No, it’s not what you think—you’ll have to undress your date after you get home. These nudes are in art form at the famed auction house’s annual Take Home a Nude art extravaganza, benefitting the New York Academy of Art’s scholarship and public program funding. This year’s event honors Walton Ford and is organized by co-chairs Maureen Chiquet, Daphne Guinness Paul Kasmin and L’Wren Scott. While not all the artwork brings to mind the classic nude—some of it is tasteful enough to display in even the poshest living room wall—it offers a variety of takes on the nude (see for yourself, and bid through Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. EST, at paddle8.com/auctions/nyaanude2013). The Benefit Committee includes Patti Hansen, Keith Richards, Padma Lakshmi, Mary-Kate Olsen, Oliver Sarkozy, Nena and Robert Thurman, Naomi Watts and smoking-hot Ray Donovan star Liev Schreiber.
Sotheby’s, 1334 York Avenue, 212-842-5123, 6 p.m. (dinner at 9 p.m.), $250 ($175 for age 35 or under) for cocktails plus live and silent auctions, $1,000 and up for cocktails, auctions and dinner