ARTWALK NY 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Spring Studios
50 Varick St, NYC
6:30 PM Silent Auction | 8:00 PM Live Auction

Presented by:

Artist Honoree
Louise Fishman

Philanthropic Honorees
Vincent and Shelly Fremont

Host
Debbie Harry

ARTWALK NY brings together hundreds of artists, art-lovers and other compassionate New Yorkers at this landmark event to celebrate the role of “artist-as-activist” and raise awareness about the issues of homelessness, poverty and social justice.

The Coalition for the Homeless provides emergency food and clothing, eviction prevention, crisis services, permanent housing, job training and special programs for kids to over 3,500 New Yorkers each day. For more than three decades, we’ve been helping homeless men, women and children find their way to a safe, stable home.

For more information email artwalkny@cfthomeless.org.

 

Louise Fishman, Artist Honoree

Louise Fishman’s work celebrates process. In monumental, energetic surfaces of densely layered color and texture, her paintings exemplify a driven exploration of materials and mark-making.

 

Photo: Brian Buckley / Courtesy of Cheim & Read, New York

Born in Philadelphia in 1939, Fishman was active in the feminist movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. During this time, she temporarily abandoned painting for sculptural and material investigations that pursued a more distinctly feminine art. Fishman’s return to painting was anticipated by her seminal 1973 “Angry Women” series, which represented important figures in the feminist movement. Her subsequent embrace of gestural abstraction unapologetically confronted the male-dominated history of artistic discourse. At a time when postmodernism claimed painting to be “dead,” Fishman’s decisive re-appropriation of Abstract Expressionism repositioned it for a different era and gender.

Fishman lives and works in New York City. Widely shown, her work is represented in many collections including: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; and the Jewish Museum, New York, among others. In 2016, Fishman was the subject of a retrospective exhibition curated by Helaine Posner at the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, NY. The exhibition will travel to the Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, this fall. Accompanying the exhibitions is, Louise Fishman, published by DelMonico Books/Prestel. Concurrently on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia was an exhibition of Fishman’s small-scale work, curated by Ingrid Schaffner. Louise Fishman is represented by Cheim & Read, New York, where she is currently having an exhibition of recent work on view through October 28, 2017.

Vincent and Shelly Fremont, Philanthropic Honorees

New York City has long been a beacon of both the art world and the social justice community – innovating, creating and leading the way – and few people represent those two sides of NYC more vividly than Vincent and Shelly Fremont.

Photo: BFA

The Fremonts have played a truly unique and important role in our city over the years. Vincent began working for Andy Warhol shortly after arriving in New York back in the summer of 1969 and was at the world famous Factory for nearly twenty years, until Warhol’s death in February 1987. Vincent was the Vice-President of Andy Warhol Enterprises and the Executive Manager of the Andy Warhol studio. In the 1970s and 1980s, Vincent produced and developed video, television, and film projects, including Vivian’s Girls, Phoney, Fight, Fashion, Andy Warhol’s TV, and Andy Warhol’s Fifteen Minutes. Vincent was also one of the Founding Directors of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., and was closely involved in establishing the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.

Shelly attended Parsons School of Design, after which she worked as an art director for, among others, Estée Lauder, Avon Products and Fashion of the Times magazine. Shelly has had a long association with the art world, not only as an artist’s representative, but also writing gallery reviews for the weekly downtown newspaper 7 Days and serving as a director at the A/D Gallery.

In 2000, Vincent and Shelly co-directed and co-produced an award-winning documentary entitled PIE IN THE SKY: THE BRIGID BERLIN STORY, which chronicles the life of Warhol Superstar, Brigid Berlin. Currently, the Fremonts are working on a variety of projects in the art and entertainment fields.

Vincent and Shelly have been committed supporters of the Coalition for the Homeless for more than two decades. They have long been a guiding force behind ARTWALK, and served as co-chairs of the Art Advisory Board from its inception up until 2015. Together with their daughters Casey and Austin, the Fremonts have helped raise millions of dollars in support for, and wide awareness of, the important work of the Coalition for the Homeless. Their generosity and compassion have impacted the lives of countless homeless men, women and children in our city.

