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Art + Film

LACMA’s annual gala honored Barbara Kruger and Quentin Tarantino.


On Saturday night, the worlds of art, fashion, and film descended on LACMA for the museum’s fourth annual Art+Film gala, this year honoring Barbara Kruger and Quentin Tarantino, and drumming up $3.85 million for the museum. The event’s co-chairs Eva Chow and Leonardo DiCaprio were joined by some 600 dazzling guests, including Salma Hayak Pinault, Pierre Huyghe, Jennifer Lopez, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West, Cara Delevingne, Jamie Foxx, and Larry Gagosian, who threaded through the lampposts of Chris Burden’s Urban Light installation on Wilshire Boulevard before advancing to an imposing dinner pavilion awash in red light and roses. “The honorees set the tone for each year,” offered Chow, about the mood—and ominous décor—for the evening, “it’s a bit edgier this year. To me, Quentin is very blood red and white, and Barbara’s actual work is mostly blood red and white.” In lieu of gory Halloween costumes, however, the evening’s uniform of choice was Gucci, thanks to host committee chair Frida Giannini, Gucci’s Creative Director.

Notoriously reticent when it comes to public accolades like this, Barbara Kruger was witty and generous in her speech, giving thanks to LACMA director Michael Govan, for honoring her “even though he knew that it would kind of freak me out, for sure.” “I’m proud to be a brick in your wall,” said Tarantino, when he took the mike. The ensuing musical act was not Pink Floyd but Culture Club, performing in the States for the first time in fourteen years. As Boy George’s oversized bowler hat bobbed along to classics like “Karma Chameleon” and “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me.” worlds certainly collided.

Photos: Art + Film

Selena Gomez and Cara Delevingne. Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for LACMA.

LACMA trustee and gala co-chair Eva Chow and Leonardo DiCaprio. Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for LACMA.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

Barbara Kruger and Quentin Tarantino. Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for LACMA.

Jennifer Lopez. Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for LACMA.

Kirsten Dunst and Amy Adams. Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for LACMA.

Demi Moore. Photo by Getty Images.

Frida Giannini and James Franco. Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for LACMA.

Matthew Bellamy and Kate Hudson. Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for LACMA.

Evan Rachel Wood and Salma Hayek. Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for LACMA.

Cindy Crawford and Kate Beckinsale. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

Boy George. Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for LACMA.

Dita Von Teese and Adam Rajcevich. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

Asia Chow and Eddie Redmayne. Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for LACMA.

Florence Welch. Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for LACMA.

Jeremy Scott and Liberty Ross. Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for LACMA.

Dean Caten, Michelle Rodriguez, and Dan Caten. Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for LACMA.

Garrett Hedlund. Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for LACMA.

Jennifer Meyer and Toby Maguire. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

Toni Garrn. Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for LACMA.

Dakota Johnson and Don Johnson. Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for LACMA.

Jamie Foxx. Photo by Getty Images.

China Chow. Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for LACMA.

Anjelica Huston and Jerry Perenchio. Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for LACMA.

Camilla Belle. Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for LACMA.

Ed Ruscha and Danna Ruscha. Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for LACMA.

Vinoodh Matadin and Inez van Lamsweerde. Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for LACMA.

Pierre Huyghe. Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for LACMA.

Laura Mulleavy and Kate Mulleavy. Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for LACMA.

Michael Govan and Ryan Seacrest. Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for LACMA.

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