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Hot, Hot Art

| January 2, 2013 | Parties

The Setting The Misshapes’ Leigh Lezark, all shiny black hair. Men posing in Parliament-style white wigs. A lone dancer in front of a white box. This wasn’t an acid trip; it was the bizarrely fun kickoff for TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art: First Look. The evening soirĂ©e, hosted at the Rachofsky House, showcased the lots up for bid, including such fare as artist-honoree Richard Phillips’ “Lindsay V,” an oil on canvas of Ms. Lohan. Man of the hour was Karl Lagerfeld, hence the be-wigged guests. Only Uncle Karl could skip the party and still dictate the attire—black and white with lots of leather—but he sent a gift in his place: a black timepiece emblazoned with his silhouette, of course.The Scene Two nights later, an AC-deficient tent was erected, and a crowd of art enthusiasts, collectors, artists and dealers walked a Vogue-esque petal walkway with a rose- and feather-clad Mrs. Rachofsky, velvety husband Howard, Melissa Meeks and statuesque Dallas Cowboys cheerleader turned trustee of the Guggenheim Foundation Amy Phelan, merging the titles perfectly in saucy McQueen. Also meeting two worlds in the middle: the beneficiaries splitting the proceeds, the Dallas Museum of Art and the American Foundation for AIDS Research.The Crowd Onstage, singer-actor Alan Cumming got the crowd tittering when he repeated one expletive more than 25 times during his rendition of “Beautiful.” Add to that Stanley Tucci’s sweet video message and the return of Jamie Niven, son of actor David and the chairman of Sotheby’s North America, and you’ve got a man for everyone. Also there? Max and Jacqueline Anderson, Lindsey and Patrick Collins, John Benjamin Hickey, Bobby Valentine Jr., Christen and Derek Wilson and more. The take: a cool $4.5 million. Congrats! Photography by Bruno


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