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Ballroom Marfa 2018 New York Gala

November 6, 2018

Ballroom Marfa 2018 NYC Gala


Ballroom Marfa’s 2018 New York Gala

Presented by MaxMara
Honoring Sofia Coppola

November 6, 2018
7pm Cocktails
8pm Dinner

611 W 50th St. New York, NY 10019

Co-Founders Fairfax Dorn and Virginia Lebermann proudly announce the 2018 Ballroom Marfa New York Gala, presented by Max Mara. The gala is co-chaired by Charles Attal, Andres & Lauren Santo Domingo, Marc Glimcher, Matthew Day Jackson, Rainer Judd, Maria Giulia Prezioso Maramotti, and Allison Sarofim. The event will take place on Tuesday, November 6 at The Garage at 611 W 50th Street.

For this year’s gala, Ballroom will honor Sofia Coppola with our second ‘Off the Grid Award’. This award recognizes individuals who approach their creative practice with the same independent spirit and imagination that thrives in West Texas where Ballroom resides. Artist duo Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset have created a special sculpture for this year’s ‘Off the Grid Award’.

Guests will enjoy live music by The Cactus Blossoms and a cinematic score by famed Italo disco DJ Mike Simonetti. Live and silent auctions via Paddle8 will include work from Adam Pendleton, Leo Villareal, Loie Hollowell, Matthew Day Jackson, Rashid Johnson, Erin Shirreff, Tara Donovan, Donald Judd Furniture, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, and more to be announced.

Online bidding begins on Tuesday, October 23 and closes on Wednesday, November 7. Bidding on select works will conclude as part of the live auction at the November 6 gala.

All proceeds from Ballroom Marfa’s 2018 New York Gala support our programs as we continue to produce ambitious exhibitions; commission extraordinary works that are site-specific and site-inspired; enable profound cultural happenings and connections; and share the landscape of the Big Bend with a diversity of artists and musicians.

For ticket information please contact or call us at (432) 729-3600. Seating is extremely limited!

Ballroom Marfa 2018 NYC Gala