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2017 Benefit & Auction

2017 Benefit & Auction

About the Event

Public Art Fund is turning 40 and we want to celebrate with you! Join us for an unforgettable evening as we commemorate four decades of bringing spectacular and groundbreaking works of art to New York City.

This unforgettable event will take place on Thursday, April 20th, at Metropolitan West, where we’ll collaborate with a fantastic group of artists to bring indoors the sense of imagination and inspiration that defines Public Art Fund’s outdoor exhibitions, and will also include cocktails, dinner, our signature silent auction, and an after party.
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 Development Manager, Devon Caranicas, at [email protected]or (212) 223-7806.

Thursday, April 20
Metropolitan West

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

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

Adrian Cheng
Katherine Farley & Jerry Speyer
Patricia E. Harris & Mark D. Lebow
Jill & Peter Kraus
Linda Lennon & Stuart Baskin
Jenna Lyons & Courtney Crangi
Jennifer & Jason New
Elizabeth & Richard Pepperman
Rob Pruitt
Patty & Howard Silverstein

Jesse Hamerman
Oliver Herring
Anna K.E.
Tabor Robak
B. Wurtz

11R Gallery, 303 Gallery, Alexander & Bonin, Richard Armstrong , Erin & Matthew D. Bass, Bloomberg Philanthropies, James Keith Brown & Eric Diefenbach, Elise & Andrew Brownstein, Molly Duffy Burns & Hugh Burns, Mickey Cartin, Jane & James Cohan, The Cynthia L. & William E. Simon, Jr. Foundation, Massimo De Carlo, Milan/London/Hong Kong, Gerard de Gunzberg, Marcia Dunn & Jonathan Sobel, Barbara Fife, Wendy Fisher, Sara Fitzmaurice, Lloyd Frank, Gagosian, Galerie Lelong, Galerie Perrotin, Martha & Jim Gingrich, Suzanne Gluck & Thomas Dyja, Robert Gober, Agnes Gund, Jennifer & Matthew Harris, Hauser & Wirth, Noah Horowitz, Director Americas Art Basel, Ellen Kern, Andrea Krantz & Harvey Sawikin, Chet Krayewski & Charles B. Short, Chris Kusske & Allen Kolkowitz, Sarah & Eric Lane, Fran & Jack Levy, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Holly & Jonathan Lipton, Sherry & Joel Mallin, Lizbeth Marano & Mel Bochner, Marian Goodman Gallery, Ronay & Richard Menschel, Donald Moffett, Ellen & George Needham, Liz Neumark & Chaim Wachsberger, Elin & Michael Nierenberg, Paula Cooper Gallery, Christina & Paul Ross, Cynthia Rowley & Bill Powers, Julie & Paul Rudd, Linda & Andrew Safran, Joyce Pomeroy Schwartz, Karen & Sam Seymour, Peggy & David Tanner, Billie Tsien & Tod Williams, Gordon VeneKlasen, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, Kristen Joy Watts, Van Doren Waxter, Michael Weinstein / Ark Restaurants, David Wine & Michael P. MacElhenny

Paul Arnhold & Wes Gordon, Ashley Abbott Clairmont, Kimberly Drew, Annie Harleman, Anne Huntington, Jordan Karen, Rachel Kay, Lehmann Maupin, New York & Hong Kong, Ariel Nathanson, Sarah Needham, Thomas Rom, Caroline Safran, Ben Fink Shapiro, Sam Werther

Harold Ancart, Davide Balliano, Lucas Blalock, John Boone, Olaf Breuning, Claudia Comte, Sarah Crowner, Olafur Eliasson, Awol Erizku, Sam Falls, GCC, Ron Gorchov, Dan Graham, Jeppe Hein, Jim Hodges, Wyatt Kahn, Mary Reid Kelley, Lisa Kereszi, Anselm Kiefer, Eva Kot’atkova, Hanna Liden, Glenn Ligon, Chris Martin, Tony Matelli, Dan McCarthy, Andrew Moore, Oscar Murillo, Julian Opie, Grear Patterson, Adam Pendleton, Jack Pierson, Paola Pivi, Hayal Pozanti, Rob Pruitt, Yves Scherer, Ben Fink Shapiro, David Shrigley, Emily Mae Smith, Monika Sosnowska, Michael Stipe, Sarah Sze, Hank Willis Thomas, Tatiana Trouvé, Artie Vierkant, Lawrence Weiner, Hannah Whitaker, and Kes Zapkus
Click here to view the silent auction on Artsy.

Support of the Spring Benefit enables Public Art Fund to continue bringing dynamic contemporary art to the broadest possible audience, for free!

Check out photos from last year’s Benefit.



Metropolitan West

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

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If you’re unable to attend, but would still like to support the 2017 Spring Benefit, please click here.

After Party

Dancing, artist projects, cocktails, and dessert
With a DJ set by Lady Bunny.

Thursday, April 20

Metropolitan West
639 West 46th Street

(between 11th & 12th Avenues)

After Party Co-Chairs

Kimberly Drew
Annie Harleman
Anne Huntington
Jordan Karen
Rachel Kay
Jen Mora
Ariel Nathanson
Sarah Needham
Allison Rodman
Thomas Rom
Caroline Safran
Ben Fink Shapiro
Sam Werther