Tate Americas Foundation Hosted Fourth Artists Dinner in New York
The dinner was on May 3, 2016 celebrating Over Forty Artists and the Opening of the New Tate Modern
Our fourth Artists Dinner fundraising gala was in New York on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at the IAC Building. The Artists Dinner, which is sponsored by Oscar de la Renta and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, honored over forty artists from the Americas who are represented in the Tate’s permanent collection. The event celebrated the opening of the new extended and re-hung Tate Modern in June 2016, one of the most exciting developments in the art world within the last decade. Seven co-chairs, each a major force for the arts in communities across the Americas, lended their dynamic leadership to the evening. This year’s co-chairs were Estrellita Brodsky (New York), Kira Flanzraich (Miami), Pamela Joyner (San Francisco), Komal Shah (San Francisco), Robert Sobey (Stellarton, Canada), Christen Wilson (Dallas), and Juan Yarur Torres (Santiago, Chile).
The evening celebrated artists from North and South America, including Lynda Benglis, Carol Bove, Andrea Bowers, Mark Bradford, Cecily Brown, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Alexandre Da Cuhna, Moyra Davey, Leonardo Drew, Mitch Epstein, Ellen Gallagher, Theaster Gates, Sam Gilliam, Nan Goldin, Beatriz Gonzalez, Paul Graham, Rodney Graham, Guerilla Girls (Frida Kahlo and Kathe Kollwitz), Tamar Guimarães, Neil Jenney, Jac Leirner, Glenn Ligon, Christian Marclay, Helen and Brice Marden, Teresa Margolles, Kerry James Marshall, Josiah McElheny, Julie Mehretu, Óscar Muñoz, Bruce Nauman and Susan Rothenberg, Mark Ruwedel, Gabriel Orozco, Laura Owens, Miguel Angel Rojas, Stephen Shore, Amie Siegel, Lorna Simpson, Melanie Smith, Michael Snow, Valeska Soares, Frances Stark, Jeff Wall, Carrie Mae Weems, Lawrence Weiner, James Welling, Judi Werthein, Jack Whitten, and David Zink Yi
The evening started with cocktails, followed by a seated dinner and a live auction of items generously donated by Tate supporters and hosted by auctioneer Oliver Barker, Deputy Chairman, Europe; Senior Art Specialist, Sotheby’s.