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Football Star Victor Cruz Teams Up With Sotheby’s To Celebrate Black Art

Featuring works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kehinde Wiley and more, the June 17 gathering was attended by a multidisciplinary set from the worlds of art, fashion, music, film, and beyond.

Liza Mullett

06.21.2021

 
Victor Cruz. Photography by Ben Rosser. Courtesy of BFA and Sotheby's.
 

Former New York Giant Victor Cruz joined forces with art giant Sotheby’s for a soirée highlighting the storied history of Black art and culture on June 17. A Sant Ambroeus-catered reception was followed by an intimate dinner, where guests dined alongside an enthralling curation of works by Mark Bradford, Barkley Hendricks, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lorna Simpson, Ed Clark, Derrick Adams and Kehinde Wiley. Cruz and his co-host, Sotheby’s CEO Charles Stewart, were accompanied by actress Cynthia Erivo, director and CEO of the Newark Museum of Art Linda C. Harrison, Brooklyn Museum director Anne Pasternak, playwright Lynn Nottage, designer Sheila Bridges and more at the Sotheby’s Upper East Side location. 

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Victor Cruz, Linda Harrison and Charles Stewart.
Victor Cruz, Linda Harrison and Charles Stewart.
Cynthia Erivo.
Cynthia Erivo.
Tony Gerber, Lynn Nottage and Sheila Bridges.
Tony Gerber, Lynn Nottage and Sheila Bridges.
Cassandra Hatton, Yolonda Ross, Charles Stewart and Sheila Bridges.
Cassandra Hatton, Yolonda Ross, Charles Stewart and Sheila Bridges.
Cassandra Hatton and Yolonda Ross.
Cassandra Hatton and Yolonda Ross.
Leyna Bloom and Victor Glemaud.
Leyna Bloom and Victor Glemaud.
Antoine Gerard and Victor Cruz.
Antoine Gerard and Victor Cruz.
Christy Williams Coombs, Julian Ehrlich, Legacy Russell
Christy Williams Coombs, Julian Ehrlich, Legacy Russell
Linda Harrison and Karina Sokolovsky.
Linda Harrison and Karina Sokolovsky.
Earle Sebastian.
Earle Sebastian.
Cassandra Hatton, Yolonda Ross and Tamika Rivera.
Cassandra Hatton, Yolonda Ross and Tamika Rivera.