November 2, 2011
Picasso to Warhol Gala
Modern Masters at the High Museum
- Photos by BenRosePhotography.com
From Warhol’s self-portrait to Picasso’s Girl in the Mirror, modern art mesmerizes a black-tie crowd
Gala co-chairs Chris and Elizabeth Willett and Michelle and David Crosland, director of MoMA Glenn Lowry, High Museum director Michael E Shapiro, Bill Heckelmann of Salvatore Ferragmao (the gala’s sponsor) and decor partner Tony Brewer and Company.
The High Museum of Art
Among the connoisseur crowd: Atlanta artist Radcliffe Bailey and his actress/wife Victoria Rowell, international street artist KAWS (who will show at the High this Nov. and Feb. 2012), John Wieland, Michael Portman, Ginny Brewer, Jada and Tom Loveless, Charlene Crusoe Ingram, David York, Holli and Ian Easton, Steve and Marie Nygren, Darrel Mays, Johanna Ellis, Alex and Joanne Gross.
After a cocktail reception on the Sifly Piazza, black-tie guests gathered in the Wieland Pavilion—transformed for the night into an ethereal all-white décor by Tony Brewer and Company-- for a seated gourmet dinner. Jazz vocalist Francine Reed provided musical stylings and after dinner, guests enjoyed an exclusive preview of the Picasso to Warhol exhibit and dancing under the stars to the tunes of DJ De La Soul. Among the 14 contemporary artists on exhibit: Warhol, Matisse, Brancusi, Picasso and Pollock. Picasso to Warhol: Fourteen Modern Masters will be on view at the High Museum through April 29, 2011, www.high.org
Proceeds from the gala benefitted future programs at the High Museum.