AO Auction/Event Preview -Watermill, New York: The 16th Annual Watermill Summer Auction and Benefit July 25, 2009

July 23rd, 2009

Inferno Watermill Hamptons Annual Summer Benefit
Manaus, Christophe Schlingensief. Inferno, this year’s theme of the 16th Annual Watermill Summer Benefit. Via Hamptons

The Byrd Hoffman Watermill Foundation’s sixteenth Annual Summer Benefit will take place on July 25th in the Hamptons.  Robert Wilson, its Artistic Director, envisages an event that will include various installations, theatrical performances and auctions all framed by this year’s theme- Inferno.  An auction in support of artistic programming at the Watermill Center conducted by Simon de Pury, Chairman of Phillips de Pury auction house, will certainly be one of the highlights of the evening.

Related Links:
Inferno: The Sixteenth Annual Watermill Summer Benefit [Artdaily]
Sixteenth Annual Watermill Summer Benefit [The Watermill Center]
About Watermill [the Watermill Center]
16th Annual Watermill Center Benefit [Artinfo]
Summer Is a-Kooning In: We Preview Watermill Benefit Goodies!
[NYObserver]
Simon de Pury [Bigthink]
Welcome to Watermill – a review of last year’s (2008) Watermill Benefit [BIZBASH]

Peyton Julian, Elizabeth Peyton. At the Annual Watermill Benefit this year
Julian, Elizabeth Peyton. At the Annual Watermill Benefit this year. Via Watermill Center

More pictures and text after the jump…No Longer Human terrence Koh Watermill Benefit
No Longer Human, Terrence Koh. Will be auctioned at 16th Annual Watermill Benefit. Via Watermill Center

An auction conducted by SImon de Pury, Paula Cooper and Christophe de Menil among others, will present works by Fred Sandback, Andy Warhol and Willen de Kooning, to name a few.  The Honorary Chairs of this year’s Watermill Summer Benefit include Marina Ambramovich, Pedro Almadovar, Viktor & Rolf. The Benefit artists and residents include the Riverbed theater from Taiwan, Sue de Beer and C Ryder Cooley from the US and Yochai Matos from Israel.  As suggested already by the names representing the multitude of social milieus and artistic disciplines, the gala will bring together the worlds of theater, art, fashion and design.

Hand Andy Warhol Watermill Benefit
Hand, Andy Warhol. One of the works that will be auctioned off by Simon de Pury at the Watermill Benefit. Via Watermill Center

Wilson Robert Voom Portrait Watermill Benefit
Voom Portrait (black panther), Robert Wilson. WIll be auctioned at the Watermill Benefit. Via Watermill Center

Willem de Kooning Japanese Village Watermill Benefit
Japanese Village by Willem de Kooning is one of the works that will be auctioned at the 16th Annual Watermill Summer Benefit. Via Watermill Center
Barnaby Furnas Watermill Benefit Boogie Man
Boogie Man, Barnaby Furnas. At the auction at Watermill Benefit on July 25. Via Watermill Center Wilson Robert Bessie Smith Breakfast chair Watermill Benefit
Bessia Smith Breakfast chair, Robert Wilson. To be Auctioned at the 16th Annual Watermill Benefit. Via Watermill Center

Horn Roni To Nest #6 Watermill Center Benefit
To Nest #6, Roni Horn. Will be auctioned at the Watermill Center Benefit July 25. Via Watermill Center

Abdessemed Adel Untitled Watermill Benefit
Untitled, Adel Abdessemed. To be presented at the silent acution at the
Watermill Benefit. Via Watermill Center

Serrano Andres Piss ELegance Watermill Center
Piss Elegance, Andres Serrano. Up on silent auction at 16th Annual Watermill Benefit. Via Watermill Center

Bill Viola Union Watermill Benefit
Union, Bill Viola. At 16th Annual Watermill Benefit. Via Watermill Center

Taylor-wood Sam two Lions Watermill Center Benefit
Two Lions, Sam Taylor-Wood. At Watermill Center Benefit Auction. Via Watermill Center

Sandback Fred Untitled Watermill Benefit
Untitled (Cat. Raisonne #110), Fred Sandback. Via Watermill Center

Thomas Mickalene still life with flowers in flower Benefit watermill
Still Life with Flowers in Flower, Mickalene Thomas. At Watermill Benefit this year. Via Watermill Center

Untitled Rauch Neo Watermill Benefit Hamptons
Untitled, Neo Rauch. Via Watermill Center

sol lewitt drawings watermill benefit hamptons
Sol Lewitt drawing will be auctioned at Watermill Center Benefit. Via Watermill Center

Spencer Tunick Watermill Benefit Netherlands 3 (dream amsterdam foundation)
Netherlands 3 (Dream Amsterdam Foundation), Spencer Tunick. At the Watermill Summer Benefit Auction. Via Watermill Center

Rob Pruitt Elizabeth and Cecily Watermill Benefit Hamptons
Elizabeth and Cecily, Rob Pruitt. At Watermill Benefit in the Hamptons to be held July 25 . Via Watermill Center

Ackerman Rita Blood Be Will There Watermill Center
Blood Be Will There, Rita Ackermann. At Watermill Benefit Auction. Via Watermill Center

Babysitter training offered — Red Cross hosts course on Saturday go to site my babysitters a vampire

The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) August 21, 2007 On Saturday, Great Commission Church in Olive Branch will host an American Red Cross babysitter’s course. The event will be held at Great Commission Church Annex at 8941 Highway 305 North in Olive Branch, next to Fred’s.

The Red Cross babysitter’s course was designed and developed to meet the needs of boys and girls ages 11-15.

The Babysitter’s Training Course will teach you everything you need to be a great babysitter. This fun, interactive course teaches first aid and safety skills so you can prevent and respond to emergencies. As a Red Cross-trained babysitter, you will gain confidence and valuable employment skills that will impress employers and parents. Melanie Rucker, a former class attendee, said “I recommend this class because it prepares youth to be prepared and to make the best decisions when supervising children.” Some of the skills class participants will learn are: site my babysitters a vampire

How to prepare simple meals and snacks.

How to handle bedtime issues.

How to make good, responsible decisions.

How to perform first aid and infant/child CPR How to find and interview for babysitting jobs.

The investment of $40 will include lunch, supplies, Babysitter’s Training Handbook, and certificate of completion. A Babysitter’s Training Safety and First Aid Kit will be available for purchase for less then the price of a CD, this kit is sold separately.

“I have seen first-hand the enjoyment the class participants get from this training. When the youth complete the course, they are confident and eager to begin their job search,” stated Mark Hughes, the director of hospitality for Great Commission Church.

For more information about this community event and Great Commission Church, contact the church office, by calling (662) 253- 4930. You may register online at gccob.com.