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FALL 2017 – FEATURED Q&A WITH DAVID MAUPIN OF LEHMAN MAUPIN GALLARY

STEFANO-TONCHI

David Maupin (pictured right) of the Lehman Maupin Gallery was gracious enough to talk with us about his love of Chelsea, what books he’s been reading, and who inspires his sense of style.

What is your favorite thing about Chelsea?
Chelsea is the center of the New York art world. Though the city is always in flux, Chelsea has remained a hub for the industry. It’s one of the reasons we decided to build our new gallery space at 24th Street and 10th Avenue. It’s also such a pleasure to be able to walk down the block and see works by renowned and emerging artists from all over the world.

What are your currently reading? 
“The Women” by Hilton Als
“Known and Strange Things” by Teju Cole

What makes your Hotel Americano experience unique?
Given it’s proximity to Lehmann Maupin and its clean, minimalist aesthetic, not to mention the delicious food, Hotel Americano has always been a destination for me — whether it’s hosting events for our artists, meeting clients for lunch, or having a cocktail by the rooftop pool.

Who inspires your style?
My husband Stefano Tonchi.

What was the last art exhibition that you have visited?
The current “Happy Birthday, David Hockney” exhibition at The Getty in Los Angeles. It was fantastic.

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August 2017 – Featured Q&A with Stylist Carlos Mota

Creative consultant Carlos Mota has vast experience in styling, interior design, product design and advertisement campaigns. He’s made his mark through editorial work producing and styling feature stories for major design and shelter magazines.

Author of flower book, “Cheap & Chic” published by Clarkson Potter Books and most recently “A Touch of Style,” a coffee table book, published by Assouline. He was kind enough to take some time and answer some of our questions.

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Photo Credit:Noa Griffel

What is your favorite thing about Chelsea?
The best thing about Chelsea is the access to all major art galleries and the proximity to the water.

What are your currently reading?
I am reading Cabana magazine.

What makes your Hotel Americano experience unique?
My favorite part is going to the rooftop and having drinks, watching the sunset with a water view.

Who inspires your style?
My style comes from all my travels around the world and for being open and curious about anything.

What was the last art exhibition that you have visited?
The Calder Show at the Whitney Museum, not far from Chelsea.

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We, Americanos:
Carlos Couturier

The next time you see the smiling man in a beautiful suit on a basic bike, say hello. It’s Carlos Couturier, one of the founders of Grupo Habita, visiting Hôtel Americano, the company’s first hotel north of the border.

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