Lorde Performs at Guggenheim Gala, Jerry Saltz, Tom Herzog and Lily Allen – as it happened

The star-studded gala raised a whopping $9.4m for the museum Lorde Performs at Guggenheim Gala While you were sleeping, Lorde gave the best performance of the night at the Guggenheim’s annual Gala. The New…

Lorde Performs at Guggenheim Gala, Jerry Saltz, Tom Herzog and Lily Allen – as it happened

The star-studded gala raised a whopping $9.4m for the museum

Lorde Performs at Guggenheim Gala

While you were sleeping, Lorde gave the best performance of the night at the Guggenheim’s annual Gala. The New Zealand pop star played for a mammoth price tag of $5.2m.

The Gala, themed Braille, featured over 150 artists from around the world collaborating on installations, a performance art event called Glistening Frontiers: Imagining the Ability to Create and over 100 world-class artists opening their work to the public.

For a tiny piece of that price, Sir Elton John, Miley Cyrus, Sharon Stone, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Damian Kulash, Jerry Saltz, Steve Martin, Laurie Anderson, Lars Ulrich, Patti Smith, Hal Willner, The Mystery Grahams, Alex Ross, Kendrick Lamar, Massive Attack, Kate Bush, Nile Rodgers, James Murphy, Swizz Beatz, Wale, Eddie Vedder, Lily Allen, Ellie Goulding, Nicky Jam, Dustin Yellin, Nick Jonas, The National, Kate Bush, Dawes, Ellie Goulding, The National and Temples took to the stage, while Lana Del Rey, Rita Ora, The Weeknd, Jamie xx, Childish Gambino, St Vincent, Alison Mosshart, Antony Hegarty, Tangerine Dream, J Dilla, Anderson .Paak and Max, Daft Punk, Yes, including Nick Squire, and more take part in art installations throughout the venue.

Show creator and founding director Paul Bassey said: “In 1947, the spirit of generosity was discovered at the Guggenheim. We expect that spirit to shine through tonight.”

In addition to some crazy, expensively arranged art pieces, the evening featured a party with over a thousand guests, a lavish dinner, black tie, two major musical performances, and raffle prizes from world-class artists including: Bob Dylan, Kanye West, Jay Z, Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z, M.I.A., Steven Spielberg, Sir Elton John, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Yoko Ono, Robert Rauschenberg, Irving Penn, Robert Wilson, Chuck Close, Ed Ruscha, Kenny Scharf, Mark Rothko, Andy Warhol, Sir John Chamberlain, Richard Serra, and Ubu Ryders, plus a live auction by the Guggenheim’s own auctioneer and 10 minutes of elevator music by David Bowie.

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