Just one week away, Aspen Art Museum's annual three-day gala is August 1-3 (WineCrush at the home of Amy and John Phelan on Wednesday, PreviewCrush at Baldwin Gallery on Thursday, and the ArtCrush gala and auction run by Sotheby's and after party with celebrity DJ Tony Okungbowa on Friday).
The event brings together prominent collectors, artists, gallerists, and other notables from New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago and Aspen, and beyond.
Some notable collectors and arts patrons we're already expecting from Dallas this year include Kelli & Allen Questrom, Nancy & Richard Rogers, Lisa & John Runyon, and Gayle & Paul Stoffel.
The Aspen ArtCrush web site: http://www.aspenartmuseum.org/artcrush/index.html.
Tom Sachs will be presented with the Aspen Award for Art, and is creating a special new artwork for the auction.
Auction Highlights: Tom Friedman 2008 work on paper $150,000. Rob Pruitt 2012 acrylic on canvas $75,000. Fred Tomaselli 1994 collage $70,000. Eric Fischl 1998 watercolor $60,000. Joyce Pensato 2011 enamel on linen $40,000. Monika Sosnowska 2011 sculpture $35,000. Deborah Kass 2012 sculpture $15,000. Lawrence Weiner 1999 drawing $15,000. Stephen Shore 2009 photograph $12,000. Tom Sachs 2012 photograph $10,000. More works, & full details with images: http://www.aspenartmuseum.org/artcrush/auction_items.html
The Museum will be showing two contemporary art exhibitions, on view July 27 – October 7, 2012. Lucio Fontana: Ceramics will display the late Argentine-Italian artist's groundbreaking ceramic work, while Amelie von Wulffen showcases a new body of paintings in the artist's first solo exhibition in the US.