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Under the California Sun

| August 20, 2012 | Parties

THE PARTY An outdoor fundraiser, raffle and live performance benefiting the contemporary art nonprofit THE PLAYERS Ariana Lambert Smeraldo, Esther Kim Varet, Brooke Kanter, Amanda Goldberg, Lauri Firstenberg, Alexandra Kimball, Karyn Kohl, Ben Spector, Irene Neuwirth, Nicolas Berggruen, Cameron Silver, Rosette Delug THE HIGHLIGHTS Upon entering the enchanting event, patrons, community members and artists were greeted by a shower of rose petals tossed from a balcony in the Hancock Park backyard of Karyn Lovegrove’s home. A raffle of artworks by Justin Beal, Alex Israel, Dashiell Manley and Kori Newkirk helped raise $45,000 for LAXART, and callers from as far away as New York. joined the bidding war over an Irene Neuwirth necklace. Musician and visual artist Brendan Fowler treated more than 400 attendees to a performance that also included segments of stand-up comedy. Photos courtesy of Stefanie Keenan



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