Monday, November 2, 2009


Eric Ogden
Silent Auction

Untitled, 2009

Archival pigment print

30 x 40 in., framed

Estimated value: $ 2,500

Courtesy of the artist

Get your ticket now and support Aperture Foundation !
See you there!

NOVEMBER 2, 2009

Honoring Joel Meyerowitz,
Howard Greenberg, and Susana Torruella Leval

Courtesy Joel Meyerowitz/Edwynn Houk Gallery
Aperture’s Biggest Auction Ever Features Seventy Exquisite Artworks by both Masters of Photography and Emerging Artists
Including works by Diane Arbus, Bruce Davidson, Atta Kim, Matthew Pillsbury, Malick Sidibé, and More!

Leaders from the international art, photography, publishing, design, business, and philanthropic communities will gather to celebrate the best in photography at Aperture’s star-studded 2009 Benefit and Auction on November 2, at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, New York. This year’s event honors three individuals for their outstanding achievements in the field: Howard Greenberg, one of the world’s top photography dealers; Susana Torruella Leval, curator, arts advocate, and Aperture trustee; and master photographer Joel Meyerowitz.

This year’s benefit is co-chaired by Estrellita Brodsky, noted patron and collector of Latin American art; philanthropists Gary and Ellen Davis; gallerist Edwynn Houk; renowned artist and actress Jessica Lange; prominent collectors Gary and Sarah Wolkowitz; and Aperture trustee, art patron, and photographer Diane Tuft. The auction chair is Cathy Kaplan, Aperture trustee, avid photography collector, and partner at Sidley Austin LLP, New York.

Denise Bethel, senior vice president and director of photographs, Sotheby’s, will be the auctioneer.

Proceeds from the event will support Aperture’s publications, exhibitions, and humanities programs.

To preview all the auction prints, please visit

Among the exciting artists whose work is featured in the auction are:
Diane Arbus, Bill Armstrong, Jerry Berndt, Miguel Rio Branco, Dana Buckley, Keith Carter, Elinor Carucci, Catherine Chalmers, Bruce Davidson, Sally Gall, Flor Garduño, Jacqueline Hassink, Peter Granser, Betsy Karel, Yousuf Karsh, Atta Kim, Joel Meyerowitz, Andrew Moore, Abelardo Morell, Michael “Nick” Nichols, Mark Osterman, Matthew Pillsbury and Malick Sidibé, as well as a portrait commission by Elliot Erwitt.


Monday, November 2, 2009
6:30-10:00 p.m.

The Lighthouse, Pier 61, Chelsea Piers
23rd Street and the West Side Highway
New York, New York

Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction
6:30-8:00 p.m.

Dinner, Live Auction, and Award Ceremony
8:00-10:00 p.m.


ruben said...

Great benefit party!

ruben said...

I did not get this photo as much as I wanted it. Never count me out!
Someday soon, it will be mine!