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9.20.2013

FourTwoNine Lauch with Andy Cohen at No.8- NYC

Good afternoon contemporary art lovers! 
Last night on Thursday, September 19th, Publisher, Richard Klein, celebrated the launch of the new publication, FourTwoNine,a lifestyle magazine that will explore the worlds of celebrity, politics, and business, while presenting its readers with an editorial mix of art, culture, and fashion, through an LGBT lense. Andy Cohen, who appears on FourTwoNine's inaugural cover, celebrated at No.8 along with Lady Bunny, Sonja Morgan, Lisa Anastos, Mindy Cohn, Torkil Gudnason, Elaine Lancaster, Lori Michaels, Amy Susskind among many others! Guests enjoyed music by DJ Santana and DJ JonJon Battles while sipping Tito's Handmade vodka cocktails and Le Crema wines.

"FourTwoNine is going to appeal to a broad and engaged readership," says Sessums. "If I owned a car, I'd have as my bumper sticker 'Never Judgmental, Always Discerning.' I am hoping that that also describes our readership. I know it describes my editorial philosophy. While the magazine was created for an LGBT audience, it focuses on subjects we think our readers will find interesting, not just LGBT content. That's only one facet of who we are as people, and I think that will be only one facet of what we are as a magazine."

The launch issue will feature articles by Salman Rushdie, Michael Cunningham, Amy Fine Collins, Christopher Bram, Carrie Rickey, Brendan Lemon, Steven Thrasher, Henry Alford, Mark Jacobs, Helen Eisenbach, Amy Siskind, James Lecesne, and George Hodgman. Mark Doty, a National Book Award winner, will publish three new poems in the premiere issue. Other contributors include photographers Ruven Afanador, Christian Witkin, Torkil Gudnason, and Stewart Shining as well as illustrator Robert Risko. Also appearing in the issue are artist David Hockney and artist and model Casey Legler.

FourTwoNine will print 85,000 copies, which will be sent to subscribers and sold on newsstands throughout the country through Comag for a cover price of $12.99. The magazine was born out ofdot429, Sessum and Klein's successful media platform, which boasts over 70,000 subscribers.

Kevin Sessums, Editor in Chief
Kevin Sessums is the former Executive Editor at Interview and a Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair whose work has appeared in Playboy, Travel+Leisure, The Advocate, OUT, Elle, Marie Claire, Allure, and Parade magazines. His interviews are frequently posted on The Daily Beast website. His 2007 memoir, Mississippi Sissy, was a New York Times bestseller and won the Lambda Literary Award in the Men's Memoir/Biography category. 

Richard Klein, Publisher
Richard Klein is a successful entrepreneur and a major voice in the world of design and publishing. He is the founder and former publisher of Surface magazine, which under his direction was lauded by national media, like Vanity Fair, with such quotes as "One of the most striking new independent magazines in America." After selling Surface in 2010, Richard lead the launch of dot429 and is currently operating as the CEO and publisher of FourTwoNine.

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Photo Caption: FourTwoNine Magazine Celebrates Launch Party at No.8, NYC
Photo Credit: Balthier Corfi

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