Neither the rain nor the traffic deterred the glamorous set of New York and Manila from trekking down to Greenwich Village to support Pinto Manhattan Manila on a Monday night.
Works by 30 Filipino artists were shown for 24 hours at the cavernous Urban Zen, Donna Karan’s nonprofit space.
Pinto Art Museum founder Dr. Joven Cuanang with his co-organizer Dr. Luca Parolari and art historian Patrick Flores helped curator Federico de Vera select pieces for the event.
Skype sessions with between artists in New York and Manila made palpable the art and technology connection between the two bustling cities.
Proceeds from the event will go to the Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo and the Asian Cultural Council, which supports cross-cultural projects by Asian and American artists.
IMAGE David Dupuy / AnnieWatt.com Susan Rockefeller, Donna Karan, Mercedes Zobel; and Edwin Josue, Josie Natori, Dr. Joven Cuanang, and Susan Beer
IMAGE David Dupuy / AnnieWatt.com Donna Karan; Michael Ainslie, Josie Natori, Susan Gutfreund, and Joanne De Asis Benitez
IMAGE David Dupuy / AnnieWatt.com Laura Lehmann; and Lauren Lawrence and Susan Rockefeller
IMAGE David Dupuy / AnnieWatt.com Josie Natori; and Natori with Dr. Cuanang
IMAGE David Dupuy / AnnieWatt.com Fernando Zobel, Catherine Zobel, Maria Teresa Meloni, Dr. Cuanang, Susan Beer, and Louie Locsin
IMAGE David Dupuy / AnnieWatt.com Hans
Jebsen, Tess Rances, Miho Walsh, David Rockefeller, Mercedes Zobel, Josie Natori, Wendy O'Neill, Dr. Joven Cuanang, Maribel Ongpin, Louie Locsin, and Luca Parolari
IMAGE David Dupuy / AnnieWatt.com Fernando Zobel, Catherine Zobel, Mercedes Zobel, Teresa and Bruce Colley