It is incredible what $1.5 million can do for the arts. There is something innately special about providing people the freedom of creative outlets. The Tate Americas Foundation has been supporting the diversification of artists for decades. With their help, these artists have a new way to show their work, and people have new artists’ to be inspired by. It comes as no surprise that at the Tate Americas Dinner on Tuesday May 3, the who’s who of the art world gathered together to raise funds for this outstanding Foundation.
The $1.5 million raised on this very haute evening will be used to procure North and South American art for Tate, continuing the Foundation’s fruitful legacy of expanding the Tate’s collection through the acquisition of works by artists of the Americas. For this fourth triennial Artists Dinner, the Tate Americas Foundation honored more than 40 artists whose works can be found in the Tate’s eclectic permanent collection. There to support the artists and the Foundation was the strong presence of Oscar de la Renta, LLC and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA.
The scene was set in the oh so modern IAC Building where 385 guests, including big names like, Rashid Johnson, Tommy Tune and David Zwirner, came together for the eventful evening. After some delectable bites and networking at cocktail hour attendees were lead to the beautifully curated Artists Dinner. With full stomachs and open hearts people participated in a live auction led by Oliver Barker, Chairman of Sotheby’s Europe. Auction items included a weekend for two in Napa, a tour of Oscar de la Renta Atelier with a $5,000 gift card and more.
The night was a true testament to the strength and power of the art community. The Tate Americas Foundation continues to forge relationships and partnerships that lead to innovative artistic endeavors. We can’t wait to see what they do next!