On Thursday night, MTV’s Staying Alive Foundation, with the support of Dallas Contemporary and the Goss-Michael Foundation, (founded by the tragically recently deceased George Michael, along with Kenny Goss) hosted a launch party and auction preview for MTV RE:DEFINE, an annual benefit that raises awareness for HIV & AIDS prevention.
It was a night to be somebody, and not just the somebody the BFA photographer is to stalk for the night; but the person, who in conversation with, proves that the crammed uberPOOL you took to Great Jones Street was at least getting you somewhere in life.
In this case, it was the chance to gather and mingle amongst artists Richard Phillips, Blair Thurman, Jay Miriam, Enoc Perez and Wendy White. Their work was on display for the evening’s private auction, which included more than sixty additional pieces available through an online auction by Paddle8. Guests included art luminaries Casey Spooner, Rachel Libeskind, Maggie Lee, Chloe Wise and Maxine Trowbridge.
This year’s benefit will be held in Dallas on March 24th, and will pay tribute to RE:DEFINE founding partner Michael, who passed away in December from natural causes at just 53.