Calvin Klein Collection Teams Up With Guggenheim For Art Awards Ceremony

September 23, 2009 • Fashion

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Calvin Klein Collection is showing its affinity for the arts next month when it teams up with the Solomon R. Guggenheim
to kick off a newly created art awards ceremony conceived by
artist Rob Pruitt. The Rob Pruitt Presents: The First
Annual Art Awards
will take place at the Guggenheim museum on Oct. 29 in
association with White Columns. The awards will celebrate and honor contemporary
artists in a chic, Hollywood-style ceremony, with the spoofy art-brats, The Delusional Downtown
, as the night’s masters of ceremonies; Glenn O’Brienhas signed on as the event's official announcer and presenters include James Franco, Nate Lowman, Mary-Kate Olsen, Cecily Brown, John Currin and Rachel Feinstein. Matthew Friedberger of The Fiery Furnaces will also perform that night.

Performance artist Joan Jonas and director of the Ludwig Museum Kasper König will
both receive Lifetime Achievement Awards during the ceremony. Other awards include Artist of
the Year, Curator of the Year, Writer of the Year and several nods for
shows of the year, as well as the Calvin Klein Collection New Artist of
the Year. The event will benefit the Guggenheim, White Columns and
Studio in a School organizations.

Article Source: WWD
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-Alia Rajput

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