Scene Last Night: Coppola, Aby Rosen, Marc Jacobs, John Currin

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Rachel Feinstein and daughter Flora.

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Real estate developer and collector Aby Rosen. Close

Real estate developer and collector Aby Rosen.

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Sofia Coppola. Close

Sofia Coppola.

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David Wassong a managing director at Soros Fund Management LLC, Cynthia Clift, an interior designer, and David Hamamoto, chairman of Morgans Hotel Group. Close

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Art dealer Alberto Mugrabi and event producer/deejay Julio Santo Domingo. Close

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Biotechnology entrepreneur Deeda Blair and sculptor John Newman. Close

Biotechnology entrepreneur Deeda Blair and sculptor John Newman.

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Michelle Nordberg, left, a nutritionist, and Lisa Yuskavage, a painter, at the opening of the Rachel Feinstein exhibition "The Snow Queen," at Lever House in New York. The exhibition includes a gold sleigh/chariot, a bed of red roses and giant cut-outs of soldiers. Close

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Hedge fund executive Andrew Schiffrin and his wife gallerist Rebecca Sternthal.

Thursday night at Lever House, one of Manhattan’s iconic buildings, owner Aby Rosen gazed upon the giant toy soldiers artist Rachel Feinstein has installed in the lobby.

“It makes me think I’m in some sort of playland of corporate America,” said the art collector and president of RFR Holding LLC, landlord at Lever House of Third Point LLC, Wellspring Capital Management and Sanders Capital LLC, among others.

Feinstein had Hans Christian Andersen’s “Snow Queen” on her mind. Her environment includes soldiers, a golden chariot, sculptures of goblins and children, beds of red roses, and “The Snow Queen’s Room,” a lair done up in Carpenter Gothic style.

Many guests looked like Snow Queens themselves with their white fur coats or hats, among them the director of the New Museum, Lisa Phillips, and filmmaker Sofia Coppola.

Feinstein played the part in an off-white velvet dress, her signature red lipstick and a retinue formed by her daughter and two sons. Before heading in to dinner, the artist chatted with Siddhartha Mukherjee, the author of “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer.”

The Feinstein boys seemed to find the scene a bit much, weeping all over their beautiful suits.

“We sent them home because they cried so much their lapels were soaked,” said Feinstein’s husband, artist John Currin.

Jacobs, Sze, Yuskavage

Among the adults attending were David Wassong, managing director of Soros Fund Management, designer Marc Jacobs, restaurateur Derek Sanders, biotechnology entrepreneur Deeda Blair and Teen Vogue editor in chief Amy Astley.

Artists on the scene included Sarah Sze, who is working on a piece for the next segment of New York’s elevated art park, the High Line; Dana Schutz; and Lisa Yuskavage.

Artist John Newman said his “small, strange, unusual and intimate” sculptures will soon be on display at Knoedler & Co.

Rosen, who commissioned the Feinstein piece, said he hasn’t invited artists to set up studios in the offices of Lever House.

“There’s never any vacant space, it’s very desirable,” he said, adding after a pause, “There is a lot of art here.”

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