AO On Site – New York: Americans for the Arts 2011 National Arts Awards at Cipriani 42nd Street, October 17, 2011

October 18th, 2011


Jenny Holzer accepts the Outstanding Contributions to the Arts Award.  All photos on site for Art Observed by Nicholas Wirth.

Americans for the Arts held their 2011 National Arts Awards at the grand Cipriani 42nd Street venue on Monday night, honoring “artists and art leaders who exhibit exemplary national leadership and whose work demonstrates extraordinary artistic achievement.” Awards were bestowed upon artists Frank Stella and Jenny Holzer, as well as Beverley Taylor Sorenson, President Obama’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, Gabourey Sidibe, and Wells Fargo & Company.  The annual gala dinner named Sol Lewitt the featured artist, showcasing his work throughout the space, while guests such as Richard Phillips, Will Cotton, and Jeff Koons mingled in black-tie.

More photos after the jump…

An entryway by Sol Lewitt.


President and CEO Robert Lynch hosted the evening.


Beverley Taylor Sorenson accepts the Eli & Edythe Broad Award for Philanthropy in the Arts

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