On January 29, the Whitney Museum of American Art hosted its annual Art Party with co-chairs Kristen Cole of Forty Five Ten, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler, Natasha Lyonne, Michael Carl, and Micaela Erlanger. Art Party proceeds benefit the Whitney’s Independent Study Program and other education initiatives.
The 2019 Whitney Art Party brought together over a hundred celebrities, designers, artists, and Whitney supporters including Maddie Ziegler and musician Poppy.
During the dinner, guests enjoyed DJ set by artist Andrew Kuo and a special performance by five-time Grammy winning John Benitez Trio curated by and featuring Isaiah Barr of Onyx Collective.
In support of the event, artwork by artist Caitlin Keogh, who also attended the dinner, was on view. The artwork was a special collaboration between the Whitney and first-time sponsor Forty Five Ten, owned by Dallas-based Headington Companies, who will also be launching a limited edition fashion piece by Keogh for the opening of their new store at Hudson Yards this March.
Following dinner, guests joined the Art Party downstairs for a DJ set by KITTENS, who has solidified herself as a cornerstone in the DJ community, performing at festivals such as Coachella and Electric Daisy Carnival.
Notable attendees included: Art Party co-chairs Natasha Lyonne, Kristen Cole, Jack McCollough, Lazaro Hernandez, Michael Carl, and Micaela Erlanger actresses Ida Lundgren, Maddie Ziegler; models Lauren Layne, Paris Sanders, Sif Siga, Jessica Hart, Gizele Oliveira, Danielle Knudson, Flaviana Matata, Leyna Bloom, Carlotta Kohl, Chey Maya Carty, Iesha Hodges, Jourdana Phillips, Pritika Swarup, Madisin Rian; designers Rachel Comey, Maria Cornejo, Mike Eckhaus, Wes Gordon, Rubin Singer; entrepreneur Tim Headington; musicians Poppy, Young Paris, Onyx Collective, DJ KITTENS, Chelsea Leyland; artists Chloe Wise, Caitlin Keogh, Andrew Kuo, Lyle Ashton Harris, Juan Olivares, Livia Corona Benjamín, Cy Gavin, Torkwase Dyson, Jamian Juliano-Villani; supporters of the arts Jeny Bania, JiaJia Fei, Justine Ludwig, George Merck, Alexandra Munroe, Polina Proshkina, Scott Rothkopf, Adam Weinberg, Howard and Cindy Rachofsky, Nancy Rogers, Lisa and John Runyon, Roni Willett, Robert Rosenkranz; TV host Tom Murro; filmmaker Titanic Sinclair.
On view were the Whitney’s current exhibitions including: Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again, Kevin Beasley: A view of a landscape, Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965-2018, and Where We Are: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1900-1960
WHEN:Tuesday, January 29, 2019 9PM–12:30AM
WHERE:Whitney Museum of American Art (99 Gansevoort Street) The Art Party is hosted by the Whitney Contemporaries, a group of young leaders and arts patrons who play an active role in fulfilling the Whitney’s critical mission of supporting American art. The evening began with a pre-Art Party dinner in the museum’s Susan and John Hess Family Theater. The dinner featured a DJ set by artist Andrew Kuo and a performance by five-time Grammy winning John Benitez Trio curated by and featuring Isaiah Barr of Onyx Collective. In support of the Art Party, the Whitney and sponsor Forty Five Ten presented a special collaboration with artist Caitlin Keogh. Forty Five Ten was a first-time sponsor for the party.
ART PARTY CO-CHAIRS:
Kristen Cole, Jack McCollough, Lazaro Hernandez, Natasha Lyonne, Michael Carl, and Micaela Erlanger
Performance by John Benitez Trio curated by and featuring Isaiah Barr of Onyx Collective at the pre-Art Party dinner.
DJ set by Andrew Kuo at the Whitney Art Party.
DJ set by KITTENS at the Whitney Art Party.
