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International Sculpture Center Lifetime Achievement Award Gala Honoring Kiki Smith & Bernar Venet

Smith VenetThe International Sculpture Center presented artists Kiki Smith and Bernar Venet with the 25th Annual Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award on February 29, 2016 at Three Sixty° in New York City. Friends, family, and patrons of the arts community came together to celebrate the life and exemplary careers of Kiki Smith and Bernar Venet at this exclusive gala event.

The evening began with a VIP Art Sale, where guests were able to enjoy cocktails and browse selected sculpture and two dimensional works that were generously donated by prominent sculptors, including past and present Lifetime Achievement Award winners.

The International Sculpture Center was honored to welcome speakers Helaine Posner, Chief Curator, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, SUNY and Thierry de Duve, Distinguished Lecturer, Hunter College, New York. Both of these wonderful speakers provided some art historical context and personal insight to the award recipients.

Those in attendance included established artists, arts patrons, emerging artists, and arts administrators who came to show support for artists whom they admire. Thank you to everyone who attended this event and showed their appreciation for these most deserving artists.

The International Sculpture Center’s 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Gala honoring Kiki Smith and Bernar Venet was sponsored and supported by Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Beckwith, Digital Atelier, Karen and Robert Duncan, Ree and Jun Kaneko, Paul Kasmin Gallery, Kathy and Marc LeBaron, Tom Otterness, Seward Johnson Atelier, and Barbara and Donald Tober. We would also like to give a special thank you to all of the artists who generously donated artwork and made our Art Benefit Auction possible. Finally, we would like to thank Kiki Smith and Bernar Venet for their continued contributions to the world of sculpture.

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