At the end of last week, Jeff Koons‘ Seated Ballerina was unveiled at Rockefeller Center in New York to bring awareness and support to the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC).
That evening, Kiehl’s Since 1851, Art Production Fund, and Saks Fifth Avenue hosted a private celebration with Chris Salgardo, President, Kiehl’s USA; Casey Fremont, Executive Director, Art Production Fund, Marc Metrick, President, Saks Fifth Avenue; Maura Harty, President & CEO of the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children; and Jeff Koons.
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were enjoyed on the terrace of Saks Fifth Avenue, offering a bird’s eye view of the monumental sculpture from the artist’s “Antiquity” series. Attendees, enjoying music by Pamela Katz, included Art Production Fund Co-Founders Yvonne Force Villareal and Doreen Remen, Art Production Fund Director of Operations Kathleen Lynch, Marlies Verhoeven, Alexandra Chemla, Fort Gansevoort’s Carolyn Angel and Adam Shopkorn, Warby Parker CEO Neil Blumenthal, Field Kallop, Dalia Oberlander, musician Betty Who, Whitney Biennial artist Raul de Nieves, Bettina Prentice, Ashlee Harrison, Nazy Nazhand, and LGBTQ rights activist Jacob Tobia.
In support of National Missing Children’s Month, Kiehl’s Salgardo presented a check to ICMEC for $100,000.
Seated Ballerina is on view through June 2, 2017.