THE SOCIETY OF MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING HOSTS THE OPENING NIGHT OF TEFAF NEW YORK FALL
NEW YORK, NY – On Friday, October 26, 2018, The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) hosted its 3rd Annual Opening Night of TEFAF New York Fall at the Park Avenue Armory. The Opening Night offered The Society’s members and New York’s most notable collectors, philanthropists and leaders in fashion and design an exclusive preview of the fair’s sensational, museum-quality pieces before opening to the public the next day. TEFAF New York Fall, which focuses on decorative art and jewelry from antiquity through the early 20th century, is recognized for championing the finest art dealers and experts from around the world, as well as providing the highest quality art fair experience.
“It’s so wonderful to see the worlds of art and philanthropy join together for another successful Opening Night,” said Jamee Gregory, president of The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering. “The Opening Night offers a first-hand look at some of the finest art in the world while supporting the invaluable programs and initiatives at MSK, and we are so grateful to continue this partnership.”
Proceeds from The Opening Night of TEFAF New York Fall benefit The Society’s patient care, research and education programs at MSK. Thousands of high profile guests from the fashion, art, philanthropic and design worlds attended this highly anticipated preview, which was generously underwritten by Fiona and Stanley Druckenmiller and sponsored by Natura Bissé and Etro.
Guests included: Jo Carole Lauder, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Travis and Nick Acquavella, Debra and Leon Black, Kitty Sherrill, Kelly Behun, Nina Carbone, Shelley and Michael Carr, Austen Cruz, Kate and Andrew Davis, Lauren Santo Domingo, Hilary Dick, Brent and Michael Winston, Caryn Zucker, Alan Gerry, Whitney Robinson, Hilary Geary Ross and Wilbur Ross, Marco Felci, Nancy Feetham, Lucia and Luisa Beccaria, Eugenie Niven Goodman, Jerry Hall, Virginia W. Tomenson, Alessandra Branca, Audrey Gruss, Jamee and Peter Gregory, Meghan Horstmann, Urban Karlsson, Anna Kennedy, Adam LInemann, Helena and Roman Martinez, Juan Montoya, Amory McAndrew, Marigay McKee and Bill Ford, Grace and Chris Meigher, Anne Bass, Bunny Williams, Elizabeth and Richard Miller, Jerry Lauren, Susan Zises Green, Nicole Miller, Jennifer and Erik Oken, Helen Lee Schifter, Leslie Perkin, Emilia, Betsy Pitts, Martha Sharp, Christina and Sean Smith, Matthew Patrick Smyth, Antoinette Guerrini-Maraldi, Hans W. Kertess, Karen Thornwell May, Annie Taube, Amanda Taylor, Linda Robinson, Marisa Rose van Bokhorst, Adrienne and Gianluigi Vittadini, Madeline Weinrib, Alex Papachristidis and Scott Nelson, Amanda Waldron, and many more.
About The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering:
The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), founded in 1946, is a volunteer-led organization within MSK dedicated to promoting the well-being of patients, supporting cancer research, and providing public education on the early prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer.
As the world’s oldest and largest private cancer center, MSK has devoted more than 130 years to advancing the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. With a passionate commitment to exceptional patient care, cutting-edge research, and superb educational programs, MSK has earned the distinction as one of the premier cancer centers worldwide.
About TEFAF New York:
The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) is a not-for-profit foundation that runs three Fairs internationally. In addition to its annual TEFAF Maastricht fair in March at the MECC (Maastricht Exhibition & Congress Center) in the Netherlands, TEFAF expanded to the United States in October 2016. It presents two additional Fairs - TEFAF New York Fall and TEFAF New York Spring - held in October and May respectively, at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City. Each Fair features around 90 leading exhibitors from the around the globe. TEFAF acts as an expert guide for both private and institutional collectors in the global art marketplace. TEFAF supports for oncology research at both Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the Maastricht University Medical Centre.