Committees

BENEFIT COMMITTEE

 

CO-CHAIRS

 

Peter M. Brant &
Stephanie Seymour Brant

Patty Brundage & Billy Copley

Bob Colacello

Austin Fremont

Casey Fremont

Larry Gagosian

Jane Holzer

Robert Lococo

Maria Giulia Maramotti

 

COMMITTEE

 

Marina Abramovic

Carolyn Tate Angel &
Adam Shopkorn

Amy Astley

Nejma Beard

Marianne Boesky

Zoe Buckman

Suzanne Butler

John Cheim

Alexandra Chemla

Adam Cohen

Melanie Courbet

Donna De Salvo

Nell Diamond

Kimberly Drew

Max Falkenstein &
Nicole Fasolino

Roselee Goldberg

Laura de Gunzburg

Sarah Hoover

Victoria Hopper

Jay Johnson &
Tom Cashin

Paul Kasmin

Deborah Kass &
Patricia Cronin

 

Anton Kern

Andrew Kreps &
Chiara Repetto

Chiswell Langhorne

Cary Leitzes

Dominique Levy

Shari Loeffler

Valerie Boster Macaulay

Rachelle Hruska MacPherson &
Sean MacPherson

Elizabeth Margulies

John Melick

Mia Moretti

David & Libbie Mugrabi

Sam Orlofsky

Bettina Prentice

Polina Proshkina &
Yan Assoun

Cipriana Quann

Howard Read

Marlies Verhoeven Reijtenbagh

Doreen Remen

Sana Rezwan-Sait &
Nihar Sait

Hilary Rhoda

Ellie Rines

Karin Smatt Robbins &
Bruce Robbins

Inga Rubenstein

David & Kim Schrader

Eric Shiner

Brian Swarts

Dan Tanzilli

Lindsay Taylor

Amanda Uribe

Yvonne Force Villareal

Cleo Wade

Laura Webb

Arden Wohl

TK Wonder

Linda Yablonsky

 

As of September 19, 2017

 

ART ADVISORY BOARD

 

Mike De Paola

Chair

 

Aileen Agopian

Thalassa Balanis

Daria Brit Greene

Lara Cocken

Michelle Hellman Cohen

Emie Diamond

Mary Gail Doerhoefer

James Huniford

Anne Huntington

Natalie Kates

Christine Muhlke

Amy Rosi

Suzanne Siano

 

As of September 20, 2017

Sponsors

Presented by:

 

 

Sponsor

Gail & Al Engelberg

 

Advocate

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

 

Patron

Richard H. Lewis & Joan M. Sapinsley

 

Associates

Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C.

Sony Corporation of America

 

Friends

Berlin Rosen, Ltd.

Chubb

 

Framing Sponsor

Chelsea Frames

 

Online Partner

Paddle8

 

Liquor Sponsor

VDKA6100

 

Participating Restaurants

Dizengoff

Fairfax

Houseman

Mission Chinese Food

Wildair

 

As of August 30, 2017

 

Artists

Live Auction

Tracey Emin

Louise Fishman

Mary Heilmann

Jenny Holzer

Alex Katz

Ed Ruscha

Silent Auction

Miya Ando

Stephen Bliss

Chris Bors

Ryan Brown

Annika Connor

Christopher Chiappa

C.J. Chueca

Dean Zeus Colman

Will Cotton

Jordan Eagles

Faile

Shepard Fairey

Gary Gagliano

Kate Gilmore

Goldschmied & Chiari

Bob Gruen

Eric Helvie

Logan Hicks

Justine Hill

Stephanie Hirsch

Max Hoffman

Joseph O. Holmes

Ketta Ioannidou

Marcus Jahmal

Deborah Kass

Jayson Keeling

Brian Kokoska

Shawn Kolodny

Curtis Kulig

Franco Lacosta

Scooter LaForge

Nate Lewis

LilKool

 

Sean Augustine March

Norma Markley

Shantell Martin

Peter Mars

Robert Melee

Sean Mellyn

Sue Miller

Landon Nordeman

Emilio Perez

Caspar Peteus

POSE

Curtis William Readel

Rubem Robierb

Walter Robinson

Estate of Leonard Rosenfeld

Zach Schrey

Steve Seeley

Shelter Serra

Gabriel J. Shuldiner

Carter B. Smith

Sheila Smith

Trey Speegle

Rich Stapleton

Ruben Toledo

Sam Tufnell

John Waters

Whisbe

Ruvan Wijesooriya

Rob Wynne

Kennedy Yanko

Dustin Yellin

Russell Young

 

As of September 13, 2017

About

ARTWALK NY 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Spring Studios
50 Varick St, NYC
6:30 PM Silent Auction | 8:00 PM Live Auction

Presented by:

Artist Honoree
Louise Fishman

Philanthropic Honorees
Vincent and Shelly Fremont

Host
Debbie Harry

ARTWALK NY brings together hundreds of artists, art-lovers and other compassionate New Yorkers at this landmark event to celebrate the role of “artist-as-activist” and raise awareness about the issues of homelessness, poverty and social justice.

