AO On Site Photoset – New York: Brooklyn Museum Annual Gala ‘The Brooklyn Artists Ball’ April 18, 2012

April 19th, 2012

Janaina Tschäpe’s table installation, a giant squid with condom roe. All photos on site for Art Observed by Samuel Sveen.

The Brooklyn Artists Ball took place last night, the annual fundraising gala hosted by the Brooklyn Museum. A number of artists and celebrities were in attendance, including Judy Chicago, Aurel Schmidt and Dustin Yellin, as well as those honored with the Asher B. Durand Award: Martha Rosler, Amy Sillman, Mickalene Thomas. Between a lively cocktail hour and an after party sponsored by W Magazine sat an elegant dinner with one-night-only 40-foot-long “table environments,” created by 16 Brooklyn Women artists. The event was the fifth anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, with Ms. Elizabeth A. Sackler present to receive the Augustus Graham Medal for strong commitment to the arts and the Brooklyn Museum.

Guests posing for the interactive video installation by Nicole Cohen

Judy Chicago and Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole

Mickalene Thomas

Elizabeth Streb

Morris Shuman

Artists Joey Frank and Dustin Yellin

Aurel Schmidt and Donald Cummings of the Virgins

Faye Wattleton, right

Swoon’s table installation

Works by Tara Donovan and Alex Prager at auction

DJ Mia Moretti

Artist Andrea Mary Marshall and Susi Kenna

Artist Martha Wilson, right

Toni Morrison

After party sponsored by W Magazine

—S. Sveen

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Event Site [Brooklyn Museum]