28th Annual Take Home a Nude Art Party and Auction Raises $1.1 Million

28th Annual Take Home a Nude Art Party and Auction Raises $1.1 Million

Guests included Brooke Shields, Alan Cumming, Princess Alexandra of Greece, Eileen Guggenheim, Will Cotton, Cynthia Rowley, Nicole Miller and Martha Hunt.
Guests included Brooke Shields, Alan Cumming, Princess Alexandra of Greece, Eileen Guggenheim, Will Cotton, Cynthia Rowley, Nicole Miller and Martha Hunt.
Dana Schutz's Drifter (2019), made for Take Home a Nude to fund a new scholarship. Photograph by Samantha Nandez/BFA.com.  

O n 15 October, art stars, royals, designers, actors and philanthropists gathered at Sotheby’s New York for the annual Take Home a Nude Art Party and Auction benefiting the New York Academy of Art. Silent and live auctions, led by Sotheby’s Michael Macaulay, drove the night’s total to $1.1 million which will support the academy’s programs and student scholarships. Featured artists included John Currin, Tracey Emin, Eric Fischl, Cindy Sherman, Jonas Wood, Will Cotton and Damian Loeb, as well as the event’s 2019 honoree Dana Schutz. The prominent figurative artist created a painting exclusively for the Take Home a Nude auction, which having sold for $60,000 was used to fund the inaugural Dana Schutz Scholarship. Below, discover a selection of images from the evening.

 Greg Unis, Brooke Shields and David Kratz. Photograph by Jason Crowley/BFA.com.  
 David Kratz and Dana Schutz. Photograph by Samantha Nandez/BFA.com.  
 Alan Cumming. Photograph by Jason Crowley/BFA.com.  
 Barbara Guggenheim and Eileen Guggenheim. Photograph by Jason Crowley/BFA.com.  
Works on offer in the silent and live auctions. Photograph by Samantha Nandez/BFA.com.  
 Cynthia Rowley. Photograph by Samantha Nandez/BFA.com.  
 Nicolas Mirzayantz and Princess Alexandra of Greece. Photograph by Jason Crowley/BFA.com.  
 Lauren Levison and Alyson Cafiero. Photograph by Jason Crowley/BFA.com.  
 Zoya Loeb and Damian Loeb. Photograph by Jason Crowley/BFA.com.  
 Sotheby’s Michael Macaulay. Photograph by Samantha Nandez/BFA.com.  
 Nicole Miller. Photograph by Jason Crowley/BFA.com.  
 Martha Hunt. Photograph by Jason Crowley/BFA.com.  
 Will Cotton and Rose Dergan. Photograph by Jason Crowley/BFA.com.  
 Brooke Shields and David Kratz. Photograph by Samantha Nandez/BFA.com.  
 JiaJia Fei. Photograph by Samantha Nandez/BFA.com.  
 Arden Wohl and Ippolita Rostagno. Photograph by Jason Crowley/BFA.com.  
 Alyssa Monks. Photograph by Jason Crowley/BFA.com.  

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