|This past Tuesday night The Whitney Museum of American Art hosted its annual Gala & Studio Party at Hudson River Park’s Pier 57.
Whitney Director Adam D. Weinberg and Honorary co-chairs AOL CEO & Chairman Tim Armstrong, Georgina Chapman, Keren Craig, and Harvey Weinstein honored legendary art writer for The New Yorker, Calvin Tomkins, for his lifetime achievements. The Gala also featured a video installation by artist Marilyn Minter sponsored by AOL.
|Amazing guest roster; the contemporary art world as there. Congratulations to the chairs: Bar Rafaeli, Christo, Cecilia Alemani, Muffie Potter Aston, Gabrielle and Louis Moore Bacon, Jack Bankowsky, Jennifer Bartlett, Anne Bass, Rosamind Bernier, Roland W. Betts, Lois Betts, J. Darius Bikoff, Jill Bikoff, Neil G. Bluhm, Francesco Bonami, Mary Boone, Geoffrey Bradfield, Stacey Bronfman, Matthew Bronfman, Gavin Brown, Melva Bucksbaum, Hugh Bush, Ginevra Caltagirone, Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo, Claudia Cisneros, Paula Cooper, Henry Cornell, Vanessa Cornell, Douglas Cramer, Jeffrey Deitch, Richard M. DeMartini, Donna DeSalvo, Pamella and Daniel DeVos, Clarissa Dalrymple, Elizabeth A. Dee, Fairfax Dorn, Jonathan Farkas, Yvonne Force Villareal, Carter E. Foster, Amanda and Glenn Fuhrman, Dodie Kazanjian, Richard Kirschenbaum, Justine Koons, Ramiro Garza, Suzanne Geiss, Massimiliano Gioni, Andrea and Marc Glimcher, Mildred and Arnold Glimcher, Thelma Golden, James A. Gordon, Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, Audrey Gruss, Agnus Gund, Susan and John Hess, A.M. Homes, Bryan Hunt, Chrissie Iles, Allison M. Kanders, George S. Kaufman, Warren B. Kanders, Emily Landau, Raymond Learsy, Thomas Lee, Julian Lethbridge, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Henry Louis Gates, Richard Marshall, Patty and John McEnroe, Ryan McNamara, Richard Meier, Nicolas Mirzayantz, David Mugrabi, Brooke Garber Neidich and Daniel Neidich, Peter Norton, Nicolai Ouroussoff, Anne Pasternak, Christine Paul, John Paulson, Philippe Petit, Amy and John Phelan, Jennifer J. Raab, David Remnick, Denise Rich, Donna and Ben Rosen, Wilbur L. Ross, Scott Rothkopf, Sandy Rower, Jay Sanders, Vito Schnabel, Annabelle Selldorf, Izak Senbahar, Hunt Slonem, William Sofield, Andy Spade, Anne-Cecilie Speyer, Robert Speyer, Dana and Patrick Stubgen, Elizabeth Sussman, Julie Taubman, Ann Tenenbaum, Fern K. Tessler, Lenard Tessler, Ann Tisch, Andrew Tisch, Laurie M. Tisch, Thomas E. Tuft, Angela K. Westwater, Jim Wiatt, Young Woo, Elyn Zimmerman along with artists Carl Andre, Hope Atherton, Kristin Baker, Cecily Brown, Maurizio Cattelan, Paul Chan, Chuck Close, John Currin and Rachel Feinstein, Francesco Clemente, Urs Fischer, Wade Guyton, Jacqueline Humphries, Jeff Koons, Sherrie Levine, Glenn Ligon, Adam McEwen, Tony Oursler, Tom Sachs, Julian Schnabel, Dana Schutz, Lorna Simpson, Mike Starn, Donald Sultan, Sarah Sze, Philip Taafe, Rikrit Tiravanija, Leo Villareal, Kelley Walker, Terry Winters enjoyed a special performance by Fitz & The Tantrums.
|Dinner guests joined Studio Party Chairs Valerie Boster, Georgina Chapman, Martin Dawson, Amanda Hearst, Nate Lowman, Michelle Monaghan, and Dalia Oberlander, and danced to music by Questlove and enjoyed specialty cocktails by Chandon with guests including Yigal Azrouel, Vikram Chatwal, China Chow, Julie Henderson, Ally Hilfiger, John Legend, Heide Lindgren, Kalup Linzy, Lorenzo Martone, Tinsley Mortimer, Coco Rocha, Charlotte Ronson, Olivia Sandelman, Lola Schnabel and Chrissy Teigen among many others.
