GRAPHIC: 25th Annual ARTWALK NY - November 18, 2019, Benefiting the Coalition for the Homeless, Artist Honoree Katherine Bernhardt, Philanthropic Honoree: Michael Platt; Spring Studios, 50 Varick Street, NYCGRAPHIC: 25th Annual ARTWALK NY - November 18, 2019, Benefiting the Coalition for the Homeless, Artist Honoree Katherine Bernhardt, Philanthropic Honoree: Michael Platt; Spring Studios, 50 Varick Street, NYC
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Monday, November 18, 2019
Spring Studios
50 Varick St, NYC
6:30 PM Silent Auction | 8:00 PM Live Auction

Presented by

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Artist Honoree
Katherine Bernhardt

Philanthropic Honoree
Michael Platt

Special Guest
Debi Mazar

Aileen Agopian, Agopian Inc.

Music by
Mia Moretti
Elle Dee

ARTWALK NY brings together hundreds of artists, art-lovers and other compassionate New Yorkers to celebrate the role of “artist-as-activist,” to raise awareness about the crisis of mass homelessness, and to support programs that directly help homeless men, women, and children.

Tonight, more than 62,000 New Yorkers – including 22,000 children – will sleep in homeless shelters, while thousands more bed down on the streets. 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 people a day. Since 1981, we have given more than one million homeless New Yorkers a way off the streets.

For more information email

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Katherine Bernhardt – Artist Honoree

Katherine Bernhardt is a Brooklyn based painter, currently residing in Flatbush, Brooklyn. A graduate of both The Art Institute of Chicago and The School of Visual Arts in New York, Katherine has been active in the New York art scene for over twenty years. Katherine is currently represented by CANADA in New York.

As an artist, she has explored several different themes, including super models, swatch watches, Moroccan carpets, fabric based collages, and currently, patterning every day objects, attesting to the symbols of our modern culture. Katherine uses acrylic and spray paint to make her paintings and draws subject matter from objects of daily life, like runs to the corner deli, the fruit stand, the 99 cent store, and the Caribbean-African influence of the neighborhood of Flatbush, Brooklyn.

As of recent, Katherine has had solo shows around the world, including MATE in Peru, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and The Contemporary Art Museum in Saint Louis. She is currently represented by CANADA in New York, Carl Freeman in London, and Xavier Hufkens in Brussels.


Michael Platt – Philanthropic Honoree

Michael Platt, also known as Mike, is co-founder and CEO of BlueCrest Capital Management. Prior to co-founding BlueCrest in 2000, Mike had been a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan in London since February 1998 with responsibility for relative value trading. He joined J.P. Morgan in September 1991 and in April 1992 assumed responsibility for developing its swaps business and then subsequently its options trading business. In April 1996 he became head of trading for all swaps products related to the 11 founder nations of the European single currency. He holds a BSc (Hons) from the London School of Economics.

Michael has become one of the most significant supporters of the Coalition through his innovative approach to funding charitable work.

