Judging by the number of Audi town cars crammed into the corner of Pioneer and Imlay Streets in Red Hook, Brooklyn, this was not your ordinary Sunday night. On the evening of May 4, the fundraising party for artist Dustin Yellin's Pioneer Works arts center -- the 24,000-square-foot behemoth warehouse that Yellin purchased in 2011 for a cool $3.7 million -- was in full force, with celebrities such as Maggie Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts and Liv Tyler feasting, family style, on rustic dishes whipped up from a single, 1,000 pound cow by the chefs from Fat Radish.
While a silent art auction raged on via iPads conveniently hooked up through the space, partygoers could also wade up and down the three floors that house artist studios before congregating downstairs for a concert put on by Ariel Pink and DJ sets by the Beastie Boys' Mike D and MGMT. Live music aside, perhaps the most entertaining part of the evening was counting the number of ridiculously attractive people in attendance, which included: Jeffrey Deitch, Mariska Hargitay, Proenza Schouler designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, and many others.
Below, pictures from the event.