AM recently attended the Whitney American Museum’s Annual Gala and Studio Party celebration. The focus was to raise funds to continue the goal of supporting emerging and established American artists. Not only did the event raise more than $2.65 million this year with the help of art patrons all over New York and the US, the gala was also a celebration for a new project which will bring the Whitney to the Meatpacking district of Manhattan. Being in the digital age, it seemed the theme was to bring digital media to the forefront as artist C.E.B. Reas was asked to create an awesome software & display installation which hung over the tables upstairs at the patrons dinner area.
After the charity dinner, we attended a rockin’ Studio Party at the basement of the museum where we rubbed elbow with notables such as Jeff Koons, Tony Bennett, Aurel Schmidt, Chuck Close, Tom Sachs, Chanel Iman, Lily Aldridge and John Legend as they danced away to the beats of Roots DJ: Quest Love.
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