It's all about art ...
Lunchbox art auction items to benefit The Lunchbox Fund for the Foodbank for NYC
The Foodbank for New York City is the city’s primary supplier for food for the hungry and helps provide more than 240,000 free meals served each day – one out of four children in New York depend on the Food Bank for meals. The Lunchbox Fund which was founded last year is a non-profit that provides lunch to children in schools in South Africa who would otherwise go without. Many of these children are AIDS orphans who are living in child-headed households and cannot afford to pay their basic school fees of $15 per year.

Lunchbox auction
An online auction launched, last Friday 2005, at 9:00 p.m. EST, featured lunchbox art created by more than 100 celebrities from the entertainment, fashion, art, music, and culinary worlds.

Among the “artists” creating the lunchbox art were Bono, The Edge, Michael Stipe, Mario Batali, President Bill Clinton, Francesco Clemente, Emeril Lagasse, Clint Eastwood, Spike Lee, David Bowie and Iman, Hilary Swank, Cameron Crowe, Q-Tip, James Earl Jones, Halle Berry, Brad Pitt, Mike Myers, John Waters, Angelina Jolie, Jeff Bridges, Jake Gyllenhaal, Charlize Theron, Joaquin Phoenix, Helena Christensen, Liv Tyler, Peter Sarsgaard, Naomi Campbell, Malcolm Gladwell, Sean Combs, Jimmy Fallon, Kenny Scharf, Chuck D. James Frey, Mick Rock, Anton Corbjin, and Joy Behar.
Addison Odea and Jacquetta Wheeler
Bono, Alicia Keys, and Helena Christensen
Birgitte Philippides and Mark Selinger
Charlotte Ronson, Mark Ronson, and Ann Dexter-Jones
Erin McKena and Horatio Salinas
Howard Strateman and Elizabeth Gabler
Charlize Theron
Michael Stipe
Tailia Griego and Julian Jaeger
Jason Pomeranc, Ali Wise, and Jon and Eleanor Ylvifaker
Lailia Miroku, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Helena Christensen
Tom Miller
Nur Khan and Reka Edertenyi
Naomi Campbell
Topaz Page-Green and Caron Bernstein
Tailia Griego and Jennifer Johnson
Topaz Page-Green, Mike Myers, Rain Phoenix, and Sarah Sophie Flicker
Lisa Ronson, Thomas Docol, and Liz Tap
Dr. Lucy Cabrera and Mario Batali
Lisa Melezhik and John Moll
The Edge, Gina Gershon, and Peter Sarsgaard
Gina Gershon and Amy Sacco
Eric Tilliland, Mark McAdam, and Mike Myers
Addison Odea, Michael Griego, and David Raven
The Edge and Chris Martin
Chris Martin and Helena Christensen
Daniel Benedict and Andrew Saffir
And for lucky ones who can make art, watch their diets, bid and support artists, Frances Hayward along with Tom Quick opened up the doors to her Fifth Avenue building on October 5 for the American Associates of the Royal Academy. The event was the kick-off for the Academy’s upcoming gala.

Tom was left as the evening’s sole host, as Frances was on a rescue mission aboard the Amigo Express, an enormous bus en route to an animal shelter in Tylertown, Mississippi. She brought back 30 dogs and cats to the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons where they are now being nursed back to health and hopefully someday soon reunited with their owners, or new families hoping to adopt. The money for the trip was raised through the sale of the “Be Kind” bracelets and CauseCollars that Frances created and sells for $3.

Frances Hayward on an animal rescue mission in Mississippi
Tom welcomed Royal Academy supporters such as Maria Collins, Joan Navin, Somers and Jonathan Farkas, Elizabeth and Patrick Gerschel, Heather Cohane, Irene Aitken, Annabelle and Alberto Mariaca, Brigitte Pettit, June Dyson, R. Couri Hay, Sharon Bush, Kitty Ockenden, Barbara Missett, Mimi Stafford, and Judith Heath to the cocktail which served as a preview to the Annual Gala Dinner Dance that is being held November 9 at the Rainbow Room. The evening will honor Anne Armstrong whom President Ford appointed the first woman Ambassador to Great Britain in 1976, and the painter and photographer Ed Ruscha.

The Royal Academy’s Executive Director Dorothy Kauffman, along with Kathryn Steckler and Katie Waltz mingled with guests like Chei Imai, David Ford and Pamela Fielder, Aseel Sadik, Michele Gerber Klein, Gideon Lewin, Joanna Mastroianni, and Alex Donner and enjoyed cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in Frances’ gorgeous Georgian Suite. David Rockefeller, Lily Safra, and Arthur Loeb are among the committee members for the celebration.
Aseel Sadik, Annabelle and Alberto Mariaca, and Maria Collins
Dorothy Kauffman and Aseel Sadik
Chei Imai and Kathryn Steckler
David Ford and Pamela Fielder
Dorothy Kauffman, Tom Quick, and Joan Navin
Irene Aitken and Brigitte Pettit
Sharon Bush and R. Couri Hay
Somers Farkas, Jonathan Farkas, Joanna Mastroianni, and Gideon Lewin
June Dyson and Alex Donner
Kathrine Ockenden and Barbara Missett
Sharon Bush, Tom Quick, and Judith Heath
Kathryn Steckler and Katie Waltz
Mimi Stafford and Tom Quick
Elizabeth Gerschel, Patrick Gerschel, and Heather Cohane
And, which speaking of art, on Friday night last, Paul Kasmin opened an exhibition called SuperPop and Closet for artist Kenny Scharf at his gallery.
Kenny Scharf
As you can see for yourself, Kenny brought out the mavens, the serious collectors, the mad hatters, and the wild and woolier members of the establishment.
Anh Duong and Elliott Puckette
Alba and Francesco Clemente
Madeline Weeks, Frau Costa, and Julianna Costa
Birch Cooper and Laurie Ogle
John Waters
Beth DeWoody
Amy Sacco and Anh Duong
Jacqueline Schnabel and Martin Malle
Kathy Grayson and Nicole LeBassell
Zena Chaar and Zoe Kravitz
Wiley Sandsberry and Liam McMullan
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While uptown the Council of Foreign Relations held a screening at the Museum of Television and Radio of “Good Night and Good Luck,” the acclaimed new film by George Clooney. Happy Campers everywhere, and in the rain yet.
Jeff Greenfield and George Clooney
Grant Heslov
George Clooney and Don Hewitt
Anja Manuel and Sheri Fink
Savannah Thompson, David Draper, and Ekaterina Fields
Lisa Shields and George Clooney
JC de Swaan and Cathy L. Taylor

Photographs by Patrick McMullan/PMc (Lunchbox); Matt Carasella/PMc (Royal Academy); Patrick McMullan/PMc (Superpop); Clint Spaulding/PMc (Good Night, and Good Luck).


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