Aspen Art Museum’s Summer Benefit Gala artCRUSH Raises $1.5 Million

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ASPEN, CO.- Over 350 of the world’s top art collectors, wine connoisseurs, artists, gallery owners, museum directors, curators, and global business leaders came together in Aspen for three days of striking events to celebrate the Aspen Art Museum’s 6th annual artCRUSH summer benefit gala. artCRUSH and its related events, wineCRUSH, previewCRUSH, and afterpartyCRUSH, which were held August 4 – 6, 2010, with the primary artCRUSH event taking place on Friday, August 6, 2010, featured the 2010 Aspen Award for Art presentation to renowned artist Marilyn Minter. Friday’s Gala included a seated dinner, followed by a live auction of one-of-a-kind works by artists such as Marilyn Minter, Tom Sachs, Delia Brown and others, conducted by Sotheby’s auctioneer Tobias Meyer, which raised over $500,000. In addition to the main event, special artCRUSH-related events preceded the gala evening. wineCRUSH, hosted an