On June 4, over 500 supporters gathered at Cipriani Wall Street to raise funds and awareness for the over 16,000 foster children in New York City. The money raised from the ARTrageous event benefits Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families (EGSCF). For more than 85 years, this non-profit organization has been serving and protecting children residing in foster care in New York City. Over the past decade ARTrageous has been a huge success, raising more than $15 million! Today EGSCF is one of the top Foster Care Agencies in New York City.
The honorees for the evening were artist Roberto Dutesco, broadway producers, Stewart F. Lane & Bonnie Comley and Louise Jones the youngest woman to ever hold a seat on the NYSE. WPIX-11′s Kirsten Cole hosted the evening and C K Swett of Phillips de Pury & Company auctioned off art worth over 1.5 million dollars. There were performances by Daisy Jopling, and Samba NY and then DJ Donna D’Cruz had the crowd dancing until midnight.Seen bidding and dancing were: Linda Argila, Jana Bullock, Elizabeth Fekkai, Robert F. Futterman, Alex Washer, Sommers Farkas, Marci Waterman, Leslie Feldman, Jean Shafiroff, Senator Roy Goodman, Olga and Vladimir Balaeskul, Leah Lane, Debra Wasser, Donna Poyiadjis, among others.
Participating artists included: Eric Aho, Yasmina Alaoui & Marco Guerra, Donald Baechler ,Jennifer Bartlett, Ross Bleckner ,Romero Britto , Francesco Clemente, George Condo, Patrick Demarchelier, Henry Diltz ,Bandhu Dunham ,Roberto Dutesco, Candice Eisenfeld, Charles Fazzino, Max Ferguson, Eric Fischl, Frank Lloyd Wright, April Gornik, Nancy Guzik, Philippe Halsman, Damien Hirst, Rachel Lee Hovnanian, Alex Katz, Clay Ketter, Peter Lik, Lluis Lleo, Jerome Lucani, Robert Mars, Linda Mason, Peter Max, Greg Miller, John Newsom, Noli Novak, Tom Otterness, Yoko Ono, Jack Roth, Silas Shabelewska, Rogerio Timoteo, John C. Traynor, Spencer Tunick, Peter Tunney, Ana Tzarev , Annabelle J. Verhoye, Kerry Vesper, William Wegman, John Wesley, Robert Wilson and Dustin Yellin.
Photos: Rob Rich www.societyallure.com