NEW YORK ACADEMY OF ART + SOTHEBY’S CELEBRATE “TAKE HOME A NUDE” ART PARTY + AUCTION

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On Tuesday October 15th, the 28th annual edition of Take Home a Nude Auction & Benefit took place in the Sotheby’s newly remodeled main hall in NYC with tequila cocktails, dinner, and a party. Presented by New York Academy of Art and Sotheby’s, and honoring painter Dana Schutz, this year’s event was a tremendous success – with nearly 800 guests in attendance and over $1.1M raised. Funds raised will support the academy’s programs and student scholarships.

This year’s chairs were Suzanne & Bob Cochran, Andrew & Suzi Cohen and Petzel Gallery and notable guests included Brooke Shields, Alan Cumming, Cynthia Rowley, Eileen Guggenheim, Will Cotton, Nicole Miller and Martha Hunt, among many others.

The evening began with a silent and live auction of over 150 artworks (both nudes and otherwise), featuring Will Cotton, Sante D’Orazio, Tracey Emin, Damian Loeb, Raymond Pettibon, Pablo Picasso, Cindy Sherman, Jonas Wood, Dustin Yellin, Fahren Feingold, Jessica Lichtenstein, Miss Meatface and Untitled’s own Indira Cesarine. Online bidding began on September 27 on Paddle8.com, ending at 12 pm on October 9. “I always say this event is like where art meets football because everybody’s so competitive, bumping up against each other and having a great time trying to win the work,” said David Kratz to WWD, who declared this year’s event as the best one ever.
All photography by Mikhail Torich and BFA.
ABOUT THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF ART
Founded in 1982 by artists, scholars and patrons of the arts, including Andy Warhol, the New York Academy of Art is an educational and cultural institution that combines intensive technical training in the fine arts with active critical discourse. The Academy believes that rigorously trained artists are best able to realize their artistic vision. Academy students are taught traditional methods and techniques and encouraged to use these skills to make vital contemporary art. Through major exhibitions, a lively speaker series, and an ambitious educational program, the Academy serves as a creative and intellectual center for all artists dedicated to highly skilled, conceptually aware figurative and representational art.

 

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