The Dia Art Foundation's Annual Spring Benefit

by Mara Siegler · May 16, 2011

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Dia Art Foundation, started by Phillipa de Menil, Dash Snow's great aunt, held its annual Spring Benefit at Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries this Sunday afternoon with co-chairs  Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler. Chloe Sevigny, violin virtuoso Hahn-Bin, philanthropists Stacey and Matthew Bronfman, Amy Cappellazzo of Christie’s, and other guests enjoyed coffee in the garden followed by a performance of Robert Whitman’s multimedia installation MoonRain, lunch, and a gallery tour with curator Yasmil Raymond. Take a look!

Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries is situated on the banks of the Hudson River in Beacon, New York in a former Nabisco box-printing facility that was renovated by Dia with artist Robert Irwin and architect OpenOffice. The 240,000 square feet holds large-scale installations, paintings, and sculptures including Andy Warhol’s 1978–79 multipart work Shadows; Dan Flavin’s series of fluorescent light monuments to V. Tatlin; Richard Serra’s monumental steel sculptures Torqued Ellipses; and Michael Heizer’s North, East, South, West among others.

Shirley Cook , Chloe Sevigny

Nathalie de Gunzburg, Philippe Vergne

Chloe Sevigny, Scott Campbell

Karen Kelly, Josiah Mcelheny


Robert Whitman's MoonRain is based on the 18th century Japanese ghost stories by Uedia Akinari and set inside a fog environment designed by artist Fujiko Nakaya.