FACT: When it comes to highlighting cinema in a museum context, LACMA does not skimp. Take, for example, the epic and well-attended Stanley Kubrick exhibition that came to a close earlier this summer, or the forthcoming construction of the Academy Museum (in conjunction with the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences), set to provide 290,000 square feet for the preservation and presentation of films and film-related arts.
FACT: This was the third year that LACMA held its annual Art + Film Gala, cochaired by Leonardo DiCaprio and Eva Chow.
FACT: Following last year’s successful party for Kubrick and artist Ed Ruscha, this year’s event honored artist and filmmaker David Hockney as well as revered Hollywood director Martin Scorsese, just as his latest film, The Wolf of Wall Street (starring DiCaprio), was set to sweep into theaters.
FACT: The gala was presented by Frida Giannini and Gucci, and also celebrated the museum’s collaboration with the film foundation to preserve films by French filmmaker Agnès Varda.
RUMOR: For L.A.’s well-heeled glitterati from the worlds of both film and art, there’s little doubt that Chow and DiCaprio’s famous fête was the party of the season.
LACMA’s 2013 Art+Film Gala honoring Martin Scorsese and David Hockney presented by Gucci on November 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for LACMA)