One Thousand Nights and One Night | Sleepless Nights of Sheherazade

July 26, 2014 - 6:00pm

The Watermill Center
39 Watermill Towd Road
Water Mill, New York

The Watermill Center will once again bring together the worlds of theater, art, fashion, design, and society for The 21st Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit. Watermill International Summer Program Participants come from over 25 countries to create installations and performances throughout the eight and a half acres of grounds during the event. The funds raised will support The Watermill Center's year round Artist Residency Programs, providing a unique environment for young and emerging artists to explore and develop new work.

benefit chairs
lindsey & ian adelman, wallis annenberg, sonja bebber & martin brand, kelly behun & jay sugarman, henry buhl, janna bullock, bonnie comley & stewart f. lane, paula cooper & jack macrae, andrea & pericles druck, lisa & sanford ehrenkranz, wendy & roger ferris, anke & jürgen friedrich, barbara goldsmith, anne hearst mcinerney & jay mcinerney, josefin & paul hilal, carola & bob jain, calvin klein, dorothy lichtenstein, eugenio lopez, honorable & mrs. earle i. mack, inga maren otto, katharina otto-bernstein & nathan bernstein, lisa & richard perry, tatiana & campion platt, katharine & william rayner, may & samuel rudin family foundation, inc., louisa sarofim, barbara slifka, christine wächter-campbell & william i. campbell, regina & gregory weingarten, laura lee woods

honorary chairs
marina abramović, jane adams, pedro almodóvar, laurie anderson, mikhail baryshnikov, iman & david bowie, lucinda childs, alba & francesco clemente, chuck close, bob colacello, alan cumming, willem dafoe, christophe de menil, baroness philippine de rothschild, alber elbaz, renée fleming, frank gehry, philip glass, jake gyllenhaal, h.r.h. the princess of hanover, jenny holzer, isabelle huppert, anjelica huston, bianca jagger, emilia & ilya kabakov, harvey keitel, kylie minogue, jessye norman, charles renfro, keith richards, isabella rossellini, salman rushdie, sharon stone, rufus wainwright & jörn weisbrodt

auction highlights include work by
derrick adams, diana al-hadid, daniel arsham, alice aycock, jeff bark, richard barnes, ross bleckner, hans breder, ryan brown, chokra, reza derakshani, sam falls, antony gormley, sara greenberger rafferty, david hilliard, nir hod, ran hwang, emilia & ilya kabakov, anselm kiefer, kinke kooi, james lecce, katja loher, david mann, susan meiselas, nobuhiro nakanishi, g.t. pellizzi, jon pestoni, kembra pfahler, julian schnabel, martin schoeller, ray smith, al taylor, ned vena, marianne vitale, chuck webster, robert wilson, rob wynne, marc yankus, scott zieher, experiences by fendi, giorgio armani, prada
For more information on the auction, click HERE

wine provided by mouton rothschild
spirits provided by casamigos tequila, hendrick’s gin, sag harbor rum, and tito’s handmade vodka
beer provided by peroni nastro azzurro
additional beverages provided by illycaffè and voss artesian water from norway


Watch this video from last year's benefit: DEVIL'S HEAVEN: The 20th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit


image credit: dash snow, untitled, 2007, digital c-print in two parts, 28.9 x 43 inches (73.4 x 109.2 cm) each
courtesy of the dash snow estate, new york city