Guggenheim International Gala Honors James Turrell and Christopher Wool

Christopher Wool and James Turrell. Photo: Billy Farrell/

On November 6 and 7, 2013, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum celebrated the 2013 Guggenheim International Gala honoring artists James Turrell, whose exhibition including the rotunda installation Aten Reign was featured at the museum from June 21 through September 25, 2013, and Christopher Wool, whose retrospective opened on October 25, 2013 and remains on view through January 22, 2014. Over $2.8 million was raised in support of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. The 2013 Guggenheim International Gala was made possible by Dior.

The Gala Benefit Auction through Paddle8 featured a sale of four artworks, by William Eggleston, On Kawara, François-Xavier Lalanne, and James Turrell, during the dinner event. Proceeds benefit the museum’s general operating fund, and help to make possible the Guggenheim’s exhibition, care, and study of its unparalleled collections of modern and contemporary works of art and its innovative educational programs.

On November 6, the 2013 Guggenheim International Gala Pre-party, hosted by the Guggenheim’s Young Collectors Council and made possible by Dior, featured a special musical performance by electronic music ambassador/DJ Richie Hawtin (aka Plastikman). The event included guests Noreen Ahmad, Harry Brant, Rachel Chandler, Michel Gaubert, Astrid Hill, Anne Huntington, Stephanie LaCava, Zosia Mamet, Pat McGrath, Shala Monroque, Elizabeth Olsen, James Purefoy, Zachary Quinto, Charlotte Sarkozy, Cobie Smulders, Max Snow, Daria Strokous, Victoria Stockman, Dan Tanzilli, and Harley Viera-Newton, Neville Wakefield.

Wine and spirits for the Guggenheim International Gala were provided by Moët Hennessy USA.

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Christopher Wool and James Turrell. Photo: Billy Farrell/


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