Famous Artists Eating Candy at the Brooklyn Artists Ball

As one might imagine, the Brooklyn Museum’s Artists Ball had no shortage of artists (or art) present. From artist-designed dinner tables by stars like Olek, Orly Genger, and Nina Katchadourian to walls festooned with candy, the museum went all out for their annual fundraising gala. Two incredible exhibits, “Ai Weiwei: According to What?” and “Swoon: Submerged Motherlands” were available for viewing throughout the evening. The party continued well into the night with a dance party featuring a performance by rapper Le1f.

The crowd was refreshingly diverse, with ensembles ranging from gowns to jeans and everything in between. The First Lady of New York, Chirlane McCray stopped by, as did Senator Charles Schumer, but unfortunately they didn’t stick around for the after party. Other famous faces included Padma Lakshmi, Judy Chicago, and Millie Brown (who you may recognize as Lady Gaga’s vomit artist).

Mary Kelly, Sean Kelly, Lauren Kelly  Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com

Mary Kelly, Sean Kelly, Lauren Kelly
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Mickalene Thomas, Raquel Chevremont  Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com

Mickalene Thomas,
Raquel Chevremont
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Millie Brown  Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com

Millie Brown
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Cecilia and Pedro Torres  Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com

Cecilia and Pedro Torres
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Cheryl Haines  Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com

Cheryl Haines
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Chirlane McCray  Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com

Chirlane McCray
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Elizabeth Sackler  Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com

Elizabeth Sackler
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Janis Cecil  Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com

Janis Cecil
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Jeffrey Deitch, Glenn Adamson  Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com

Jeffrey Deitch, Glenn Adamson
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Jenny Holzer  Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com

Jenny Holzer
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Kehinde Wiley  Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com

Kehinde Wiley
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Judy Chicago, Stacy Engman  Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com

Judy Chicago, Stacy Engman
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Natalie Kates, Dustin Yellin, Swoon, Mickalene Thomas, Raquel Chevremont, Catherine Despont Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com

Natalie Kates, Dustin Yellin, Swoon, Mickalene Thomas, Raquel Chevremont, Catherine Despont
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Olivia Wolfe, Stephanie Krasnoff Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com

Olivia Wolfe, Stephanie Krasnoff
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Stephanie Simon, James Knehans Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com

Stephanie Simon, James Knehans
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Swoon, Natalie Kates Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com

Swoon, Natalie Kates
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An edible installation by Amirah Kassem of the Flour Shop.  Photo:  Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com

An edible installation by Amirah Kassem of the Flour Shop.
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Michael Espiritu documents the deliciousness.  Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com

Michael Espiritu documents the deliciousness.
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A guest squeezes by the candy curtains.  Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com

A guest squeezes by the candy curtains.
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Attendees loved this interactive installation.  Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com

Attendees loved this interactive installation.
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The dining area.  Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com

The dining area.
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We hope no one tried to eat the crochet fruit.  Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com

We hope no one tried to eat the crochet fruit.
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