January Jones Hosts Christie’s Screening of “La Revolution Bleu”
January Jones, Oceana ambassador joined Susan & David Rockefeller and Christie’s CEO Steve Murphy last night at the Paris Theatre to host the exclusive screening of “La Revolution Bleu,” a documentary that followed the life and work of nouveau realism artist Yves Klein, which was sponsored by La Mer. His most important painting, FC1, is set to break the world record for the artist at auction when it is featured in Christie’s upcoming Post War & Contemporary sale for more than $30 million. A portion of the painting’s sale will benefit Oceana, an international organization devoted to protecting the ocean and its creatures. Jones recently became a huge fan of the legendary artist whose monochromatic work shook up the post war art world.
“I thought both of the films were great,” she said. “I’ve recently become a huge fan of Yves Klein, and I think his work was fascinating. I also hadn’t seen that footage from Oceana, and it was really beautiful. I got goose bumps. I’ve gotten to be part of that, and it’s been really rewarding.”
Guests like Georgina Bloomberg, Adam Lindeman, Ahn Duong, Bettina Alonso, Lauren Remington Fenet, Victoria Silverstedt, La Mer’s Sandra Main, and Stavros Niarchos were treated to cinema soiree complete with champagne, gourmet popcorn, and boxes of candy handed out by attendants donned in Zara dresses. After the screening of the documentary and a short film created by Oceana, Jones spoke about her passion for her work with the organization to protect sharks and other sea creatures.
“I’ve always been passionate about sharks since I was a little girl,” she explained. “And when I learned that they were endangered through the finning process, it became something very emotional to me. So when I got to a point in my career that I was able to give back and have a voice, I wanted to make that a priority. I contacted Oceana and found they didn’t have a shark spokesperson, and it seemed like a great fit. We’ve been able to, in a few short year, accomplish a lot of great things.”
The audience headed of to the Casa Lever for the after party where gusts sipped Blue Cosmo cocktails and danced late into the night to the sounds of DJ Luka Tacon before leaving with gift bags from La Mer.
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