Free Arts NYC 10th Annual Auction Raises Over $500K

by MELLISSA SEECHARAN · May 12, 2009

[Photos via Getty and NEIL RASMUS for PMc]

Kevin Bacon and Michelle Monaghan hosted the 10th Annual Free Arts NYC art and photography auction at the Calvin Klein headquarters last night, and the event was anything but demure. Amy Sacco managed to control the crowd with a gavel, but the rowdiness was all for a good cause. A Free Arts supporter, Sacco along with Glenda Bailey, Francisco Costa, David Granger, Mary Alice Stephenson, and Italo Zucchelli brought in the likes of Molly Sims, Karolina Kurkova, and others to help raise money for disadvantage children. Guests participated in silent and cash auctions, which raised over $500,000 with the sale of 100 pieces. Once the auction ended, guests headed over to Bungalow 8 for an even crazier after-party.

Andrew Fry, Ashley Middleton

Liz Hopfan

Simon de Pury

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