Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Art and culture

Cocktails during The Drawing Center's 10th Annual Benefit Auction at Sotheby's.
This past Monday night, The Drawing Center held its 10th Annual Benefit Auction at Sotheby's.

Stacey Goergen, Rhiannon Kubicka, Merrill Mahan, and Candace Worth
served as the evening's co-chairs.

The evening consisted of a cocktail reception and silent auction of over fifty works by established and emerging artists. An online auction via Paddle8 raised over $350,000 for The Drawing center.
Rhiannon Kubicka, Merrill Mahan, Brett Littman, Stacey Goergen, and Candace Worth
Participating artists included: Elise Adibi, Richard Aldrich, Kamrooz Aram, Agnes Barley, Mark Barrow, Erica Baum, Ernesto Caivano, Beth Campbell, Los Carpinteros, Nathan Carter, Theresa Chong, Emilie Clark, William Cordova, EV Day, Louise Despont, Ben Durham, Tracey Emin, William Engelen, Franklin Evans, Richard Forster, Estate of Leon Golub, Joe Goode, Wade Guyton, Karl Haendel, Camille Henrot, Oliver Herring, Xylor Jane, Alex Katz, Sean Landers, José Antonio Suárez Londoño, Linda Matalon, Yuri Masnyj, Mariko Mori, Fleur Noguera, Ryan & Trevor Oakes, Roxy Paine, Estate of Ken Price, Mika Rottenberg, Ed Ruscha, Kate Shepherd, Gedi Sibony, James Siena, Katrin Sigurdardottir, Terry Smith, Jane South, Molly Springfield, Pat Steir, Dannielle Tegeder, Ignacio Uriarte, J Parker Valentine, Corban Walker, John Wesley, Claudia Wieser, Martin Wilner, and B Wurtz.

The Drawing Center is the only not-for-profit fine arts institution in the country to focus solely on the exhibition of drawings, both historical and contemporary. It was established in 1977 to provide opportunities for emerging and under-recognized artists; to demonstrate the significance and diversity of drawings throughout history; and to stimulate public dialogue on issues of art and culture.
Trevor Oakes, Frances Beatty Adler, and Ryan Oakes
Pat Steir and Brett Littman
J. Parker Valentine and Paul Valentine
Tina Hejtmanek and Pat Keesey
Alyse Ruth and Jane Dresner Sadaka
Thomas Galbreith and Charlie Manzo
Eric Rudin, Fiona Rudin, Stacey Goergen, and Brett Littman
Amiee Good and Lindsay Taylor
Blair Voltz Clarke, Stacey Goergen, and Holland Cunningham
Jane Scott Hodges, Kathleen Flynn, and Samantha Smith
Nancy Poses and Fred Poses
Michele Oka Doner, Frederick Doner, and Stacey Goergen
Liz Bower, Adam Glick, and Natalie Frank
Mia Sundell, Nicholas Sundell, and Margret Sundell
Katrina Brooker and Claudia Overstrom
Candace Worth and Laura Solomon
Dorsey Waxter and Linda Blumberg
Cathy Williams and Lucy Phillips
Gregg Kennedy, Claudia Overstom, and Gunnar Overstrom
Bridget Marks and Phillip Isles
The Brain Injury Association of New York State celebrated its Sixth Annual Journey of Hope Gala at SLATE located at 54 West 21st Street in New York City on Tuesday, October 8, 2013.  The evening featured cocktails, live entertainment and a silent and live auction followed by the awards presentation. The Gala benefited the Brain Injury Association of New York State, the premier support and advocacy organization for New Yorkers with brain injury and their families.  

Honorary Co-Chairs Penny Marshall and Lorraine Bracco, motivated by their own experiences supporting a friend with a brain injury, have generously committed their time and energy to support the Gala and the Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS). Tom Llamas, Anchor/Reporter, NBC4 New York, served as the Master of Ceremonies for the evening. Rosemarie diSalvo and Bradley Von Nostrand were the Gala Co-Chairs.
John Ryan, Richard Scaglio, Rachel Felt Glasman, Sandra Alexandrou, Alexandra Oudheusden, Dr. Mary Beth Walsh, and Dr. Barry Jordan
Barry Jordan, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Medical Director, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital & Medical Director Burke's Brain Injury Rehabilitation received the Champion of Hope Award in recognition of his outstanding dedication to the care of and support for individuals with brain injury and their families.  Marie Cavallo, Ph.D., Associate Chief Compliance Officer at AHRC NYC and Past President of the Brain Injury Association of New York State received the Leadership Award. John Quinan, Journalist and TBI - Survivor, and Marion S. Hedges each received the Victory Award.

