New York – AO On Site: The 2012 Guggenheim International Gala, Thursday, November 8th, 2012

November 9th, 2012

Maria Gutierrez and Gabriel Orozco

All photos by C. Daleli for ArtObserved

The 2012 Guggenheim International Gala took place Thursday, November 8th in celebration of Picasso: Black and White organized by Carmen Giménez. Guests were able to view artworks for the upcoming benefit auction at Sotheby’s on November 13-14th with lots by Gabriel Orozco, Georg Baselitz, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Prince, and James Turrell, among others. Funds raised at the gala and auction are in support of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.


Richard Armstrong, Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation

Artists such as Gabriel Orozco, Lawrence Weiner, Marilyn Minter and KAWS were present. Also seen were Guggenheim Honorary Chairs of the event Almine and Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, Diana Widmaier-Picasso, Chairs Christina Baker, Eleanor Acquavella Dejoux, Phyllis Mack, Denise Saul, and Jennifer Blei Stockman, and Dinner Chair Larry Gagosian.

Cecilia Alemani, Curator and Director of High Line Art with Barbara Corti, Director of 303 Gallery

Artwork by Gabriel Orozco

Guggenheim Chair Christina Baker (left) with guests

Alice and Lawrence Weiner

Karole Vail, Curator at Guggenheim Museum and Diana Widmaier-Picasso

Jennifer Stockman, President of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, actress Florence Sloan and Almine Ruiz-Picasso

Artist Marilyn Minter

Artwork by Roy Lichtenstein

Guests with Barbara Corti, Director of 303 Gallery (far right)

Artwork by Richard Prince

5. artwork by Georg Baselitz


Guest and artist KAWS (right)

Guggenheim patron Robert Belford

Almine Ruiz-Picasso

Guggenheim patrons

Guggenheim patrons

Gallerist Andrea Rosen and artist Josephine Meckseper

Guggenheim patrons

Guggenheim patrons

Advisor Erica Samuels

Atmosphere – full house

-S. Lohrasbe

[Guggenheim Museum]