amfAR generationCURE’s Chairs on the Works They Love

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Dec 5, 2016 10:03PM

Bid now to support amfAR and generationCURE, a group of young amfAR supporters committed to ending the AIDS pandemic in their lifetime, by helping the Foundation raise funds for its cure-focused research programs. For this distinctive benefit auction held in conjunction with the annual generationCURE Holiday Party fundraiser on December 7, we spoke to amfAR’S Event Chairs about the lots they are eyeing this year. 

Alina Baikova

amfAR generationCURE Event Chair

Robert Rauschenberg, Dallas Cares (1998)

“Robert Rauschenberg was a true artistic pioneer and one of the most important American artists of the 20th century. He was actually the first artist to donate a work to support amfAR’s efforts more than 25 years ago, and we are grateful to have this work in the auction as it showcases his iconic collage style.” 

Christian Siriano

amfAR generationCURE Event Chair

Jessica Craig-Martin, Cougar Friends (AmfAR Benefit, Cannes) (2008)

“What I love about this image is Jessica Craig-Martin’s ability to get us to focus on the vulnerability and fragility amidst the luxury and decadence. It's an interesting juxtaposition and it showcases a certain aspect of life in excess that we don't usually see in those settings. It makes her work layered and interesting.” 

Jay Ellis

amfAR generationCURE Event Chair

Slim Aarons, Hotel du Cap-Eden Roc (1978)

“Slim Aarons was known for ‘photographing attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places.’ This photo of the famed Hotel du Cap on the French Riviera automatically transports you to a world of glamour and luxury where days are spent just lounging by the pool and time is forgotten.”

Brad Goreski

amfAR generationCURE Event Chair

Sonia Moskowitz, Inside the Studio: The amfAR Studio 54 Collection (2016) 

“I read somewhere that the owners of Studio 54 had a motto: ‘The key to a good party is filling a room with guests more interesting than you.’ Sonia Moskowitz brilliantly captured this motto through her lens which featured many priceless moments from the high-profile celebrity guests who frequented the world’s most famous nightclub. Studio 54 truly defined an era.”

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