Event Details

LEIMAY at Paradiso

Time: July 24, 2010 from 6pm to 11pm
Location: The Watermill Center
Street: 39 Watermill Towd Road
City/Town: Water Mill, New York 11976
Website or Map: http://watermillcenter.org
Phone: (212) 253-7484 ext. 18
Event Type: fundraiser
Organized By: The Watermill Center
Latest Activity: Jan 16, 2016

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Event Description

The Watermill Center will once again bring together the worlds of theater, art, fashion, design, and society for Paradiso: The 17th Annual Watermill Summer Benefit. Benefit artists and Watermill Residents from over 20 different countries including Taipei, Kuwait, Israel, Germany, USA, Japan, Colombia, England, France, Thailand, and Russia will create six acres of installations and performances that will interpret this year's theme of paradise.

LEIMAY will be there with a performance installation featuring music by Jeremy Slater, Joseph Morag, performance by Denisa Musilova, Miyu Leilani, Masa Asahara & Resident artists, design and concept by Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya.

Beginning at 6pm, the evening will include cocktails provided by Bacardi, a silent auction, performances, art installations, dinner, dancing, and a live auction hosted by auctioneer Simon de Pury. Celebrity DJ Touch of Class will once again provide music to end the evening with everyone dancing under the stars in the auction tent. This year’s silent and live auction will include over 70 lots from emerging and established artists including Marina Abramovic, David Adamo, Michel Auder, Nairy Baghramian, Carol Bove, Jeff Burton, Francesco Clemente, Michael Craig-Martin, Rosson Crow, Martin Eder, Tim Eitel, Shepard Fairey, Tierney Gearon, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Pierre Huyghe, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Anish Kapoor, Anselm Kiefer, Ragnar Kjartansson, Justine Kurland, Annie Leibovitz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Anthony McCall, Marilyn Minter, Sarah Morris, Youssef Nabil, Shirin Neshat, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Philippe Perrin, Kembra Pfahler, Otto Piene, Lou Reed, Pipilotti Rist, Erik Schmidt, Taryn Simon, Ena Swansea, Spencer Tunick, Rufus Wainwright and Robert Wilson.

Paradiso will inspire the fashion for the evening with its 'Heavenly' dress code. It will be a true festival of the arts and performance all to benefit Watermill and it’s mission to provide a unique environment for young and emerging artists to explore new ideas and foster their career development.

Honorary Chairs: Marina Abramovic, Jane Adams, Pedro Almodóvar, Laurie Anderson, Bernard Arnault, Alec Baldwin, David Bowie & Iman, Steve Buscemi, Kim Cattrall, Helena Christensen, Chuck Close, Bob Colacello, Alan Cumming, Willem Dafoe, Christophe de Menil, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, Marianne Faithfull, Jonathan Safer Foer & Nicole Krauss, Frank Gehry, Philip Glass, Nan Goldin, Zaha Hadid, H.R.H. Princess Caroline of Hanover, David Hockney, Jenny Holzer, Isabelle Huppert, Bianca Jagger, Norah Jones, Donna Karan, Harvey Keitel, Annie Leibovitz, Jessye Norman, Graham Norton, Charlotte Rampling, Lou Reed, Keith Richards, Tim Robbins, Isabella Rossellini, Salman Rushdie, Sharon Stone, Viktor & Rolf, Dita von Teese, Rufus Wainwright, Christoph Waltz.

Benefit Chairs: Shaikha Paula Al-Sabah, Lisa Anastos, Wallis Annenberg, Susan Baker & Michael Lynch, Monique Barbier-Mueller, Kelly Behun Sugarman & Jay Sugarman, Sandra Brant & Ingrid Sischy, Canyon Ranch Living – Miami Beach, Jean-Paul Claverie, Paula Cooper & Jack Macrae, Lisa de Kooning, Adelaide de Menil & Ted Carpenter, Wendy & Roger Ferris, Anke & Juergen Friedrich, Barbara Goldsmith, Audrey & Martin Gruss, Gary Hattem, Anne Hearst McInerney & Jay McInerney, Maja Hoffman & Stanley Buchthal, Carola & Robert Jain, Calvin Klein, Dorothy Lichtenstein, The Honorable Earle I. & Carol Mack, Alison Mazzola, Richard Meier, Princess Alexandra of Greece & Nicolas Mirzayantz, Nancy Negley, Lisa & Richard Perry, Maria Pessino, Tatiana & Campion Platt, Katharine & William Rayner, Leila & Melville Straus, Ellen & Stephen Susman, Christine Wächter-Campbell & William I. Campbell.

Tables start at $10,000, dinner tickets at $1,000.

Image Credit: Grassing © Chen Yung-Hsien, 2009 Watermill Artist

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