Resuscitated from the brink of death, Los Angeles’ MOCA held their 30th anniversary gala last weekend to kick off their new exhibition “Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years.” The black-tie affair raised $3.5 million more for the institution and was capped off by the Frank Gehry-designed hat wearing Lady Gaga’s performance (seen above) with the Bolshoi Ballet where she sang and played on a rotating pink grand piano created by Damien Hirst. The piano, which can be seen after the jump, sold for $450,000 at the end of the show.

Definitely make time to stop by the exhibition, which ends on May 3rd next year, as it includes many of the seminal works from MOCA’s extensive permanent collection from artists such as Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Prince, Raymond Pettibon, Mark Rothko, Edward Ruscha and Christopher Wool just to name a few.

Video via Art Observed, Photo via LA Times.
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