Monday, August 13, 2012

Hamptons Happenings

Ryan Sabinsky, Juan Valez, Benjamin Kurtz, Lyna Juong, Samuel Waxman, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Joseph Murphy, Ron Gallo, Anthony Rico, and Frank Calamia
This past Saturday night in Bridgehampton, the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation held its 8th Annual Hamptons Happening, this year honoring 3-Star Michelin chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The event featured seven of his Manhattan restaurants along with their chefs, including; ABC Kitchen, JG Jean-Georges, Jo Jo, The Mark Restaurant, (THE MERCER) Kitchen, Perry St. and Spice Market. In addition, Jean-Georges hosted his own dessert station. The benefit was hosted by Maria and Kenneth Fishel and their two children, Melissa and Bradley, at their sprawling Bridgehampton property.
Pam Morgan, Mario Singer, Marion Waxman, Jean-Georges, Ramona Singer, and Dr. Samuel Waxman
Emily Lohrman and Chris Wragge
Alexandra Lopez, Stacey Asher, and Stephanie Arbelacz
Colleen Reid, Emily Lohrman, Nicky DeFosset, Suzie DeFosset, and Monika Plocienniczak
Al Vivier, Erin Gibbs, and Adriana Pidwerbetsky
Anne Dayton, Karen Boyer, and Meri Miller
Aliza Zelin, Alix Anfang, Sammi Steinberg, Grace Bronstein, Brittain Youngblood, and Alissa Jacob
Alecia Joy Bloom, Maria Fishel, and Erika Szabo
Bill Selby and friend
Dr. Samuel Waxman, Diane Steiner, Ken Koopersmith, Era Brown, and David Brown
Ed and Sally Callahan
Jacqueline and Jeff Wray
Ryan Lee, Adriana Pidwerbetsky, Ken Wielebinski, Erin Gibbs, Peter Maroney, and Al Vivier
Sandy Taub, David Blum, Jean-Georges, and Marc Taub
Emma Kurz and Lukasz Mosakowski
Ken and Maria Fishel
Ariele Gordon, Sara Hansen, Ali Ziph, and Jessica Weber
Lauren Lefkovits, Cheryl Lefkovits, Marion Waxman, Ramona Singer, and Carol Singer
Jared Verteramo and Erica Pearl
Marion Waxman, Dr. Samuel Waxman, Michael, and Jack
Marion Waxman, Mary Kantor, Adrienne Kantor, and Pam Morgan
Jen Mitchell, John Burman, and Abigail Gibavic
JJ Watson and Francisco Echeverri
Fitzie Ism, Jessica Mackin, Jenna Mackin, Nicole B. Brewer, Melanie Fitzgerald, Susan Kirby, and Robert Lacey
Natalia Saavedra, Linda Shapiro, and Isabel Saavedra
Maria Fishel and Alvin Valley
Marion Waxman, Meryl Sherman, Adrienne Jordan, and Laurie Schaffran
Jessica French and Martin Shnay
Dr. Samuel Waxman, Pat Keefe, and Richard Plotkin
Lyndsey Rodrigues, Kara Venner, Sarah Sarpolis, Jared Verteramo, Erica Pearl, Christine Hogan, and Linda Gjelaj
On Friday, August 3, 2012, the Aspen Art Museum hosted a successful eighth annual ArtCrush summer benefit, raising $1.8 million to benefit the Museum’s educational programming and exhibitions. The ten-lot Live Auction of contemporary art raised a total of $770,000 and the seventy-lot Silent Auction of contemporary art garnered an additional $774,000. With the addition of twelve rare wine lots, the combination represented the highest auction value ever in the history of the event.

ArtCrush honoree and AAM 2012 Aspen Award for Art recipient Tom Sachs was on hand as the bricolage sculpture he created especially for this year’s ArtCrush gala was sold for $155K – well over its $120K estimated value. Titled Poche Vide (2011-2012), the work was among the highlights of the live auction, which was presided over by Sotheby’s European Senior International Specialist of Contemporary Art Oliver Barker. Sachs’ sculpture was joined by Ryan Gander’s Where’s My Mojo Gone? ($22K); Angel Otero’s Untitled [SK-FS] ($55K); Jim HodgesStudy for #7 ($35K); Jonathan Horowitz’s Coke/Pepsi [136 Cans] ($65K); Fred Tomaselli’s Red Butte ($65K); Monika Sosnowska’s Flower Rack ($45K); William Eggleston’s Untitled [Berries] ($38K); Tom Friedman’s Which ($145K); and Rob Pruitt’s Sweet Revenge—which sold for $150K, twice its estimated value of $75K.
AAM National Council member Amy Phelan was once again Chair of this year’s festivities. The main Friday night gala marked the culmination of the museum’s three-daybenefit, which hosts approximately 400 of the world’s most influential art collectors, wine connoisseurs, artists, gallery owners, museum directors, curators, and global business leaders. ArtCrush 2012 event attendees included such notables as international cycling legend and AAM Board of Trustees members Lance Armstrong and fashion-world icon Domenico DeSole; and Ellen Degeneres’ personal DJ Tony Okungbowa who entertained at AfterPartyCrush at Belly Up, Aspen on August 3, 2012.

