At this year's ARTrageous Gala, more than 500 supporters gathered at Cipriani Wall Street to raise funds and awareness for the over 16,000 foster children in New York City. The money raised from the ARTrageous event benefits Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families (EGSCF). For more than 85 years, this non-profit organization has been serving and protecting children residing in foster care in New York City. Over the past decade ARTrageous has been a huge success, raising more than $15 million. Today, EGSCF is one of the top Foster Care Agencies in New York City.
See photos from the gala event below!
The honorees for the evening were artist Roberto Dutesco, Broadway producers, Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley and Louise Jones the youngest woman to ever hold a seat on the NYSE. WPIX-11's Kirsten Cole hosted the evening and C K Swett of Phillips de Pury & Company auctioned off art worth over 1.5 million dollars. There were performances by Daisy Jopling, and Samba NY and then DJ Donna D'Cruz had the crowd dancing until midnight.
Seen bidding and dancing were: Linda Argila, Jana Bullock, Elizabeth Fekkai, Robert F. Futterman, Alex Washer, Sommers Farkas, Marci Waterman, Leslie Feldman, Jean Shafiroff, Senator Roy Goodman, Olga and Vladimir Balaeskul, Leah Lane, Debra Wasser and Donna Poyiadjis, among others.
Participating artists included: Eric Aho, Yasmina Alaoui & Marco Guerra, Donald Baechler, Jennifer Bartlett, Ross Bleckner, Romero Britto, Francesco Clemente, George Condo, Patrick Demarchelier, Henry Diltz ,Bandhu Dunham, Roberto Dutesco, Candice Eisenfeld, Charles Fazzino, Max Ferguson, Eric Fischl, Frank Lloyd Wright, April Gornik, Nancy Guzik, Philippe Halsman, Damien Hirst, Rachel Lee Hovnanian, Alex Katz, Clay Ketter, Peter Lik, Lluis Lleo, Jerome Lucani, Robert Mars, Linda Mason, Peter Max, Greg Miller, John Newsom, Noli Novak, Tom Otterness, Yoko Ono, Jack Roth, Silas Shabelewska, Rogerio Timoteo, John C. Traynor, Spencer Tunick, Peter Tunney, Ana Tzarev, Annabelle J. Verhoye, Kerry Vesper, William Wegman, John Wesley, Robert Wilson and Dustin Yellin.
For more information on Artrageous and Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families, see www.artrageousevent.com.
Photo credit: Rob Rich
Stewart Lane and Bonnie Comley, Leah Lane, Alex Washer
Louise Jones, Julie Baker
Artist Max Ferguson
Wally Zeins, Andy Sabin
John Berson, Maggie Tibett, Jon Tibett
Honorees Stewart Lane, Bonnie Comley, Roberto Dutesco, Louise Jones
Artist Sila Shabelewska
Debra Wasser, Erica Wasser
Nicole Mancini, Nick Mancini
David Dumas, Linda Mason
Sarah Pascal, Clement Pascal
Hollie Watman, Robert Futterman, Julie Baker
Dr.Teri Norden, Bonnie Comley
Daniel Roubeni, Alexandra Roubeni
Anthony Haden Guest
Tom Beebe, Roberto Dutesco,Suzanne Schaal
Jamie Herzlinger, Tom Lampson