Bill Clinton Celebrates Figurative Art With Justin Timberlake At The New York Academy Of Art Tribeca Ball

by KENDRA SEAY · March 3, 2009

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    The Tribeca Ball at the New York Academy of Art took place Monday night inviting a huge crowd of supporters behind its doors for a true NYAA experience. Guests were in for a very interactive evening as they were invited to tour the school's five floors visiting studios, posing for portraits, and even painting nude models. Committee member Isabelle Wilkinson told GofaG that Justin Timberlake got a tour of the school from contemporary artist, Will Cotton while Bill Clinton stopped by after dinner to greet guests. According to The Huffington Post, the former Pres created quite the stir:

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    "His presence caused more furor than any amount of Champagne ever could among the group of usually blasé New Yorkers," they wrote. "His Secret Service detail were the only ones who were not in a tizzy. Said one, 'That guy's a chick magnet.'" [Huff Post]

    The academy, located in the heart of Tribeca, was co-founded by Andy Warhol in the 80s and focuses on figurative art and is the first graduate school in the U.S. devoted exclusively to the human figure. Other guests included Jason Wu, Alex Wek, Monet Mazur, Liam McMullan, Kate Spade, Liev Schreiber, Andre Balazs, Ludwig Kuttner, and Nicole Miller.