Diane Keaton, Artist Paul McCarthy to be Honored at Hammer Museum Gala
The 'Annie Hall' star and the conceptual artist behind that giant butt plug will be celebrated at the Gala in the Garden on Oct. 10.
L.A.'s Hammer Museum has chosen two hometown originals — actress Diane Keaton and conceptual artist Paul McCarthy — to honor at its annual Gala in the Garden. The 13th edition will be held at the museum on Saturday, Oct. 10.
The event is set to celebrate Keaton's and McCarthy's canons while promoting creative expression in L.A. as a whole. Italian fashion house Bottega Veneta returns for a third year to sponsor the event, with Tomas Maier, the company's creative director, serving as event co-chair. Award-winning L.A. chef Suzanne Goin (Lucques, A.O.C.) will create a menu for attendees.
The Gala in the Garden is a much-anticipated fundraiser on the Hollywood social calendar. Last year's event amassed $2.5 million in donations for the Hammer's various exhibitions and public programs.
Past honorees have included singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, playwright Tony Kushner, artists Barbara Kruger and Cindy Sherman, The Simpsons creator Matt Groening, chef Alice Waters, designer Miuccia Prada, author Joan Didion, painter Ed Ruscha and architect Frank Gehry.
McCarthy — who drew controversy last year after erecting a giant, inflatable butt plug in a Paris square — recently invited The Hollywood Reporter into his downtown L.A. studios, where he was hard at work on his next large-scale installation: a fully operational Old West town.
Keaton, born in Highland Park in 1946, went on to star in some of the greatest American films of all time, including Reds (1981), The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather Part II (1974), and Woody Allen's Manhattan (1979) and Annie Hall (1977) — the latter earning her a best actress Oscar at age 32.