MAK Games 2013 was a cocktail party and invitational tennis tournament benefitting the MAK Center, taking place on the recently completed infinity tennis court at John Lautner’s renowned Sheats/Goldstein Residence (1963) in Beverly Hills.
The winning tennis doubles team was musician Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) and writer/director Stephen Gaghan who took home the MAK Cup, designed by architect Duncan Nicholson. Second place went to writer Benjamin Weissman and artist Gunner Fox.
Raffles were held for a trip for two to Vienna, Austria and for private use of the Goldstein Court for one afternoon.
MAK Games Teams
Grammy winning musician Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) and Oscar winning writer/director Stephen Gaghan Social entrepreneur Ben Goldhirsh (Good magazine) and associate Alex Rose (Good magazine) Perry Rubenstein Gallery director William Hathaway and artist Friedrich Kunath Hammer Museum director of exhibitions and publications Brooke Hodge and architecture historian Nicholas Olsberg Design and fine art auctioneer Viveca Paulin Ferrell and LACMA chief curator Franklin Sirmans Film and television producer James Dahl and screenwriter/producer Adam Leff Writer Benjamin Weissman and artist Gunner Fox Artist Charles Gaines and historian Roxana Landaverde
Broadcaster/former professional tennis player Justin Gimelstob guided the MAK Games as emcee along with former professional tennis player Tony Graham.
Co-Chairs: Priscilla Fraser and Esther Kim Varet
Host committee: Rose Apodaca & Andy Griffith, Barbara Bestor, Roy Dowell & Lari Pittman, Robert Galstian, John Geresi, Marilyn Heston, Marin Hopper, Sharon Johnston & Mark Lee, Alejandra Lillo, Minnie Mortimer, Duncan Nicholson, Ron Radziner & Robin Cottle, Perrey Reeves, Tao Ruspoli, Cameron Silver, Franklin Sirmans, Linda Taalman, Laurie Ziegler
Sponsors: Maison Martin Margiela, Taslimi Construction, Grey Goose vodka, Aesop, Bobble water, Perrier, BluePrintCleanse, Steigl beer, Coolhaus ice cream, Vienna Tourism Board, and Baby Blues BBQ. Architectural Digest was the event’s media sponsor.