New York State of Mind
LOST, The Official Magazine: Special Edition
From May 20 through to June 5, 2010, New York City became the home of ‘The Vilcek Foundation Celebrates Lost: A showcase of the International Artists and Filmmakers of ABC’s Hit Show.’
The Vilcek Foundation was established in 2000 by Jan and Marica Vilcek, New Yorkers who decades before had immigrated to the United States from Czechoslovakia. Dr. Jan Vilcek, a professor and research scientist, and Marica Vilcek, an art historian, created the Foundation to heighten awareness of the enormous contributions of immigrants to the sciences, arts and culture in the US.
The exhibition saw the international backgrounds of Lost’s cast and crew celebrated. Featuring iconic original props from the show, as well as stunning portrait photography of the Lost crew, Executive Producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse – along with several other cast and crew members – attended the event and experienced firsthand the stores of individuals whose outstanding work adds to, and builds upon, the legacy of immigrant contributions to the American arts and entertainment.
With special thanks to Rick Kinsel, Anne Schruth, Executive Producer Jean Higgins, Jess Cole, and Erin Felentzer, overleaf we have several of the portraits for you to enjoy…
A Message from Jan and Marica Vilcek
Our founders arrived as penniless refugees over fifty years ago, but with the kindness and opportunity they received in the United States, they went on to accomplish great things in biomedical science and art history. Read their statement on the recent executive order imposing a travel ban.