The evening was sponsored by The Ritz-Carlton Rewards by J.P. Morgan/CHASE, AOL, and Marchesa.
|Last Monday night, they celebrated Robert Wilson's 70th birthday at a party in his honor in the Magic Room high above 57th Street in the LVMH Tower.|
|A good time was had by all ...|
|Last Monday night Shafi Roepers hosted a kick-off party for the 2011 Silver Hill Gala being held on November 3rd in New York City.
Being honored at the Gala this year for her advocacy work on behalf of mental illness is Emmy-nominated Carrie Fisher, author, award winning actress and former patient of Silver Hill.
Last year, through their generous efforts, $1.3 million was raised for scholarships for adolescents and young adults needing financial aid to fund residential care at the hospital. Net proceeds this year will again be dedicated to scholarship support for residential treatment at Silver Hill, but will expand upon last year’s focus on young people to include patients of all ages.
Dr. Sigurd Ackerman and Cecilia McCarton, the evening’s co-chairs attended as well as: Pamela Fiori, Janine and Lawrence Haynes, Bettina Zilkha, Francine LeFrak, Michelle Herbert, Mark Locks, Dori Cooperman, Grace and Chris Meigher, Jamie Gleicher.
|Women in the Boardroom. A small group of smart, enthusiastic women gathered for a talk with Davia Temin at the Carlisle/Per Se Showroom, 16 East 52nd Street (www.carlislecollection.com, 212.751.6490)
Temin, founder and CEO of Temin and Company (www.teminandco.com), a boutique management consultancy which helps corporations, professional services firms and other institutions define and strengthen their public image through strategic marketing, branding, media relations, speaker and media training, financial communications and crisis management and communications.
“Crisis has turned into the new normal,” she said. “A CEO’s reputation depends on his or her response to each situation, what they do and how they do it.” Temin explained that the dynamics of the boardroom involve a high level of intuitive capabilities in addition to the ability to govern.
|Although Temin works with women and men, this special event provided a unique opportunity for women in positions of power to discuss their challenges, which have become especially difficult in the current economic climate. What makes an effective leader? Temin answered, “Sharing information from one’s personal experience and expertise plays a huge role in establishing a leader’s reputation as well as the tone and personality of the board room.”
Leena Gurevich, the fashion house Showroom Director, said that when she joined the company the female corporate executive was missing from its core clientele. “When you have a highly respected position, it’s important to look your best, so you can feel your best.” That’s what Carlisle offers the professional woman, a way to look her best. Every female executive can get exactly what she needs, and deserves. “We can tailor clothes to suit individuality, something we pride ourselves on.”
|“When you can hit the bull’s eye of truth,” Temin said, “you can get to the heart of the matter quickly, effectively and with good humor and spirit, which frees you to move forward and make things better!”
Among those participating in the discussion were: Bina Kalola; Bonny Dorland; Charles Masson; Elmira Bayrasli; Eyrique Miller; Janet Monastro; Jennifer Yu; Joan Rose; Katy Ann Lyons; Kelly Hoey; Marcy Cohen; Margaret Mager; Mia Haugen; Nancy Swiezy; Nicole Maselli; Sheila Romming, President and CEO of Women in the Boardroom; and Carlisle’s Viva Bhogaita.
|Photographs by Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com (Whitney); PatrickMcMullan.com (Silver Hill, Robert Wilson); www.anniewatt.com (Carlisle).|