The Coalition for the Homeless provides emergency food and clothing, eviction prevention, crisis services, permanent housing, job training and special programs for kids to over 3,500 New Yorkers each day. For more than three decades, we’ve been helping homeless men, women and children find their way to a safe, stable home.

For more information email artwalkny@cfthomeless.org.

 

Honorees

Louise Fishman, Artist Honoree

Louise Fishman’s work celebrates process. In monumental, energetic surfaces of densely layered color and texture, her paintings exemplify a driven exploration of materials and mark-making.

 

Photo: Brian Buckley / Courtesy of Cheim & Read, New York

Born in Philadelphia in 1939, Fishman was active in the feminist movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. During this time, she temporarily abandoned painting for sculptural and material investigations that pursued a more distinctly feminine art. Fishman’s return to painting was anticipated by her seminal 1973 “Angry Women” series, which represented important figures in the feminist movement. Her subsequent embrace of gestural abstraction unapologetically confronted the male-dominated history of artistic discourse. At a time when postmodernism claimed painting to be “dead,” Fishman’s decisive re-appropriation of Abstract Expressionism repositioned it for a different era and gender.

Fishman lives and works in New York City. Widely shown, her work is represented in many collections including: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; and the Jewish Museum, New York, among others. In 2016, Fishman was the subject of a retrospective exhibition curated by Helaine Posner at the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, NY. The exhibition will travel to the Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, this fall. Accompanying the exhibitions is, Louise Fishman, published by DelMonico Books/Prestel. Concurrently on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia was an exhibition of Fishman’s small-scale work, curated by Ingrid Schaffner. Louise Fishman is represented by Cheim & Read, New York, where she is currently having an exhibition of recent work on view through October 28, 2017.

Vincent and Shelly Fremont, Philanthropic Honorees

New York City has long been a beacon of both the art world and the social justice community – innovating, creating and leading the way – and few people represent those two sides of NYC more vividly than Vincent and Shelly Fremont.

Photo: BFA

The Fremonts have played a truly unique and important role in our city over the years. Vincent began working for Andy Warhol shortly after arriving in New York back in the summer of 1969 and was at the world famous Factory for nearly twenty years, until Warhol’s death in February 1987. Vincent was the Vice-President of Andy Warhol Enterprises and the Executive Manager of the Andy Warhol studio. In the 1970s and 1980s, Vincent produced and developed video, television, and film projects, including Vivian’s Girls, Phoney, Fight, Fashion, Andy Warhol’s TV, and Andy Warhol’s Fifteen Minutes. Vincent was also one of the Founding Directors of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., and was closely involved in establishing the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.

Shelly attended Parsons School of Design, after which she worked as an art director for, among others, Estée Lauder, Avon Products and Fashion of the Times magazine. Shelly has had a long association with the art world, not only as an artist’s representative, but also writing gallery reviews for the weekly downtown newspaper 7 Days and serving as a director at the A/D Gallery.

In 2000, Vincent and Shelly co-directed and co-produced an award-winning documentary entitled PIE IN THE SKY: THE BRIGID BERLIN STORY, which chronicles the life of Warhol Superstar, Brigid Berlin. Currently, the Fremonts are working on a variety of projects in the art and entertainment fields.

Vincent and Shelly have been committed supporters of the Coalition for the Homeless for more than two decades. They have long been a guiding force behind ARTWALK, and served as co-chairs of the Art Advisory Board from its inception up until 2015. Together with their daughters Casey and Austin, the Fremonts have helped raise millions of dollars in support for, and wide awareness of, the important work of the Coalition for the Homeless. Their generosity and compassion have impacted the lives of countless homeless men, women and children in our city.

