Fly Into the Sun, in Water Mill and Online

Carrie Mae Weems's "Color Real and Imagined," from 2014, is one of the works available through the Watermill Center's benefit. Watermill Center benefit/Artsy

Fly Into the Sun, the Watermill Center’s annual summer benefit on July 29, is sold out in several categories, but there are still tickets left for cocktails and dinner at a few levels of pricing.

This year’s soiree will honor Laurie Anderson and Isabelle Huppert in tribute to Lou Reed. Reed, who died in 2013, was Ms. Anderson’s husband. They lived in Springs.

Art installations on the grounds will include 30 works and performances in tribute to Reed by artists such as Daniel Monroy Cuevas, Rachel Frank, Damir Ocko, and Stephen Shanabrook. Also on view will be the usual installations of the center’s summer program residents.

For those who can’t make the benefit, there are opportunities to participate by bidding on the many art pieces that are up for auction at the benefit and online through Artsy. The 140 works include pieces by Larry Bell, Joseph Kosuth, Carrie Mae Weems, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Annie Leibovitz, James Rosenquist, and Paul Thek. Bidding will close at 4 p.m. on July 29.

For questions about the benefit or to buy tickets, Erin Wainwright can be reached at 212-253-7484, extension 115, or

Robert Wilson as captured by Annie LeibovitzWatermill Center benefit/Artsy
Matthew Benedict's "Firebox"Watermill Center benefit/Artsy
Paul Thek's "Untitled"Watermill Center benefit/Artsy