Art for Water – February 6, 2017 - Waterkeeper

Art for Water – February 6, 2017

By: Waterkeeper Alliance

Urs Fischer, Mark Grotjahn, Jeff Koons, Ed Ruscha, and Other Renowned Artists Auction Works to Benefit Waterkeeper Alliance at Art for Water – February 6

Hosted by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., with Guest DJ Alexandra Richards at Sotheby’s and in Partnership with Paddle8 

Waterkeeper Alliance President Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. will host Art for Water, a celebration of art and clean water featuring a select auction of works by renowned artists, with music by Guest DJ Alexandra Richards at Sotheby’s in New York. Funds raised will benefit Waterkeeper Alliance’s work to defend and protect nearly 2.5 million miles of waterways on six continents around the globe to ensure every person’s right to drinkable, fishable and swimmable water worldwide.

Co-Chairs Jeff Koons and Ed Ruscha, together with Host Committee members Wendy and Jimmy Abrams, Jill Goldman, Susan Sandler and David Goodman, Patty Smyth McEnroe and John McEnroe, Anne Hearst and Jay McInerney, Dorothy Spear and Alexis Rockman, Patty Jaramillo and Dr. Howard Rubin, Lisa Schiff, Emily Glasser and Billy Susman, and Lauren Taschen invite collectors and friends from the worlds of art, entertainment, fashion, media, finance and beyond to bid to save the world’s waterways. Access online bidding and advance preview at Paddle8, the leading online auction house.

WHEN:       Monday, February 6, 2017

6:30pm:   Cocktails & Silent Auction

8:00pm:   Live Auction by Michael Macaulay of Sotheby’s 

WHERE:    Sotheby’s, 1334 York Avenue at 72nd Street, New York City

WHO:         Confirmed guests include:

  • David Alan Basche, actor
  • Thomas Contegiacomo, contributing artist
  • Matt Dine, contributing artist
  • Agnes Gund, philanthropist, art patron and collector
  • Cheryl Hines, actress
  • Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Waterkeeper Alliance President
  • Jeff Koons, Co-Chair & Contributing Artist
  • Michael Macaulay, Sotheby’s Live Auctioneer
  • Nicole Miller, fashion designer & environmentalist
  • Alysia Reiner, actress, producer, environmentalist
  • Alexandra Richards, artist, model & DJ
  • Tom Torluemke, contributing artist
  • James Verbicky, contributing artist
  • Lonney White, contributing artist
  • Timothy Wilson, contributing artist
  • Chloe Wise, contributing artist
  • Dustin Yellin, contributing artist

Additional artists and notable guests to be announced. 

CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS include Diane Arbus, Juan Angel Chavez, Rich Begany, Larry Bell, Sebastian Black, Pegan Brooke, Matteo Callegari, Sasha Chermayeff, Thomas Contegiacomo, Lori Cozen-Geller, David Deutsch, Matt Devine, Matt Dine, Mark Dion, Peter Drake, J. Henry Fair, Shepard Fairey, Urs Fischer, Doug Fogelson, Walton Ford, Lora Fosberg, Dina Goldstein, Mark Grotjahn, Don Gummer, John Huggins, Jeff Koons, Basmat Levin, Lukas Machnik, Robert Montgomery, Sarah Morris, Josée Nadeau, Jorge Pardo, Ed Ruscha, Claire Sherman, Ali Silverstein, MaryBeth Thielhelm, Brenda Thomas, Tom Torluemke, James Verbicky, Tim Vermeulen, William Wegman, Lonney White, Dave Wiener, Timothy Wilson, Chloe Wise, Jonas Wood, Dustin Yellin.

About Waterkeeper Alliance:
Waterkeeper Alliance is a global movement uniting more than 300 Waterkeeper Organizations and Affiliates around the world and focusing citizen advocacy on issues that affect our waterways, from pollution to climate change. Waterkeepers patrol and protect nearly 2.5 million square miles of rivers, streams and coastlines in the Americas, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa. For more information please visit:;@Waterkeeper on Facebook & Twitter; @WaterkeeperAlliance on Instagram.

About Paddle8:
Founded in 2011, Paddle8 brings the tradition-bound auction world into the 21st century. Offering a seamless online process, Paddle8 makes collecting and selling art online an easy, efficient, and enjoyable experience.  Paddle8 features specialist-curated auctions, nonprofit auctions, private and buy-now sales in the categories of Post-War and Contemporary Art, Prints and Multiples, Photographs, Fine Art, Contemporary Collectibles, Music and Entertainment Memorabilia, and 20th Century Design.  Paddle8 is especially proud to partner with more than 350 nonprofit organizations worldwide to present their benefit auctions to a global community of more than 500,000 collectors, helping each organization expand its fundraising results.


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