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Scene Last Night: Gary Cohn Finger, Prince Albert, Mindy Kaling

November 02, 2011

Nov. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Gary Cohn, chief operating officer and president of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., had an operation on his thumb about a year ago.

“It was right here,” Cohn said last night, extending his thumb.

What was the injury?

“Ask my hand surgeon,” Cohn replied, at the Founders Gala of the New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases, where he is chairman of the advisory board. “He was just examining it.”

Luckily, Dr. Keith Raskin was standing only a few feet away at the American Museum of Natural History’s Rose Center for Earth and Space.

“Gary had skier’s thumb,” Raskin said. “It’s a ligament tear from holding the ski pole when you fall.”

Cohn falls?

“He’s an expert skier,” clarified his wife, Lisa Pevaroff-Cohn, a painter and jewelry designer. “Someone skied into him.”

Raskin has treated Cohn’s daughter Chloe, who had a pinched nerve from pitching softball, and Pevaroff-Cohn, who cut her finger open with a razor blade in her studio.

Their doctor is on speed dial. “I get calls from Vail,” Raskin said.

Montblanc Jewels

Montblanc unveiled new jewelry at the Princess Grace Awards Gala last night at Cipriani 42nd Street. The sapphires are pink and pear-shaped, in honor of Princess Grace’s love of roses. Prince Albert suggested the irregular settings “to communicate her fun character,” said Montblanc creative director Carlo Giordanetti. The foundation provides grants to young artists.

‘Hanging Out’

Mindy Kaling, an executive producer, writer, and actor for the NBC television show “The Office,” celebrated her new book at the Tory Burch boutique on Madison Avenue.

“Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?” contains funny, smart and refreshingly non-neurotic essays about making it big after graduating from Dartmouth.

Kaling said she likes to read a good book in Tory Burch leggings. Burch said she likes to read in pajamas and a cashmere sweater.

Among those Kaling hung out with: Ira Glass, in jeans and sneakers, and Rachel Roy, in bright orange pants. Waiters served fish tacos and Mindytinis, made with vodka, guava juice and sparkling water.

Dishing Art

Guests took in performance art by Elmgreen & Dragset at the opening night party for the Performa 11 biennial, held at Skylight Soho.

In one work, a group of men washed the same dishes over and over. One dishwasher, who refused to speak, confirmed with a nod of his head that he had never washed so many dishes in his life and that his mother would be proud.

Performa 11 runs through Nov. 21.

“The artists love it,” said Performa’s chairman, art dealer Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn. “It gets them out of their rut.”

(Amanda Gordon is a writer and photographer for Muse, the arts and leisure section of Bloomberg News. Any opinions expressed are her own.)

--Editors: Jeffrey Burke, Lili Rosboch.

To contact the writer on this story: Amanda Gordon in New York at agordon01@bloomberg.net or on Twitter at @amandagordon.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Manuela Hoelterhoff at mhoelterhoff@bloomberg.net.


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