Benefit Auction and Dinner

Benefit Auction and Dinner

Ballroom Marfa

March 11, 2011

Benefit & Auction
Tuesday, 12 April 2011 at 6:30 pm

Center 548
West 22nd Street
New York City

We are pleased to announce Ballroom Marfa’s first Benefit Auction and Dinner on Tuesday, 12 April 2011 at Center 548 in New York City. All proceeds will go towards continuing Ballroom Marfa’s extensive and innovative programming.

Participating artists include Maria Jose Arjona, Larry Bamburg, Huma Bhabha, Erika Blumenfeld, Mel Chin, Livia Corona, Minerva Cuevas, Aaron Curry, Meredith Danluck, Peter Doig, Boyd Elder, Skylar Fein, Jason Fox, Jonah Freeman, Meghan Gerety, Wayne Gonzales, Hilary Harnischfeger, Tina Hejtmanek, Adam Helms, Matthew Day Jackson, Rainer Judd, Patrick Keesey, Rosy Keyser, Laleh Khorramian, Esther Kläs, Charles Mary Kubricht, Louise Lawler, Justin Lowe, Linda Matalon, Jonathan Meese, Wangechi Mutu, Heather Rowe, Erin Shirreff, Mika Tajima, Leo Villareal, John Waters, Roger White, and Robert Wilson.

The benefit is being chaired by Fairfax Dorn, Sue Hostetler, Virginia Lebermann, David Maupin, Mary Robbins, Charlie Ruger, Allison Sarofim, Anne-Cecilie Engell Speyer, Stefano Tonchi, Gordon VeneKlasen, Leo Villareal, and the Ballroom Marfa Board of Trustees, with generous support from W Magazine, Barclays Wealth, and Akris.


6:30 pm
Cocktail reception and silent auction with music by DJ Little Danny

8:00 pm
Dinner and live auction, with special performance by Alex Waterman and David Watson

10:00 pm
After-party featuring live music by Andrew Wyatt and Pontus Winnberg of Miike Snow, followed by DJ JD Samson

Design concept by FIFTY by US, with lighting by Marfa Industries.

To purchase tickets, email benefit [​at​], or call MF Productions at 212-243-7300. Please note that tables (10,000 USD) and tickets to the Dinner (1000 USD) and After-party (150 USD) are limited, so we recommend that you reserve your space early.


Ballroom Marfa is a dynamic, contemporary cultural arts space that provides a lively intellectual environment where varied perspectives and issues are explored through visual arts, film, music, and performance. As an advocate for the freedom of artistic expression, Ballroom Marfa’s mission is to serve international, national, regional, and local arts communities and support the work of both emerging and recognized artists working in all media.

For almost 40 years, Marfa and New York City have been connected through a rich cultural dialogue. Initiated by Donald Judd’s discovery of Marfa, and reinforced over time by both Judd’s legacy and the artists and institutions drawn to the area, Marfa continues to be a vital outpost for contemporary art, thriving in the remote reaches of West Texas. Over the last eight years, Ballroom Marfa has served as a major conduit for the ongoing exchange of visual and performance artists, filmmakers, and musicians between Marfa, New York City, and beyond.

As part of Ballroom Marfa’s commitment to this connection, and to raise significant funds to continue Ballroom Marfa’s domestic and international programming, we will host our first Benefit Auction in New York City, and we truly hope you will join us.

Ballroom Marfa would like to extend our gratitude to all of the supporters of this event: Exclusive Media Sponsor, W Magazine; Exclusive Fashion Sponsor, Akris; Principal Corporate Sponsor, Barclays Wealth in the Americas (Offices nationwide including Houston & New York); and Exclusive Hotel Sponsor, Mondrian SoHo, New York, NY. We would also like to thank our many in-kind sponsors: Tracey Ryans Agency, New York, NY; Casa Dragones Tequila, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; Tito’s Vodka, Austin, TX; Betts & Scholl, New York, NY; Platypus Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY; Art-Agenda, New York, NY; Marfa Brand Soap, Marfa, TX; Big Bend Coffee Roasters, Marfa, TX; & Thunderbird Hotel, Marfa, TX.

Ballroom Marfa
PO Box 1661 | 108 East San Antonio St.
Marfa, Texas 79843

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