Sunday, September 23, 2018

Gallery: The city's billionaire art lovers? They were all at the MCA last week

Cheryl Lynn Bruce and Kerry James Marshall

Actor Cheryl Lynn Bruce and artist Kerry James Marshall at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s Benefit Art Auction. Marshall painted Still-life with Wedding Portrait especially for the auction.

PHOTO CREDIT: Jeremy Lawson

Madeleine Grynsztejn

Madeleine Grynsztejn, MCA Pritzker Director, with Still-life with Wedding Portrait, the Kerry James Marshall painting that sold for $700,000. The expected sale price was $480,000.

PHOTO CREDIT: Nathan Keay, MCA Chicago

Larry Fields

From left: Gala co-chairs Larry Fields, Marilyn Fields, Don Kaul and Barbara Bluhm-Kaul at the Benefit Art Auction.

PHOTO CREDIT: Jeremy Lawson, MCA Chicago

Eric Lefkofsky

Eric Lefkofsky, CEO of Groupon, and Liz Lefkofsky, trustee, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

PHOTO CREDIT: Jeremy Lawson, MCA Chicago

Nick Cave

From left: Artist Nick Cave; Naomi Beckwith, Marilyn and Larry Fields Curator at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; and artist Theaster Gates. Cave and Gates both donated artworks to the benefit’s live auction.

PHOTO CREDIT: Jeremy Lawson, MCA Chicago

Gael Neeson

Art collectors Gael Neeson and Stefan Edlis; the two recently promised a gift of modern artworks, worth about $500 million, to the Art Institute of Chicago.

PHOTO CREDIT: Jeremy Lawson, MCA Chicago


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