Last night, Independent Curators International (ICI) celebrated their Annual Benefit & Auction. During the VIP Honoree Hour, art maven and international social denizen Dasha Zhukova received the honorary Leo Award. Presented by Glenmede, the evening took place at the gorgeous Prince George Ballroom, which was artfully transformed by FÊTE. The evening proceeded with an impressive live auction led by Alexander Rotter, Senior Vice President, Head of Department of Contemporary Art at Sotheby's New York.
The auction featured works by Olaf Breuning, Brendan Fowler, Zipora Fried, KAWS, Ellsworth Kelly, and other famous artists. Guests also bid on lavish once-in-a-lifetime experiences, including a week-long stay in a private three-bedroom villa in St. Barts, a commissioned oil painting by Jeanette Mundt, and a weekend in Newport, RI including a day charter on America's oldest classic 12-Metre sailing boat.