Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Matthew Barney at the National Arts Club



We at Cremaster Fanatic weren't feeling well last Friday, so we missed Matthew Barney's appearance at the National Arts Club. Barney's partner Bjork was also apparently unable to attend, but their daughter Isadora was there, drawing pictures and dancing. Other celebrity sightings include paralympic athlete Aimee Mullins (the "Cheetah Woman" from Cremaster 2), gallerists Barbara Gladstone and Mary Boone, fashion designers Lizzie Fortunato and Timo, film director Michael Gondry, and artist Will Cotton. Music for the event was provided by the Beatrice Inn’s D.J. Rian Fossett and the group Fluxconcert.

Barney, pictured above with National Arts Club president Aldon James, was awarded the Medal of Honor for Lifetime Achievement in Art. Apparently, Barney's acceptance speech was limited to a brief "Thank you."

You can see more pictures from the evening at http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/R8d5a-EDBfI/National+Arts+Club+Honors+Matthew+Barney/0jcpqL1daIg
Additional coverage:
Oly's Musings
Vanity Fair
New York Sun

1 comment:

Ross said...

It's "Michel Gondry" for what it's worth.