Friday, November 4, 2016

ArtWalk NYC 2016 & The Fabulous Food Served at the Gala

Artist Honoree Kenny Scharf being introduced by Maria Giulia Prezioso Maramotti
at ArtWalk NYC 2016.

ArtWalk NYC 2016

The 22nd Annual ARTWALK NY (a fundraiser supporting the Coalition for the Homeless, NYC) was held on Thursday, November 3rd at the Metropolitan Pavilion ,125 West 18th Street.  Doors opened at 6:30 p.m. and lasted until 11p.m. The evening included a cocktail mixer for the art lovers of New York City and included passed appetizers as attendees bid on the silent auction artworks. Between 8:30 and 9 p.m. the crowd moved into the main seated auction auditorium, where 10 top level artworks were sold for very "reasonable prices" for the buyers, and since the art was all donated, raising major funds the "Coalition for the Homeless." The evening ended with passed desserts and cocktails as the final bids were placed on the many silent auction artworks.

Victor-John Villanueva - One of the artists
showing in the ARTWALK Silent Auction.

Some of the Silent Auction artworks: Photo by BFA, courtesy of ArtWalk NY.
The turnout of beautiful people was quite large,
all there to support
 New York City's "Coalition for the Homeless."

The ARTWALK cocktail mixer preceded the live auction.

The Silent Auction.

Flowers, all white, decorated the gala.

Artist Kenny Scharf and Philanthropist Mike De Paolo,
were the "Honorees" of the evening.
The front 2 rows of the live auction enjoyed champagne and chocolates.

Kenny Scharf and Maria Giulia Prezioso Maramotti: Photo by BFA, courtesy of ArtWalk NY.

Mike De Paola and Vincent Fremont: Photo by BFA, courtesy of ArtWalk.

The Live Auction: Photo by BFA, courtesy of ArtWalk.

Cipriana Quann and TK Wonder: Photo by BFA courtesy of ArtWalk

Will Boone
Untitled, 2015

Acrylic on Canvas over Wood Panel
39″ x 31.5″
Value: $25,000
Opening Bid: $18,000
Courtesy of the Artist

Louise Fishman
Untitled, 2001

Oil on Canvas
12″ x 10″
Value: $12,000
Opening Bid: $5,000
Courtesy of the Artist c/o Cheim & Read, New York

Jennifer Guidi
Untitled (NSMF #1 Black White Red + Lilac), 2015

Acrylic on Paper
32″ x 25″
Value: $10,000
Opening bid: $5,000
Courtesy of the Artist

Wade Guyton
Untitled, 2016

Epson UltraChrome Inkjet on Linen
36″ x 27″ x 1.125″
Value: $175,000
Opening Bid: $50,000
Courtesy of Artist and Petzel Gallery, New York

Nir Hod
Life and death of a star, 2014

Oil and Industrial Aluminium Paint on Canvas
18″ x 13″ x 1.5″
Value: $18,000
Opening Bid: $16,000
Courtesy of the Artist

Jenny Holzer
Survival Series: Go where people sleep..., 1984

Text on Cast Aluminum Plaque
Value: $35,000
Opening bid: $21,000
Courtesy of the Artist and Cheim & Read
Note: Purchaser must sign No Resale Agreement.

Erik Parker
Analog Twist, 2013

Acrylic on Canvas
36″ x 24″ x 2″
Value: $22,000
Opening bid: $11,000
Courtesy of Honor Fraser Gallery

Rob Pruitt
Obama Inaugurations (January 20, 2009 / January 21, 2013), 2016

Acrylic on Panel in Hand-Painted Artists Frame
14.25″ x 14.25″
Value: $40,000
Opening Bid: $25,000
Courtesy of the Artist
Note: Purchaser must sign a resale restriction agreement.

Ed Ruscha
Itsy, 2015

Dry Pigment & Acrylic on Paper
7.5″ x 11.125″
Value: $45,000
Opening Bid: $22,500

Kenny Scharf
Balla di Palla, 2016

Oil, Acrylic & Silkscreen Ink on Linen
22.75″ x 23.25″ x 2″
Value: $30,000
Opening Bid: $15,000
Courtesy of the Artist and Honor Fraser Gallery

The Passed Appetizers 
Were Outstanding Works
of Culinary Art!

The appetizers were striking to look at and marvelous to taste. They were elegantly served at tables and were passed to the crowd on trays by a handsome crew dressed in black and white.

The bitesized appetizer samplers included:

• Eggplant, egg and hollandaise served on a crispy pita.
• Long whole grain crackers topped with a small serving of minced beets.
• Strips of tuna rolled and coated in herb dust.
• Strips of roasted fillet mignon were also rolled to form a small tower shape.
• Small hearts of romaine lettuce, loaded with cheese and herbs.
• Squares of bacon and Romano cheese pizzas.
• Tiny puffed cheese balloons filled with a liquid cheese and macaroni puree.
• House made rice flakes supported an eggplant and tomato mixture.
• Rectangular chunks of grilled chicken & beef served on a skewers.
• Chicken inside Chinese dumplings were coated in a Buffalo sauce
• Tofu and herbs rolled inside a seaweed wrap on a skewer
• Skewered cantaloupe mini bites served with spoon of premium mozzarella cheese
• Hand dipped gourmet ice-cream served in small cones.
• Chocolate mouse inside a round cookie cup.

A complete selection of mixed drink bar options were available, but the featured drinks were Peroni Italian beer and VDKA 6100 Vodka Martinis. Champagne was served at the live auction. Coffee and espresso was also available.

was presented this year by:

Contributing Restaurants:

Bar Bolonat
Bistro Moderne
Indo Chine
momofuku (nishi)
The Odeon
Rough Tomate
Mah Ze Dahr bakery
Morgenstern's finest ice cream
Sessanta Ristorante

Beverage Sponsors:

Peroni Beer (Italy)
VDKA 6100
Morris Kitchen (Brooklyn)

Entertainment Sponsor:
bmf media

Online Partner:
Paddle 8

Framing Sponsor:
Chelsea Frames

Art Stewardship Sponsor:

(Source: ARTSnFOOD staff and the Coalition for the Homeless, NYC)

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1 comment:

  1. This is by far one of the best places to hang with friends, have great drinks (amazing beer selection), eat some great food, including the great lunch I had there. Prices at San Francisco venues are very reasonable and the pizza was awesome.