At Eternity's Gate Screening In East Hampton

 LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton presented a special evening with Julian Schnabel, including a screening of his film, At Eternity's Gate starring Willem Dafoe as Vincent van Gogh last week at Guild Hall. The evening was a pre-event for their upcoming Summer Benefit honoring Schnabel and Donna Karen.

Fitzhugh Karo With Jack Lenor Larsen & Dianne Benson

Faye Fisher & Jerry Zaks
Dianne Benson, Longhouse’s board chairman, introduced Julian Schnabel who made a typically warm sometimes humorous and deeply sincere introduction saying, "I'll let the movie speak for itself… I'm not going to do a Q&A later because I don't want to talk after the movie about anything. I want you to digest it your own way. Don't get up. Stay in the movie theater until an hour after the movie's over… and at the end of the movie, until you see a yellow screen. I don't want you to miss that yellow screen. [says to de Menil sisters] Oh hi - how are you? I'm going to give you a kiss later. I want you to meet my wife. Louise, you want to stand? That's my wife Louise Kugelberg. Louise edited the film and wrote the film with Jean-Claude Carrière and me. Her contribution to the film was ineffable…and I want to thank LongHouse who actually organized this and Jack Lenor Larsen. Thank you. It's a beautiful place you have over there. I have some sculptures, and I have a couple of friends who are going to play there. I hate to go out, I never go anywhere, but if you go somewhere, you might as well go there.” Schnabel dedicated the screening to the late producer Michael Lynne.

Louise Kugelberg With Julian Schnabel, Andrea Grover & Judy Bergsma

Lys Marigold & Dianne Benson
After the screening selected guests joined Schnabel and his family for drinks including Tony Bechara, Lady Liliana Cavendish, Adelaide de Menil with her sister Christophe, Mary Heilman, Sherri Donghia, Lysbeth Marigold, Robert Molnar, Wendy Moonan and Duncan Darrow, Faith Popcorn, Priscilla Rattazzi, Michael Shnayerson, Suzanne Slesin and Mr. Michael Steinberg, Gayfryd Steinberg, Carolina von Humboldt, Victoria Wyman and Longhouse executive director Matko Tomicic.

Longhouse Reserve’s Summer Benefit is Saturday, July 20 on their grounds in East Hampton. The Benefit will honor Julian Schnabel with the Longhouse Award. Donna Karan will receive the Leadership Award from her longtime friend Ross Bleckner. Artist Laurie Anderson is creating a special performance. LongHouse’s annual Summer Benefit is a transformative experience, as the peaceful grounds of the sculpture garden are enlivened with visually appealing installations specially curated for the event. This year’s theme is la vie en rose. For more information on Summer Benefit tickets, please visit: www.longhouse.org

Longhouse Reserve exemplifies living with art in all forms. Founded by Jack Lenor Larsen, its collections, gardens, sculpture and programs reflect world cultures and inspire a creative life LongHouse Reserve is a 16-acre sculpture museum and garden located in East Hampton, NY. In addition to new works on loan by the above mentioned artists, LongHouse Reserve’s permanent collection features pieces designed by prominent artists including Buckminster Fuller, Yoko Ono and Willem de Kooning amongst others.

Photos Courtesy Of Richard Lewin / Jonathan Marder and Company