• Date: April 11, 2011
  • Location: Park Avenue Armory

Press Release

Date: Monday April 11th 2011
Location: Park Avenue Armory
Time: 7 PM Cocktails / 8 PM Seated Dinner / Dessert and dancing to follow…
Proceeds support Art Production Fund.

Art Production Fund (APF) is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to producing ambitious public art projects, reaching new audiences and expanding awareness through contemporary art. 

Past projects include: SHOW, Vanessa Beecroft, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1998; FISCHERSPOONER: LA, performance, 2001; Keith + Farrah, collaborative exhibition by Keith Edmier and Farrah Fawcett, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and The Andy Warhol Museum, 2003; PLAN B, Rudolf Stingel summer 2004, Grand Central's Vanderbilt Hall and The Walker Art Center; Prada Marfa, Elmgreen & Dragset, Valentine, TX, 2005, permanent; Greeting Card, Aaron Young, Park Avenue Armory, 2007; Electric Fountain, Noble & Webster, Rockefeller Plaza, 2008; The Whitney Biennial, Park Avenue Armory, 2008. Kalup Linzy, Member's Only, Prospect. 1 New Orleans, 2008. Scribble, Karl Haendel, 2009; Kalup Linzy, Kembra Pfahler, Haim Steinbach, Proenza Schouler for Pitti W, Florence, Italy 2009; ART ADDS, Alex Katz, Shirin Neshat, Yoko Ono, New York City, 2010; PAUSE, Yoko Ono and T.J. Wilcox, Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, NV, ongoing; White Ghost, Yoshitomo Nara, Park Avenue, NYC, 2010; Rob Pruitt: Holy Crap, Sotheby’s, New York City, 2010.  Co-Founders: Yvonne Force Villareal & Doreen Remen; Director: Casey Fremont


Clarissa Dalrymple for her life-long commitment to the arts

John Demsey, Group President, Estée Lauder Companies and Chairman of the MAC AIDS Fund, for his philanthropic endeavors in support of the arts.


Yvonne Force Villareal and Doreen Remen 

Host committee: Andre Balazs, Amanda & Christopher Brooks, Cecily Brown & Nicolai Ouroussoff, Rachel Feinstein & John Currin, Casey Fremont, Zani Gugelmann, Nate Lowman, Jane Rosenblum. Lea Carpenter Brokaw*, High Bush*, Jessica Craig-Martin*, Mark Fletcher*, Steven Klein*, Amy Sacco*, Vanessa Arelle*, Hope Atherton, Lisa & Richard Baker, Anne Bass & Julian Lethbridge, Gavin Brown, Barabara Gladstone, Klaus Kertess & Billy Sullivan, Justine & Jeff Koons, Nate Lowman, Elizabeth Peyton, Jane Kaplowitz, David Teiger

*APF Board of Directors

Artists projects:

Plate design with Bernardaud: Jeff Koons

Portraits sketches during event:  Dana Schutz

Temporary tattoos: Nate Lowman

Performance by: Ryan McNamara

Film Screening by: Corey McCorkle

Special Treat by: Laurel Nakadate

Special Treat by: Dan Colen

+ Special  performances and other surprises.


MC: Amy Sacco
DJ: Donna D’Cruz
Performance by Violinist: Tim Fain (who’s music is featured in Black Swan)
Liquor Sponsor: Dom Perignon  / Design Sponsor: Pandiscio Co.

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