Friday evening, August 7th, Judi Desiderio attended the Summer Gala at Guild Hall for the exhibition featuring over thirty of Mr. Lichtenstein’s Sea-Scapes. Once the exhibition was finished the party continued at 172 Cedar Street, a 23-acre equestrian farm in East Hampton owned by Jeff Fagen, the creative director of the surf company, Panda Diplomacy and his wife, Isabel Rose, who wrote a novel called “The J.A.P. Chronicles”. The event was hosted by April Gornik and Alec Baldwin was the auctioneer. The generous artists who donated for the Live Auction were William Wegman, Kaws, Annie Leibovitz, Keith Sonnier, Jacob Hashimoto, John Chamberlain, and Malcom Morley. There was a Wine Dinner with NY Times Food Writer Florence Fabricant for 8, courtesy of Florence and Richard Fabricant auctioned off for $10,000.
The evening was a grand success and Guild Hall did a wonderful job hosting the event. Congratulations to all.