The High Line Celebrates Artists In Style

The host committee included Jeff Koons, Ed Ruscha, and Cindy Sherman.

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Jeff Koons, Joshua David
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Cecilia Alemani, Ed Ruscha
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Donald Marron, Ed Ruscha, Nancy Seltzer, Donna De Salvo
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Janelle Reiring, Louise Lawler
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Joshua David, Cecilia Alemani, Tommy Hilfiger, Dee Hilfiger
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Elizabeth Peyton, Cecilia Alemani
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Robert Hammond, Charles Renfro, Joshua David
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Phillip Aarons, Robert Hammond
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Justine Koons, Donald Marron, Jeff Koons, Allison Kanders, Donna De Salvo, Warren Kanders
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artnet's Alex Benrimon and Thierry Dumoulin
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Andrea Rosen, Allison Kanders
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Shelley Fox Aarons, Ryan McNamara
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Joshua David, Carol Bove
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Cecilia Alemani, Jeff Koons
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Last night marked the second annual High Line Art Dinner to celebrate Friends of the High Line’s continued commitment to making the park one of the premiere spaces in New York City for public art projects. Guests indulged in sunset cocktails on the Diller – von Furstenberg Sundeck and enjoyed an intimate seated dinner for 200 under the cover of the Chelsea Market Passage. With an artist host committee that included Jeff Koons, Ed Ruscha, and Cindy Sherman, it’s no surprise that the event boasted an incredible turnout of collectors, gallerists, artists, and socialites. 

The fundraiser comes days before the opening of Adrian Villar Rojas’ installation “The Evolution of God” on the High Line at the Rail Yards, which opens to the public on September 21. The rail yards are the third and final stretch of the High Line to open to the public, and this will be the inaugural artwork in the space. According to a press release, the artist’s sculptural forms “will incorporate not only the organic matter seen in previous sculptures – such as potatoes, egg shells, orange peels, and grass – but also integrate seeds from the plants found in the wild landscape of the rail yards and other materials recycled from the park, thus allowing the site and the sculptures to envelop one another as they transform over the year-long residency.”


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