Vanina Holasek Benefit at Marc Jancou Gallery A Strong Success

April 9th, 2008

Hope Atherton’s “Untitled (Feathers)” 2008, Oil and Gesso on linen
via Vanina Holasek Benefit

On Monday April 7, Marc Jancou Gallery featured a Benefit for Gallerist Vanina Holasek to raise funds for her battle against cancer. More than 500, including art world figures and other notables attended the event.

Benefit for Vanina Holasek [ArtObserved]
Marc Jancou Gallery [Marc Jancou Gallery]
Benefit for Vanina Holasek official website

Francesco Clemente via Vanina Holasek Benefit

Among those attending the event were actor Matt Dillon, Arden Wohl, Mirabelle Marden and Mellissa Bent (of Rivington Arms), Jason Pomeranc (owner of Thompson hotels), photographer Sante d’Orazio, club owner Nhur Khan, model Frederique Van Der Wahl, artist Hope Atherton, and former co-head of Whitney Contemporaries Philae Knight.

Diane Arbus via Vanina Holasek benefit

A very aggressive word of mouth and print promotion brought a high level of participation at the live and silent auction (the silent auction started before the event and is still running at the gallery). The event was promoted by articles in Bloomberg, Artforum as well as the website, by Jancou and art world media company exhibit-e.

The live auction started at 7:45 and had to be moved due to the crowd. Among the 30 works at the live auction, most sold, with prices ranging from $4,000 to $30,000. Bids came from New York, London and Brussels remotely. Marc Jancou said of the event: “it was an extraodinary turn-out, with wonderful energy, a lot of optimism and overall a great success.”

George condo, “three women” via Vanina Holasek benefit

“Landing, 1979″, Russell Young via Vanina Holasek Benefit

Dan Colen “Study in Green” via Vanina Holasek Benefit

Cindy Sherman via Vanina Holasek Benefit