See Pictures From the Debut of Tobias Rehberger's Art Bar in Chelsea

Tobias Rehberger, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Rirkrit Tiravanjia
(Dean Neville/

NEW YORK — Following a candlelit stairway to the lower level of Chelsea’s Hotel Americano on Friday night, guests encountered a chic, intimate soiree of artists and scenesters celebrating the opening Tobias Rehberger's sculptural art-bar, the Bar Oppenheimer. Man of the week Hans-Ulrich Obrist hosted the party along with Rirkrit Tiravanjia and dealer Pilar Corrias, while Nate Lowman, Matthew Higgs, and Andrew Hale took turns on tables. The Oppenheimer, modeled after Rehberger’s favorite Frankfurt hang-out, will be open for cocktails through July 14.

To see photos of Tobias Rehberger's Bar Oppenheimer, click on the slideshow.