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Brooke Shields, Ali Wentworth, Eric Fischl, and More Attend New York Academy of Art’s Gala al Fresco

July 30, 2019

Leading regional publication Hamptons.com highlighted the New York Academy of Art’s annual summer Drawing Party fundraiser, where affluent supporters of the organization come together to enjoy an evening sketching nude models and drinking Champagne Bollinger Special Cuvée. The writer adds that the addition of Bollinger Champagne definitely helped emboldened guests to sketch portraits of the models, while enjoying the al fresco sunset. The president of the NYAA was quoted saying that this event “brings the mission of the school alive,” and added, “I can guarantee you’ve never been to something like this before.”  Andy Warhol founded the school in 1982 with the aim of supporting artists “in traditional art making skills like portraiture that might be lost in modern interpretations,” much the same personalized and hands-on way that Bollinger produces Champagne. Read the full story and highlights HERE

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