Given the lack of couture to comment on, Culturemap society reporter Shelby Hodge details the bentleys, cigars, and the art purchased at the MFAH’s all-male “One Great Night in November” fundraiser, which took place Saturday night. Though unflattering in flash-lit photography, all those tuxedos had deep pockets: the guests reached in and went on a buying spree, spending an aggregate $1.2 million on art acquisitions for the museum, including Recognition: North and South (1865) by Constant Mayer, a Vase With Mythological Resurrection Scene, a photo, IED Night Watch from the upcoming War/Photography show, and, most appropriately, an Ancestral Suspension Hook: carved by the tribal peoples of New Guinea, these hooks typically depict benevolent ancestors, and dangle goodies from the rafters.
also by Bill Davenport
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