The name, "Ninu Nina" stems from the alien language spoken by Robin Williams in "Mork & Mindy" ( a popular 1970's comedy show).

Artist- Eneas Capalbo

Artist- Eneas Capalbo


photo by David Patrick Columbia
Many describe artist Eneas Capalbo as a modern day "Andy Warhol". Here's what we wanted to know about this extremely chic artist who picks his subjects amongst his social circle of friends and who's drawings will soon be published in a special limited edition by Valentino: Who is Eneas Capalbo? This guy Leila ran into one day ( maybe night?) 

A day in the life of Eneas...? Would entail ideally church in the morning, although so rarely do I actually make it (but maybe that makes it that much nicer when I do go). Those rooms and the dim light from the windows are so inspiring, the one on park and 64th st is quite lovely. My day always entails Central Park , and then either drawing or painting.

What can a guy not live without in New York City? It would depend on the guy I suppose.... A chic one would own one of my paintings in his apt. Other types I presume would have a big screen TV or something like that, but I wouldn't really know...

Favorite brands?

  • Cartier from the 70's for watches and lighters
  • New Balance for sneakers
  • Belgian shoes for shoes
  • Bucellatti for cuff links and silver trays
  • Oh! and Nantucket reds for summer pants.
  • Editor includes "Megadeth tshirts" to this list.

Favorite place to socialize during the day? Ginos

At night? Elaines at dinner and Sheik and Beik after, ( for those of you in the know)!

Best drinks in NY? At my apt ( he'll make them even if he's only drinking Fiji and/or Evian)

Best men's fashion store in NYC? no men should walk into one, except maybe for socks and boxers.

Who makes the best suits? Every guy would mention a different tailor. Whomever it is, it MUST be a tailor.

If u could retire now where would you go? I would just stay home reading. Perhaps to a bigger apt with a library i guess.

Chicest girls? The ones i draw

Highlights in your career so far? None!I'm a very dissatisfied person...nothing ever is enough,and I believe it wholeheartedly

Best galleries in New York? Gagosian and Aquavella



WMC 2008