|The Broad opens in Downtown L.A.|
Michael Ovitz attended last night's opening night of The Broad, the Eli and Edythe Broad’s contemporary art museum located Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles. “To have Frank Gehry’s Disney Hall, the Music Center, MOCA and LACMA, it’s like we’ve finally arrived,” Ovitz told THR in this article.
Featuring an opening collection of some 250 pieces from artists such as Jeff Koons, Jasper Johns, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol and Jean-Michael Basquiat, the new museum will be free to the public. “It’s contemporary; it’s a celebration of now,” said producer Joel Silver. “And it’s free.”
Guests included artists, gallerists, cultural figures, politicians, business titans, civic leaders and - of course - Hollywood stars. Mayor Eric Garcetti, California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, Tobey Maguire (with wife Jennifer Meyer), Gwyneth Paltrow, Owen Wilson, Val Kilmer and Rosanna Arquette, WME’s Ari Emanuel and lawyer Bert Fields were but a few of the 1,600 attendees.
Read the entire THR article, "The Broad New Star of L.A. Art Scene Opens Its Doors at VIP Gala"
Read the L.A. Times coverage, "Ed Ruscha, meet Val Kilmer: Art world, Hollywood to collide at Broad museum parties"