By Hillary Latos.
As one of the premiere social events of the season, The Parrish Art Museum held its annual Midsummer Party in Water Mill, NY gathering of a who’s who of artists, art collectors, curators, philanthropists, and business leaders from the Hamptons, New York, and beyond. This past Saturday in addition to dining and dancing, guests of the Parrish’s MidSummer Party had the opportunity to preview the inauguration of Platform: Jonah Bokaer, and experience the Museum’s current exhibitions including Radical Seafaring andthe Permanent Collection: Connections and Context. This guest of honor this year was the Parrish honored Trustee, art collector, and philanthropist Barbara J. Slifka who was noted for her dedication, enthusiasm, and generous commitment to visual and performing arts as well as to environmental and social causes.
A live auction at the event featured private rehearsal access and opening night tickets to the BAM Next Wave Festival’s Rules of the Game by Jonah Bokaer, Daniel Arsham, and Pharrell Williams; Bulgari Lucea watch; private dinner created by Jean-Georges at Topping Rose House, Bridgehampton; connoisseur wine collection; and golf outing at the National Golf Links of America in Southampton; as well as the opportunity to make donations in support of the Museum’s educational programming.
After 10 was the Parrish Contemporaries Circle (PCC) After Party kicked of as guests let loose danced the night away in the Lichtenstein Theater to renowned DJ Coleman who kept the action going until the wee hours of the night.
Notable attendees included:
Alice Aycock | Jonah Bokaer | Michael Combs | Eric Fischl | Connie Fox | Christopher French | April Gornik | Mary Heilmann | Bryan Hunt | Steven Ladd | Donald Lipski | Malcolm Morley | Dan Rizzie | Dorothea Rockburne | Clifford Ross | Bastienne Schmidt | Keith Sonnier | Billy Sullivan | Donald Sultan | John Torreano | Robert Wilson
Veronica Atkins | Deborah Bancroft | Ann and Keith Barish | Patricia Birch Becker | Geoffrey Bradfield | Bonnie Comley and Stewart Lane | Estrellita and Daniel Brodsky | Susan de Franҫa | Gale and Ira Drukier | Somers and Jonathan Farkas | Regina Glocker | Jamee and Peter Gregory | Andrea Grover | H. Peter Haveles | Dottie Herman | Caroline Hirsch and Andrew Fox | Ala and Ralph Isham | Barbara and Richard Lane | Jack Lenor Larsen | Chad Leat | Sandra Lee | Ashley Leeds and Christopher Harland | Dorothy Lichtenstein | Howard Lorber | Christina and Alan MacDonald | Stephen Meringoff and Kim Charlton | Nicole Miller and Kim Taipale
Emily Mortimer and Alessandro Nivola | Mary Kathryn and Alex Navab | Margo MacNabbNederlander and James L. Nederlander | Adrian Nivola | Maren Otto | Sandy and Steve Perlbinder | Michèle and Steve Pesner
Katharine and William Rayner | Robin and Fred Seegal | Barbara J. Slifka | Alexandra Stanton and Sam Natapoff | Terrie Sultan | Fern and Lenard Tessler | Jane and David Walentas | Danielle and Tom Walker | Carol and Michael Weisman | Barbara and Donald Zucker
All pictures by Joe Schildhorn for BFA.com. Courtesy of the Parrish Art Museum.