Posted Monday, July 13, 2009, at 4:55 PM
I believe that women are other’s greatest supporters and worst enemies. We fight over money and men, we gossip about each other’s foibles and we can’t help but feel safer with schadenfreude than jealousy. It can be a real self-hating mess.
But we also look out for each other, particularly when one of our clan needs help the most. I was struck by the strong will of this female bond when I received an invite for a benefit on July 15.
A group of talented, creative, cool women: Jessica Craig-Martin, Cecily Brown, Yvonne Force, Doreen Remen and Arden Wohl are organizing a benefit for Tara Subkoff, a 36-year-old actress and fashion designer who has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. A classic New York character, Tara stared the fashion label Imitation of Christ, became best friends with Chloe Sevigny and dated director Wes Anderson (the short before "Darjeeling Limited" is supposedly based on their relationship; she was played by Natalie Portman).
If not operated on, the tumor will be fatal in about two years. Tara will probably have the operation in August and recovery could take up to a year. She doesn’t have health insurance and won't be able to work while she recovers-every single career girl’s nightmare. The benefit is to help cover the remaining costs of the operation and care needed afterward. They are looking for donations of artwork to be sold in a silent auction, which will include 200 pieces of Imitation of Christ couture from Tara's personal collection, but cash is also welcome. Besides being a good cause, the benefit will also be a great place to buy art. Tara’s tight with some of the city’s best artists whose work usually sells at places like the Gagosian Gallery. Help out!
WHERE: DEITCH PROJECTS (GRAND ST)
WHEN: 5-10PM WEDNESDAY JULY 15TH
ADDRESS: APF, 299 WEST HOUSTON ST, GROUND FLOOR BTWN HUDSON AND GREENWICH STREETS, NY 10014 PHONE: 212-966-0193