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International Sculpture Center Lifetime Achievement Award Gala Honoring
Red Grooms and Seward Johnson

Red Grooms and Seward JohnsonThe International Sculpture Center presented artists Red Grooms and Seward Johnson with the 28th Annual Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award on April 18th, 2019 at Tribeca 360 in New York City. It was here that friends, family, and members of the arts community came together to celebrate the lives and exemplary careers of Red Grooms and Seward Johnson at this gala event.

Speakers Barbara Haskell and Dr. Florence Clark provided guests with both an art historical and personal perspective on the guests of honor. Barbara Haskell, a Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, spoke of Red Groomsís extraordinary achievements as a sculptor who illustrates humor and joy in his work. Dr. Florence Clark, Professor Emeritus at the University of Southern California, spoke of Seward Johnsonís ability to preserve modern culture while also contributing to the growth of sculpture for the public good.

Red Grooms and Seward Johnson were met with standing ovations from family, friends, and admirers upon accepting their Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards. Those in attendance ranged from established artists, to emerging artists, gallerists, and patrons who came to show support for artists whom they admire. The evening included a cocktail reception overlooking the Hudson River and downtown New York City, seated dinner, and awards ceremony. The evening closed with standing ovations for both Red Grooms and Seward Johnson, as guests gathered around the artists to offer their personal congratulations on their careers and upon receiving their Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards.

Thank you to everyone who attended this event and showed their support for these most deserving artists.

The International Sculpture Centerís 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Gala honoring Red Grooms and Seward Johnson was sponsored and supported by The Atlantic Foundation, Digital Atelier, Karen & Robert Duncan, Grounds For Sculpture, Nanci Lanni & Barbara Wilks, Polina & Robert Schlott, Marlborough Gallery and The Seward Johnson Atelier. We would also like to give a special thank you to Agnes Gund, Michelle Hobart & Justin Peyser, Elizabeth Strong-Cuevas, Barbara & Donald Tober and Charlotte Weber.

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