Thank You! The Aldrich Experience was a huge success.
Friday, November 16, 2007
The Aldrich Experience:
party. raffle. auction.
Party: Drinks, food, art—Aldrich-style!
Raffle: Three Aldrich Collections—a suite of Paintings, a suite of Photographs, and a suite of Works on Paper by Aldrich exhibiting artists
Auction: One-of-a-kind art experiences, run by Amy Cappellazzo, International Co-Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art at Christie’s
VIP guests arrived early to attend a reception with artists and curators as the event gained momentum. The Museum quickly filled with patrons who enjoyed delicious cocktails and cuisine, took part in the raffle of three contemporary art collections, and were entertained by the theatrics of a live auction by Christie’s.
Over 350 guests attended and the Museum exceeded its goal of raising $150,000. The fundraiser involved a great party where Allison and Stuart Meyler of Ridgefield, Christopher Mahan of New York City, and Kathleen O’Grady of Westport won valuable contemporary art collections and nine guests walked away with one-of-a-kind art experiences following the auction.
Museum director Harry Philbrick comments, "I would like to extend my most sincere thank you to everyone who supported The Aldrich Experience and the Museum throughout the year. It is a particular pleasure to acknowledge the artists for their generosity and support, which enables us to continue presenting significant contemporary art exhibitions and outstanding innovative museum education programs."
The Aldrich Experience would not have been possible without help from the following sponsors:
Advisory Research, Inc
Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC
O'Connor Davies Munns & Dobbins, LLP
Prime Buchholz & Associates
Private Advisors, LLC
Purkiss Capital Advisors, LLC
Van Cleef & Arpels
Art Industry Sponsors
Chris Durante Framing Studio
Rebecca and Martin Eisenberg
Emily and Teddy Greenspan
Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
Julie Saul Gallery, New York
Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco
Regen Projects, Los Angeles
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
Yvon Lambert, Paris/New York
Deborah Ann's Sweet Shoppe
Design Within Reach
Heavens To Betsy!
Hersam Acorn Newspapers
Palm, Belgium's #1 Ale
St. Francis Winery and Vineyard
Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York