Artist Brendan Fernandes recently released his book RE/Form (Skira), and Tiffany & Co. hosted a private dinner at the Pritzker Pavilion on April 5 to celebrate the occasion. In the book, the Kenyan-born, Chicago-based Canadian artist documents two of his performance-based installations, Contract and Release and Master and Form.
Dancers from the Joffrey Ballet Academy perform in front of models adorned in Tiffany jewelry.
50 guests attended the dinner, welcomed by Chicago Market Director Liz St. Louis and Client Relations Director Alison Parenti. Among the notable attendees were Desirée Rogers, Eboni Gates, Ron Mitchell, Ellen-Blair Chube, Anne Kaplan and Cari B. Sacks. Fernandes sported a FENDI suit and Tiffany & Co. jewelry. In 2019, he won the Biennial Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, and the brand remains supportive of his work.
From left: Verett Mims, Quin Lewis, Eric McKissack and Rochelle Trotter
A four course dinner was served by Boka Catering Group, along with Champagne, in the space adorned with florals and table decor courtesy of Kehoe Designs. Guests watched a performance, choreographed by Fernandes, by dancers from the Joffrey Ballet Academy, in which they moved through models wearing jewelry from Tiffany & Co.’s Schlumberger and Blue Book collections.