The Salon Comes to Sotheby’s
Last night, 1334 York Avenue hosted an evening sale not quite like the rest. The occasion? The New York Academy of Art’s annual Take Home a Nude fundraiser. Armed with paddles and pencils, VIPs like Richard Phillips, Tali Lennox, Paddle8’s Alexander Gilkes and Arden Wohl stalked the silent auction halls glasses in hand. (There were trays of tequila shots circling to warm up the room.) Things reached a peak when the live auction started with works by John Currin, Cindy Sherman and the evening’s honoree Dana Schutz up for grabs. In the end, everyone left full of Saint Ambroeus with over one million dollars in the institution’s pocket for future programming.