AO On Site Photo Collection: The Swiss Institute Annual Contemporary Art Benefit Dinner and Auction November 12, 2010

November 14th, 2010

Pipilotti Rist, 2010 SI Tribute Artist, and Sam Keller, Director Fondation Beyer and 2010 SI Award Recipient.
All images by Patrick Meagher for Art Observed.

Art Observed was On Site for the Swiss Institute’s 2010 Benefit Dinner and Auction. This year’s event honored Fondation Beyer Director Sam Keller and artist Pipilotti Rist. It also featured a live auction by Phillips de Pury Chairman Simon de Pury, which included works by Rita Ackerman and Harmony Korine, Pipilotti Rist, Paul McCarthy, and Jenny Holzer. Guest speakers for the evening were Marilyn Minter and Benedikt Taschen.

Prince George Ballroom, The Swiss Institute’s 2010 Benefit Dinner and Auction.

More images and links after the jump…

Work by John Armleder.

Let’s Riot
, Scott King, 2010, with SI Benefit Attendants.

Dinner Queue.

Dinner in the Prince George Ballroom.

Unique Explosion,
Roman Singer.

Work by Tina Braegger.

Work by Carissa Rodriguez, Nikolas Gambaroff, Amy Yao, Olivier Mosset, and Emilie Ding.

Artists on their Bicycles
, Photograph series by Lukas Wassman.

Pipilotti Rist, Life-Size Portrait in Fabric.

Juerg Lehni, Alex Rich, Mario Pascual, and Sarah Morris.

Related Links:

The Swiss Institute [Benefit Information]