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Art Basel: Andy Warhol Museum Celebrates Michael Chow with An Evening of Opera

On Thursday night, the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh celebrated Michael Chow Zhou Yinghua's forthcoming exhibition Voice For My Father forthcoming with an event at the restaurateur-artist's South Beach outpost of his Mr. Chow chain. The swanky event attracted art world luminaries including Studio Museum director Thelma Golden, art dealer Jeffrey Dietch, and curator Jérôme Sans. Even notorious Art Basel party lover Paris Hilton made a brief appearance in a slinky red frock. Guests sipped Dom Perignon underneath hundreds of Andy Warhol's iconic silver balloons that floated on the ceiling. 

Among those honoring Michael Chow were Andy Warhol Museum director Eric Shiner and painter Julian Schnabel, who spoke highly of the restaurateur's art practice; Schnabel said at the event that he is proud to have several of Chow's works hanging in his home). 

To cap off the evening, members of the Beijing Opera performed for attendees a traditional Chinese opera; Mr. Chow himself even joined them for a brief moment to show off his acting and singing skills. Afterwards, famed Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo performed stunningly to a star-struck crowd

--  Ricardo Mor / rmor.news@gmail.com