Put on your walking shoes before visiting Art Southampton this year. The fair has significantly expanded and is presenting around 100,000 square feet of art fair at the Southampton Elks Lodge grounds in Southampton, NY. Art Southampton presents its second edition from July 25 to 29, 2013.
Contained within are approximately 90 exhibitors based in New York City, the United States and across the globe. Visitors will also find a handful of galleries from the Hamptons. They include Kathryn Markel Fine Arts and Peter Marcelle Gallery of Bridgehampton, Keszler Gallery and The McNeill Art Group of Southampton and Gallery Valentine, Birnam Wood and Vered Gallery of East Hampton.
Art Southampton will present modern and contemporary art. In addition to the array of art, fair highlights include a special focus on Andy Warhol and the New York Academy of Art.
An exhibition of alumni from the storied New York City art academy was curated by artist and Academy senior critic Eric Fischl. Expected to be included are works by Jason Bereswill, Aleah Chapin, Michelle Doll, Elizabeth Glaessner, Nicolas Holiber, Tat Ito, Christian Johnson, Will Kurtz, Lisa Lebofsky, Alyssa Monks, John O'Reilly, Melanie Vote, Tyler Vouros, Annie Wildey, Lucy Winton and Matthew Woodward, according to Art Miami LLC productions, who produces Art Southampton.
Another highlight is the art and legacy of Andy Warhol. Gallery Valentine has organized a special exhibition of Warhol art.
“We will be exhibiting some of Warhol’s most iconic images including Mao, Flowers and many others,” Dara Ross Collum of Gallery Valentine told Hamptons Art Hub last month. “We chose Warhol because of the film screening happening in August at Guild Hall.”
In addition, a panel discussion will feature Warhol experts including Bob Colacello, former Interview editor and author of “Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up;” Lana Jokel, renowned filmmaker and director of Andy Warhol; Ultra Violet, Factory superstar and Christina Strassfield, chief curator at Guild Hall. Jokel's documentary will screen at Guild Hall on Aug 14 at 8 p.m.
Also worth noting is the booth by Edelman Arts Inc. (New York City). The gallery is selling a variation on Warhol’s trademark flowers for $10 million.
Because visitors to the blockbuster art fairs have also come to expect more than just expansive pavilions and scores of galleries showing thousands of works of art, we've compiled some of the special events taking place at Art Southampton 2013. All of the events take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Here's the quick list to make planning simple:
Thursday, July 25
Special preview from 6 to 10 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres for Art Southampton VIP cardholders and members of the press to benefit Southampton Hospital, hosted by Art Southampton, Graff Diamonds, Perrier-Jouët Champagne and participating galleries, some of which will donate a portion of sales of specific pieces at the preview to Southampton Hospital.
“Alien Invasion,” a performance piece by artist Kevin Berlin, represented by East Hampton’s Gallery Valentine, starts at 6:30 p.m. as the “aliens” descend on the preview party before coming together for the actual performance scheduled at 7:30 p.m. www.galleryvalentine.com
JonOne begins painting "A Return Back Home," a mural on an 8- by 12-foot wall combining urban calligraphy and abstract expressionism, during the VIP Preview. The artist, represented by Fabien Castanier Gallery, will continue painting the piece until Saturday, July 27.
RERO works on “I AM A LIE THAT ALWAYS TELLS THE TRUTH..." during the VIP Preview. RERO is represented by Fabien Castanier Gallery, which describes the piece as an installation on an 8- by 12-foot wall that “will delve into an entirely different and surprising medium” for the artist.
Jerry Schatzberg book signing starting at 6 p.m. during the VIP Preview. The photographer will sign copies of “Fashion 1950s” and “Paris 1962” at the Nikola Rukaj booth, A2.
Friday, July 26
Andy Warhol Panel Discussion/ Fairweather Magazine Launch Party in the VIP Lounge from noon to 1:30 p.m., organized by Gallery Valentine. Christina Strassfield, museum director and chief curator at Guild Hall in East Hampton, moderates the discussion of Warhol artwork at the fair with panelists: Bob Colacello, former editor of Interview Magazine and author of “Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up”; filmmaker Lana Jokel, director of “Andy Warhol”; and Vincent Fremont, filmmaker and producer.
Saturday, July 27
Invitation-only Interior Designer Brunch from noon to 2 p.m. in the VIP Lounge hosted by Art Southampton, Cynthia Reeves Gallery and Todd Merrill 20th Century and Studio Contemporary. Attendees will include Art Southampton art dealers, interior designers and fair director Nick Korniloff.
Young Contemporaries Afternoon for members of Whitney Contemporaries, Museum of Modern Art Junior Associates, New Museum and Columbia Alumni Arts Patrons, who are invited to a private home to view the owners’ art collection. The hosts of the afternoon, Hyperallergic and Art Southampton, also invite members to cocktails in the VIP lounge and an after-party at Southampton Social Club. Tickets to the junior events are available online at: www.hyperallergic17.eventbrite.com.
Raphael Mazzucco book signing at 3 p.m. The fashion photographer will be at Rosenbaum Contemporary, Booth A12, to sign copies of "Raphael Mazzucco Collected Art.”
New York Academy of Art Cocktail Reception and Book Signing from 5 to 7 p.m. A celebration of the New York Academy of Art Alumni Exhibition with Academy president David Kratz, Academy senior critic Eric Fischl and participating artists on hand to take attendees on a tour of the artwork. Exhibition curator Eric Fischl will also sign copies of his memoir, "Bad Boy: My Life On and Off the Canvas."
BASIC FACTS: Art Southampton runs July 25 to July 29 at 605 County Road 39 Southampton, NY 11968. The art fair launches with a VIP preview on Thursday, July 25, from 6 to 10 p.m.
Art Southampton is open to the public July 26 to 29. Hours are from noon to 7 p.m. from Friday to Sunday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Monday. Passes are $15 for one day and $30 for a multi-day pass and $10 for students, seniors and groups of more than 10 people. Children under 12 attend free with an adult.
Additional information is available at: www.art-southampton.com.
"Andy's Hamptons - Warhol Still Summers Here" by Sandra Hail Schulman. Published June 25, 2013.
“Art Southampton Opens its First Art Fair” by Pat Rogers. Published July 26, 2012.
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