‘Take Home a Nude’ Packs the House With Celebs & Artists

On October 24th, artists, celebrities, and supporters gathered at Sotheby’s headquarters for the 25th annual Take Home a Nude art party + auction benefiting the New York Academy of Art. The evening honored Warhol muse and film producer “Baby” Jane Holzer.

 

Bob Colacello, Jane Holzer
Bob Colacello, Jane Holzer

Attendees enjoyed cocktails, dinner, and a silent and live auction which featured over 180 lots, including works from Marina Abramovic, Ross Bleckner, Patrick Demarchelier, Nicole Eisenman, Kalup Linzy, Joseph Kosuth, Philip Pearlstein, Enoc Perez, and Rob Wynne. The top lots were portrait commissions from Nan Goldin and Will Cotton, which sold for $60,000 and $80,000, respectively.

 

NEW YORK ACADEMY OF ART PRESENTS : TAKE HOME A NUDE

 

Guests from the worlds of media, fashion, and the arts attended. Attendees included Bob Colacello, Bobby Flay, Brandon Maxwell, Glenn O’Brien, Rob Pruitt, Cynthia Rowley & Bill Powers, Vito Schnabel, Brooke Shields, and Naomi Watts.

 

David Kratz, Naomi Watts
David Kratz, Naomi Watts

 

The event’s tallies broke all previous records for the Academy, raising over 1.1 million dollars.

 

Brooke Shields, Bobby Flay
Brooke Shields, Bobby Flay

 

 

photos //Joe Schildhorn/BFA.com