Intellect Battles Beauty At Alliance For The Arts Shindig

by Ross Kenneth Urken · January 25, 2011

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Last night at Christie's Auction House, the Alliance for the Arts hosted its Friends of the Arts Party where glamorous style and critical theory proved competing forces. Would the sultry and stylish win over the misanthropy and skepticism? Check out the photographic evidence for answers.

Some struck the gaze of profundity...unwilling to let loose from contemplating the implications of the aesthetic...

Cohorts-in-grimace continued the noir malaise...

Ah, yes...the ontological ramifications of the discontent...

"We may wear black, but we're happy."

To combat the misanthropic, just channel the painting. Go on; own it...

"O.K." he said coming out of the nuage of gloom. "Do it like this?"

Let's all try it, this new contemporary concept called "the smile."

Attaboy, Richie Rich. Spread the love.