Art: Larry Clark, Architecture: SHoP, Fashion: Alexis Bittar, Design: Karim Rashid, Interior Design: Muriel Brandolini
Art Zealous, Andrew Zobler, Bethanie Brady, Brad Lande, Brian Droitcour, Charlie Ferrer, Dancers Responding to AIDS, David Fox & Chris Stone / Stonefox Architects, David Song, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Donald Johnson Montenegro, Luhring Augustine, Elizabeth Owens, Emery|Staav Retail At MHP, Terrence Schroeder & Gil Nye, Irene Neuwirth, JamesPorcarelli, Joe Sheftel, Josh Wood, Justin Conner, Kevin Harter, Luke P. Brown, Meaghan Gragg, Natalia Sacasa, Luhring Augustine, Noreen K. Ahmad, Richard Chai, Steven Volpe, Timothy Chow, Todd Bishop, Two Hustlers and Nicola Formichetti, Victori + Mo
The Narcissists Ball: The Garden of Earthly Delights, a self-love affair of epic proportions, will bring together artists, designers, philanthropists, press, and society for an evening of splendor with BOFFO, a multidisciplinary arts and culture organization based in New York City. While enjoying dinner, music, performances, and cocktails, guests will be able to participate in a silent auction (http://paddle8.com/auction/boffo/) to win a commissioned portrait and other narcissistic items by 30 over artists, designers, and architects.
This year's theme, alongside our typically narcissistic attitude, is "Garden of Earthly Delights." The evening will unfold with outdoor decadence at Elizabeth Street Garden. The food and entertainment will all be choreographed and inspired by Bosch's famous 15th century triptych.
The evening will begin with delicate appetizers served with theatricality, during which guests will experience "The Blessing" a peaceful serenade of music and performances, a subtly of graceful energy and seduction.
Evolving into a more debaucherous affair, guests will enjoy their entrees during "Paradise Lost" a sensory overload of hedonistic pleasures throughout a spiritual playground of corruption and erotic derangement.
For those brave enough for the finale, sinful deserts will be served with cruelty, torture, and retribution in a hellscape portraying the torments of "Eternal Damnation."
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BOFFO IS A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT PRESENTS INNOVATIVE & EXPERIMENTAL ART, ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN. Our initiatives include artist residencies, digital commissions, and the creation of spaces, experiences and exhibitions. Since 2009 we’ve served the artistic community by supporting new work and stimulating interdisciplinary dialogues. We serve local communities by offering access to the greatest voices of all media, generations, and practices in unexpected and unconventional ways.
BOFFO believes in art and design as a vehicle of change - a way to improve and enhance the quality of life of our communities and of individuals. BOFFO believes in enabling the greatest creative talent of our time to become powerful forces in shaping social, industry, and community landscapes.
BOFFO is a New York State 501(c)(3) nonprofit exempt from federal income tax.