ED RUSCHA Jeff Koons George Condo Aaron Young Scott Campbell Chuck Close Tom Sachs

2013 Whitney Museum Gala honoring Ed Ruscha was sponsored by Louis Vuitton this season and featured cameos by some of biggest art stars in Gotham including Ruscha, Jeff Koons, George Condo, Aaron Young, Scott Campbell, Chuck Close, and Tom Sachs, Josephine Meckseper and Richard Phillips, and many others. 

Photos: PMc. 

2012 WHITNEY GALA and Studio Party 2012 WHITNEY GALA and Studio Party: Michael Avedon, Kyle DeWoody, Jon Neidich 2012 WHITNEY GALA and Studio Party: Julia Chiang, Brian 2012 WHITNEY GALA and Studio Party: Adam Green

Tuesday was a competitive event night in Gotham. MoMA, Guggenheim, and Museum of Moving Image all held respective parties but massive, Sandy delayed Whitney Museum of American Art Gala and Studio Party held its own. The two-part event raised $2.7 million in part thanks to Microsoft. Guests included after-party chair Michael Avedon, Andres Serrano, George Condo, KAWS and Julia Chiang, Adam Green, and Glenn Ligon. Nate Lowman was a very special DJ and the man wasn’t kidding around - he brought a box of vinyls.

Photos: David X Prutting / BFA