"Best $2K I Ever Spent!" The Guggenheim Parties With MGMT

by Chelsea Burcz · November 11, 2011

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum held its Guggenheim International Gala in celebration of the Maurizio Cattelan Retrospective. After dinner, guests were treated to a special performance by MGMT in the museum.

Guests included Cynthia Rowley, Katharine O'Brien, Ben Goldwasser, Sean Bluechel, Mika Rottenberg, Bruce Helander, Elizabeth Sobieski, Amy Phelan, Dustin Yellin, Lawrence Weiner, Carolyn Wade, Andrea Diodati, Richard Phillips, Josephine Meckseper, Richard Armstrong, Jennifer Stockman, Anastasiya Siro, Colina Croshkina, Liz Dimmitt, Mark Dorfman, and Stacy Engman.

Maria Baibakova, Alberto Mugrabi, Amy Phelan, Kara Ross, and Jennifer Blei Stockman served as the Gala Chairs and, in association with the Guggenheim International Gala, a benefit auction was held on the evening of November 7 at Phillips de Pury & Company.

Works auctioned included pieces by Cai Guo-Qiang, Maurizio Cattelan, George Condo, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Lee Bul, Lee Ufan, Nate Lowman, Idris Khan, Subodh Gupta, Jenny Holzer, Bharti Kher, Adam McEwen, Richard Phillips, Rob Pruitt, Sterling Ruby, Doris Salcedo, Richard Serra, Francesco Vezzoli, Lawrence Weiner, and Haegue Yang.

Funds raised from the gala and auction will support the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.