Live Auction

Artwork by Katherine Bernhardt

Katherine Bernhardt

Artwork by Louise Fishman

Louise Fishman

Artwork by Jenny Holzer

Jenny Holzer

Deborah Kass

Yayoi Kusama

Nate Lowman

Artwork by Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha

Cindy Sherman

Rob Wynne

Silent Auction

Lindsey Adelman

Michael Alan

Reed Anderson

Agnes Barley

Artwork by Kristin Bauer

Kristin Bauer

Trudy Benson

Katherine Bernhardt

Stephen Bliss

Artwork by Richard Bruce

Richard Bruce

Indira Cesarine

C.J. Chueca

Oliver Clegg

Annika Connor

Damien Davis

Sue de Beer

Artwork by Leah denBok

Leah denBok

Artwork by Marc Dennis

Marc Dennis

Jordan Eagles

Sophie Elgort

Tristian Eaton

Dani Egna

Eric Fischl

Christina Forrer

Zipora Fried


Artwork by Terry Gates

Terry Gates

Karim Ghidinelli

Ghost Of A Dream

Artwork by Eliot Greenwald

Eliot Greenwald

Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen

Artwork by Bob Gruen

Bob Gruen


Eric Haze

Lucia Hierro

An Hoang

James Hoff

Joseph O. Holmes

Sheree Hovsepian

Artwork by Daniele Iachella

Daniele Iachella

Artwork by Adam Jonah

Adam Jonah

Matt Kenny

Stephanie Ketty

Rosy Keyser

Shawn Kolodny

Curtis Kulig

Artwork by Joseph La Piana

Joseph La Piana

Scooter LaForge

Dan Lam

Dean Levin

Nate Lewis

Artwork by Jessica Lichtenstein

Jessica Lichtenstein

Sean Augustine March

Norma Markley

Peter Mars

Shantell Martin

Marisol Martinez

John “CRASH” Matos

Patrick McMullan

Robert Melee

Sean Mellyn

Landon Metz

Sue Miller

Artwork by Taj Monjardo

Taj Monjardo

Artwork by Malcolm Morley

Malcolm Morley

Burton Morris

Mr. Brainwash

Eung Ho Park

Mike Perry

Alissa Polan

Artwork by Bianca Pratorius

Bianca Pratorius

Artwork by Anne Sherwood Pundyk

Anne Sherwood Pundyk

Man Ray

Curtis William Readel

Rubem Robierb

Walter Robinson

Carlos Rosales-Silva

Artwork by Leonard Rosenfeld

Leonard Rosenfeld

Paul Rousso

Artwork by Kenny Scharf

Kenny Scharf

Zach Schrey

Michael Scott

Steve Seeley

Shelter Serra

Artwork by Hunt Slonem

Hunt Slonem

Trey Speegle

Nancy Spero

William Steiger

Bob Szantyr

Torey Thornton

Sam Tufnell

Artwork by Peter Vandermark

Peter Vandermark

Caroline Ventura

Ryan Wallace

Albert Watson

Ai Weiwei


Artwork by Ruvan Wijesooriya

Ruvan Wijesooriya

Celeste Wilson

Russell Young

Wayne Young

Images here
Katherine Bernhardt


Presented by:

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Jennifer and Peter Wallace



Mike De Paola

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Amanda Moretti & Gregory Lee

Nardello & Co.

Rolex Watch U.S.A., Inc.



Gail & Al Engelberg

Richard H. Lewis & Joan M. Sapinsley



Deerfield Management

Devon Fredericks & Eli Zabar

Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C.

Fran & Scott Lebovitz

PVH Foundation

Sony Corporation of America



Jeffrey and Leslie Fischer Family Foundation

InterCity Agency, Inc.



Nejma Beard

Vincent & Shelly Fremont


Michael & Elin Nierenberg

Works of Leonard Rosenfeld LLC

Marshall Urist & Jacoba Urist



As of November 15, 2019

Proud Partner

Spring Studios


Media Sponsors


Art in America


Art Stewardship Partner

Crozier Fine Arts


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Framing Partner

Chelsea Frames


Support by 

Berlin Rosen


In-Kind Sponsor




Beverage Sponsors

Anheuser Busch


Hendrick’s Gin

Hudson Whiskey

Milagro Tequila

Flor de Cana Rum

Monkey Shoulder

Tito’s Handmade Vodka


Participating Restaurants

Cafe Luxembourg



Colonia Verde

Empire Diner



Jay’s Brooklyn

Wild Ink


As of November 18, 2019


Art Advisory Board

Mike De Paola


Aileen Agopian

Thalassa Balanis

Daria Brit Greene

Lara Cocken

Michelle Hellman Cohen

Mary Gail Doerhoefer

James Huniford

Anne Huntington

Natalie Kates

Vajra Kingsley

Angelo Lanza

Sheri Pasquarella

Amy Rosi

Eric Shiner

Suzanne Siano

2019 Benefit Committee


Jane Holzer

Maria Giulia Maramotti

Roya Sachs


Event Committee

Sarah Arison

Nejma Beard

Isolde Brielmaier

Alyson Cafiero

Patty Brundage &
Billy Copley

Janis Gardner Cecil

Adam Cohen

Pippa Cohen

Kimberly Drew

Pari Ehsan

Austin Fremont

Casey Fremont

Vincent & Shelly Fremont

Sara Friedlander

Cheryl Hazan

Rujeko Hockley

Matthew Higgs

Sarah Hoover

Jamie & Peter Hort

Michi Jigarjian

Anton Kern

Lily Kwong

Chum Langhorne

Fran Lebovitz

Robert Lococo

Shari Loeffler

Alex Logsdail

Kathleen Lynch

Valerie Boster Macaulay

John Melick

Toby Milstein

Mia Moretti

Nazy Nazhand

Sam Orlofsky

Patricia Pericas

Sky Pilot

Bettina Prentice

Polina Proshkina &
Yan Assoun

Cipriana Quann

Sana Rezwan

Sarah Stein-Sapir

Adam Shopkorn &
Carolyn Angel

Brian Swarts

Amanda Uribe

Marlies Verhoeven

Warren & Chrysula Winegar

TK Wonder

As of October 30, 2019

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By Karen Mizoguchi, Kate Hogan, Sophie Dodd and Diane J. Cho , People

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Over 700 Attend ArtWalk NY to Benefit Homeless
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
By Kristina Adduci, Art Zealous

“The remarkable turnout and high energy crowd made this a hugely successful event,” said David Giffen, Executive Director of Coalition for the Homeless. “It was really moving to see so many compassionate New Yorkers come out to support our homeless neighbors.”…

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
By The Daily Front Row, Fashion Week Daily

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Celebrity Sightings
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By Us Weekly Staff, Us Weekly

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Thursday, November 21, 2019
By Pearl Fontaine, Whitewall

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25th Annual Artwalk NY 2019 Raises Funds to Support Coalition for the Homeless Presented by Max Mara
Thursday, November 21, 2019
By Gotham Magazine, Gotham Magazine

The event was marked by one of the strongest attendances ever, with over 700 guests coming together to support the Coalition for the Homeless in their ongoing fight for proven, humane and cost-effective solutions to mass homelessness….