Yung Hee Kim and Benjamin Genocchio Host Candle-Lit Hamptons Soiree

SLIDESHOW: Honoring Melissa Chiu as Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden director.

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A Summer Dinner in the Hamptons Celebrating Melissa Chiu
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Sheikha Paula Al Sabah, Melissa Chiu, Leila Heller
Sheikha Paula Al Sabah, Melissa Chiu, Leila Heller
Photo: Daniel Torok/PatrickMcMullan
Benjamin Genolchio, Melissa Chiu, Vivienne Tam, Maritas Lilien
Benjamin Genolchio, Melissa Chiu, Vivienne Tam, Maritas Lilien
Photo: Daniel Torok/PatrickMcMullan
Terrie Sultan, Arne Glimcher, Milly Glimcher
Terrie Sultan, Arne Glimcher, Milly Glimcher
Photo: Daniel Torok/PatrickMcMullan
Elizabeth Dugall, Kate Shanley, Larry Warsh
Elizabeth Dugall, Kate Shanley, Larry Warsh
Photo: Daniel Torok/PatrickMcMullan
Greg Brown, Alain Dugall
Greg Brown, Alain Dugall
Photo: Daniel Torok/PatrickMcMullan
A Summer Dinner in the Hamptons Celebrating Melissa Chiu
Ashley Portex, Sheikha Paula Al Sabah, Melissa Chiu
Photo: Daniel Torok/PatrickMcMullan
Robert Belfer, Renee Belfer, Larry Friedland, Marilyn Friedland
Robert Belfer, Renee Belfer, Larry Friedland, Marilyn Friedland
Photo: Daniel Torok/PatrickMcMullan
Tom Moore, Ashley Portex
Tom Moore, Ashley Portex
Photo: Daniel Torok/PatrickMcMullan
Laurence Chandler, Taylor Olson, Di Mondo
Laurence Chandler, Taylor Olson, Di Mondo
Photo: Daniel Torok/PatrickMcMullan
Harley Lipponan, Jarrett Lilien
Harley Lipponan, Jarrett Lilien
Photo: Daniel Torok/PatrickMcMullan
Di Mondo, Polina Proshkina
Di Mondo, Polina Proshkina
Photo: Daniel Torok/PatrickMcMullan
A Summer Dinner in the Hamptons Celebrating Melissa Chiu
Photo: Daniel Torok/PatrickMcMullan
Austin Scarlett, Christopher French
Austin Scarlett, Christopher French
Photo: Daniel Torok/PatrickMcMullan
Susan Shin, Tina Storper, Vivienne Tam, Melissa Chiu
Susan Shin, Tina Storper, Vivienne Tam, Melissa Chiu
Photo: Daniel Torok/PatrickMcMullan
Yung Hee Kim, Randy Scott, Lindsay Scott
Yung Hee Kim, Randy Scott, Lindsay Scott
Photo: Daniel Torok/PatrickMcMullan
Gregory McGuire, Coleen Rein
Gregory McGuire, Coleen Rein
Photo: Daniel Torok/PatrickMcMullan
A Summer Dinner in the Hamptons Celebrating Melissa Chiu
Photo: Daniel Torok/PatrickMcMullan

Imagine 1000 candles littered around the spacious yard of an exclusive East Hampton home and you have a vision of the late-night dinner and soiree in honor of Melissa Chiu, formerly of the Asia Society and incoming Director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C. Hosted by collector and philanthropist Yung Hee Kim and artnet News Editor-in-Chief Benjamin Genocchio, the event began with a seated dinner for 60 people, catered by the New York art world’s restaurant of choice, Sant Ambroeus. Following the meal was an after party for over 100 well-heeled, art-minded Hamptons residents, plus artists, collectors, dealers and designers including Vivienne Tam, Polina Proshkina, Di Mondo, Austin Scarlett, Susan Shin, Arne and Millie Glimcher, Leila Heller, Taylor Olsen, Terrie Sultan, and Her Royal Highness Sheikha Paula Al Sabah, Queen of Kuwait, who was in town to be honored at the Watermill Center Benefit the following night. Sheikha Paula won the fashion stakes with a dramatic electric green outfit seemingly cut from a single piece of cloth.


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