The Museum of Contemporary Art recently held its 35th anniversary gala at the Geffen Contemporary in downtown Los Angeles. Presented by Louis Vuitton, with guests such as Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams and Jane Fonda.
The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) honor Nancy and Steven Oliver at its annual Gala on May 7, 2013.
The Olivers are best known for the Oliver Ranch, an extraordinary sculpture park in Sonoma County, where they have worked closely with some of country’s finest artists, such as Bruce Nauman, Ellen Driscoll, Richard Serra, and Martin Puryear, on site-specific installations.
Co-chaired by Carla Crane and Wanda Kownacki, this year’s event featured performances and productions by artist and songwriter Terry Allen; artist, writer, and actress Jo Harvey Allen; visual artist and choreographer Joe Goode; and the esteemed Pacific Mozart Ensemble. Artist Ann Hamilton, whose extraordinary tower provides an other-worldly setting for music and dance performances on the Oliver Ranch, was a special guest.
The evening culminated in a live auction by Christie’s, which includesd one-of-a-kind works by Diane Arbus, John Baldessari, Sophie Calle, Rudolf de Crignis, Andy Goldsworthy, Ray Johnson, Richard Misrach, and Lee Mullican. The art auction chair was Robert Harshorn Shimshak.
Proceeds from this year’s event will support BAM/PFA’s education programs.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is holding its biennial art auction on April 24, 2013, benefitting the museum’s exhibitions and education programs.
For those who can’t find a copy of Garage Magazine, the hotly anticipated new magazine by Dasha Zhukova, parts of it can now be found online at garagemag.com
Vogue Magazine’s Hamish Bowles recently profiled the beautiful home of Alexis and Trevor Traina in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights.