The Watermill Center will
once again bring together the worlds of theater, art,
fashion, design, and society for Voluptuous Panic : The 18th
Annual Watermill Summer Benefit. Benefit artists and
Watermill International Summer Program Participants from
over 30 different countries will create six acres of
installations and performances throughout the grounds of
Watermill during the event. The funds raised will support
The Watermill Center's International Summer Program and Fall
/ Spring Residency Program, providing a unique environment
for young and emerging artists to explore and develop their
Beginning at 6pm, the evening will include cocktails,
courtesy of Bacardi USA, a silent auction, performances, art
installations, dinner, dancing and a live auction hosted by
auctioneer Simon de Pury, Chairman, Phillips de Pury &
Company. The evening will end with guests dancing under the
stars in the auction tent. This year’s silent and live
auction will include over 75 lots from emerging and
established artists including Marina Abramovic, Hans Arp,
Mary Heilmann, Arturo Herrera, Robert Longo, Christian
Marclay, Adam McEwen, Malcolm Morley, Olivier Mosset, Robert
Lazzarini, Tim Rollins + K.O.S., David Salle, Andres
Serrano, Taryn Simon, Philippe Starck, and Robert Wilson,
with special lots created in celebration of
Robert Wilson’s 70th Birthday.
Voluptuous Panic will be fearless this summer and will
inspire the fashion, as it is the dress code for the
evening. It will be a true festival of the arts and
performance all to benefit Watermill and it’s mission to
provide a unique environment for young and emerging artists
to explore new ideas and foster their career development.
Summer Participants will include Carrie McGrath, Molly
Weiss, Olga Generalova, Gjorje Jovanovik, and Santiago
Honorary Chairs: Marina Abramovic, Jane
Adams, Pedro Almodóvar, Laurie Anderson, David Bowie & Iman,
Steve Buscemi, Chuck Close, Bob Colacello, Alan Cumming,
Willem Dafoe, Christophe de Menil, Jimmy Fallon, Jonathan
Safran Foer & Nicole Krauss, Frank Gehry, Philip Glass, Nan
Goldin, Zaha Hadid, Antony Hegarty, H.R.H. Princess Caroline
of Hanover, Anjelica Huston, Jenny Holzer, Bianca Jagger,
Norah Jones, Harvey Keitel, Kylie Minogue, Jessye Norman,
Mary-Louise Parker, Charlotte Rampling, Lou Reed, Charles
Renfro, Isabella Rossellini, Sharon Stone, James Turrell,
Viktor & Rolf, Dita von Teese, Rufus Wainwright.
Benefit Chairs: Shaikha Paula Al-Sabah, Lisa Anastos, Wallis
Annenberg, Lisa de Kooning, Steven DeLuca, Carla Emil & Rich
Silverstein, Wendy & Roger Ferris, Anke & Juergen Friedrich,
Barbara Goldsmith, Anne Hearst McInerney & Jay McInerney,
Calvin Klein, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Lisa & Richard Perry,
Maria Pessino, Tatiana & Campion Platt, Leila & Melville
Straus, Christine Wächter-Campbell & William I. Campbell.
Contemporary Chairs: Valerie Boster, Martin Dawson,
Amanda Hearst, Dalia Oberlander.
The gift bag will be provided by Aesop USA, Inc. in
with The Watermill Center.
Drinks will be provided by Bacardi USA, Mouton Rothschild,
Stella Artois, Izzie.
Tables start at $10,000, dinner tickets at $1,000.
For tickets, please call (212) 253-7484.
ABOUT THE WATERMILL CENTER
Watermill is a laboratory for performance
founded by Robert Wilson as a unique environment for young
and emerging artists from around the world to explore new
ideas. Watermill draws inspiration from all the arts and
cultures as well as from social, human and natural sciences.
Watermill is a global community of artists. Living and
working together among the extensive collection of art and
artifacts lies at the heart of the Watermill experience.
Watermill is a haven for the next generations of artists,
supporting their work among a network of international
institutions and venues that embrace new interdisciplinary