On Thursday, June 13, 2013, the Marianne Boesky Gallery at 509 W. 24th St. will host the Humane Society of New York's fourth Benefit Photography Auction. Honorary chairs are actress/author Alexandra Wentworth and ABC News' George Stephanopoulos, whose dachshund Daisy was adopted from the HSNY. Animal lover/actress Ali MacGraw is the event's special guest. Author/designer Cornelia Guest is the evening’s chairman and caterer, serving hors d'oeuvres based upon recipes from her new book on entertaining, Simple Pleasures.
Bert Stern's Rooftop, 1968
The roster of over 100 photographers whose work will be for sale that evening includes, among the many, Bert Stern, Annie Leibovitz, Roxanne Lowit, Milton H. Greene, Arthur Elgort, Patrick McMullan, Herb Ritts, Jackie Rogers, Deborah Turbeville, and Bruce Weber. The complete auction catalog is available to view online here. The bidding form is also available online here.
©2012 Joshua Greene, www.archiveimages.com, Marilyn Monroe “Ballerina” Sitting, 1954 New York City, photographed by Milton H. Greene.
Admission is $75 per person and space is limited; tickets must be purchased in advanced by calling 212-752-4842, ext. 233. One hundred per cent of the proceeds from the live and silent auctions benefit the HSNY’s Veterinary Clinic and the HSNY's Vladimir Horowitz and Wanda Toscanini Horowitz Adoption Center. The evening's festivities begin at 6pm.
Gosta Peterson's Portugal, Harper's Bazaar, 1966.