Gucci Presents the 2016 LACMA Art + Film Gala

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(L-R) Adele Irwin, honoree Kathryn Bigelow, honoree Robert Irwin, host Eva Chow, co-chair Leonardo DiCaprio, and CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director of LACMA Michael Govan attend the 2016 LACMA Art + Film Gala
(L-R) Adele Irwin, honoree Kathryn Bigelow, honoree Robert Irwin, host Eva Chow, co-chair Leonardo DiCaprio, and CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director of LACMA Michael Govan attend the 2016 LACMA Art + Film Gala

Photo Credit: Getty Images for LACMA

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) hosted its sixth annual Art+Film Gala on Saturday, October 29, 2016, honoring pioneering Light and Space artist Robert Irwin and Academy Award–winning filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow.

Co-chaired by LACMA trustee Eva Chow and Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, the evening brought together more than 550 distinguished guests from the art, film, fashion, and entertainment industries, among others. The evening raised more than $3.6 million, with proceeds supporting LACMA’s film initiatives and future exhibitions, acquisitions, and programming. The 2016 Art+Film Gala was made possible through the generous support of Gucci, with Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele as Gala Host Committee Chair.

(L-R) Actresses Elizabeth Olsen, Ashley Olsen and Mary Kate Olsen
(L-R) Actresses Elizabeth Olsen, Ashley Olsen and Mary Kate Olsen

Photo Credit: Getty Images for LACMA

The Art+Film Gala began at Chris Burden’s Urban Light on Wilshire Boulevard, with red-carpet arrivals of art world and entertainment luminaries, fashion icons, and renowned artists. Guests then moved to a cocktail reception in LACMA’s BP Grand Entrance. During the cocktail hour guests previewed a special clip of Kathryn Bigelow’s latest virtual reality short film, The Protectors, produced by Here Be Dragons. After cocktails, guests proceeded to the Art+Film pavilion, overlooking Michael Heizer’s Levitated Mass. Guests were seated for a special dinner prepared by Patina’s Joachim Splichal. Champagne for the evening was generously provided by Laurent-Perrier.

Michael Govan and Eva Chow welcomed the crowd, and, later, presented the tribute to Robert Irwin. The presentation was accompanied by a short film written and directed by filmmaker Lisanne Skyler called A Few Things about Robert Irwin. Lawrence Weiner presented an on-camera tribute to Kathryn Bigelow followed by a special film produced by Kees van Dijkhuizen and Annapurna Pictures.

Following the presentations, Gwyneth Paltrow introduced BØRNS, who gave a dynamic performance that culminated in gala guests dancing to “10,000 Emerald Pools,” a cover of the iconic “Benny and the Jets,” and “Electric Love.”

Actress Brie Larson and director Gia Coppola
Actress Brie Larson and director Gia Coppola

Photo Credit: Getty Images for LACMA

Artists who attended the 2016 Art+Film Gala included 2014 Art+Film honoree Barbara Kruger, 2012 Art+Film honoree Ed Ruscha, Doug Aitken, Walead Beshty, Louise Bonnet, Petra Collins, Thomas Demand and Nana Bahlmann, Sam and Erin Falls, Michael Heizer, Julian Hoeber, Thomas Houseago, Miranda July, Glenn Kaino, Jeff and Justine Koons, Andrea Longacre-White, T. Kelly Mason, Rodney McMillian, Catherine Opie and Julie Burleigh, Ana Prvacki, Ry Rocklen, Analia Saban, Adam Silverman, Joe Sola, Ricky Swallow and Lesley Vance, Wolfgang Tillmans, Kerry Tribe and Mungo Thomson, Jennifer West and Jonas Wood and Shio Kusaka.

The entertainment and fashion worlds were represented by Gucci President and CEO Marco Bizzarri, Dan Caten, Dean Caten, Asia Chow, China Chow, Bradley Cooper, Gia Coppola, James Corden and Julia Carey, Laura Dern, Jacqui Getty, Melanie Griffith, Hyo Joo Han, Salma Hayek Pinault and François-Henri Pinault, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Yusuke Iseya, Yun Kee Jeong, Donna Karan, Sang Woo Kwon, Brie Larson, Byung Hun Lee, J Yong Lee, Soo Hyuk Lee, Makenzie Leigh, Courtney Love, Demi Moore, Hari Nef, Fumi Nikaido, Ashley Olsen, Elizabeth Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Gwyneth Paltrow, Bo Gum Park, Psy, Rain, A$AP Rocky, Liberty Ross and Jimmy Iovine, Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego, Reid Scott, In Young Seo, Jaden Smith, Jennifer Tilly, Kate Upton and Justin Verlander.

Wearing Gucci to the event were Eva Chow, Robert Irwin, Kathryn Bigelow, Michael Govan and Katherine Ross, Alessandra Ambrosio, Asia Chow, Petra Collins, Bradley Cooper, James Corden, Gia Coppola, Jacqui Getty, Salma Hayek Pinault, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Byung Hun Lee, Rhee Min Jung, Hyo Joo Han, Yusuke Iseya, Brie Larson, Makenzie Leigh, Courtney Love, Demi Moore, Hari Nef, Fumi Nikaido, Gwyneth Paltrow, Bo Gum Park, A$AP Rocky, Zoe Saldana, Ko So Young, SooYoung and Jaden Smith.

(L-R) Actress Zoe Saldana, wearing Gucci, Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele, and actress Salma Hayek
(L-R) Actress Zoe Saldana, wearing Gucci, Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele, and actress Salma Hayek

Photo Credit: Getty Images for LACMA

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