Committees

Committees

BENEFIT COMMITTEE

 

CO-CHAIRS

 

Peter M. Brant &
Stephanie Seymour Brant

Patty Brundage & Billy Copley

Bob Colacello

Austin Fremont

Casey Fremont

Larry Gagosian

Jane Holzer

Robert Lococo

Maria Giulia Maramotti

 

COMMITTEE

 

Marina Abramovic

Carolyn Tate Angel &
Adam Shopkorn

Amy Astley

Nejma Beard

Marianne Boesky

Zoe Buckman

Suzanne Butler

John Cheim

Alexandra Chemla

Adam Cohen

Melanie Courbet

Donna De Salvo

Nell Diamond

Kimberly Drew

Max Falkenstein &
Nicole Fasolino

Roselee Goldberg

Laura de Gunzburg

Sarah Hoover

Victoria Hopper

Jay Johnson &
Tom Cashin

Paul Kasmin

Deborah Kass &
Patricia Cronin

 

Anton Kern

Andrew Kreps &
Chiara Repetto

Chiswell Langhorne

Cary Leitzes

Dominique Levy

Shari Loeffler

Valerie Boster Macaulay

Rachelle Hruska MacPherson &
Sean MacPherson

Elizabeth Margulies

John Melick

Mia Moretti

David & Libbie Mugrabi

Sam Orlofsky

Bettina Prentice

Polina Proshkina &
Yan Assoun

Cipriana Quann

Howard Read

Marlies Verhoeven Reijtenbagh

Doreen Remen

Sana Rezwan-Sait &
Nihar Sait

Hilary Rhoda

Ellie Rines

Karin Smatt Robbins &
Bruce Robbins

Inga Rubenstein

David & Kim Schrader

Eric Shiner

Brian Swarts

Dan Tanzilli

Lindsay Taylor

Amanda Uribe

Yvonne Force Villareal

Cleo Wade

Laura Webb

Arden Wohl

TK Wonder

Linda Yablonsky

 

As of September 19, 2017

 

ART ADVISORY BOARD

 

Mike De Paola

Chair

 

Aileen Agopian

Thalassa Balanis

Daria Brit Greene

Lara Cocken

Michelle Hellman Cohen

Emie Diamond

Mary Gail Doerhoefer

James Huniford

Anne Huntington

Natalie Kates

Christine Muhlke

Amy Rosi

Suzanne Siano

 

As of September 20, 2017

Sponsors

Sponsors

Presented by:

 

 

Sponsor

Gail & Al Engelberg

 

Advocate

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

 

Patron

Richard H. Lewis & Joan M. Sapinsley

 

Associates

Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C.

Sony Corporation of America

 

Friends

Berlin Rosen, Ltd.

Chubb

 

Framing Sponsor

Chelsea Frames

 

Online Partner

Paddle8

 

Liquor Sponsor

VDKA6100

 

Participating Restaurants

Dizengoff

Fairfax

Houseman

Mission Chinese Food

Wildair

 

As of August 30, 2017

 

Artists

Artists

Live Auction

Tracey Emin

Louise Fishman

Mary Heilmann

Jenny Holzer

Alex Katz

Ed Ruscha

Silent Auction

Miya Ando

Stephen Bliss

Chris Bors

Ryan Brown

Annika Connor

Christopher Chiappa

C.J. Chueca

Dean Zeus Colman

Will Cotton

Jordan Eagles

Faile

Shepard Fairey

Gary Gagliano

Kate Gilmore

Goldschmied & Chiari

Bob Gruen

Eric Helvie

Logan Hicks

Justine Hill

Stephanie Hirsch

Max Hoffman

Joseph O. Holmes

Ketta Ioannidou

Marcus Jahmal

Deborah Kass

Jayson Keeling

Brian Kokoska

Shawn Kolodny

Curtis Kulig

Franco Lacosta

Scooter LaForge

Nate Lewis

LilKool

 

Sean Augustine March

Norma Markley

Shantell Martin

Peter Mars

Robert Melee

Sean Mellyn

Sue Miller

Landon Nordeman

Emilio Perez

Caspar Peteus

POSE

Curtis William Readel

Rubem Robierb

Walter Robinson

Estate of Leonard Rosenfeld

Zach Schrey

Steve Seeley

Shelter Serra

Gabriel J. Shuldiner

Carter B. Smith

Sheila Smith

Trey Speegle

Rich Stapleton

Ruben Toledo

Sam Tufnell

John Waters

Whisbe

Ruvan Wijesooriya

Rob Wynne

Kennedy Yanko

Dustin Yellin

Russell Young

 

As of September 13, 2017

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The 23rd Annual ARTWALK NY will be on November 29th at Spring Studios.
Join us and host Debbie Harry to honor Louise Fishman and Vincent & Shelly Fremont.