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LACMA’S THIRD ART+FILM GALA HONORS MARTIN SCORSESE AND DAVID HOCKNEYAND RAISES Over $4 Million. LEONARDO DICAPRIO and EVA CHOW CO-CHAIRED THE EVENING ATTENDED BY more Than 600 PROMINENT GUESTS, and FEATURED A LIVE PERFORMANCE by STING.The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) hosted its third-annual Art+Film Gala on Saturday, November 2, 2013, honoring artist David Hockney and Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese. Co-chaired by LACMA trustee Eva Chow and actor Leonardo DiCaprio, the evening brought together more than 600 distinguished guests from the art, design, entertainment, fashion, and music industries, among others. The evening raised a record-breaking $4.1 million, with proceeds supporting LACMA’s film initiatives and future exhibitions, acquisitions and programming. The 2013 Art+Film Gala was made possible through the generous support of Gucci. Also celebrated was the first collaboration between The Film Foundation (founded by Martin Scorsese), LACMA, and the Annenberg Foundation, to preserve four films by the acclaimed French filmmaker Agnès Varda. Dedicated exhibitions highlighting David Hockney (David Hockney: Seven Yorkshire Landscape Videos, 2011) and Agnès Varda (Agnès Varda in Californialand) open to the public at LACMA today. Eva Chow, co-chair of the Art+Film Gala, said “It was a thrill to see so many people from the film, art, music, and fashion communities come together to pay tribute to David Hockney and Martin Scorsese, two of the most influential artists of our time. It was a joy to watch Sting’s fantastic performance of new and classic material.” She continued, “This gala would not have been possible without Gucci’s support for the third year in a row. Their investment in the Art+Film Gala is truly phenomenal.” “I am grateful to Eva Chow and Leonardo DiCaprio for chairing this important event for the third, record-breaking year in a row,” said Michael Govan, LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director. “It’s an additional...