Saturday, April 13, 2024

Clive Davis, Serena and Venus, Chef José Andrés, Dr. Fauci Celebrated at A List DC Gala Included Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Alicia Keys, (See Photos)


Washington’s National Portrait Gallery glittered with stars last night as the annual Portraits of a Nation were unveiled.

Alicia Keys unveiled the stunning portrait of music mogul Clive Davis, painted by legendary artist David Hockney. Nancy Pelosi took a few minutes off from saving the country and taking care of her husband to congratulate Clive and other honorees.

Those other honorees included José Andrés, Ava DuVernay, Marian Wright Edelman, Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Serena Williams, and Venus Williams, all of whom saw their portraits unveiled in style as well. On view were six newly commissioned portraits and one never-before-seen photograph by contemporary artists also including Ruven Afanador (Edelman), Hugo Crosthwaite (Fauci), Kenturah Davis (DuVernay), Kadir Nelson (Andrés), Toyin Ojih Odutola (S. Williams) and Robert Pruitt (V. Williams).

At the cocktail party before the dinner that followed the group was serenaded by no less than Wynton Marsalis. Hillary Clinton, as well as Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, were among the guests.

Hillary congratulated Marian Wright Edelman:

Nancy Pelosi and Clive:

Photos courtesy of Getty Images.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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