Celebs attend museum's 30th anni gala
It’s the rare occasion when so many industryites make their way to downtown’s Museum of Contemporary Art.“The last time I was here,” said Joel Silver, “we were filming ‘The Last Boy Scout’ and someone threw Damon Wayans from the overpass onto a car.” Saturday’s 30th anni gala (which Brett Ratner called “a mix of fashion, music, art, Hollywood and fabulousness”) drew a 1,000-strong crowd that included Peter Chernin , Bob Iger and Jerry Weintraub. The Carleen Cappelletti-designed fete was held in a 220-foot-long white tent that covered Grand Avenue. Inside 18 massive chandeliers hung above the 90 mirror-topped tables upon which Wolfgang Puck‘s coq au vin was served. The evening’s centerpiece was an eight-minute “conceptual performance piece” that featured a dozen Bolshoi dancers and Lady Gaga singing at a grand piano (later auctioned for $450,000) that had been painted pink by Damien Hirst. “The inevitable blend of 19th century Russian ballet with 20th century Gaga,” was the way Mike Medavoy described the piece. The Eli Broad-chaired evening raised $3.5 million.
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