On Wednesday evening, Ellsworth Kelly’s Pink-Orange Reduction offered for $2.5 million throughout an public sale on the SFMOMA’s Trendy Ball. It didn’t go to any of the tech or philanthropy titans within the room, together with Google’s Sergey Brin, Twitter cofounder Evan Williams, Instagram cofounders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, Marissa Mayer, or Everlane CEO Michael Preysman. As a substitute it was received by an nameless cellphone bid. What two members of the native crowd did rating, for $200,000 every, was the opposite lot: dinner for 26 company ready by Michelin-starred chef Dominique Crenn and served on structure studio Lanza Atelier’s Mesa Nómada (Steps Desk). Now that’s going to be a cocktail party.
The museum’s profit felt like a heat gathering of longtime pals, all in an area that had been reworked right into a area of Marimekko-esque poppies impressed by Finnish textile designer Maija Isola. After company nibbled on spring greens and grilled filet mignon, they ventured to the higher flooring for extra cocktails and, later, a efficiency by Little Dragon.