Photoset: The Creative Time Gala Honoring Kara Walker at The Domino Sugar Factory, May 6th, 2014

May 7th, 2014

The Table Before Dinner, via Art Observed
The Table Before Dinner, via Art Observed

The Domino Factory was aglow Tuesday evening, as Creative Time took over the space for its annual spring gala, this year held in honor of artist Kara Walker, who is preparing to open her site-specific work Subtlety at the space later this week.  True to form, the gala prominently spotlighted Ms. Walker’s monumental white sculpture, which nearly took up its own place of honor at the end of the dining tables set up in the space.  Light streaming in from the long runs of windows on either side of the room gave the statue a pale, golden glow, and served to give a beautiful aura surrounding the guests.

Kara Walker and Tom Finklepearl, Photography by David Prutting, Courtesy of BFA
Kara Walker and Tom Finklepearl, Photography by David Prutting, Courtesy of BFA

Bernadaud Pitchers, Photography by David Prutting, Courtesy of BFA
Bernadaud Pitchers, Photography by David Prutting, Courtesy of BFA

Vito Schnabel and Agnes Gund, Photography by David Prutting, Courtesy of BFA
Vito Schnabel and Agnes Gund, Photography by David Prutting, Courtesy of BFA

The gala was reported a certain success, with Creative Time raising over $1.3 million in ticket and auction sales, and welcoming 700 guests (a sold-out crowd), for a last look into the space of the Domino Factory for drinks, dinner and dancing, soundtracked by New York hip-hop legend Afrika Bambaataa.  Guests included Jeffrey Deitch, Chris Dercon, Domenico De Sole, Kyle DeWoody, Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl and Eugenie Tsai, among many others.

The official opening for Kara Walker’s new installation is this Saturday, May 10th.

Tom Sachs and Shelly Aarons, Photography by David Prutting, Courtesy of BFA
Tom Sachs and Shelly Aarons, Photography by David Prutting, Courtesy of BFA

Kim Gordon and Chloe Svigny, Photography by Christos Katsiaouni, Courtesy of Creative Time
Kim Gordon and Chloe Svigny, Photography by Christos Katsiaouni, Courtesy of Creative Time

At Dinner, Photography by David Prutting, Courtesy of BFA
At Dinner, Photography by David Prutting, Courtesy of BFA

Afrika Bambaataa, Photography by Ryan Kobane, Courtesy of BMF Media
Afrika Bambaataa, Photography by Ryan Kobane, Courtesy of BMF Media

Chuck Close, Photography by David Prutting, Courtesy of BFA
Chuck Close, Photography by David Prutting, Courtesy of BFA

Patrick Li and Cecelia Dean, Photography by Christos Katsiaouni, Courtesy of Creative Time
Patrick Li and Cecelia Dean, Photography by Christos Katsiaouni, Courtesy of Creative Time

Anne Pasternak, Raquel Chevremont, Mickalene Thomas and Solange Knowles, Photography by David Prutting, Courtesy of BFA
Anne Pasternak, Raquel Chevremont, Mickalene Thomas and Solange Knowles, Photography by David Prutting, Courtesy of BFA