The Art World’s Summer Bacchanalia: A Photo History of Robert Wilson’s Watermill Gala

The 18th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit - Voluptuous Panic, Watermill Center, Watermill, NY, July 30, 2011, © Patrick McMullan. Photo - Nicholas Hunt / PatrickMcMullan.com
Ryan McNamara, The 18th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit Voluptuous Panic Watermill Center, Watermill, NY, July 30, 2011 © Patrick McMullan Photo - Nicholas Hunt / PatrickMcMullan.com
THE BIG BANG: 19th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefi, The Watermill Center, Watermill, NY, July 28, 2012, © Patrick McMullan.Photo - Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com
THE BIG BANG: 19th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit, The Watermill Center, Watermill, NY, July 28, 2012 © Patrick McMullan. Photo - Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com
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THE BIG BANG: 19th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit, The Watermill Center, Watermill, NY, July 28, 2012, © Patrick McMullan. Photo - Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com
Marina Abramovic, THE BIG BANG: 19th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit, The Watermill Center, Watermill, NY, July 28, 2012, © Patrick McMullan. Photo - Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com
THE BIG BANG: 19th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit, The Watermill Center, Watermill, NY, July 28, 2012. © Patrick McMullan. Photo - Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com
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Devil's Heaven: The 20th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit, The Watermill Center, Watermill, NY, July 27, 2013, ©Patrick McMullan. Photo - Nicholas Hunt/ PatrickMcMullan.com
Devil's Heaven: The 20th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit, The Watermill Center, Watermill, NY, July 27, 2013. ©Patrick McMullan. Photo - Nicholas Hunt/ PatrickMcMullan.com
Devil's Heaven: The 20th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit, The Watermill Center, Watermill, NY, July 27, 2013. ©Patrick McMullan. Photo - Nicholas Hunt/ PatrickMcMullan.com
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Devil's Heaven: The 20th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit, The Watermill Center, Watermill, NY, July 27, 2013. ©Patrick McMullan. Photo - Nicholas Hunt/ PatrickMcMullan.com
Devil's Heaven: The 20th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit, The Watermill Center, Watermill, NY, July 27, 2013. ©Patrick McMullan. Photo - Nicholas Hunt/ PatrickMcMullan.com
Alan Cumming, Devil's Heaven: The 20th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit, 39 Water Mill Towd Road, Water Mill, NY, July 27, 2013. ©Patrick McMullan. Photo - Nicholas Hunt/PatrickMcMullan.com
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THE WATERMILL CENTER’S 21st ANNUAL SUMMER BENEFIT, The Watermill Center, Watermill, NY, July 26, 2014. ©Patrick McMullan.com. Photo - Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com
Paradiso: The 17th Annual Watermill Summer Benefit 2010, Watermill Center, NY, July 24, 2010. ©Patrick McMullan. Photo - PATRICK MCMULLAN/PatrickMcMullan.com
Inferno, The 16th Annual WATERMILL CENTER Summer Benefit, The Watermill Center, Watermill, NY, July 25, 2009. ©Patrick McMullan. Photo - JOE SCHILDHORN/PatrickMcMullan.com
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THE WATERMILL CENTER’S 21st ANNUAL SUMMER BENEFIT, The Watermill Center, Watermill, NY, July 26, 2014. ©Patrick McMullan.com. Photo - Nicholas Hunt/PatrickMcMullan.com
THE WATERMILL CENTER’S 21st ANNUAL SUMMER BENEFIT, The Watermill Center, Watermill, NY, July 26, 2014. ©Patrick McMullan.com. Photo - Nicholas Hunt/PatrickMcMullan.com
The 15th Annual WATERMILL Summer Benefit ÒNO SALES FOR GERMANYÓ, The Watermill Center, Watermill, NY, July 26, 2008. ©Patrick McMullan. Photo - NEIL RASMUS/PatrickMcMullan.com
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THE WATERMILL CENTER’S 21st ANNUAL SUMMER BENEFIT, The Watermill Center, Watermill, NY, July 26, 2014. ©Patrick McMullan.com. Photo - Nicholas Hunt/PatrickMcMullan.com
Andrey Bartenev, The 15th Annual WATERMILL Summer Benefit, The Watermill Center, Watermill, NY, July 26, 2008. ©Patrick McMullan. Photo - PATRICK McMULLAN/PatrickMcMullan.com

It’s that time of year again.

Tomorrow (July 25) marks the 22nd Annual Watermill Center Benefit, located in lavish Southampton, Long Island.

Founded in 1992 by theater and visual artist Robert Wilson, Watermill is again bringing the worlds of theater, art, fashion, design, and abundant wealth together for this must-see annual fundraiser.

Participating artists from Watermill’s Summer Program will once again scatter a dazzling array of installations and performances throughout the eight and a half acres of grounds during the event, and each year they seem to top the previous one in terms of grandiosity, exuberance and sheer wackiness.

Tickets are still available and the funds raised will support The Watermill Center‘s year round Artist Residency Programs, which provide young and emerging artists with an opportunity to create their stage-based events in a unique and supportive environment.

Let’s take a look at the escapades of the last few years, shall we?

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