June 28, 2017

Hot! Party Pictures: Free Arts NYC 18th Annual Art Auction

 

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Last week, Free Arts NYC, an organization dedicated to providing educational arts mentoring programs for underserved youth and families held its 18th Annual Art Auction. This year, the event honored artist Taryn Simon. 

The evening began with a silent auction & cocktails with specialty beverages created with Avión TequilaMorris Kitchen MixersPeroni, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka and hors d’oeuvres from Casa Lever. As guests such as Marni clad Maggie Gyllenhaal and Emmy Rossum, caught up over glasses of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut champagne, the music of Onyx Collective kept everyone’s toes tapping.  As Waris AhluwaliaSarah ArisonClaire Distenfeld and Thelma Golden browsed works of art from Paddle8’s silent auction that were all generously installed by Crozier Fine Arts, celebrated illustrator Justin Teodoro created portraits of guests like Zoe Buckman sitting in bespoke Jessica Lichtenstein chairs as a curated playlist by Mia Moretti played in the background. Each picture done in Teodoro’s signature style included a statement about the importance of arts education.

As cocktails wound down, guests began to make their way upstairs for a dinner presented by Marni. As they sat down at tables decorated with beautiful floral arrangements from Aurora Botanica, guests like Aimee Mullins & Rupert Friend raised a glass of Perrier-Jouët’s prestigious Belle Epoque champagne in the brand’s hand painted floral flutes. After a toast to another successful year of Free Arts’ programming and advocacy, Free Arts Board Member and CNN’s own Kate Bolduan, who acted as the evening’s MC, got up and assured the crowd that in this era of fake news the alarming facts she was about to share were entirely real: 1 in 3 NYC public schools lack an art room, 1 in 4 NYC public schools lack a part-time or full-time certified arts teacher, and only 8% of NYC elementary schools meet state standards for arts education despite statistics like 60% of polled CEOs in a Fast Company survey citing creativity as the most important leadership quality and the fact that on average children who have an arts education score 100 points higher on both the verbal and math sections of the SAT. She then introduced Free Arts Founder and Executive Director Liz Hopfan to thunderous applause.

The evening was made possible with the generous support of Almine Rech Gallery, Avión Tequila, Casa Lever, Couer Noir Specialty Printers, Crozier, Downing Frames, Gagosian Gallery, Morris Kitchen Mixers, Peroni Italy, Perrier-Jouët, The Shulman Family Foundation, The Cultivist, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. 

Here are some pictures from the evening

 

