DISPATCH - JULY 11, 2013 (11:00 a.m.)

BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY-

ArtHamptons is poised to open tonight for its sixth edition. Taking place at Nova’s Ark Project, the Black Card Holders First Hour takes place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. with the VIP Opening Preview Party taking place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.  Tickets to the First Hour are $250. The VIP Preview ticket costs $125 and benefits Guild Hall.

ArtHamptons opens to the public tomorrow and continues through Sunday. Tickets are $40 for a three-day pass and $25 for a one-day pass. Select special events open to ticket holders include two panel discussions and a presentation on Larry Rivers:

ArtSpeak - Friday from 2 to 3 p.m. Curators discuss their roles as educators, collaborators and leaders. The panel is moderated by Helen Harrison, Director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center. Panelists include curators: Sharon Matt Atkins of the Brooklyn MuseumChristina Strassfield of Guild Hall; Jenny Park Adam of ARTDEX and Ambre Kelly and Andrew Gori of  Schoolhouse Projects.

Meet the Honorees - Friday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Dramatist Edward Albee and the Larry Rivers Foundation will be be featured in a discussion by Benjamin Genocchio, Editor-in-chief of Artinfo.com and Art+ Auction.

Life & Times of Larry Rivers - Sunday at 3 p.m. Larry Rivers Foundation Executive Director David Joel discusses the life and times of the “Godfather of Pop Art” and explores River's Forty Feet of Fashion and Legs that's installed at the art fair entrance. The talk takes place at Tibor De Nagy Gallery booth, #400, who is presenting the lecture.

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"Legs" by Larry Rivers.

"Legs" by Larry Rivers. Courtesy Larry Rivers Foundation.

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ArtHamptons is presenting around 76 galleries exhibiting contemporary and modern art. Exhibitions from New York City and the National and International arenas have a near-equal presence at ArtHampton. The international set includes galleries from Paris, London, Zurich, Seoul, Sydney, Vienna, Toronto and other locations.

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"Sshh" by Deborah Azzopardi. Courtesy Cynthia Corbett Gallery.

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New York City galleries include ACA Gallery, Eli Klein Fine Art, Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, Irene Mamiye SOHO, LusterNYC, Jim Kempner Fine Art and others.

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"Captured Rhino" by Li Hui. Courtesy Eli Klein Gallery.

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"Shore Line Study 1" by Antoine Rose. Courtesy Emmanuel Fremin Gallery.

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There are five Hamptons galleries exhibiting at ArtHamptons. They are RJD Gallery (Sag Harbor), Lawrence Fine Art (East Hampton), Mark Borghi Gallery (Bridgehampton plus NYC and Palm Beach, FL), Tulla Booth Gallery (Sag Harbor) and Moniko Olko Gallery (Sag Harbor).

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"Untitled #4687, Woodstock, Twin Mountain" by Arthur PInajian, 1960. Oil on canvas, 29 x 40 inches.

"Untitled #4687, Woodstock, Twin Mountain" by Arthur PInajian, 1960. Oil on canvas, 29 x 40 inches. Exhibited Lawrence Fine Art.

" Duo #2" by Wang Xiaobo. Oil on canvas, 58 x 58 inches.  Exhibited with RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY.

" Duo #2" by Wang Xiaobo. Oil on canvas, 58 x 58 inches. Exhibited with RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY.

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ArtHamptons is known for drawing crowds and for its celebrity-drenched events. This year includes the inaugural ArtPolo at ArtHamptons and the return of Empire State Pride Agenda's annual Hamptons Tea Dance. Both are separate private events with additional tickets needed.  For a full list of events and private events, visit www.arthamptons.com.

BASIC FACTS: ArtHamptons will be presented from July 12 – 14, 2013 at Nova’s Ark Project, 60 Millstone Rd at Scuttle Hole Rd, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. Tickets range from $25 to $250. For details, visit  www.arthamptons.com.

RELATED STORIES:  “Art Fairs Are Arriving in the Hamptons!”  by Pat Rogers. Published June 30, 2013.

“A Look Back: Scenes from Hamptons Art Fairs 2012″  by Pat Rogers. Published June 30, 2013.

"ArtHamptons Launches its Fifth Annual Art Fair" by Pat Rogers. Published July 12, 2012.

"Nova's Ark Project Unveils New Scultpure" by Pat Rogers. Published July 9, 2012.

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  • Mark terry

    I cannot wait to attend…very interesting pieces.

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