Commanding the stage at last night's ARTWALK NY 2009 benefit, Eliza Osborne of Sotheby's addressed an art-savvy crowd which included Donald Baechler, Anh Duong, Lisa Anastos and Lydia Fenet. The evening raised in excess of $650,000 and was attended by over 850 guests, making the event the most successful in the history of Coalition for the Homeless, the evening's cause and one of the city's most inspiring charities. The attendees' exuberance stemmed from the impressive collection of works for sale, featuring legendary artists Jeff Koons, John Baldessari, Ed Ruscha, and the evening's illustrious honoree, Pat Steir. Each of the ten lots was donated by the artists in support of the evening's charity. Co-chairs Alec Baldwin and Carey Lowell, Tate Donovan, and Sam Trammell of HBO's True Blood congregated at the enticing tasting tables from NYC mainstays Da Silvano, Indochine, Michael's and Scuderia. Latecomers included Narciso Rodriguez, Catherine Forbes, Lauren Remington Platt and Minnie Mortimer.
Read more on ARTWALK NY in the KiptonART Online Magazine.
Kipton Cronkite Approved!
Image: Narcisco Rodriguez. Image courtesy of Guest of a Guest.