Marfa Dialogues

Ballroom Marfa Benefit Gala 2014

10 November 2014

Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, Douglas Friedman, Reed Krakoff, Rainer Judd, Trey Laird, Allison Sarofim


Ballroom Marfa Benefit Gala
November 10, 2014
Prince George Ballroom
15 East 27th Street · New York, NY

As one of North America’s most innovative non-profit cultural institutions, Ballroom Marfa is committed to the mission of creating and sharing groundbreaking art and culture locally, nationally and internationally. The New York Benefit Gala is a night to bask in past successes while securing essential support for the future, including the next chapter of Graham Reynolds’ Marfa Triptych, Marfa Dialogues, and the Mexican Summer music festival. Ballroom Marfa will also soon bring exhibitions by artists Sam Falls, Nicole Miller, and curator Tom Morton to Far West Texas. All proceeds will go towards continuing Ballroom Marfa’s innovative programming in Marfa and beyond.


6:30 pm
Cocktail reception and silent auction.

Toast and introduction of new Executive Director Susan Sutton by Co-Founder and Artistic Director Fairfax Dorn.

Dinner with special performance by Graham Reynolds and his 11-piece band, performing the first installment in The Marfa Triptych: The Country & Western Big Band Suite.

9:00 pm
Live auction hosted by Phillips.

For more information, please contact Alisha Litman at MF Productions at or 212-243-7300.

Participating Artists
Maryam Amiryani, Barry X Ball, Ivin Ballen, Robert Buck, Dan Colen, Aaron Curry, Sarah Crowner, Matthew Day Jackson, Sam Falls, Karl Haendel, Hilary Harnischfeger, Rashid Johnson, Rosy Keyser, Erlea Maneros Zabala, Sam Moyer, Trevor Paglen, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Hanneline Røgeberg, Will Ryman, Peter Saul, Dana Schutz, Petzel Gallery, Erin Shirreff, Nick Terry, Nick van Woert, Leo Villareal, Tommy White, Sue Williams, Michael Williams

Host Committee
Alia Al-Senussi, Alturas Foundation, Abdullah Al-Turki, Susan Ashcroft, Charles Attal, Laurence & Janet Band, Marianne Boesky & Liam Culman, James Keith Brown & Eric Diefenbach, Massimo De Carlo, Milan/London, Suzanne Deal Booth, Alexis Dittmer, John & Lisa Dorn, Mark Fletcher, Marc Glimcher, Anthony Grant, Steve & Kathy Guttman, Christopher C. Hill, Horizon Foundation, Sue Hostetler & Donald Drapkin, Paul Judelson | I-20, Emily Keeton, Molly O. Kemp, Philae Knight, Matt & Mikelle Kruger, Rhiannon Kubicka, Jenny & Trey Laird, Virginia Lebermann, Tobin Levy, Michael Maltzan, David Maupin, Fergus McCaffrey, NY, and St. Barts, Ross R. Moody, Nancy B. Negley, Louise O’Connor, Catherine Orentreich, Orentreich, Family Foundation, Stuart Parr, John & Amy Phelan, Ginger Reeder, Doreen Remen, Art Production Fund, Whitney Robinson, Alexander S.C. Rower, Charles Ruger, Lauren & Andres Santo Domingo, Ron Sommers, Nathan Sommers Jacobs, Robert Soros, Anne-Cecilie & Rob Speyer, Sara Story, Ed Tang & John Auerbach, Gordon VeneKlasen, Yvonne & Leo Villareal, Nancy & George Walker, Catherine Walsh, Candace Worth, Carolina Zapf & John Josephson, Robin Zendell

Reed Krakoff

Special Thanks
Casa Dragones
Tito’s Vodka
My Essential Wine

Event design by Sean Daly.
Graphic design by Brice Beasley.