Honoring the Value of Contemporary Art in Public Spaces at The 2016 High Line Art Dinner
Friends of The Highline hosted their fourth-annual High Line Art Dinner on a warm late September evening in New York City. The evening kicked off with a cocktail hour featuring Tequila Casa Dragones Joven on the High Line’s iconic Diller – von Furstenberg Sundeck. Over the years, the event has become a favorite amongst influential supporters of art, design, architecture, entertainment and philanthropy – unified by their shared commitment to expanding the role of contemporary art in the public spaces. As the setting sun lit up the sky with a dazzling display of its own, guests posed with Tony Matelli’s hyper-realistic “Sleepwalker” statue while enjoying a live musical performance before nightfall. Before guests sat down for dinner beneath the Chelsea Market passage, guests including the co-founder and Executive Director of Friends of the High Line, Robert Hammond could be seen mingling with guests including artist Tony Matelli and model, Stefanie Raben. Other attendees including Israeli artist Nir Hod and the High Line’s Director, Cecilia Alemani and Board Member, Donald R. Mullen sipped Dragones Joven before heading into the passage for dinner.