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Artsy Affair

| June 30, 2016 | Parties National

THE PARTY MOCA’s 37th gala may be its most enviable yet! Held at the Geffen Contemporary, the soiree welcomed 700 guests to honor artist Ed Ruscha, and it didn’t overlook a single detail. Partygoers arrived to a special preview of the museum’s highly anticipated Don’t Look Back: The 1990s at MOCA exhibit before heading to a delicious Wolfgang Puck dinner inside the dining pavilion, which was transformed into a real-life version of Ruscha’s famous “City Lights” painting. THE SCENE It was a night of colliding creative worlds as fine-art icons mingled with silver-screen luminaries. Owen Wilson led the Hollywood pack, which included Patricia Arquette, Elizabeth Olsen and Luke Wilson, while Barbara Kruger, Lari Pittman and, of course, Rucsha, were among the bevy of artists. The social set certainly wasn’t absent either. Nicky Hilton Rothschild and NJ Goldston added to the evening’s esteem. THE HIGHLIGHTS Robin Thicke turned the tempered art fete into a lively dance party—a surprise, as Flo Rida was expected to perform, but had suddenly fallen ill. The best of all? An impressive $3 million was raised for the iconic museum. –Photos by Stefanie Keenan and Donato Sardella via Getty Images and David X Prutting


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