Archive for April, 2010

The Whitney to Honor Alexander von Furstenberg

Monday, April 26th, 2010
Alex von Furstenberg accepts The Whitney Museum's 2010 American Art Award

Alex von Furstenberg accepts the 2010 American Art Award

The Whitney Museum will pay tribute Alexander von Furstenberg and The Diller – von Furstenberg Family Foundation for their “sustained commitment to the artistic and cultural heritage of the arts in America” at the Museum’s 19th annual gala dinner on May 6th.

The gala signifies the inaugural event at The Whitney’s future downtown site at Gansevoort and Washington Streets in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District.  Alex von Furstenberg will be presented with the American Art Award, which will be accompanied by the unveiling of a large-scale collaborative commission from American artists Wade Guyton and Kelley Walker.  The first of three installations in an exhibition collectively titled “Whitney on Site: New Commissions Downtown,” Guyton/Kelley’s work can be viewed publically from the High Line from May 8th through June 23rd; subsequent six-week installations by Tauba Auerbach and Barbara Kruger will follow.


For more coverage of the May 6th event, please click on the links below:

Tatiana von Furstenberg Film Wins “Best Feature”

Monday, April 26th, 2010

On a personal note, I am proud to share that my sister’s directorial debut film, “Tanner Hall” won the Acura Grand Jury Award for “Best Feature” at the 15th Annual Gen Art Film Festival last Tuesday in New York.  

 The Gen Art Film Festival is recognized as a showcase for the most provocative North American independent films by the most talented emerging directors.  Congratulations to Tatiana, her co-director Francesca Gregorini and the “Tanner Hall” cast and crew.


See the “Tanner Hall” trailer here: