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Demolition Crew

When throwing a party, it helps to have bold-faced friends, which is what 303 Gallery owner Lisa Spellman found out on Wednesday.

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When throwing a party, it helps to have bold-faced friends, which is what 303 Gallery owner Lisa Spellman found out on Wednesday night as she celebrated the opening of a second space. Not only did old pal Thurston Moore help out by playing DJ, but 303 Gallery artist Mary Heilmann curated the films that played on the walls above the packed 5,000-square-foot raw space and prepped “Fairy Food” — actually mini chocolate chip cookies. “I thought it would be fun to have a construction party,” said Spellman, who plans to redecorate before hosting an inaugural show of Doug Aitken’s new work. Meanwhile, Kirsten Dunst, Jessica Stam, Anna Sui, Pamela Hanson and Lazaro Hernandez joined artists Dan Graham and Richard Phillips in the crammed space. “Welcome to a sweaty box packed with hipsters,” joked one man at the door. Relief was found in buckets of Champagne and mini ice-cream cones before hot band du jour The Virgins took the stage to play a set. “Look at my daughter,” said Cynthia Rowley, who is friends with lead singer Donald Cumming. “She knows every word.”
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