Gorgeous New York spring weather ushered Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Christo and nearly 400 supporters and guests into The National Academy for the Upper East Side institution's 2013 spring gala Thursday night. Artist-Academicians, including Carolee Schneeman, Alex Katz, Red Grooms and Wolf Kahn, donated work to the silent auction, which helped up the total amount raised for the evening to over $500,000. Chairman of the board of governors and National Academician David Kapp promised to use the funds to "keep this institution on its path of revitalization." First Deputy Mayor Patricia E. Harris and Art International Radio director and founder Alanna Heiss presented the award to Christo. —Tracy Zwick
AiANews Fri May 17 16:47:01 +0000 2013
Youcef Korichi exhibition at Suzanne Tarasiève. Review available online. http://t.co/C19q5sAvKC
AiANews Thu May 16 13:15:54 +0000 2013
Christie's sold nearly half a billion dollars of contemporary art last night. Here's our report. http://t.co/GohxvWKZrM
AiANews Thu May 16 01:38:33 +0000 2013
Christie's sale of contemporary art tonight achieved the highest auction total ever at $495 million.
AiANews Wed May 15 23:42:38 +0000 2013
Basquiat's painting Dustheads just hammered down at $43.5 million at Christie's, demolishing the previous auction record for the artist.