VANGUARD Benefit Auction
May 11, 2013
181 Thompson Street
New York, NY 10012
On May 11, 2013, LAND and Paddle8 hosted an intimate dinner and live auction in culmination of the closing of Vanguard — an online auction of contemporary art presented by BVLGARI. Curated by Shamim M. Momin, LAND’s Curator and Director, Vanguard featured a selection of approximately 35 works by notable artists including Tracey Emin, Parker Ito, Wade Guyton, Nate Lowman, Matias Faldbakken, Aaron Young, Rita Ackermann, Tauba Auerbach, Lucien Smith, Ryan McGinley, Dash Snow, and Raymond Pettibon among many others. Simon de Pury was the auctioneer for the evening, and over $300,000 was raised for LAND.
Hosted by Maria Bell, Bob Colacello, Alberto Festa, Jeanne Greenberg-Rohatyn, Matthew Mellon, Stavros Niarchos, Glenn O’Brien, Amy Phelan, Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, Jamie Tisch, Ethan Wagner and Thea Westreich.
ABOUT PADDLE8: Paddle8 is the auction house of the online world, supporting non-profits through benefit and themed auctions. Founded by Alexander Gilkes, an auctioneer and LVMH veteran, and Aditya Julka, a HBS MBA and serial entrepreneur. Paddle8 eases the sale and acquisition of art and collectibles via a fully virtual auction model, offering the lowest available commissions, no public sales records, and extended auction visibility and time-lines, enhanced by educational content, in addition to automated post-sale services. Paddle8 is funded by Founder Collective, a prestigious venture fund, and Mousse Partners, a family office affiliated with a major luxury brand.
ABOUT BVLGARI: Today part of the LVMH Group, Bulgari was founded in Rome in 1884 as a jewelry shop and progressively imposed itself with its magnificent jewelry creations, emblems of Italian excellence. The international success made the Company evolve into its current dimension of a global and diversified player in the luxury market, with a store network in the most exclusive shopping areas worldwide and a portfolio of product and services ranging from jewels and watches to accessories, perfumes and hotels.