The evening featured music by DJ Spindetta, a performance by Jerry Gretzinger and the chance to take home some great prizes in the silent and live auctions.  Guests also had the chance to play against professional pool player Jennifer Barretta.
Bob Gundersen, Nancy Gundersen, Elliot Finkelstein, Judy Avner, and Steven Finkelstein
Every 18.5 seconds, another person sustains a brain injury making brain injury a major public health challenge and a silent epidemic that can happen anywhere, anytime and to anyone.  Since 1982, the Brain Injury Association of New York State has provided education, advocacy, and community support services that lead to improved quality of life for children and adults with brain injuries and their families.  Through outreach, support, advocacy, and education, the Association improves the quality of life for individuals with brain injury and their families. At the same time, because the best cure for brain injury is prevention, the Association educates the public about brain injury prevention.  Working with chapters and support groups, volunteer Board of Directors, members, and staff, BIANYS is ready to help solve a problem, make a connection, access a service, or just talk. All of these supports are provided free-of-charge.
Brad Van Nostrand, Lorraine Bracco, John Quinan, Dr. Marie Cavallo, Dr. Barry Jordan, Judy Avner, and Rosemarie diSalvo
Dr. Raj Narayan, Dr. Tina Narayan, and Dr. Steven Flanagan
Ana Sostre, Sandra Nieves, and Al Cavallo
SooWon Hwang, Agnes Herceg, Marion Hedges, Mary Beth Tully, Elizabeth Finan, and Cynthia Hallenbeck
David Clinton, Ruby Jordan, Dante Jordan, and Dr. Barry Jordan
Helen Shim, Michael Ronemus, and Kelly Forman
Chris and Betsy Kilmartin
Lois Tannenbaum, Joanne Miller, Rosemarie diSalvo, Steven Miller, Amy Sigona, and Brad Van Nostrand
Mary Ellen and John McCooey
Patricia and Brad Van Nostrand
Dr. Marie Cavallo and Lois Tannenbaum
Fraser and Robert Beede
John Quinan and Pratima Ranjit
On October 23rd Pierre Dumonteil and Franck Laverdin hosted a reception for an international crowd at Galerie Dumonteil bringing to New York the interior décor designed by Camille Roche (1894-1948) who was favored by the elite during the 1930s.

