Last night in New York, Art Production Fund (APF) toasted to its tenth annual auction gala. Hosted at THE GRILL and THE POOL, the celebration honored the creative couple Sarah Hoover and Tom Sachs. Kicking off the evening was a cocktail reception in THE GRILL, featuring hors d’oeuvres and spirits and champagne by Ruinart.
Between sips and bites, hosts—like APF Executive Director Casey Fremont, Director of Operations Kathleen Lynch, Co-Founders Doreen Remen and Yvonne Force Villareal, Aby and Samantha Rosen, Emily Ratajkowski and Sebastian Bear-McClard, Nancy Magoon, Sanford Biggers, and Sarah Arison—welcomed guests to a night full of exploration.
On the mezzanine level of THE GRILL, guests—including Derrick Adams, Tyler Mitchell, José Parlá, Hank Willis Thomas, Wes Gordon, Paul Arnhold, Amy Astley, Stacey Bendet, Isolde Brielmaier, Athena Calderone, David Chang, Wes Gordon, Laura de Gunzburg, Brett Heyman, Nicky Hilton, Aurora James, Indre Rockefeller, Cynthia Rowley, Marianne Boesky, and Jerry Gagosian—enjoyed a special performance by Mika Tajima featuring ballerina Alexandra Jacob.
As they made their way through the space, guests also discovered an immersive installation by Sachs. Created as a nail salon, attendees were able to receive Chanel Beauté manicures with Sachs-designed nail decals. Special for the night, as well, was the opportunity to receive a Tom Sachs ID and custom ID holder at the Tom Sachs Space Program Indoctrination & Re-Education Center. There was also a ball pit, featuring the APF logo drawn by Sachs, that welcomed guests into THE POOL.
With live music playing by The Misshapes, guests then settled into their seats for a decadent dinner curated by Hoover—burgers, caviar by Regalis Foods, napkins by Ed Ruscha, and more. Before indulging, Ratajkowski led a toast to Sarah Hoover, and the Brooklyn Museum Director Anne Pasternak toasted to Tom Sachs. During the meal, an auction began—with support from Crozier, led by Gabriela Palmieri—that included works by artists like Ed Ruscha, Sanford Biggers, and more. Per usual, the funds from the night will support APF’s public commissions that make artists’ visions come to life.