Marina Abramović, Maria Baibakova, Cindy Sherman Grace Performa Gala

A-listers danced the night away in a former bank in Williamsburg.

 

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Honorees Joan Jonas, Pamela Joyner, Wendy Fisher, Wangechi Mutu, Toby Devan Lewis, Laurie Simmons, Melva Bucksbaum, Maria Baibakova, Shelley Fox Aarons, and Cindy Sherman with Performa founder RoseLee Goldberg (fourth from the left) Photo: Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com
Actress Charlotte Gainsbourg Photo: Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com
Honoree Cindy Sherman Photo: Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com
Honorees Wangechi Mutu and Pamela Joyner Photo: Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com
Honoree Laurie Simmons Photo: Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com
Mera Rubell and Melva Bucksbaum Photo: Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com
Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn and Don Rubell Photo: Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com
Roselee Goldberg, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Marina Abramovic Photo: Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com
Rachel Feinstein, Raphaelle Condo, and Stacey Engman Photo: Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com
George Condo Photo: Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com
Vogue editor Hamish Bowles Photo: Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com
Mickalene Thomas and Racquel Chevremont Photo: Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com
Dev Hynes of Blood Orange Photo: Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com
Maria Baibakova Photo: Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com
Michelle Coffey and Mario Batali Photo: Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com
Pamela Joyner, RoseLee Goldberg, Shelley Fox Aarons, and Toby Devan Photo: Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com
Fashion blogger Pari Ehsan Photo: Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com
Rachel Feinstein, Rapaelle Condo, Stacey Engman Photo: Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com
Charlotte Gainsbourg and host Stefano Tonchi Photo: Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com

What: Performa’s annual fall gala, co-hosted by W magazine editor-in-chief Stefano Tonchi,  actress Charlotte Gainsbourg, and artist Francesco Vezzoli.

When: November 4, 2014.

Where: Weylin B. Seymour’s, a former bank in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Who: Chef Mario Batali, Dev Hynes of Blood Orange, blogger Pari Ehsan, and Vogue‘s Hamish Bowles. Notable artists in attendance included Marina Abramović, Marilyn Minter, Liz Magic Laser, Mickalene Thomas, and Jayson Musson.

Why: The Renaissance-themed party honored several art world “Renaissance Women,” including Cindy Sherman, Shirin Neshat, and Laurie Simmons. Guests were asked to dress in “21st Century Renaissance” attire, and well, who would want to miss a potential fashion moment like that?

The Moment: The raucous afterparty, which took place in the building’s warehouse-like basement, saw guests getting wild until the wee hours thanks to performances by Hynes and DJ Arp. We spotted everyone from Anthony Haden-Guest to George Condo kicking up their heels.

 


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