Wendi Murdoch, Olympia Scarry, Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis, Dasha Zhukova
Wendi Murdoch, Olympia Scarry, Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis, Dasha Zhukova
Olympia Scarry, Dasha Zhukova
Olympia Scarry, Dasha Zhukova
Marina Abramovic, Adrian Villa Rojas
Marina Abramovic, Adrian Villa Rojas
Bridget Finn
Bridget Finn


On Monday, November 19, 2012, Independent Curators International (ICI) hosted its Annual Benefit and Auction to celebrate the organizations’ ever-expanding international networks among innovative curators, artists, and art institutions around the globe. The evening began with an intimate honoree hour for guests to celebrate the Honorees’ achievements, followed by the live and silent auction led by Alexander Rotter, Senior Vice President, Head of Department of Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s New York.

The evening was quite a success, raising over $333,000 in funds supporting programming. This year, in recognition of the devastation experienced by so many of the fellow arts organizations in NYC, a portion of all proceeds will also go to the new ADAA Relief Fund.

Presented by GLENMEDE, the evening took place at the Prince George Ballroom, which was transformed by FÊTE who generously produced the event. Catered by New York’s favorites Sonnier & Castle.

The auction featured ARTWORKS by Olaf Breuning, Ian Davis, Shannon Finley, Brendan Fowler, Zipora Fried, Nick Goss, Ellen Gronemeyer, Shamsia Hassani, KAWS, Ellsworth Kelly, Adam Marnie, Sam Moyer, Laurel Nakadate, Lisa Oppenheim, Ellen Phelan, Joel Shapiro, Jack Shear, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Kunié Sugiura, Miller Updegraff, Jonas Wood, and more.

In addition, once-in-a-lifetime EXPERIENCES were offered, including a week-long stay in a private three-bedroom villa in St. Barts, provided by WIMCO Villas; a commissioned oil painting by Jeanette Mundt; a weekend in Newport, RI including a day charter on America’s oldest classic 12-Metre sailing.

Guests included: Kate Fowle, Patterson Sims, Sydie Lansing, Ann Schaffer, Ann Cook, Dasha Zhukova, Agnes Gund, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Marina Abramovic, Jay Sanders, Nav Haq, Jan Abrams, Noreen Ahmad, Bruce Altshuler, Henri Barguirgjian, Klaus Biesenbach, Linda Blumberg, Derek Blasberg, Tanya Bonakdar,  John Brockman, Katinka Brockman, Jennifer Brown,  Barbara Chapman, Duncan Chapman, Kristen Chiacchia,  Sophia Claudel, Carter Cleveland, Jeremy Coote, Susan Coote, Suzanne Cotter, Valerie Cueto, Sebastian Cwilich, Thomas Delamarre, Donna De Salvo, Carol Dorsky, Noor Fares, Dana Farouki, Brendan Fowler, Anita Friedman, Richard Gale, Carol & Arthur Goldberg,  Peter Gross,  Lesley & Sandy Heller, Lazaro Hernandez, Matthew Higgs, Barbara Hoffman, Lauren Hoffman, Thomas Jayne, Rashid Johnson, Christine Kim, Emily-Jane Kirwan, Zak Kitnik, Karen Klopp, Karlie Kloss, Daniel Koslov, Joshua Kushner, Marianne Lafiteau, Tracey Langfitt, Margaret Lee, Andrea Longacre-White, Rose Lord, Gracie Mansion, Adam Marnie, Karen Marta, Bee & Gregor Medinger, Turid Meeker, Haley Mellin, Lizanne Merrill, Jonathan & Lee Miller, Charley Moss, Wendi Murdoch, Barbara Nessim, Helen & Jim Neuberger, Inesa Pavlovskaite, Linda Pellegrini, Andrew Petronio, Jennifer Pomerantz, Daisy Prince, Carolyn Ramo, Molly Rand, Lori Reinsberg, Janelle Reiring, Sanam Salek, Alexander Rotter, Diliana & Spas Roussev, Allen Ruppersberg, Mel Schaffer, Olympia Scarry, Alan Seget, Steve Shane, Jack Shear, Suzanne Slesin, Jonathan Stanley, Michael Steinberg, Mickey Straus, Kunie Sugiura, , Elisabeth Thurn und Taxis, Carolyn Thea, Barbara Toll, Courtney Treut, Helen Tsanos Sheinman, Frederic Tuten, Svetlana Uspenskaya, Ned Vena, Neville Wakefield, Helen Warwick, Martha Wilson, Begum Yasar among others. 

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