The Ballad

Aperture Foundation
Benefit Party & Auction
An Evening of Art & Entertainment

Benefit Cochairs

Elizabeth Ann Kahane
Judy Glickman Lauder
Anne Stark Locher

Cathy M. Kaplan
Chair, Board of Trustees

Celso Gonzalez-Falla
Chair, Development & Benefit Committee

Chris Boot
Executive Director

October 26, 2015
Terminal 5
610 West 56th Street, New York

6:00 p.m. VIP auction preview & dinner
7:30–11:00 p.m. All guests

Attire: Club chic #ApertureBalladLive

Marking the thirtieth anniversary of the publication of The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, Aperture Foundation is pleased to present an evening of art and entertainment featuring Nan Goldin’s The Ballad slide show, with a live musical performance by Laurie Anderson and special guests.

All proceeds directly benefit Aperture Foundation’s publications, public programming, and educational initiatives, and support the foundation’s mission of connecting the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpest ideas, and with each other—in print, in person, and online.

& Special Musical Guests

DJ sets by Bob Gruen & Mick Rock

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  • Individual Ticket* $150 Buy

    $125 for Aperture Members*$200 day of event

  • VIP Ticket $500 Buy

    $450 for Aperture Members

  • Benefit Weekend/Dinner Ticket $1,500 Buy
  • Benefactor Table for Ten $10,000 Buy
  • Leader Table for Ten $20,000 Sold out
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    You must be 21 or older to attend the Benefit Party. Ticket and table quantities are extremely limited and this event typically reaches capacity.

"The Playlist"

A LIVE AUCTION of new photographs, including works by:

LaToya Ruby Frazier
Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao
Richard Learoyd
Abelardo Morell
Richard Mosse
Zanele Muholi
Catherine Opie
Stephen Shore
James Welling

Live auction hosted by

A SILENT AUCTION of framed photographs, each inspired by a song or a piece of music, including works by:

Thomas Allen
Jowhara AlSaud
Anderson & Low
Roberta Bayley
Janette Beckman
Olivia Bee
Jay Blakesberg
Matthew Brandt
Chris Buck
Asger Carlsen
Clare Carter
Elinor Carucci
Michal Chelbin
Danny Clinch
Teju Cole
Barbara Crane
Zoe Crosher
Jen Davis
Tim Davis
Doug DuBois
Charlotte Dumas
Amy Elkins
Charlie Engman
JH Engström
Christaan Felber
Donna Ferrato
Larry Fink
Lucas Foglia
Amelia Paul Forman
Henny Garfunkel
George Gruel
Bob Gruen
Gail Albert Halaban
Rob Hann
Jacqueline Hassink
Andrew Hetherington
Todd Hido
Takashi Homma
Graciela Iturbide
Nadav Kander
Rinko Kawauchi
Jeremy Kost
Barney Kulok
Justine Kurland
Gillian Laub
Chris Levine
David Levinthal
Jon Lowenstein
Benjamin Lowy
Patrick McMullan
Eric McNatt
Joel Meyerowitz
Ruben Natal-San Miguel
Daniel Naude
Michael “Nick” Nichols
Eric Ogden
Erwin Olaf
Sarah Palmer
Rachel Papo
Martin Parr
Mark Peterson
Matthew Pillsbury
Sylvia Plachy
Bernard Plossu
Matthew Porter
Steve Pyke
Richard Renaldi
Mick Rock
Stefan Ruiz
Christopher Russell
Kathy Ryan
Michael Schmelling
Gary Schneider
Robin Schwartz
Mike Slack
Gerald Slota
Tabitha Soren
Alec Soth
Amy Stein
Bert Teunissen
Hank Willis Thomas
Phillip Toledano
Scout Tufankjian
Penelope Umbrico
Carlo Van de Roer
Paolo Ventura
Alex Webb
Rebecca Norris Webb
Shen Wei
Hannah Whitaker
Lindsey White
Vanessa Winship
Dan Winters
and more…


Jamie Camhi, U.S. Trust
Elaine Goldman and John Benis
Celso Gonzalez-Falla and Sondra Gilman Gonzalez-Falla
Joshua Greenberg, U.S. Trust
Elizabeth and William Kahane
The Lauder Foundation – Leonard & Judy Lauder Fund
Melissa and James O’Shaughnessy
Melroy Patterson, Jr., Bank of America, Merrill Lynch
Ben Sax, Merrill Lynch

Benefit Committee

Ann and Steven Ames
Renée Preisler Barasch
Peter Barbur and Tim Doody
Dawoud Bey
Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy
Allan M. Chapin and Anna Rachminov
Stuart B. Cooper and Rebecca Besson
Andrew Craven and Rodger Hicks
Pierre-Alexis Dumas, Hermès Foundation
Annette Y. Friedland
Barbara Goodbody
Howard Greenberg
Liz Grover
John and Susan Gutfreund
Jeffrey Hirsch, Foto Care
Michael Hoeh
Cathy Kaplan and Renwick Martin
Susana Torruella Leval and Pierre N. Leval
Anne Stark Locher and Kurt Locher
Peter and Susan MacGill
Matthew Marks
Patrick McMullan
Isabelle Friederich McTwigan
Julie and David Meneret
Joel Meyerowitz
Jessica Nagle and Roland Hartley-Urquhart
Lori Perlow
Sarah Gore Reeves and Enrique Norten
Thomas R. Schiff
Frederick M. R. Smith
David Solo
Elizabeth Stribling and Guy Robinson
D. Severn Taylor and J. Scott Switzer
Willard Taylor and Virginia Davies
Barbara and Donald Tober
Rhett L. Turner