PARTIES

Inside the Annual Guggenheim Young Collectors Party


The crowd at the 2016 Guggenheim Young Collectors party Thursday evening was a mixed bag. Women in ball gowns brushed shoulders with artists in Uniqlo linen pants and security guards yelled at selfie-takers bumping up against the Peter Fischli and David Weiss sculptures on display. Event chairs Sarah Arison, Laura de Gunzburg, and Nell Diamond floated around somewhere in-between with fashionable guests like Leandra Medine, Bee Shaffer, and Claire Distenfeld. Topics of conversation did not include Zaha Hadid, whose sudden death was announced that morning. “At this party so far, I’ve talked about how badly I want snacks, where they might be, and how much I love Fischli and Weiss,” said artist Chloe Wise, who was inspired by the duo’s sense of humor. Minutes later, mini whoopee pies were served.

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Bee Shaffer and Nell Diamond. Photo by BFA.

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Kyle Hotchkiss Carone and Claire Distenfeld. Photo by BFA.

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Leandra Medine

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Marlies Verhoeven, Katherine Brinson, Lauren Hinkson, and Lara Devgan. Photo by BFA.

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Rin Johnson and Kimberly Drew. Photo by BFA.

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Susan Thompson, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Lucas Blalock, Anne Huntington, Noreen Ahmad, Jennie C. Jones, and Lauren Hinkson. Photo by BFA.

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Sarah Arison. Photo by BFA.

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Laura de Gunzburg. Photo by BFA.

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Giulia Modenese and Giorgina Fioruzzi. Photo by BFA.

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Lindsay Ellingson. Photo by BFA.

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Sophia Macks. Photo by BFA.

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MeLo-X. Photo by BFA.

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Ayakamay, Cary Fukunaga, and Daniel Greeve. Photo by BFA.

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Emma Lasry, Stefan Idowu-Bello, Caroline Hoffman, and Casper Jopling. Photo by BFA.