The exhibition "Splendor on the Riviera" was created for an English aristocratic family's dining room from their villa on the Côte d'Azur, which has been stored and preserved for over 70 years.
Camille Roche at Galerie Dumonteil
Camille Roche, laureat in 1920 of the American Foundation award for French Ideas and French Art, was the son of painter Odilon Roche, friend of Rodin and brother of decorator Serge Roche (1898-1988) – a family of important French artists following World War I. His painting style influenced by the Impressionists, is of animals, the countryside and family portraits, but he painted very important frescoes for the apartments and houses of other affluent patrons like Colette, Chanel, and the Rothschilds until his premature death. This is the first time since 1937 at the Wildenstein Gallery in New York, that Camille Roche's work is being exhibited, his atelier having been closed due to the tragic events of World War II for his family.
David Cholmondeley, 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley, Susan Gutfreund, Rose Cholmondeley, the Marchioness, and Franck Laverdin
A few of the guest included: Amy Fine Collins, Andree Marcilhacy Roche and Juliette France Roche, Audrey Gruss, Beatrice Pei, David Cholmondeley, 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley and Rose Cholmondeley, the Marchioness of Cholmondeley, Lily Spencer-Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, Luce Churchill, Edgar Batista, Emory Westfall and Carole Bellidora Westfall, Geoffrey Bradfield and Roric Tobin, Kirat Young, Mai Hallingby Harrison, Nina Griscom and Pierre Durand, Sharon Handler Loeb, Roy Kean, Ramon Goni, Yanna Avis, Massimo Gargia, Florence and Serena Calvet, Susan Gutfreund, and Victoria Wyman.
Juliette France Roche and Andree Marchihacy Roche
Benjamin Jentil, Adrean Lunel, Dorian Dumonteil, Axel Marteau, Romain Marteau, and Marius Lubin
Miles Morgan, Elaine Uzan Leary, and Franck Laverdin
Roric Tobin, Geoffrey Bradfield, Pierre-Michel Dumonteil, and Dorian Dumonteil
Victoria Wyman and Luce Churchill
Elliott and Donna Slade
Ramon Goni, Taylor Ward, and Franck Laverdin
Dr. Patrick Stubgen, Dana Hammond Stubgen, Kirat Young, Amy Fine Collins, and Franck Laverdin
Pierre-Michel Dumonteil, Florence Calvet, Serena Calvet, and Franck Laverdin
Franck Laverdin and Amy Fine Collins
Carole Bellidora Westfall and Emory Westfall
Beatrice Pei, Diane Fisher, and Carolina Von Humboldt
Stephane, Yanna Avis, Franck Laverdin, and Massimo Gargia
Amy Fine Collins, Roy Kean, and Kirat Young
Audrey Gruss and Pierre-Michel Dumonteil
Carol Cohen and Charlene Nederlander
Sharon Handler Loeb and Mai Hallingby Harrison
Lauren Lawrence and Juliette France Roche
Sherrill Kazan and Shamina De Gonzaga
Nina Griscom and Pierre Durand
Vyna St Phard and Michael McConkey
Michael Bianco, Toni Peragine, and Trish Cope
Karen Larrain and Karina Lepiner
Brian Bottini and Jennifer Wang
Pierre-Michael Dumonteil, Lili, the Duchess of Marlborough, Franck Laverdin, and Edgar Batista
Diane Batista, Edgar Batista, Karen Larraine, and Maurice Batista
On Thursday evening, October 17th, Deeda Blair and Deborah Needleman, Editor in Chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine, held a book signing and cocktail party at Bergdorf Goodman to celebrate the publication of Howard Slatkin’s Fifth Avenue Style, published by The Vendome Press.

Slatkin friends included brother and sister in law Harry and Laura Slatkin with daughter Ali, New York Magazine writer Wendy Goodman, Adriana Elia, Christopher Mason, interior designers Alex Papachristidis and Milly de Cabrol, Jeanne Lawrence, Michael Gross, Shirley Lord Rosenthal, Gale Hayman, Bergdorf’s own Jan Gieger, Andrew Mandel and Mallory Andrews, Alison Mazzola, the book’s photographer Tria Giovan and Wendy Burden.

The elegant reception was held on the home floor of Bergdorf Goodman where guests were greeted with hors d’oeuvres and champagne. Famed interior designer Howard Slatkin signed limited collector’s editions of the books for guests while friends mingled admiring the much anticipated Fifth Avenue Style.

Other guests included Clare Potter, Mitchell Denburg, Andrea Phipps, George Farias, Jamee and Peter Gregory, Blair Voltz Clarke and Alistair Clarke, Nicole and Matthew Mellon, interior designer Kristen McGinnis, Priscilla Zoullas, Meredith Dunn, Lauren Dangoor, Lesley Schulhof, Liz Richards, Lee Calicchio (antiques maven and glamorous mother of Lisa Jackson) with Myron Oppenheimer, Alejandra Cicognani, and Pam Taylor Yates.
Harry Slatkin, Ali Slatkin, George Farias, Deeda Blair, Howard Slatkin, Laura Slatkin, and Alex Papachristidis
Josephine Palijaro, Tom Delavan, and Deborah Needleman, and Jacob Weisberg
Jamee and Peter Gregory
Deeda Blair, Adriana Elia, and Laura Slatkin
Deeda Blair, Claire Potter, Andrea Phipps, Gale Hayman, and Shirley Lord Rosenthal
Lavinia Snyder, Michael Gross, Martha Kramer, and Jeanne Lawrence
Myron Oppenheimer and Lee Calicchio
Mallory Andrews and Jay Jolly
David Solomon, Olivia Magowan, Mark Magowan, and Nina Magowan
Nicole Hanley Mellon, Matthew Mellon, and Meredith Dunn
Andrew and Barbara Mandel
Alison Mazzola and Alex Papachristidis

Photographs by (Citymeals, Drawing Center, Statkin); AnnieWatt .com (Galerie Dumonteil)