Lauren Cochran, Derek Fordjour, Peter Kahng, and Caitlin Keogh
Camilla Andersson-Stuessi, Paul Arnhold and Wes Gordon, William Burton Binnie and Mari Rodríguez Binnie, Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo, Laurent Claquin, Rob Cochran, Suzanne and Bob Cochran, Mike Eckhaus, Stacey Bendet Eisner, Lise Evans, Elizabeth J. Fensterstock, Cy Gavin, Benjamin Godsill, Alexander Hankin, Danielle Hankin, Lyle Ashton Harris, Jack and Julie Heller, Sarah Hoover, Heather Hubbs, Jon Huddleson, Molly Krause, Zoe Latta, Lauren Layne, Adam Lippes, Han Lo, Patrick McGregor, Nahema Mehta, George Merck, Charles Moffett, Mallory Neidich and Teddy Kalborg, Juan Antonio Olivares, Polina Proshkina, Joshua Pulman, Rosenkranz Foundation, Pascal Spengemann, Anne-Cecilie Engell Speyer, Peter and Monica Tessler, Roni Willett
Waiss David Aramesh, Rosie Assoulin, Grace Atwood, Steven Beltrani, Livia Corona Benjamín, Leyna Bloom, Amanda Carter, Rachel Comey, Maria Cornejo, Mira Darcy, Torkwase Dyson, JiaJia Fei, Rochelle Goldberg, Jessica Hart, Alexandra Hellman, Jamian Juliano-Villani, Danielle Knudsen, Carlotta Kohl, Chelsea Leyland, Sandy Liang, Ida Lundgren, Erik Maza, Stephanie Meade, Mia Moretti, Marina Moscone, Narcissister, Gizele Oliveira, Young Paris, Nellie Partow, Monique Péan, Jourdana Phillips, Mary Ping, Poppy, Madisin Rian, Sydney Sadick, Sif Saga, Antwaun Sargent, Titanic Sinclair, Casey Spooner, Pritika Swarup, John Targon, Kristen Joy Watts, Chloe Wise, Nick Wooster
Micaela Erlanger, Adam Fields, Flora Irving
Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo
Adam Abdalla, Edward Barsamian, Michael Carl, Amy Davis, Kyle DeWoody, Jessica Gersh, Alexander Hankin, Molly Krause, Suzanna Lee, Joey Lico, Jon Neidich, Gabe Schulman, Jessica Sherman, Catherine E. Smith
ABOUT THE WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART:
The Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 and opened in 1931 by the artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875-1942), houses the foremost collection of American art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Mrs. Whitney, an early and ardent supporter of modern American art, nurtured groundbreaking artists at a time when audiences were still largely preoccupied with the Old Masters. From her vision arose the Whitney Museum of American Art, which has been championing the best art of the United States for eighty-five years. The core of the Whitney’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit American art of our time and serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture in the United States. Through this mission and a steadfast commitment to artists themselves, the Whitney has long been a powerful force in support of modern and contemporary art and continues to help define what is innovative and influential in American art today.
ABOUT FORTY FIVE TEN:
Forty Five Ten merges fashion and art, inciting the new, the unconventional, the eclectic, and the inspired. The brand presents global luxury and emerging talent with a 400+ designer roster across women’s, men’s, design, and beauty categories, including Prada, Celine, Dries Van Noten, Balenciaga, Rosie Assoulin, and Sies Marjan.
Founded in 2000, Forty Five Ten immediately established its trademark sensibility thanks to its strong roster of experimental and unconventional designers. Headington Companies acquired the brand in 2014, expanding its footprint with the opening of a flagship store in the heart of downtown Dallas in 2016. An emblem of the city’s urban renaissance, the 37,000-square-foot, four-story building features three retail levels including 4510/SIX, beauty and fragrance, a coffee and juice bar, No Aloha, on the Main Floor; women’s designer ready-to-wear, jewelry and accessories on the second floor; men’s ready-to-wear and accessories and Forty Five Ten corporate offices on the third floor; Mirador, a top-floor restaurant; and museum-quality art on every floor, featuring works by artists such as Jose Davila, Tracey Emin, and Juergen Teller. After launching its first satellite location in Dallas’ Highland Park Village, Forty Five Ten also opened its doors in Napa Valley, California, followed by a Miami location in early 2018 focused on an edit under the 4510/SIX division.
All satellite locations share connectivity through interior design expressions and the exclusive edit tying back to its origins. A new Aspen location opened November 2018, down the street from the Aspen Art Museum, focused on women’s exclusive ready-to-wear and design objects. In Spring 2019, Forty Five Ten makes its New York City debut with a 16,000-square-foot, multi-section store in Hudson Yards.