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Russell Simmons Hosts 14th Annual Art For Life Gala [PHOTOS]

Russell Simmons’s 14th annual Art For Life benefit in the Hamptons was sponsored by Bombay Sapphire Gin. This was the 14th year for Russell and his brother Danny to host Art for Life, and this year’s event was on Saturday, July 27th at a beautiful new venue in Bridgehampton. They honored Samuel Englebardt and William D. Johnson of Demarest Films, Anne Pasternak of Creative Time, writer Walter Mosely and filmmaker Tyler Perry. This year’s featured artist was Rashid Johnson, who exhibited new work as part of the event. While A-list celebs spent the evening giving back, a well-heeled crowd of VIPs and local socialites mingled throughout the evening, while sipping on specialty Bombay Sapphirecocktails, as they were listening to the impressive beats of Maxwell, Estelle and Rick Ross.

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