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The Next Big Thing

Last night, WWD hit Creative Time's annual Spring Benefit Gala, held at Jing Fong banquet hall in Chinatown. While guests such as Chuck Close, Klaus Biesenbach, Beth Rudin DeWoody and evening honorees Andrea and Marc Glimcher of Pace Gallery mingled...

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Last night, WWD hit Creative Time's annual Spring Benefit Gala, held at Jing Fong banquet hall in Chinatown. While guests such as Chuck Close, Klaus Biesenbach, Beth Rudin DeWoody and evening honorees Andrea and Marc Glimcher of Pace Gallery mingled and munched on dim sum, we took the opportunity to ask their picks for the art world's next big star.

After the jump, the results:


Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn: Liz Cohen. She's from Detroit. She spent the last five years making a car from two different cars, one from Russia and one from America. It's a hybrid car and it does all kinds of crazy things. It's insane that she did it herself and in the meantime became a total muscle chick. And she can stand in front of the car in her underwear looking like a hot babe.

Phillip Lim: I have to be biased--my friend Daniel Peddle. Sometimes art becomes so popular and you see where it loses the soul, but everything he does brings me to tears.

Thakoon Panichgul: Volker Hueller. He's a German artist who does these beautiful, intricate drawings. They're sort of like Berlin but, like, f----ed up.

André Balazs: José Parlá because his work has a real poetry, imagination, soulfulness and power that is just amazing.

Marc Glimcher: Tauba Auerbach. She's one of the most deliberate artists I've ever met. There are people that are like that but they're older. There aren't too many people in her generation that are just brutal about what they're doing. Lisa Anastos: Kaylip Lindsay. He has energy and he's capturing all different kinds of media right now from film to video to photography. He did a collaboration last year with Proenza Schouler. He's really having an exciting moment.
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