The evening of Wednesday, August 3, 2012, the WineCrush event at the contemporary art-filled home of Amy Phelan and John Phelan (Museum Board of Trustees Co- President) featured rare vintages of WineCrush event sponsor Dom Pérignon’s legendary champagne. As guests were seated, John Phelan announced that the Aspen Art Museum has now raised $51.5 million to date in its ongoing capital campaign, $20 million of which fulfills the AAM endowment, with the rest going toward funding the Museum's new building project designed by internationally renowned architect Shigeru Ban, and slated to open in 2014.
Angel Otero
Oliver Barker with Tom Friedman’s Which
Each year ArtCrush draws major art world figures from around the globe. 2012 attendees included:

2012 COLLECTORS and PATRONS Jill and Jay Bernstein, Isabella and Theodor Dalenson, Frances Dittmer, Marcy and Leo Edelstein, Glenn and Amanda Furhman, Gabriela and Ramiro Garza, Linda and Bob Gersh, Soledad and Bob Hurst, Toby Devan Lewis, George Lindemann, and Eugenio Lopez, and Nancy and Robert Magoon, and Susan and Larry Marx, Jane and Marc Nathanson, and Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson, andJohn and Amy Phelan, Alison Pincus, and Kelli and Allen Questrom, and Nancy and Richard Rogers, Don and Mera Rubell, Michelle and Jason Rubell, Lisa and John Runyon, and Pamela and Arthur Sanders, June and Paul Schorr, Jennifer and David Stockman, andGayle and Paul Stoffel, and Melissa and Russell Wight, and Mary and Harold Zlot.

2012 GALLERISTS Cristian Alexa, 303 Gallery; John Berggruen, John Berggruen Gallery; Gavin Brown, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise; Dan Burns, Gallerie LeLong; Carla Camacho, Lehmann Maupin; Christopher Canizares, Hauser and Wirth; Kristen Dodge, DODGEgallery; Hayden Dunbar, Paul Kasmin Gallery; Honor Fraser and Stavros Merjos, Honor Fraser Gallery; Richard Edwards, Baldwin Gallery; Molly Epstein, Gladstone Gallery; Ronnie and Jan Greenberg, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery; Branwen Jones, Andrea Rosen Gallery; Esthella Provas, Esthella Provas and Associates; Perry Rubenstein, Perry Rubenstein Gallery; Jeanne Greenberg-Rohatyn and Nicolas Rohatyn, Salon 94.

2012 Aspen Award for Art Honoree Tom Sachs, and Kathy Butterly, and Marc Dennis, and Dzine, Caio Fonseca, Luis Gispert, Nir Hod, Jonathan Horowitz, and Charles Long, Angel Otero, Emilio Perez, Rob Pruitt, and Xaviera Simmons, and Ken Solomon, James Surls.
Tom Sachs' Poche Vide (2011-2012) was among the highlights of the live auction. It sold for $155K – well over its $120K estimated value.
Guests enjoyed the Aspen Art Museum's compelling contemporary art exhibitions. Both on view through October 7, 2012, Lucio Fontana: Ceramics shows the late Argentine- Italian artist's groundbreaking ceramic work, while Amelie von Wulffen is showcased in her first solo U.S. museum exhibition as this year’s AAM Jane and Marc Nathanson Distinguished Artist in Residence.

The Aspen Art Museum is a non-collecting institution presenting the newest, most important evolutions in international contemporary art. Our innovative and timely exhibitions, education and public programs, immersive activities, and community happenings actively engage audiences in thought-provoking experiences of art, culture, and society.
Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson, Lance Armstrong, and Amy Phelan
Allen Questrom and Lisa Dennison
Tom Sachs and Sarah Hoover
Bob Gersh
Paul Stoffel and Gayle Stoffel
Chris Stone, John Bossard, and David Fox
Eleanore and Domenico De Sole
Dasha Zhukova, Anne Pasternak, and Haley Mellin
Jamie Tisch and Caio Fonseca
Luis Gispert
Mera and Don Rubell
Lisa and John Runyon
Sara Fitzmaurice and Perry Rubenstein
Soledad and Robert Hurst
Richard and Nancy Rogers
Rob Pruitt and Jonathan Horowitz
Nicola Marcus, Jeff Marcus, and Carolyn Powers
John and Gretchen Berggruen
Nir Hod
Xaviera Simmons and Emilio Perez
Shari Applebaum
Over 800 supporters of St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters attended the Tenth Annual "Women of Valor" Awards Tea on August 2, 2012. The event was held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel and hosted by Macy's.

