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Paris Hilton, Sharon Stone, Ricky Martin and more come out to honor Jeff Koons at the MOCA gala

Paris Hilton and Sharon Stone (Chris Delmas /AFP/Getty Images | John Sciulli / Getty Images for MOCA)
Paris Hilton and Sharon Stone (Chris Delmas /AFP/Getty Images | John Sciulli / Getty Images for MOCA)

The annual Museum of Contemporary Art gala Saturday night was, in a word: magenta. Bright, reflective magenta — a celebration of the lavish and colorful kind.

MOCA transformed its Geffen Contemporary location into a shimmering Jeff Koons-scape, honoring the New York artist for his creative and philanthropic contributions. Koons has helped to raise more than $5 million for the museum in the last five years, and the party drawing more than 600 art stars, Hollywood celebrities and others was the museum’s thank you. The design, by event producer Ben Bourgeois, was inspired by Koons’ “Celebration” series of sculptures and paintings. A purple carpet and hot pink step-and-repeat backdrop for arrivals came with glowing magenta ceiling discs reflecting magenta-tinted tabletops in the dinner tent, where walls lined with Mylar balloons were — you guessed it — shiny magenta.

Artist Eric White and actress Patricia Arquette (John Sciulli / Getty Images for MOCA)
Artist Eric White and actress Patricia Arquette (John Sciulli / Getty Images for MOCA)
Artist Jwan Yosef and singer Ricky Martin (John Sciulli / Getty Images for MOCA)
Artist Jwan Yosef and singer Ricky Martin (John Sciulli / Getty Images for MOCA)
Artist Justine Wheeler Koons and honoree Jeff Koons (John Sciulli / Getty Images for MOCA)
Artist Justine Wheeler Koons and honoree Jeff Koons (John Sciulli / Getty Images for MOCA)

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