Klaus Biesenbach Hosts Famous Friends at PS1 Gala

His cool-kid cadre was out in full force, but no sign of Franco.

MoMA PS1 Benefit Gala, Cindy Sherman, Klaus Biesenbach, Michael Stipe, Patti Smith
Cindy Sherman, Klaus Biesenbach, Michael Stipe, Patti Smith Photo: Jimi Celeste/patrickmcmullan.com.

It’s no secret that MoMA PS1 director and man-about-town Klaus Biesenbach has a lot of famous friends—just check out his Instagram account, brimming with selfies alongside James Franco and Marina Abramović—but the guest list at the Moma PS1 Gala served as a confirmation of this fact. Of course, it comes as no surprise that cool kids of both art and non-art persuasions would come out to support the ultimate cool kid of the New York museum scene. While notables like Salman Rushdie, Patti Smith, and Michael Stipe celebrated, Franco himself was conspicuously absent. But, never fear, he will be at PS1’s Rockaway! opening celebration on Sunday—giving a poetry reading, no less.

 

Cindy Sherman, Klaus Biesenbach, Michael Stipe, Patti Smith Photo: Jimi Celeste/patrickmcmullan.com.

Cindy Sherman, Klaus Biesenbach, Michael Stipe, Patti Smith
Photo: Jimi Celeste/patrickmcmullan.com.

Susanne Bartsch, Jordan Lee Photo: Jimi Celeste/patrickmcmullan.com.

Susanne Bartsch, Jordan Lee
Photo: Jimi Celeste/patrickmcmullan.com.

Kara Walker, Lyle Ashton Harris, Agnes Gund, Nancy Spector Photo: Jimi Celeste/patrickmcmullan.com.

Kara Walker, Lyle Ashton Harris, Agnes Gund, Nancy Spector
Photo: Jimi Celeste/patrickmcmullan.com.

Anita Contini, Christo Photo: Jimi Celeste/patrickmcmullan.com.

Anita Contini, Christo
Photo: Jimi Celeste/patrickmcmullan.com.

Rachel Feinstein, John Currin Photo: Jimi Celeste/patrickmcmullan.com.

Rachel Feinstein, John Currin
Photo: Jimi Celeste/patrickmcmullan.com.

Cecilia Dean Photo: Jimi Celeste/patrickmcmullan.com.

Cecilia Dean
Photo: Jimi Celeste/patrickmcmullan.com.

Adam Kimmell, Vito Schnabel, Rachel Feinstein Photo: Jimi Celeste/patrickmcmullan.com.

Adam Kimmell, Vito Schnabel, Rachel Feinstein
Photo: Jimi Celeste/patrickmcmullan.com.

Wangechi Mutu, Thelma Golden Photo: Jimi Celeste/patrickmcmullan.com.

Wangechi Mutu, Thelma Golden
Photo: Jimi Celeste/patrickmcmullan.com.

Roland Augustine, Glenn Lowry Photo: Jimi Celeste/patrickmcmullan.com.

Roland Augustine, Glenn Lowry
Photo: Jimi Celeste/patrickmcmullan.com.

Michael Stipe Photo: Jimi Celeste/patrickmcmullan.com.

Michael Stipe
Photo: Jimi Celeste/patrickmcmullan.com.

Michael Stipe, Missy Brody, Salman Rushdie Photo: Jimi Celeste/patrickmcmullan.com.

Michael Stipe, Missy Brody, Salman Rushdie
Photo: Jimi Celeste/patrickmcmullan.com.

 


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