Yoko Ono: Fly, 2007

50 fly figures and 50 cards in black box with drawer; metal, plastic, paper, wood
6″ x 6″ x 8″
courtesy of the artist
cards inscribed “I found this fly and thought of you” in English and Japanese.
edition 75/81 (AP:7, PP:2)
estimate: $3,300
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Benefit Committee
Edward Albee | Eleanor Alper | Dianne Benson & Lys Marigold | Alice Bell | Madelaine Bennett | Judy & Ennius Bergsma | Abby Jane Brody | Adelaide De Menil & Edmund Carpenter | Anthony Coron | Charles Cowles | Gardner Cowles III | Jan Cowles | Laurel & Theodore Cutler | Lisa de Kooning | Patricia Durkan |Helen Drutt English & Peter Stern | Eileen & Richard Ekstract |Nina Gillman | Jane & Louis Gropp | Susan Gullia |Barbara Hoffman | Bruce Horten | Jane Johnson | Roseline Koener | Jack Lenor Larsen | Elizabeth Lear |Elizabeth & Mark Levine | Dorothy Lichtenstein | Hilda Longinotti | Jonathan McCann | Scott McDonald | Alexandra Munroe & Robert Rosenkranz | Stephanie Odegard | Nancy Olnick & Giorgio Spanu |Michele & Steven Pesner | Barbara & Michael Press | Edward Roberts & Elaine Krauss | Alan Rogers | Anne & Charles Roos | June Rosner & Russ Bilgore | Charles C. Savage | Barbara Slifka | Annaliese Soros | Joanna Steichen | Lenard & Fern Tessler | Edwina Von Gal|Robert Wilson | Jane & Michael Wind | Neda Young

Auction Highlights
Magdalena Abakanowicz | Dale Chihuly | Willem de Kooning | April Gornik |Jun Kaneko |Roy Lichtenstein | Yoko Ono | Martin Puryear | Yves Saint-Laurent | Edward Steichen | Toshiko Takaezu

Special Thanks to
Bacardi, U.S.A., Inc. | Judy & Ennius Bergsma | Gandia Blasco

Thanks to
Air France | Hamptons Cottages & Gardens | Lao Textiles | Laurent-Perrier Champagne | The Ocean Group, East Hampton | Open Skies | Protravel International | Ray Smith | Eve Suter | Wine Spectator | Zen Green Tea Liqueur
Catered by Taste

LHR Award created by Marc Leuthold

The fortunate LongHouse group that traveled to Southeast Asia with me in January found it so inspiring that we are celebrating the grandeur of that magical part of the world on July 18. Open your hearts and senses to the delights of ASIAN LAUGHTER at LongHouse. There will be samplings of exquisite gastronomical delights from Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, with music performed on traditional instruments, stroll amongst lanterns and banners and celebrate the richness of these sublime cultures.

We gather to honor Carol Cassidy, an American weaver and great friend of mine who has spent more than a decade in Vientiane, Laos. Carol Cassidy is today the most prominent of the Good Americans continuously working with artisans of the Developing World. She lived and worked with rural artisans in many parts of the world. For decades now she has lived in Laos to design and direct weavers and dyers revitalizing ancient craft traditions. She has helped increase local pride in these ancient arts and, in doing so, earned recognition and international exchange for a small, remote land.

In recent years she has frequently left Laos to direct a Cambodian weave workshop set up to train amputees who are victims of the hundred thousand land mines still bedeviling this war torn land. Because these physically challenged people are also discriminated in employment because of their disabilities, their long-term, gainful employment with Weaves of Cambodia creating Carol’s beautifully colored silks is particularly meaningful. Like Jim Thompson in Bangkok before her, Carol Cassidy in Laos is now legendary to visitors and expatriates alike as the local toastmaster. Global travellers find their way to her Studio in Vientiane and are charmed by her passion for weaving. Best of all, she is a fine designer sympathetic to the people she works with. Year in, year out, she brightens the world with her colors,creativity and compassion.

Jack Lenor Larsen

Absentee Bids
Place absentee bids up until 2:00 p.m. on July 18 over the phone with Joanne Sohn at 631-329-3568 or by email at [email protected], indicating the item upon which you wish to bid and the maximum bid amount you are willing to make. All bids are final and binding. We will confirm by e-mail all bids we receive. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail, we may not have received your bid; please call if in doubt.

When we execute an absentee bid on your behalf, we will only use as much of your maximum bid as is necessary to maintain your position as high bidder, and the final price may be less than your maximum. In the event of identical bids, the earliest received will take precedence.