Brad, Angelina Become Lunchbox Artists
The pair join Charlize Theron and others to sell lunchboxes for a good cause
Lunch came late to New Yorkers Thursday night, as lunchboxes designed by “artists” such as Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Charlize Theron went on display in a star-studded exhibition. And starting Friday night, the decorated boxes be auctioned off to raise money for the Food Bank for New York City and The Lunchbox Fund.
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Mike Myers and, arriving together, Bono and Alicia Keys, swooped into a VIP section of the Wooster Projects Gallery in the city’s Chelsea section. Myers chatted with guests and made the rounds, checking out his own decorated lunchbox, and those of more than 100 others – including such “artists” as Pitt, Jolie, Theron, Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Lisa Marie Presley, Michael Stipe, Q-Tip, Jon Stewart, Zach Braff, and the two Bills, Clinton and Gates.
Myers did a double take at one box, by Jimmy Fallon, which was decorated with a photo of Fallon and several repetitions of his signature. Inside the Fallon lunchbox, the former SNL-er put in such games as Crazy Cards, Old Maid, Uno, Mad Libs and Cranium – also all signed by him.
Jimmy Kimmel drew a Peanuts cartoon on his metal lunchbox, adding the comic Jimmie “J.J.” Walker to Snoopy and the gang. Director John Waters did a Hairspray motif, while Liv Tyler covered her lunchbox with Swarovski crystals. Chef Bobby Flay used spices, peppercorns, cloves, bay leaves and fennel for his decorations. Swank used jewels. Stewart’s features a “Daily Show” logo.
The online sale of the lunchboxes starts Friday night at 9 p.m., at www.thelunchboxauction.org – with all proceeds going to the end-hunger organizations. As an added incentive, Clinton, Gates and Stewart will also personally autograph their lunchboxes to their highest bidders.