Marfa Dialogues

Ballroom Marfa Benefit Auction & Dinner 2011

Maria Jose Arjona, Larry Bamburg, Huma Bhabha, Erika Blumenfeld, Mel Chin, Livia Corona, Minerva Cuevas, Aaron Curry, Meredith Danluck, Bruce Davenport, Jr., Peter Doig, Boyd Elder, Skylar Fein, Jason Fox, Jonah Freeman, Meghan Gerety, Wayne Gonzales, Hilary Harnischfeger, Tina Hejtmanek, Adam Helms, Matthew Day Jackson, Rainer Judd, Patrick Keesey, Rosy Keyser, Laleh Khorramian, Esther Kläs, Charles Mary Kubricht, Louise Lawler, Justin Lowe, Linda Matalon, Jonathan Meese, Wangechi Mutu, Heather Rowe, Erin Shirreff, Mika Tajima, Leo Villareal, John Waters, Roger White, Robert Wilson

12 April 2011


BALLROOM MARFA BENEFIT AUCTION & DINNER
Tuesday, 12 April 2011
Center 548 · West 22nd St. · New York City
View photos from the event
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PROGRAM:

6:30pm
Cocktail reception and silent auction with music by DJ Little Danny

8:00pm
Dinner and live auction, with special performance by Alex Waterman and David Watson, and live auction with Alexander Gilkes, auctioneer

10:00pm
After party with live music from Andrew Wyatt and Pontus Winnberg of Miike Snow, plus DJ JD Samson of Le Tigre

Design concept by FIFTY by US, with lighting by Rob Crowley.


 
 

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PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:

Maria Jose Arjona
Larry Bamburg
Huma Bhabha
Erika Blumenfeld
Mel Chin
Livia Corona
Minerva Cuevas
Aaron Curry
Meredith Danluck
Bruce Davenport, Jr.
Peter Doig
Boyd Elder
Skylar Fein
Jason Fox
Jonah Freeman
Meghan Gerety
Wayne Gonzales
Hilary Harnischfeger
Tina Hejtmanek
Adam Helms
Matthew Day Jackson
Rainer Judd
Patrick Keesey
Rosy Keyser
Laleh Khorramian
Esther Kläs
Charles Mary Kubricht
Louise Lawler
Justin Lowe
Linda Matalon
Jonathan Meese
Wangechi Mutu
Heather Rowe
Erin Shirreff
Mika Tajima
Leo Villareal
John Waters
Roger White
Robert Wilson


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For almost 40 years, Marfa and New York City have been connected through a rich cultural dialogue. Initiated by Donald Judd’s discovery of Marfa, and reinforced over time by both Judd’s legacy and the artists and institutions drawn to the area, Marfa continues to be a vital outpost for contemporary art, thriving in the remote reaches of West Texas. Over the last eight years, Ballroom Marfa has served as a major conduit for the ongoing exchange of visual and performance artists, filmmakers, and musicians between Marfa, New York City, and beyond.

As part of Ballroom Marfa’s commitment to this connection, and to raise significant funds to continue Ballroom Marfa’s domestic and international programming, we will host our first Benefit Auction in New York City, and we truly hope you will join us.

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Ballroom Marfa’s Benefit Auction & Dinner is co-chaired by Fairfax Dorn, Sue Hostetler, Virginia Lebermann, David Maupin, Mary Robbins, Charlie Ruger, Allison Sarofim, Anne-Cecilie Engell Speyer, Stefano Tonchi, Gordon VeneKlasen, Leo Villareal, and the Ballroom Marfa Board of Trustees, with generous support from W Magazine, Akris, and Barclays Wealth.

    Read press about the Ballroom Marfa Benefit in Daily Front Row, The Wall Street Journal, Women’s Wear Daily, Skylight NYC, and Style.com.

    Ballroom Marfa would like to extend our gratitude to all of the supporters of this event:
    Exclusive Media Sponsor, W Magazine; Exclusive Fashion Sponsor, Akris; Principal Corporate Sponsor, Barclays; and Exclusive Hotel Sponsor, Mondrian SoHo, New York, NY.

    We would also like to thank our many in-kind sponsors: Casa Dragones Tequila, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; Tito’s Vodka, Austin, TX; Betts & Scholl, New York, NY; Lagunitas Brewing, Petaluma, CA; FLOR, Chicago, IL; Platypus Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY; Tracey Ryans Agency, New York, NY; Art-Agenda, New York, NY; Arts and Recreation, Austin, TX; Marfa Brand Soap, Marfa, TX; Big Bend Coffee Roasters, Marfa, TX; Thunderbird Hotel, Marfa, TX; J. Davis Studio, Alpine, TX; and Kaitlin Parry, New York, NY.