The ‘80s are back, and it’s time to FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT TO PARTY.
Mingle with gala honoree Jeff Koons and art and culture enthusiasts from around the globe. Feel your jaw drop and your taste buds tingle with delicious, one-night-only dessert performance by artist Jennifer Rubell. Break out your best Studio 54-in-the-‘80s dancing outfit—and ogle everyone else’s. Explore the exhibition Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s late into the night. Sound like fun? It will be. And all proceeds support the Hirshhorn’s groundbreaking free exhibitions and public programs.
Jeff Koons is one of the most recognized artists living today. As one of the leading artistic figures to emerge in the 1980s, his groundbreaking work from that decade features prominently in Brand New. Koons’ role in exploring the relations between art, commodity, and marketing played a crucial role in defining contemporary art for the past three decades, and his contributions are acknowledged around the world.