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Aspen Art Museum’s ArtCrush Raises Record-Breaking $1.7 Million

ASPEN, CO.- On Friday, August 5, 2011, the Aspen Art Museum hosted its seventh annual ArtCrush summer benefit, raising an all time best of $1.7 million in support of the museum’s contemporary art programming. ArtCrush honoree and recipient of the AAM’s 2011 Aspen Award for Art Roni Horn was celebrated as guests from New York to LA and beyond witnessed the artist’s Clowd and Cloun (Gray) (2000/2001) auction for a record-breaking $420K—the highest raised by a single work of art in the 7-year history of the ArtCrush benefit. Other results from the evening’s live auction conducted by Sotheby’s Deputy Chairman, Principal Auctioneer and Worldwide Head of Contemporary Art Tobias Meyer, included Rashid Johnson’s Alternator (2011) sold at $52K; Julian Opie’s Christine Swimming (2003) at $42K; Damián Ortega’s Supermodernismo IV (2009) at $63K; James Surls’s Stem Cells 1 (2011) a