Artworks 2011 Art Auction Benefit

by Alexi Yeldezian · October 28, 2011

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Last night in the Hiro Ballroom at the Maritime Hotel, over 300 fashion industry trendsetters, artists, socialites, entertainers, philanthropists, and business leaders came together to celebrate ArtWorks’ heroes - children courageously battling chronic and life-threatening illnesses.

Founded in 2002, ArtWorks provides children and young adults suffering from chronic and life-threatening illnesses, and their siblings, access to creative and performing arts programs that encourage the use of the creative process as a vehicle for healing, communication, self-expression and personal development.

There was a live auction conducted by renowned auctioneer Nicholas D. Lowry of Swann Galleries and DJ’s Chrissie Miller and Leo Fitzpatrick spun music all night long. The space also showcased artwork created by inspiring children, which was included in the auction.

[Nicholas D. Lowry]

Highest Ticketed Items: Ed Heck Original artwork created for ArtWorks Art Auction Benefit ($5,000), Artwork by ArtWorks children ($2000 each), Ed Heck Print “Conehead” ($1550), Helmut Lang Flux Fur Combo Jacket ($1300)

Featured Auction Items: Original Artwork and Prints by Ed Heck, Helmut Lang Flux Fur Combo Jacket, Soul Cycle Series, Artwork by Mikhail Baryshnikov, Michael Dweck & Robert Rauschenberg, Charlotte Ronson Clothing package, Buffalo Millenium Whiskey gift set, Sophomore Clothing Ensemble, Madison Harding Shoes, VIP Package to Bonnaroo Music & Art Festival, Tory Burch Handbag, Yoga Works Membership, Crunch Fitness Membership for 2, Tickets to Jimmy Fallon/David Letterman/Regis & Kelly, Coach Handbag & Cabin Bag, Free People Clothing Ensemble

Guests Included: DJs Chrissie Miller (designer of Sophomore Clothing) and Leo Fitzpatrick, Charlotte Ronson (designer of Charlotte Ronson Clothing), Hilary Rosenman (designer of Madison Harding Shoes), Pop Artist Ed Heck, Nicholas Lowry (President and Principal Auctioneer of Swann Auction Galleries, NYC)

[DJ's Leo Fitzpatrick and Chrissie Miller]

[Nicholas D. Lowry]