May 13, 2021

Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman Attend Parrish Art Museum’s Annual Midsummer Gala

A buttery midsummer sunset melted over the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, N.Y., Saturday evening as a sea of East End elites gathered for the gallery’s annual fund-raising dinner.
“The artists came out here in the late Forties because of the light,” remarked event cochair and New York Comedy Club founder Caroline Hirsch, who was wearing a bold-colored Emilio Pucci dress. “The light is what keeps us all coming back because it’s unbelievable.”
Inside the Herzog & de Meuron-designed space, which opened in 2012, guests mingled over cocktails beneath a larger-than-life sepia-toned photograph of ominous ocean waves by artist Clifford Ross, who was honored at the event along with art grande dame Agnes Gund. Wearing a vividly patterned full-length Duro Olowu frock, the art collector and patron reflected on how important her collection has been to her throughout her life.
“I’ve lived with art so long that I really can’t live without it,” she observed. “That was very hard about selling the Lichtenstein because it was one of the few things that I have left. I knew Roy quite well and it was a big thing to let it go, but I decided I’m not going to be around that much longer so

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