Americans for the Arts National Arts Awards Benefit
Cipriani 42 Street
Who was there:
Guests included Dakota Fanning, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Bob Lynch, Alberto Carvalho, Joel Shapiro, Jamie Strachan, John Pappajohn, Mary Pappajohn, Jeff Fleming, Nora Halpern, Maria Bell, Rose Dergan, Will Cotton, Joey Lico, Sarah Arison, John Richard, Ryan Krauss, Kyle Krauss, Michael Campbell, Yvette Campbell, and Justine Koons.
Last night, fixtures of the art world gathered at Cipriani 42nd Street to celebrate the 2013 National Art Awards. Many guests were artists themselves, including visual artist Will Cotton who had work on display, and actress Dakota Fanning who received the Bell Family Foundation Young Artist Award. B.B King recieved the Isabella and Theodor Dalenson Lifetime Achievement Award before he performed some of his famous songs. The awards were designed by Jeff Koons, in his signature balloon animal style.
[Kelly Reichardt, Dakota Fanning]
[Buddy Guy, B.B King]
[Photos courtesy of Joe Schildhorn/BFA]