Greta Gerwig, Lynda Benglis, and Michael Stipe Wore Red to the New Museum’s Spring Gala

The theme of the night was "Red and Racy".

Stefano Tonchi, Greta Gerwig, and Lykke Li Photo: Nicholas Hunt /PatrickMcMullan.com

Though the theme of the night was “Red and Racy,” there was also the requisite amount of New York art world black worn at the New Museum‘s spring gala. Come on, what else did you expect? Held at Cipriani’s Wall Street location, guests arrived to find two Ferraris parked outside—the Italian sportscar-maker was the event’s lead sponsor. Honoree Annabelle Selldorf announced during her speech that, “I got picked up in a Ferrari today, and it rocked my world.” The room managed to laugh through their jealousy.

Despite the fact that hors d’oeuvres included Cipriani’s legendary lamb chops, several female guests said they had to restrain their appetites for fear of ruining their thematically-appropriate red lips. We totally understand—it’s hard to stay ladylike when eating meat off the bone. After cocktails, guests were seated for dinner and Simon de Pury took the stage to auction off works by Alex Katz and Takashi Murakami, which quickly sold for $170k and $350k, respectively.

We spotted supermodel Karlie Kloss goofing around with Derek Blasberg, and actress Greta Gerwig posing for a sea of photographers in a killer crimson jumpsuit. But attendees seemed most smitten with Lynda Benglis, the evening’s artist honoree.

Stefano Tonchi, Greta Gerwig, and Lykke Li Photo: Nicholas Hunt /PatrickMcMullan.com

Stefano Tonchi, Greta Gerwig, and Lykke Li.
Photo: Nicholas Hunt/PatrickMcMullan.com.

Stefano Tonchi and David Maupin Photo: Nicholas Hunt /PatrickMcMullan.com

Stefano Tonchi and David Maupin.
Photo: Nicholas Hunt/PatrickMcMullan.com.

Cindy Sherman Photo: Nicholas Hunt /PatrickMcMullan.com

Cindy Sherman.
Photo: Nicholas Hunt/PatrickMcMullan.com.

Cynthia Rowley Photo: Nicholas Hunt /PatrickMcMullan.com

Cynthia Rowley. Photo: Nicholas Hunt/PatrickMcMullan.com.

Derek Blasberg and Karlie Kloss looking adorable. Photo: Nicholas Hunt /PatrickMcMullan.com

Derek Blasberg and Karlie Kloss looking adorable.
Photo: Nicholas Hunt/PatrickMcMullan.com.

George Condo and Per Skarstedt Photo: Nicholas Hunt /PatrickMcMullan.com

George Condo and Per Skarstedt.
Photo: Nicholas Hunt/PatrickMcMullan.com.

Yvonne Force Villareal and Casey Fremont Photo: Nicholas Hunt /PatrickMcMullan.com

Yvonne Force Villareal and Casey Fremont.Photo: Nicholas Hunt/PatrickMcMullan.com.

Casey Fremont, Nate Burkus, Bettina Prentice, Yvonne Force Villareal Photo: Nicholas Hunt /PatrickMcMullan.com

Casey Fremont, Nate Burkus, Bettina Prentice, Yvonne Force Villareal.
Photo: Nicholas Hunt/PatrickMcMullan.com.

Greta Gerwig and Lisa Phillips meet cute. Photo: Nicholas Hunt /PatrickMcMullan.com

Greta Gerwig and Lisa Phillips meet cute.
Photo: Nicholas Hunt/PatrickMcMullan.com.

Will Cotton Photo: Nicholas Hunt /PatrickMcMullan.com

Will Cotton.
Photo: Nicholas Hunt/PatrickMcMullan.com.

Karen Wong Photo: Nicholas Hunt /PatrickMcMullan.com

Karen Wong.
Photo: Nicholas Hunt/PatrickMcMullan.com.

Photographer and fashionista Rachel Chandler Guinness Photo: Nicholas Hunt /PatrickMcMullan.com

Rachel Chandler Guinness.
Photo: Nicholas Hunt/PatrickMcMullan.com.

Rick Herron was definitely one of the best dressed of the evening. Photo: Nicholas Hunt /PatrickMcMullan.com

Rick Herron was definitely one of the best dressed of the evening.
Photo: Nicholas Hunt/PatrickMcMullan.com.

Karen Zita, Jeff Turlik, Doreen Remen, Andrea Rosen Photo: Nicholas Hunt /PatrickMcMullan.com

Karen Zita, Jeff Turlik, Doreen Remen, Andrea Rosen.
Photo: Nicholas Hunt/PatrickMcMullan.com.

Alex Katz Photo: Nicholas Hunt / PatrickMcMullan.com

Alex Katz.
Photo: Nicholas Hunt / PatrickMcMullan.com.

Jeffrey Deitch and Dennis Berman Photo: Nicholas Hunt / PatrickMcMullan.com

Jeffrey Deitch and Dennis Berman.
Photo: Nicholas Hunt / PatrickMcMullan.com.

Marilyn Minter and Bill Miller Photo: Nicholas Hunt / PatrickMcMullan.com

Marilyn Minter and Bill Miller.
Photo: Nicholas Hunt / PatrickMcMullan.com.

Linda Yee and Christian Marclay Photo: Nicholas Hunt /PatrickMcMullan.com

Linda Yee and Christian Marclay
Photo: Nicholas Hunt/PatrickMcMullan.com.

Lucy Chadwick and Hope Atherton Photo: Nicholas Hunt /PatrickMcMullan.com

Lucy Chadwick and Hope Atherton.
Photo: Nicholas Hunt/PatrickMcMullan.com.

Massimiliano Gioni and Annabelle Selldorf Photo: Nicholas Hunt /PatrickMcMullan.com

Massimiliano Gioni and Annabelle Selldorf
Photo: Nicholas Hunt/PatrickMcMullan.com.

Massimiliano Gioni and Lynda Benglis Photo: Nicholas Hunt /PatrickMcMullan.com

Massimiliano Gioni and Lynda Benglis.
Photo: Nicholas Hunt/PatrickMcMullan.com.

Michael Stipe and Thomas Dozol Photo: Nicholas Hunt /PatrickMcMullan.com

Michael Stipe and Thomas Dozol.
Photo: Nicholas Hunt/PatrickMcMullan.com.

Mickalene Thomas, Lynda Benglis, Linda Yablonsky Photo: Nicholas Hunt /PatrickMcMullan.com

Mickalene Thomas, Lynda Benglis, Linda Yablonsky.
Photo: Nicholas Hunt/PatrickMcMullan.com.

Gala chairs Mitzi Eisenbeg, Shelley Fox Aarons, Susan Feinstein and Charlotte Ford give opening remarks. Photo: Nicholas Hunt /PatrickMcMullan.com

Gala chairs Mitzi Eisenbeg, Shelley Fox Aarons, Susan Feinstein, and Charlotte Ford give opening remarks.
Photo: Nicholas Hunt/PatrickMcMullan.com.

Simon de Pury made the auction a rousing success. Photo: Nicholas Hunt /PatrickMcMullan.com

Simon de Pury ensured the auction was a rousing success.
Photo: Nicholas Hunt/PatrickMcMullan.com.


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