Last night, the art world came out in full force to celebrate Free Arts NYC’s‘ 17th Annual Art Auction to benefit the organization’s educational arts mentoring programs for underserved youth and families. The event was hosted by Richard Prince and honored the legendary Glenn O’Brien. O’Brien is an icon in the world of art and fashion and is the current editor-at-large of Maxim.
The evening kicked off with a silent auction & cocktails with food by Casa Lever, The Fat Radish, Felice and Sant Ambroeus and drinks courtesy of Don Julio and Ketel One. A live auction was then led by Paddle8’s Alexander Gilkes followed by a seated dinner presented by Fendi.
Guests included Dan Colen, Jeffrey Deitch, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Jemima Kirke, Tali Lennox, Hilary Rhoda, Kelly Rutherford and Leelee Sobieski. Music was played throughout the evening and included a performance by The Onyx Collective and beats by DJ Graham.
Free Arts NYC provides underserved children and families with a unique combination of educational arts and mentoring programs that help them to foster the self-confidence and resiliency needed to realize their fullest potential. To get involved, click here.