The Scene: Domingo Zapata and Jordi Molla with Johnny Depp at Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont

On October 11, Hollywood’s famed Chateau Marmont had the pleasure of acting as the ultimate venue for a private, VIP viewing reception for artist Domingo Zapata and actor and painter Jordi Molla. Hosted by Haute Living Magazine and Bertaud Bélieu Rosé, the posh event proved to be nothing less than spectacular.

 Of course, the stars came out in droves to support these talents as they celebrated art in true Haute Living fashion.

Recently named one of Whitewall Magazine’s “Artists to Watch,” Zapata is garnering much attention after some 20 years spent creating art. In fact, Zapata, who keeps a studio at Marmont, has been a well-kept secret among contemporary art aficionados for quite some time, selling out completely at private events, such as his Polo series at a private Hamptons Polo Club event in 2005. This particular show, while maintaining true to his craft of producing figurative and abstract expressionist paintings in both oil and acrylics, as well as mixed media and collage, also acts as a platforms from which to unveil his first ever installation piece—a 12-foot long, illuminated sign that read ‘ROCK STAR.’

Zapata also shared the stage with Jordi Molla, the actor most credited with his amazing work in blockbusters such as Blow and Bad Boys II, as well as his most recent movie, Colombiana, co-starring Zoe Saldana. Molla, who has kept his artwork under wraps, used this opportunity to showcase recent works on canvas for the first time ever.

Of course, the stars came out in droves to support these talents as they celebrated art in true Haute Living fashion. Amongst some of the stellar attendees were actor Johnny Depp, artist Mr. Brainwash, Jeff and Lori Hyland, Haute Living publisher Seth Semilof, artist Mohamed Hadid, actress Katarzyna Wolejnio and artist Antonio Del Prete.

The crowd enjoyed the works while sipping on crowd favorite, Bertaud Bélieu Rosé.