Evening with Candy and Michael Barasch

The Victory Club project was developed for college graduates who studied liberal arts but now work outside of creative industries. For many members, Victory Club meals are their only exposure to the arts, and the attraction is the efficiency of having a meal, a lecture, and an opportunity to meet like-minded people in one event. Dinner last Thursday night was hosted by Michael and Candy Barasch, listed in ArtNews' Top 200 Collectors this and last year. The event was a special treat because it allowed Victory Club members to experience the contemporary art world in medias res. The collection boasts works by Wade Guyton and Richard Prince, and Candy's own passion about her collection enriched everyone's understanding of art today. 

 Candy speaking to Victory Club. Photocredit: Margaret Lefton

Candy speaking to Victory Club. Photocredit: Margaret Lefton

The evening began with light canapés and bubbles. Candy, who rehangs her collection each year, engaged the group on the context of her collection and gave a brief tour. 

 Victory Club tablescape. Photocredit: Margaret Lefton

Victory Club tablescape. Photocredit: Margaret Lefton

The tour was followed by a three-course dinner. 

 Stone fruit salad. Photocredit: Margaret Lefton

Stone fruit salad. Photocredit: Margaret Lefton

 Seared tuna with vegetables. Photocredit: Margaret Lefton

Seared tuna with vegetables. Photocredit: Margaret Lefton

 Blueberry pie with dehydrated milk foam

Blueberry pie with dehydrated milk foam

Everyone had a great time, and we thank the Barasches for hosting Victory Club! 

 Margaret Lefton and Sean Pi at dinner

Margaret Lefton and Sean Pi at dinner