For the second consecutive year, Bergdorf Goodman has joined with the historic Brooklyn Academy of Music to showcase their annual Silent Auction. Featuring works from noted artists such as Jessica Craig-Martin, Jim Dine and Richard Serra, our 58th Street Windows and third floor have transformed into an exhibition of dynamic color combinations — no matter if it’s Everest Hall or Jil Sander. Furthering this blend of art and fashion are the ready-to-wear pieces and accessories that the visual team chose to complement the exhibition pieces: Margiela’s minimalist boot aesthetically parallels the sculptural dynamism of Jose Maria Garcia Armenter’s Smoke and Mirrors while a trick of reflected neon light on the third floor’s presentation of Serra’s Transversal #1 cleverly mimics the metallic gold peek-a-boo in Bouchra Jarrar’s short-sleeve dress. This artistic symbiosis unfolds throughout the third floor where a cuff styled with a Marc Jacobs maxi dress shares the same murky teal color as the Joshua Marsh oil painting behind it. Color blocked or shouting vibrant hues of chrome yellow, flame red and deep purple, the mannequins become works of art on their own, merging the belief that some clothing transcends its original purpose and becomes — in its own way — wearable, collectible art.
Founded in 1861, the Brooklyn Academy of Music is America’s oldest continuously operating performing arts center. During it’s first century, BAM hosted political events, speeches and rallies; as well as including speakers like Harriet Beecher Stowe, Susan B Anthony, Gertrude Stein, Langston Hughes and Frank Lloyd Wright. Today it provides a steady stream of theater, opera, music, film (BAM is one of our most favorite movie theaters in the City) and art, and has become an integral part of the arts community — as well as the historical neighborhood it occupies. Showcasing performances like Gogol’s Diary of a Madman starring Geoffrey Rush or Stravinsky’s The Nightingale by the Canadian Opera Company further enhance BAM’s cultural influence and relevance. Not only is it vital to support these not-for-profit institutions by visiting them, it’s important to support them through donations and silent auctions. Bergdorf Goodman is proud to partner with BAM to preview their silent auction and expand its reach through our windows and floor installations. Scroll to see the installation and remember to place your bid on BAM.org/auction.
Preview the BAMart Exhibition on the Third Floor and in our 58th Street Windows.
Join the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Sunday, April 10 for their annual BAMart Silent Auction