Faith Hope Consolo, Chairman, The Retail Group of Prudential Douglas Elliman and Jeffrey Mann, Publisher of Mann Publications were the Tea Co-Chairs.  Lisa Dimoulas, Senior Vice President, Corporate Real Estate of Neuberger Berman and Laini Marie Rey, Senior Vice President of Jones Lang LaSalle were the Tea Committee Co-Chairs.

Joan Lunden, Television Host, Entrepreneur, and Health and Wellness Advocate was the Honorary Chair and Keynote Speaker. Ms. Lunden was also presented with a special award by Ernie Anastos from Fox 5 News.
Eight extraordinary women from the real estate and construction industry were honored for their outstanding charitable works in the community and improving the lives of those less fortunate.

The Guest of Honor was Ellen Canny Goldberg, Senior Business Development Manager for Haworth.

Humanitarian Award Recipients were Michelle Cooper of Columbia University Medical Center and Tina Vasan of CB Richard Ellis, Inc.

The Clarisa Award Recipients were Cynthia M. Boyea of Paramount Group, Inc., Christine Chipurnoi of Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA, Inc., Diane De Chiaro of Normandy Real Estate Partners, Karen Dome of Marcus & Millichap, and Cindy Feinberg of JFK & M Consulting Group.
Mt. Carmel Holy Rosary Violin
Margaret Grioli, Vice President of Corporate Communications and Employee Giving for Macy's presented the first Macy's "Community Star" Award to Frances Resheske, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for Con Edison.

All proceeds Raised at this event benefited St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters which helps feed over 10,000 poor families and serve over 1.5 million meals per year in the New York area.

For more information about St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters you can visit their website
Marilyn Borysek, Kim Standish, Candace Leeds, and Judy Gilbert
Bob Sylvestri and Honoree Diane Dechiaro
Joanne Foulke, Nicole Duspipa, and John Chiodi
Tina Vasan and Molly Zinzi
Pattie Samuel, Michael Gerazounis, and Liset Cordero
Debra Cole and Amy Bearss
Ken Johnson, Janice Piszczatowski, Anthony Viviani, and Lisa Canty
Terry Siracusano and Abigail Garcia
Shameem Shah and Wendy Jackson
Michelle Cooper and Dr. Robert Sideli
Dana Trulis and Chris Savoglou
Hilary Ayala, Francis A Resheske, Agnes Zakrzewska, Margaret Grioli, and Joseph Sano
Grace Gengenbach and Michelle Cooper
Margo Catsimatidis and John Catsimatidis
Father Andrew O'Connor, Father Francis Gasparik, and Thomas Vendetti
Ernie Anastos, Joan Lunden, and Father Francis Gasparik
Ernie Anastos, Faith Hope Consolo, Father Francis Gasparik
Father Francis Gasparik and Christine Chipurnoi
Diane De Chiaro and Father Francis Gasparik
Cynthia M. Boyea
Karen Dome and Father Francis Gasparik
Cindy Feinberg and Father Francis Gasparik
Michelle Cooper anmd Father Francis Gasparik
Tina Vasan and Father Francis Gasparik
Ellen Canny-Goldberg and Father Francis Gasparik
Joseph Sano, Faith Hope Consolo, and Father Francis Gasparik
Dane Trulis, Morgan Gorospe, and Cat Trenner
Last Sunday, a week, at the Isherwood Gallery of Fine Art and Fine Craft on 108 William Street in Newport, they hosted an exhibit “Verdants,” of photographs of Caterine Milinaire, along with illustrations from Milinaire’s latest children’s book “Liana The Wandering Vine.”

Milinaire, who was born in Paris, and educated there and in England, began her professional life as a journalist in London. She later moved to New York where she worked for Vogue, and soon started to write and take pictures for her own stories. Her photographs and articles have appeared in Vogue, New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, Interview, and various international publications. She has been working in the United States for most of her adult life as a freelance photographer for Sygma News Agency, now part of Corbis.
Caterine Milinaire with one of her photographs on exhibit Cover from her new children's book, Liana
She is also the author of three text and picture books published by Harmony, a division of Random House – “Birth,” “Cheap Critic,” and “Celebrations.” After years of producing industrial video documentaries, she now concentrates on photography and mixed media drawings.

The exhibition runs through August 25th.

For more of Caterine’s photographs go to
David and Dee Gordon, Wendy and George David, Caterine Milinaire, and Fred Cushing
Lewis and Elizabeth Rutherfurd
Derek and Nicole Limbocker
Nick Benson, Diana Oswald, and Alix Flood
Kitty Cushing and Annie Owen Pontez
James Coleman Jr.
Tom Blake and Brownie Warburton
Mathew Cullen, Norey Dotterer Cullen, and Effie Ellis Taylor
Caterine Milinaire with friends and Liana masks
Barbara Duncan, Monique and Jamie Coleman, and Kate Gubelman
Edie Cushing, Elizabeth Mc Millen, and Julie Warburton
Gina and Tim DiPietro
James Cushing and Mimi Anthony
John and Jae French
Joe Mele
Nancy Isherwood and Stephen Lipman
Photographs by (Waxman); (St. Francis).