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2016 Aperture foundation benefit party and auction

October 24

  • An evening of art and entertainment in honor of

    William Eggleston

    The Edison Ballroom
    240 West 47th Street, New York


  • Benefit Cohosts

    • David Byrne
    • Sb Cooper and RL Besson
    • Jeff Garlin
    • Sondra Gilman Gonzalez-Falla and Celso Gonzalez-Falla
    • Elizabeth and William Kahane
    • Cathy Kaplan
    • Judy and Leonard Lauder
    • Nion McEvoy
    • Jessica Nagle
    • David Zwirner

    Colorful Attire

6 PM*

Cocktails and auction preview

7:30 PM*


8 PM to midnight

Live and silent auctions and a musical
performance set to William Eggleston’s
The Democratic Forest, featuring Alessio Bax and Bettye LaVette, with music direction by Pat Irwin

DJ sets by Chances with Wolves

*Ticket-buyers at the Dinner Ticket
($1,500) level or above

  • Live Auction

    Ten photographs, including works by
    John Chiara
    William Christenberry
    Bruce Davidson
    Lyle Ashton Harris
    Inez and Vinoodh
    Rinko Kawauchi
    Zanele Muholi
    Erwin Olaf
    Doug Starn and Mike Starn
    Juergen Teller

    Auctioneer: Sara Friedlander
    Senior Vice President, Head of Evening Sale, Christie’s









    Silent Auction

    Inspired by vinyl, including framed 12-by-12-inch works by
    Michele Abeles
    Olivia Bee
    Zoe Crosher
    Moyra Davey
    Doug DuBois
    Awol Erizku
    Bob Gruen
    Guido Guidi
    Andrew Hetherington
    Todd Hido
    David Levinthal
    Patrick McMullan
    Joel Meyerowitz
    Richard Misrach
    Richard Mosse
    Martin Parr
    Christian Patterson
    Richard Phibbs
    Richard Renaldi
    Mick Rock
    Stefan Ruiz
    Michael Schmelling
    Rosalind Fox Solomon
    Tabitha Soren
    Alec Soth
    Hank Willis Thomas
    Penelope Umbrico
    Paolo Ventura
    Alex Webb
    Rebecca Norris Webb

    Online auction partner

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  • Benefit Committee

    Sb Cooper and RL Besson
    Judy and Leonard Lauder

    Elaine Goldman and John Benis
    Sondra Gilman Gonzalez-Falla and Celso Gonzalez-Falla
    Elizabeth and William Kahane
    Cathy M. Kaplan and Renwick D. Martin
    Anne Stark Locher and Kurt Locher
    Nion McEvoy
    Scott Mead
    Melissa and James O’Shaughnessy

    Malú Alvarez
    Ann Ames
    Rita Anthoine
    agnès b.
    Peter Barbur and Tim Doody
    Dawoud Bey
    Allan Chapin and Anna Rachminov
    Kate Cordsen
    Andrew Craven and Rodger Hicks
    Fine Art Frameworks
    Randi and Bob Fisher
    Arthur Fleischer, Jr.
    Foto Care Ltd.
    Annette Y. Friedland
    Elizabeth Grover
    Agnes Gund
    Hermès Foundation
    Darius Himes, Christie’s
    Michael Hoeh
    Lynne and Harold Honickman
    Ingram Content Group
    Darlene Kaplan
    Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg
    Susana Torruella Leval and Pierre N. Leval
    David Levy and Amanda Bowman
    Patrick McMullan
    Sarah McNear and Ian Wardropper
    Joel Meyerowitz
    Jessica Nagle and Roland Hartley-Urquhart
    Helen W. Nitkin
    Lori Perlow
    Sarah Gore Reeves and Enrique Norten
    Ropeadope Records
    Tom Schiff
    Frederick M. R. Smith
    David Solo
    Michael Ward Stout, The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation
    Elizabeth Stribling and Guy Robinson
    Michael Sweeney, Steinway & Sons
    D. Severn Taylor and J. Scott Switzer
    Willard Taylor and Virginia Davies
    John C. Williams
    Whit Williams

Tickets and Tables

Photo Party, 8pm

Photo Party Tickets are included with the purchase of a table or Benefit Weekend or Dinner Ticket.

Photo Party


$100 Aperture Member*


Artist Sponsor


$450 Aperture Member*


The purchase of an Artist Sponsor ticket covers your entry to the Photo Party and two complimentary tickets will be given to artists of Aperture’s choosing. Artist Sponsor ticket-buyers will be acknowledged at the event.



$1,000 Aperture Member*



Benefit Weekend



Aperture’s exclusive Benefit Weekend (October 21-23), includes a day of guided tours of Yale University’s Art Gallery and conservation center; visits to studios of artists such as Richard Mosse; and a cocktail reception hosted by an Aperture trustee.

Benefactor Table




I am not able to attend but would like to



*Aperture Members with membership valid through October 24, 2016 are eligible for discounted tickets. If you’re an existing Aperture Member and would like the discount code to purchase tickets, contact 212.946.7108/7126 or membership@aperture.org.

A portion of your ticket is tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Purchasers may deduct the cost of each Benefit Weekend Ticket, less $250 per attendee. Purchasers may deduct the cost of each Dinner Ticket, less $200 per attendee. Purchasers may deduct the cost of each Artist Sponsor or Photo Party Ticket, less $70 per attendee.

Ticket and table quantities are extremely limited. As this is a benefit for Aperture Foundation, we regret that all purchases are nonrefundable.

You must be 21 or older to attend Aperture’s Benefit Party.

For additional information, please contact 212.946.7108/7126 or benefit@aperture.org.

Aperture Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and qualifies as tax-exempt.