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Whitney Art Party 2012 at Skylight Studio: A Theory event.

Tom Dunn, Bettina Prentice, Olivier Theyskens, Maggie Betts, Mark Amadei
Images via PMC. Tom Dunn, Bettina Prentice, Olivier Theyskens, Maggie Betts, Mark Amadei

Last night saw a gathering of NY society, the art and fashion world and a smattering of celebrity who all came along to the Whitney Museum’s annual summer party as held at the Soho’s Skylight Soho.

Unlike previous soirees this one was entirely sponsored by fashion brand Theory (which saw it’s chief designer Olivier Theyskens and various guests decked in the namesake brand) as well as by department store Saks Fifth ave. As usual, the champagne (the bellini martini was a fav) ran all night as the paparazzi went into overtime and guests enjoyed the edible yummies.

The evening’s highlight nevertheless belonged to performers Iona Rozeal Brown and Kalup Linzy who collaborated with Kreëmart to produce A Memorial for Taiwan, a multimedia performance celebrating the life of Taiwan, one of the artist’s longstanding alter egos in his nearly ten year repetoire of video art. The artist and his band performed a series of his original compositions as well as some by noted artists, Whitney Houston and Otis Redding.

The 2012 Art Party, and its silent auction featuring dozens of works by contemporary artists, made possible by the support of Theory and Saks Fifth Avenue, raised critical funds to support the Whitney’s Independent Study Program.

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Sean Avery, Tom Sachs
Peter Davis, Bettina Prentice, Kristian Laliberte, Annette Stephens
Laura Vidrequin, Yigal Azrouel

Kate Bosworth, Olivier Theysken





  1. If one has a solid look at what has become of the media industry they will find that in essence it’s a regurgitated prism for indoctrinated vested interests. Especially with the bigger media interests. From the movies, celebrities being championed (or trashed) or even the points of views with respects to popular culture.

    Then again it is the job of those writers who are in a position to question and explore a more nuanced discussion to do so. At least that’s what we attempt to do here at this journal.

    As for the party itself it’s for a good cause and giving it a forum can I hope sustain the affording of funds for the arts.

    As for what the journal was paid? Not a cent. Then again you weren’t charged either to express your opinion.



  2. Very nice advertisement for Theory & The boring Whitney art party which hasnt been good in at least 2 years. Just curious on how much $$ you were paid for this desperate ADVERTISEMENT disguised as “journalism”.

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