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Spring Benefit 2018

Spring Benefit 2018

About the Event

Join Public Art Fund on Thursday, April 12th, at Metropolitan West for an unforgettable evening as we honor the acclaimed artist and human rights activist Ai Weiwei whose recent multi-site exhibition Good Fences Make Good Neighbors served as a timely and poetic testament to the vitality of public art and its importance in our civic life.

The Spring Benefit raises vital funds that directly support Public Art Fund’s mission to bring dynamic art to audiences of all ages and backgrounds! For additional information, please contact Public Art Fund’s Senior Development Manager, Devon Caranicas, at [email protected] or (212) 223-7806.

Public Art Fund 2018 Spring Benefit
Honoring Ai Weiwei


Thursday, April 12
Metropolitan West
639 West 46th Street

6:30pm Cocktails, Artist Projects & Silent Auction Viewing
8:00pm Dinner
9:30pm After Party, Dessert & Dancing

With special thanks to our Benefit Co-Chairs:
Sarah Arison & Thomas Wilhelm
Patricia E. Harris & Mark D. Lebow
Jill & Peter Kraus
Jennifer & Jason New
Patty Newburger & Brad Wechsler
Elizabeth & Richard Pepperman
Julie & Paul Rudd

Artist Projects by:
Christopher Chiappa
Nathan Mabry
Amanda Ross-Ho
Hannah Whitaker

Benefit Committee
303 Gallery, Anonymous, Ark Restaurants Corp./Michael Weinstein, Richard Armstrong, Anna & Dean Backer, Lisa & David Barse, Jackie Barth & Jay Nydick, Matt & Erin Bass, Paul Beirne, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Tanya Bonakdar, Mary Boone, James Keith Brown & Eric Diefenbach, Elise & Andrew Brownstein, Mickey Cartin, Adrian Cheng, Betsy Cohn, Beth Ann Day, Gerard de Gunzburg, Mindy Dehnert, Jeffrey Deitch, Jennie & Richard DeScherer, Marcia Dunn & Jonathan Sobel, eBay, Katherine Farley & Jerry Speyer, Barbara J. Fife / Joelson Foundation, The Fifth Floor Foundation, Wendy Fisher, Judy & Alan Fishman, Sara Fitzmaurice, Charlotte Feng Ford, Lloyd Frank, Nina Freedman & Michael Rosenbaum, Karen Freedman & Roger Weisberg, Hugh Freund, Sara Friedlander, Sylvia J. Smith, FXCollaborative Architects, LLP, Gagosian, Galerie Lelong & Co., Lauren & Martin Geller, Linda Genereux & Timur Galen, Barbara Gladstone, Suzanne Gluck & Thomas Dyja, Courtney & Joe Goldsmith, Thorton Tomasetti, Inc., Donna Green & Michael Sternberg, Eleanor Grosz & Larry Zweifach, Elizabeth & Steve Gruber, Agnes Gund, Jennifer & Matthew Harris, Hauser & Wirth, Noah Horowitz of Art Basel, Dorian Goldman & Marvin Israelow, Paul Kasmin, Francine Kornfeld, Andrea Krantz & Harvey Sawikin, Chet Krayewski & Charles B. Short, Sarah & Eric Lane, Chiswell Langhorne, Raymond Learsy, Linda Lennon & Stuart Baskin, Fran & Jack Levy, Carol Lewitt & Bruce Josephy, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Glenn Ligon, Holly & Jonathan Lipton, Lisson Gallery, Jeanette Loeb, Glenn Lowry, Marian Goodman Gallery, Massimo De Carlo, Milan/London/Hong Kong, Joyce F. Menschel, Ronay & Richard Menschel, Metro Pictures, Kara Moore, Movado Group Foundation, Ruthard Murphy & Anderson Gama, Daria Myers-Schrage. Ellen & George Needham, Elin & Michael Nierenberg, NYC & Co, Paula Cooper Gallery, Douglas M. Polley, Ugo Rondinone, Allison & Paul Russo, Linda & Andrew Safran, Bette & Richard Saltzman, Mark & Marie Schwartz, Sapna & Ashish Shah, Steve Shane, Carla Shen, Patty & Howard Silverstein, Laura Skoler, Susan Solomon, Jennifer & Jonathan Allan Soros, Robert Soros, Lisa & Steven Tananbaum, Nicki & Harold Tanner, Peggy & David Tanner, Times Square Alliance, Liselotte & Robin Vince, Jeanette S. Wagner, Helen Warwick, David Wine & Michael P. MacElhenny, Dana Zucker & Brahm Cramer
Lists in formation as of March 30, 2018

Silent Auction Artists
David Adamo, Marina Adams, Ai Weiwei, Francis Alÿs, Harold Ancart, Jean-Marie Appriou, Tauba Auerbach, Meriem Bennani, Daniel Boccato, Stefan Bondell, Mark Borthwick, Olaf Breuning, Heather Chontos, Claudia Comte, Martin Creed, Martha Diamond, Carroll Dunham, Nicole Eisenman, Casey Jane Ellison, Spencer Finch, Ben Fink Shapiro, Ed Fornieles, John Giorno, Liz Glynn, David Horvitz, Thomas Houseago, Alfredo Jaar, Wyatt Kahn, Anish Kapoor, Jim Lambie, Mark Manders, Sam Moyer, Tony Oursler, Hermes Payrhuber, Adam Pendleton, Pope.L, Hayal Pozanti, Rob Pruitt, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Emily Mae Smith, Britta Thie, Hank Willis Thomas, Erwin Wurm, B. Wurtz
With special thanks to Ugo Rondinone

Click here to view the silent auction on Artsy!


Lists in formation as of March 27, 2018


View photos from last year's celebration.

Location

Metropolitan West

639 West 46th Street (between 11th & 12th Avenues)

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After Party

After Party:
Dancing, artist projects, cocktails, and dessert
With music by DJ April Hunt

After Party Co-Chairs:
Ariel Adkins
Cody Disch
Coby Lerner
Annie Harleman
Georgia Harrell
Kate C. Harris
Emily Havens
Patton Hindle
Edoardo Monti
Jen Mora
Ariel Nathanson
Sarah Needham
Shama Rahman
Ben Fink Shapiro
Allison Sheidler
Josh Tjaden
Kristen Joy Watts
Samuel Gittis Werther

After Party Commitee
Alexandra & Andrew Abshere, Helena Anrather, Eduardo Ayala Fuentes, Julia Barth & Troy Holloman, Lane Brenner, Hillary Burchfield, Danielle Carriere, Audry Casusol, Lauren Conolan-Richards, Chrissy Crawford, Jack Dwyer, Maximilian M. Elefson, Zoé Fortin, Peter Fritz, Michelle Hirschfeld, Haley Hogan, Kimi Kitada, Owen Laub, Charlotte Mouquin, David Rothschild, Patti Ruiz-Healy, Temple Simpson, Alexandra Slattery, Katherine Smith, VICTORI + MO, Charlotte Walters, Sunny Ching Hui Wang, Roy Weiss

As a non-profit organization, Public Art Fund relies on contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations to make extraordinary public art available and accessible to audiences of all ages and backgrounds—at absolutely no charge! Gifts at every level make a difference and are 100% tax-deductible. Thank you for supporting public art!

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