Aspen Art Museum’s ArtCrush benefit gala

Over 300 of the world’s top art collectors, wine connoisseurs, artists, gallery owners, museum directors, curators, and global business leaders come together in Aspen for three days of striking events to celebrate the Aspen Art Museum’s 8th annual ArtCrush summer benefit gala.

Last year’s ArtCrush Gala. Image courtesy of Billy Farrell Agency.

ArtCrush and related events, WineCrush, PreviewCrush, and AfterpartyCrush, will be held August 1 – 3, 2012, with the main ArtCrush gala taking place on Friday, August 3, featuring the presentation of the 2012 Aspen Award for Art to renowned artist Tom Sachs. Friday’s event includes silent and live auctions, and a seated dinner. 2012 art auction items are being donated by such esteemed artists as Norman Bluhm, Kathy Butterly, Sarah Cain, Nigel Cooke, E.V. Day, Marc Dennis, Carroll Dunham, Eric Fischl, Morgan Fisher, Tom Friedman, Ryan Gander, Katy Grannan, Mark Grotjahn, Nir Hod, Jim Hodges, Joyce Pensato, Emilio Perez, Rob Pruitt, (AAA Honoree) Tom Sachs, Katy Schimert, Stephen Shore, David Shrigley, Monika Sosnowska, Fred Tomaselli, Christopher Wool, Amelie von Wulffen, Cerith Wyn Evans, Haegue Yang, Dustin Yellin, and more. The evening’s live auction will be conducted by Sotheby’s European Senior International Specialist of Contemporary Art Oliver Barker.

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