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Friday night’s Artists for Haiti dinner at Almond restaurant right here in the Flatiron (12 East 22nd street between Broadway and Park) was packed with celebs and included a related auction which raised $13.7 million and set world records for four artists according to including Adel Abdessemed ($350,000), Glenn Ligon ($450,000), Nate Lowman ($140,000), and Raymond Pettibon ($820,000). “The auction included 27 works by 26 of today’s most prominent artists, many of which were created specifically for this cause”, with works also by Chuck Close, Jeff Koons, Dan Flavin, Neo Rauch, Urs Fischer, and Cecily Brown.

Guests of note included Susan Sarandon, Bill Clinton, Sean Penn, Jennifer Aniston, Ben Stiller, Justin Theroux, Pat McEnroe, Donna Karan. See photos at

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