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Angel Art Auction Benefiting Project Angel Food

The bartender at CAA’s recent fourth annual Angel Art event held in the agency’s atrium appeared flustered by one desperate request: “I need scotch,” Bryan Lourd said anxiously. “Someone run upstairs to one of the offices and find me a bottle!” Minutes later, a bottle appeared and a stiff scotch on the rocks was poured for Lourd’s special guest, esteemed artist and photographer Julius Shulman, whose pictures were being sold in a silent auction benefiting Project Angel Food.

CAA prexy Richard Lovett and Naomi Watts (Lourd’s date for the evening) were among those who showed up for a viewing and sale of artworks by Shulman, Catherine Opie (also in attendance), Ed Ruscha, Ellsworth Kelly and Jeff Koons. Other industryites who came prepared to buy included Darren Star, Naomi Foner, A. Scott Berg and Ricki Lake.

The bidding was fast and furious, with numerous phone-ins competing with those seated in the CAA auditorium for great bargains. As Shulman aptly put it, “A silent auction means that if you’re silent you miss a great deal on one of my pictures.”

Watts definitely didn’t miss out. Her winning bid of four grand bought her Sue de Beer’s untitled film still from a video work titled “Disappear Here.” At the end of the evening, more than $385,000 was raised, upping the total proceeds from all of the auctions to nearly $3 million.

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