Luminaries from the worlds of art and entertainment stepped out in Hollywood on Monday evening to attend The Un-private Collection: Jeff Koons and John Waters.
The Broad, alongside the Gagosian Gallery, presented artist Jeff Koons and filmmaker John Waters in a sold-out conversation at the 1,900-seat Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles to kick-off its 2014 Un-Private Collection talk series.
A VIP reception at the Orpheum Theatre immediately followed, also co-hosted by The Broad and Gagosian Gallery.
The evening was attended by Eli and Edythe Broad, Larry Gagosian, Doug Aitken, Edward Ruscha, Andy Moses, David LaChapelle, Gus Van Sant, Johnny Knoxville and Moby.
Art world attendees included Lauren and Benedikt Taschen, Tim Blum, Andrea Fiuczynski, Liz Goldwyn, Deborah Irmas, Paul Schimmel, Deborah McLeod, Alan Hergott and Curt Shepard, Steven Levine, Herta and Paul Amir, Bruce and Lilly Karatz, Pat and Michael York, Jack Bankowsky, Alex Israel, Jeffrey Deitch and Emi Fontana.
The Un-Private Collection is an ongoing series of public programs The Broad started in September 2013 to introduce audiences to the museum’s 2,000-work contemporary art collection by showcasing stories behind the collection, the collectors and the artists in the months leading up to the 2015 opening of The Broad museum on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. The 2014 talk schedule will continue with talks featuring Takashi Murakami andbestselling author and scholar of Japanese history and culture Pico Iyer, Eric Fischl and actorSteve Martin, John Currin on classical painting with Getty Trust President and CEO James Cuno, and Kara Walker and distinguished film director Ava DuVernay. Talks will be held at venues throughout Los Angeles, making the programming available to audiences across the city.