Updated on December 4, 2014, 3:28 pm
Acclaimed and much loved celebrity and society photographer Annie Watt, a familiar face in the New York social and commercial art scenes is set to unveil her first solo exhibition at the Galerie Dumonteil, in New York City, from December 10th 2014 to January 10th 2015.
The By-Invitation-Only opening reception will be held on December 9th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, hosted by a number of the city’s social glitterati including Geoffrey Bradfield, Barbaraand Donald Tober, Gillian and Sylvester Miniter, Eleanora and Michael Kennedy and Ambassador John Loeb and Sharon Handler Loeb. The show, ‘Impromptu Portraits’ will feature imagery of Internationally known A-listers as well as fascinating images of people from around the world culled from Annie’s extensive body of work, which currently consists of over 950,000 photographs. Stars of stage and screen, social dynamos, power brokers, fashion designers, great chefs and restaurateurs, drag queens and media notables have all been the focus of Watt’s lens.
Among the famous faces featured in this show who have posed happily for Watt at the most exclusive galas, premieres and elegant parties are Bill Clinton, Neil Patrick Harris, Oscar de la Renta, Barbara Walters, Prince Andrew, Spike Lee, Whoopi Goldberg, Iris Apfel, Diane von Furstenberg, Donald Trump, Donna Karan, Dr. Oz, Henry Kissinger, Hugh Jackman, James Earl Jones, Christie Brinkley, Candice Bergen , Bruce Weber, Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford,Catherine Zeta Jones, Hilary Clinton, Donatella Versace, Janet Jackson, Glenn Close, Meryl Streep, Gloria Steinem, Itzhak Perlman, Jane Fonda, Joan Rivers, Kareem Abdul Jabar, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Paris Hilton, Robert De Niro, Sirio Maccioni, Sarah, Duchess of York, Sir Elton John, Walt Frazier, Wynton Marsalis, Zubin Mehta and ZZ Top.
Impromptu Portraits will exhibit in New York before the show travels to Paris and Shanghai. Proceeds from the opening reception will benefit the American Heart Association. The show is curated by Michael McAuliffe.