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Maria Giulia Prezioso Maramotti wearing MAX MARA
2016 ARTWALK NY Benefit for the Coalition for the Homeless
Presented by Max Mara
Photo courtesy of BFA
Kenny Scharf
2016 ARTWALK NY Benefit for the Coalition for the Homeless
Presented by Max Mara
Photo courtesy of BFA
Helen Toomer, Zoe Buckman wearing MAX MARA, Shari Loeffler, Michelle Hellman Cohen
2016 ARTWALK NY Benefit for the Coalition for the Homeless
Presented by Max Mara
Photo courtesy of BFA
Franco Lacosta
2016 ARTWALK NY Benefit for the Coalition for the Homeless
Presented by Max Mara
Photo courtesy of BFA
Dave Giffen
2016 ARTWALK NY Benefit for the Coalition for the Homeless
Presented by Max Mara
Photo courtesy of BFA
C.J. Wise, Dave Giffen
2016 ARTWALK NY Benefit for the Coalition for the Homeless
Presented by Max Mara
Photo courtesy of BFA

2016 ARTWALK NY Benefit for the Coalition for the Homeless
Presented by Max Mara
Photo courtesy of BFA

2016 ARTWALK NY Benefit for the Coalition for the Homeless
Presented by Max Mara
Photo courtesy of BFA
Maria Giulia Prezioso Maramotti wearing MAX MARA
2016 ARTWALK NY Benefit for the Coalition for the Homeless
Presented by Max Mara
Photo courtesy of BFA
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ARTWALK NY Benefits the Coalition for the Homeless

By Eliza Jordan

November 16, 2016

For over two decades, ARTWALK NY has been bringing together activists and artists alike to raise funds for the the Coalition for the Homeless in New York. Tonight, 61,000 New Yorkers, including 24,000 children, will be sleeping in homeless shelters. The Coalition hopes to diminish those kinds of numbers through its 11 lifesaving programs—eviction prevention, providing emergency food and clothing, crisis services, permanent housing placement, job training, youth programs, and more.

For this year’s benefit, on November 3, ARTWALK NY gathered at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan for an event presented by Max Mara, honoring the artistic achievements of Kenny Scharf and the longtime support of philanthropist Mike De Paola. With over 700 guests in attendance, like Maria Biulia Maramotti, Dave Giffen, Daria Brit-Green, Helen Toomer, and Eric Shiner, the night consisted of bidding on over 100 donated art pieces (from artists like Will Boone, Louise Fishman, Erik Parker, Nir Hod, Rob Pruitt, Ed Ruscha, Jenny Holzer, and Wade Guyton) during live and silent auctions by auctioneer Aileen Agopian. Highlights included a sold Guyton piece for a striking $65,000, and a Scharf piece for $20,000.

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Maria Giulia Prezioso Maramotti wearing MAX MARA
2016 ARTWALK NY Benefit for the Coalition for the Homeless
Presented by Max Mara
Photo courtesy of BFA

“We walk the streets of New York every day and are confronted by this issue,” said Scharf. “It’s not like something you hear on the news about another country. You see it here all the time, and if you have a conscience, then you have to have feelings about it.”

Throughout the night, guests enjoyed several treats before and after the auction, including: music by Mia Moretti; food by Monofuku Nishi, Indochine, DB Bistro, Bar Bolonat and The Odeon; and beverages by Perrier, VDKA 6100, Ilegal Mezcal, and Peroni.

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Kenny Scharf
2016 ARTWALK NY Benefit for the Coalition for the Homeless
Presented by Max Mara
Photo courtesy of BFA

The night raised around $750,000 for the Coalition for the Homeless’ ongoing cause.

ARTWALKARTWALK NYBar BolonatCoalition for The HomelessDaria Brit-GreenDave GiffenDB BistroEd RuschaEliza JordanEric ShinerErik ParkerHelen ToomerhomelessIlegal MezcalIndochineJenny HolzerKenny ScharfLouise FishmanMaria Biulia MaramottiMax MaraMetropolitan PavilionMia MorettiMike De PaolaMonofuku NishiNir HodNYCPeroniPerrierRob PruittThe OdeonVDKA 6100Wade GuytonWhitewallWhitewallerWill Boone

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