Next week, I will moderate another Conversation on Design @DeLorenzo Gallery with Michael Chow, one of the most intriguing personalities in the American creative world. Chow, who is known globally as the visionary mind behind the sophisticated, stylish, and elegant chain of restaurants Mr. Chow, had become the most visible ambassador of Chinese culture in the West during the Cultural Revolution. But, as the pure manifestation of the Renaissance man, Chow has mastered the art of the performance in everything he has done: from the way he acts (such as Rush Hour and Lethal Weapon); in the way he entertains, the way he dresses (suites by Hermes), in the way he paints, and in the ways he has created his magnificent homes and restaurants. We are going to highlight Chow’s passion for Art Deco and his love for Jean Dunand and Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann, the two masters responsible for the imperial aspect of French Art Moderne. He had assembled the world’s most important collection and sold it to DeLorenzo Gallery. We will speak about his special relationship and long lasting friendship with Tony DeLorenzo and the Gallery’s ambitious expert, Director Adriana Friedman (below). The last chapter will be devoted to the new chapter of Chow's career as a painter, and to his recent solo show at the Andy Warhol Museum ‘Voice for my Father,’ which closed down last weekend (above). Tickets by Invitation.