Russell Simmons had a big night at his Rush Foundation Art for Life Charity Auction hosted at the swanky and brand-new SLS Brickell Hotel & Residences. Co-hosted by Danny Simmons, Sam Nazarian, and Jorge M. Pérez, the annual Miami Art Week charity event raised over $150,000 with Venus Williams taking home three pieces. Even Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) Director Franklin Sirmans got in on the action with one of the auction items consisting of Sirmans himself curating a gallery or exhibit for the final bidder.
In attendance at the private event was Jorge Perez, Russell Simmons,
Danny Simmons, Troy Simmons, Mayor Carlos Jimenez, Franklin Sirmans, chef Jose Andres,
chef Andrea Drummer, artist Rafael Domenech, artist Tomas Esson, Venus
Williams, Sam Nazarin, and Andrea Fiuczynski.
from the auction benefits the foundation’s arts education programs for
inner-city youth and gallery programs for emerging
artists and curators.