various areas of the fashion landscape has allowed her to greatly understand the retail, marketing and digital spheres. For The Coveteur, Stephanie has profiled numerous art collectors, such as Lisa Perry, and art events, such as Art Basel in Miami. Stephanie is an art enthusiast, constantly seeking to learn and to build her own collection. 

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Simon Doonan

Creative Ambassador for Barneys New York, writer, bon-vivant, window dresser extraordinaire and fashion commentator Simon Doonan has worked in fashion for over 35 years. He has written six books: Confessions of a Window Dresser, Wacky Chicks, a memoir entitled Beautiful People and tongue-in-cheek style guides entitled Eccentric Glamour and Gay Men Don't Get Fat. His latest book THE ASYLUM: a collage of fashion reminiscences…and hysteria, is a collection of stories from his 35 years in the fashion industry. He has written regularly for The New York Observer, The Daily Beast, and currently writes a biweekly humor column for SLATE.com. Simon is a regular guest at The MOTH, the well-known storytelling series. His contributions have consistently become their most popular podcasts and NPR broadcasts.

A TV comedy series based on Beautiful People has aired the UK, the US and Australia. Simon has been a featured guest on late-night talk shows such as Chelsea Lately and The Conan O'Brien Show. He has regularly appeared on America’s Next Top Model, VH1, Full Frontal Fashion and Bravo.

Simon has won many awards for his groundbreaking and unconventional window displays, including the CFDA Award. In 2009 he was invited by President and Mrs. Obama to decorate the White House for the Holidays. In 2010 Simon was commissioned by Target to design the season’s Halloween costumes.

Simon Doonan lives in New York City with his partner, the ceramicist and designer Jonathan Adler, and their rescue-dog Foxy. 

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Contemporary Curated

03 March 2016 | New York