The PS122 Gala was just about the best gala/fundraiser I've ever attended. Lucy Sexton has been the goto girl for Performance Space 122 but this year she really pulled it off fantastically. She always comes through with celebrities and wonderful entertainment. This year, instead of the usual sit down rubber chicken event, PS took over the Abrons Art Center for a pre-party, post-party and high quality performances that included Lucy dancing nude.
There was celebrity spotting: Fashion Guri Isaac Mizrahi, long time PS122 friend, Claire Danes and Man on a Wire subject Phillippe Petit. After spending cash on a sponsorship, the silent auction, I managed to acquire (via an additional $100 donation) a 5 x 8 photo of Petit. Artistic Director, Vallejo Gantner ran off to get them signed for myself and my guests who I basically forced into buying them as well.
I left with a lighter wallet and a happy head.