|Meandering through Central Park. 4:00 PM. Photo: JH.|
|Alexander Calder's letter to Ben Shahn who obviously needed directions to the Calder house on Painter Hill Road in Roxbury, Ct.|
|Thomas Hart Benton's letter to James Brooks, dated "Chilmark, (Martha's Vineyard) August 2, 1933."|
|Each gave a unique acceptance speech. Doug Cramer was presented his award by Los Angeles veteran art dealer Irving Blum who sold Doug his first Ellsworth Kelly back when Kelly was very new to the contemporary eye. What transpired eventually was an enormous Douglas Cramer collection (including hundreds of works of art have been donated to museum collections over the years). Nevertheless, a collector is a collector is a collector ...
My friend Beth DeWoody was among those present, speaking of collectors, as was my oft-mentioned-lately neighbor and friend, the art historian and curator Charlie Scheips. Lee Radziwill was at Doug Cramer’s table. Manuel Gonazalez all the way from Miami was there. The evening’s honorary chairs were Ben and Donna Rosen. It was all serious in context but gemultlich in feeling.
The members of the Art World, often also aficionados of music and dance, have at least occasionally, charmed lives with their respect for their avocations or vocations, or more precisely, their magnificent obsessions.
|Barbara and Donald Tober||Pat Schoenfeld and Doug Cramer||Roger Berlind with Phil and Faith Geier|
|Charlie Scheips||Rona Robb, Manuel Gonzalez|
|Pre-dinner conversation||Charles Cowles and Dagny Coercoran||Jack Lenor Larsen and Hugh Hardy|
|Also last night at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, the Young Patrons of Lincoln Center in association with Music Unites held their annual Fall Masquerade Gala, honoring Georgina Chapman and Mark Ronson. Gala co-chairs were Jessica Evelyn Betts, Alvin Crawford Jr., and Michelle Edgar.
Benefit Committee Includes: Samantha Averbuck, Ted Bailey, Jessica Baird, Magen Bandwart, Lindsey Berns, Margaret Betts, Kwesi Blair, Cara M. Brugnoli, Cathy Cameron, Linden Campbell, Constance M. Chen, Cindy Chin, Tara Church, Hillary Cole, Jennifer Compton, Ntiedo Etuck, Katie Fischer, Mali Sananikone Gaw, Dawne Marie Grannum, Evan and Jodi Greebel, Sunjay Guilera, Blair Greenberg, Bethany Hale, Gena Haugen, Grant Held, Sam Hendel, Jennifer Hyman, Alison Kero, Sinan Khatib, Atsuko Kidaka, Christina Lennon, Christina Lewis, Sasha Majerovsky, Randi Melton, Gretchen Meyer, John Nicholas, Shilla Kim-Parker, Rick Savitt, Marisa Sechrest, Ahsan Sheikh, Keka Shermerhom, Dee Dee Sides, Erik Stettler, Jennifer Stybel, Angie White, Jared Wien, Amy Wilk.
|Mark Ronson greets friends on the red carpet outside Alice Tully Hall.|
|A number of those participating in last night’s festivities will one day be attending dinners such as the Smithsonian’s. Much more on this party on Monday ...|
|Daniel Merriweather, Kerry Washington, Mark Ronson, Georgina Chapman, and Michelle Edgar.|
|Cocktails in the lobby of Alice Tully Hall.|
|The audience before the performance.|
|Daniel Merriweather performs.|
|The bar after the show.|
|Photographs by ANN WATT (YPLC)|