Sunday, July 13, 2008

Art is in the air everywhere I look around. The Jackson Pollack , Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, influence is alive and well and living in the Hamptons.

If you have any interest in art the Hamptons is the place to be. Since the 1880’s, over 600 internationally known artists have lived or worked in the Hamptons. Equally important, the East End of Long Island has been a fertile terrain for serious and intelligent collecting. This weekend there was the Artist Alliance Studio tour, who was showing her work at her studio at the O.V. Club & Winery at Principi Vineyards in Amagansett. She had another bangup cocktail party Friday evening where we all got to see her and her works of art. Plus we had wine from the Princippi Vineyards. I enjoyed sipping the Rose wine, while I was gandering at the pictures of roses. Her caterer Gregory Grossman who is all of 13 years old was serving seared scallops in a truffle oil. My son can hardly make toast.

Bridgehampton featured Arthampton, " the "First and Only Fine Art Fair in the Hamptons "Featuring Important Modern and Contemporary Art.
Arthamptons is the Hamptons premier art event: featuring 55 nationally renowned galleries who sell a rich assemblage of museum caliber art from the late 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. The fair provides local, national and international collectors with a rare summer opportunity to purchase significant paintings, sculpture, drawings, photography and prints-all of which are vetted. Enjoy the pastoral and festive setting of 4 fully-enclosed, temperature controlled, huge modular buildings. Such an extraordinary selection of masterpieces is unprecedented in the Hamptons.
I attended the opening gala on Thursday evening. It was a quintessential Hamptons evening. Art , glamorous people, great weather what else could you ask for.
Its less than 2 weeks to scope-art fair featuring emerging artist. I can hardly wait.

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