When the sun goes down during art fair week in Miami, the city is abound with cocktail hours, dinner parties, and after-parties—all to celebrate one common love: art. This week, Artsy, too was celebrating. With the support of Audi, Valentino, and Vhernier, Artsy hosted an intimate dinner to honor our friends at the CalArts School of Art and their new building of artists’ studios named for legendary artist John Baldessari. Friends and supporters—including artists, collectors, patrons, and representatives from galleries, museums, foundations and art fairs—gathered under the Soho Beach House tent to mark this important moment for CalArts and its students. Thomas Lawson, the Jill and Peter Kraus Distinguished Chair and Dean of the CalArts School of Art, presented the new studio building and accompanying fundraising initiative, which will bring together more than 70 important works of art by CalArts alumni and faculty in an exhibition and sale presented this spring at Regen Projects, Paula Cooper Gallery, and Metro Pictures and supported by Artsy and Christie’s.
Learn more about the John Baldessari Studios and CalArts initiatives on Artsy.
Photos: CalArts alum, faculty member and artist Sam Durant; Christine Kuan, Carter Cleveland, and Sebastian Cwilich of Artsy; Thomas Lawson; CalArts faculty member and artist Charles Gaines; CalArts alum Tony Oursler; Sara Fitzmaurice with Christy MacLear of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation; Glenn Adamson of the Museum of Arts and Design with Stacy Engman of the National Arts Club; Harley Viera-Newton in Valentino.
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