NEW YORK – On 24 October, Sotheby’s was honoured to host and co-sponsor the 25th annual Take Home a Nude party and benefit auction in support of the New York Academy of Art. The silent and live auctions, which featured more than 180 works by top contemporary names, raised over $1.1 million for the Academy, far surpassing previous years. Guests such as Brooke Shields, Bobby Flay, Naomi Watts, John Varvatos and other stars from the media, art and creative industries joined benefit co-chairs, Dorothy Lichtenstein and Eric Shiner of Sotheby’s. The evening’s honouree was collector and former Warhol Superstar Jane Holzer. In keeping with Warhol, who was one of the Academy’s founders, the artist’s biographer Bob Colacello staged an impromptu interview with Holzer. To relive the evening and see the glamorous crowd, click ahead.

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