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New York Academy of Art Holds Annual Take Home a Nude Auction

Among those on hand for the Chanel-sponsored event were Mary-Kate Olsen, Olivier Sarkozy and the night’s honoree, Walton Ford.

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On Tuesday, the New York Academy of Art held its annual Take Home a Nude auction at Sotheby’s York Avenue headquarters. As usual, the fund-raiser had a few hundred benevolent partygoers sipping Champagne while perusing the works on the block by the academy’s emerging artists. Among those on hand for the Chanel-sponsored event and dinner were Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy, Scott Campbell and Lake Bell, Petra Nemcova, Annabelle Dexter-Jones and the night’s honoree, Walton Ford, who gamely posed for photographers with L’Wren Scott and Daphne Guinness.


Naomi Watts made the rounds in a floral-print Erdem dress, ready to buy.


“You know, paintings are more expensive,” she said of her collecting habits. “That’s why I like coming here: emerging artists... Look I’ve got my [paddle]. I bought a painting here last year...It’s still in storage.”


All told the night moved 188 works and raised more than $900,000 for the academy.

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