July 28, 2007 - VOOM Zoo, the 14th annual Watermill Center
Benefit raised a total of $2 million for the Center’s arts
programs and residencies, the best result the event has
achieved to date.
Over 900 guests attended the event and enjoyed installations
and performances by Andrew Andrew, Cory Arcangel, Christopher
Knowles, the U theatre of Taipei, Dita von Teese and many
There was an auction of artwork donated by the international
artists community. In addition to the VOOM portrait by the
Center’s founder, Robert Wilson ($85,000), top lots among the
60 works offered included pieces by Douglas Gordon ($100,000),
and Anselm Kiefer ($80,000).
All of the artwork displayed was produced and installed at the
Watermill Center with the help of over 80 participants from 25
countries in the Center’s International Program.
Some of the notable guests at the event included Julia Stiles,
Bill Paxton, Lisa de Kooning, Tinsley Mortimer, Beth Rubin de
Woody, David Yurman, co chairs Tatiana and Campion Platt, and