Free Arts NYC 18th Annual Art Auction Honoring Taryn Simon : Presented by Marni & Perrier Jouet
Free Arts NYC 18th Annual Art Auction Honoring Taryn Simon : Presented by Marni & Perrier Jouet
Free Arts NYC 18th Annual Art Auction Honoring Taryn Simon : Presented by Marni & Perrier Jouet
Free Arts NYC 18th Annual Art Auction Honoring Taryn Simon : Presented by Marni & Perrier Jouet
Free Arts NYC 18th Annual Art Auction Honoring Taryn Simon : Presented by Marni & Perrier Jouet
Free Arts NYC 18th Annual Art Auction Honoring Taryn Simon : Presented by Marni & Perrier Jouet
Free Arts NYC 18th Annual Art Auction Honoring Taryn Simon : Presented by Marni & Perrier Jouet
Free Arts NYC 18th Annual Art Auction Honoring Taryn Simon : Presented by Marni & Perrier Jouet
Free Arts NYC 18th Annual Art Auction Honoring Taryn Simon : Presented by Marni & Perrier Jouet
Free Arts NYC 18th Annual Art Auction Honoring Taryn Simon : Presented by Marni & Perrier Jouet
Free Arts NYC 18th Annual Art Auction Honoring Taryn Simon : Presented by Marni & Perrier Jouet
Free Arts NYC 18th Annual Art Auction Honoring Taryn Simon : Presented by Marni & Perrier Jouet
Free Arts NYC 18th Annual Art Auction Honoring Taryn Simon : Presented by Marni & Perrier Jouet
Free Arts NYC 18th Annual Art Auction Honoring Taryn Simon : Presented by Marni & Perrier Jouet
Free Arts NYC 18th Annual Art Auction Honoring Taryn Simon : Presented by Marni & Perrier Jouet
Free Arts NYC 18th Annual Art Auction Honoring Taryn Simon : Presented by Marni & Perrier Jouet
Free Arts NYC 18th Annual Art Auction Honoring Taryn Simon : Presented by Marni & Perrier Jouet
Free Arts NYC 18th Annual Art Auction Honoring Taryn Simon : Presented by Marni & Perrier Jouet
Free Arts NYC 18th Annual Art Auction Honoring Taryn Simon : Presented by Marni & Perrier Jouet
Free Arts NYC 18th Annual Art Auction Honoring Taryn Simon : Presented by Marni & Perrier Jouet
Free Arts NYC 18th Annual Art Auction Honoring Taryn Simon : Presented by Marni & Perrier Jouet
Free Arts NYC 18th Annual Art Auction Honoring Taryn Simon : Presented by Marni & Perrier Jouet
Free Arts NYC 18th Annual Art Auction Honoring Taryn Simon : Presented by Marni & Perrier Jouet
Free Arts NYC 18th Annual Art Auction Honoring Taryn Simon : Presented by Marni & Perrier Jouet
Free Arts NYC 18th Annual Art Auction Honoring Taryn Simon : Presented by Marni & Perrier Jouet
Free Arts NYC 18th Annual Art Auction Honoring Taryn Simon : Presented by Marni & Perrier Jouet
Free Arts NYC 18th Annual Art Auction Honoring Taryn Simon : Presented by Marni & Perrier Jouet
Free Arts NYC 18th Annual Art Auction Honoring Taryn Simon : Presented by Marni & Perrier Jouet
Free Arts NYC 18th Annual Art Auction Honoring Taryn Simon : Presented by Marni & Perrier Jouet
Free Arts NYC 18th Annual Art Auction Honoring Taryn Simon : Presented by Marni & Perrier Jouet
Free Arts NYC 18th Annual Art Auction Honoring Taryn Simon : Presented by Marni & Perrier Jouet
Free Arts NYC 18th Annual Art Auction Honoring Taryn Simon : Presented by Marni & Perrier Jouet
Free Arts NYC 18th Annual Art Auction Honoring Taryn Simon : Presented by Marni & Perrier Jouet
Free Arts NYC 18th Annual Art Auction Honoring Taryn Simon : Presented by Marni & Perrier Jouet
Free Arts NYC 18th Annual Art Auction Honoring Taryn Simon : Presented by Marni & Perrier Jouet

Alexis Bloom, Fisher Stevens

Andrea Fiucynski

Chloe Wise

Claire Distenfeld

Cleo Wade

Emmy Rossum

Emmy Rossum

Adonai, Taryn Simon

Adonai, Taryn Simon

Taryn Simon

Gina Nanni, Sean MacPherson

Kate Bolduan, Emmy Rossum

Kate Greer, Liz Hopfan, Cleo Wade, Mia Moretti

Kate Greer, Mia Moretti

Laura de Gunzburg

Laurent Moisi, Waris Ahluwalia

Thelma Golden

Liz Hopfan

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Chiara Clemente

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jake Paltrow

Marlies Verhoeven, Waris Ahluwalia, Tara Summers

Matthew Day Jackson, Taryn Simon, Rashid Johnson

Mia Moretti

Casey Fremont Crowe

Polina Proshkina

Rupert Friend, Aimee Mullins

Sandy Heller, Christine Heller

Sheree Hovsepian, Rashid Johnson

Sheree Hovsepian

Taryn Simon, Adam Cohen

Taryn Simon, Liz Hopfan

Zoe Buckman, Chelsea Leyland, Shari Loeffler

Zoe Buckman

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