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2021 Live Ideas Gala | Monday, May 10th, 2021

Honorees Sir David Adjaye OBE, Spike Lee, and Jean-Michel Basquiat**

Hosted by Saul Williams


Event Chairs Alanna Rutherford*, Barbara & Alan Marks*, and Ruth & Stephen Hendel*

For ticketing and more info please contact Individual Giving & Special Events Manager Ali Burke at or 212-691-6500 x377.


* Denotes Board Member
**Honoring Jean-Michel Basquiat, his late father Gerard Basquiat, Jean-Michel’s surviving sisters Lisane and Jeanine Basquiat, and his step-mother, Nora Fitzpatrick. We honor the Basquiat Estate for maintaining and enhancing his legacy and for making his art more accessible to vast audiences throughout the world. Jean-Michel’s focus on social issues remains as relevant today as it was during the turbulent 1970s and ’80s.

2019 Live Ideas Gala, photos by Maria Baranova & Jesse Anders:

Photos by Maria Baranova & Jesse Anders