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New York – AO On Site: Independent Curators International Annual Fall Benefit & Auction, Monday, November 19th, 2012

November 20th, 2012

ICI Exectuive Director Kate Fowle, Leo Award recipient Dasha Zhukova, and Independent Vision Curatorial Award recipients Nav Haq and Jay Sanders
ICI Executive Director Kate Fowle, Leo Award recipient Dasha Zhukova, and Independent Vision Curatorial Award recipients Nav Haq and Jay Sanders

All photos by C. Daleli for ArtObserved

On Monday, November 19th, 2012, Independent Curators International held its Annual Fall Benefit & Auction. ICI’s Executive Director, Kate Fowle, kicked off the party with a toast to all Honorees, Board of Trustees and supporters of the institution. The intimate Honoree Hour celebrated the recipient of this year’s Leo Award, Dasha Zhukova. Agnes Gund, President Emerita of the Museum of Modern Art and member of the Board of Trustees of the National Council on the Arts presented the award to Zhukova after listing her endless accomplishments are an art world patron. This was followed by acclaimed curator Hans Ulrich Obrist presenting the prestigious Independent Vision Curatorial Award to Jay Sanders and Nav Haq.

Wendi Murdoch
Wendi Murdoch

The evening also featured a live auction led by Alexander Rotter, Senior Vice President, Head of Department of Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s New York. Works by numerous artists including Ellsworth Kelly, Joel Shapiro, and Yinka Shonibare MBE were up for grabs. Rotter helped raise $333,000 in funds supporting ICI programming with a portion of proceeds going directly to the new ADAA Relief Fund.

Agnes Gund, President Emerita of the Museum of Modern Art and member of the Board of Trustees of the National Council on the Arts
Agnes Gund, President Emerita of the Museum of Modern Art and member of the Board of Trustees of the National Council on the Arts

Patterson Sims
Patterson Sims, President of the Board of ICI

Stacy Engman
Stacy Engman, curator at National Arts Club

Supermodel Karlie Kloss
Supermodel Karlie Kloss

Dasha Zhukova, Karlie Kloss, and guests
Dasha Zhukova, Karlie Kloss, and guests

Rashid Johnson
Artist Rashid Johnson

Alexander Rotter, Senior Vice President, Head of Department of Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s New York
Alexander Rotter, Senior Vice President, Head of Department of Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s New York

Curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artist Rachel Sussman
Curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artist Rachel Sussman

ICI’s Associate Director of Exhibitions Frances Wu Giarratano (right) with guest
ICI’s Associate Director of Exhibitions Frances Wu Giarratano (right) with guest

Atmosphere
Atmosphere

Eben Freeman, famed molecular mixologist
Eben Freeman, famed molecular mixologist

Marina Abramović dining with other guests
Marina Abramović dining with other guests

Atmosphere
Atmosphere

-S. Lohrasbe

Links:
[Independent Curators International]
[Museum of Modern Art]
[National Council on the Arts]

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