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ArtHamptons Goes Bohemian, by Max Nesterak

This year's inspiration for ArtHamptons: Bohemia circa 1950-1970. That means art, consumerism, and booze.

Though the Hamptons may seem like the farthest place – culturally speaking – from the modern bohemians’ unconventional aesthetics and politics, their influences are recognizable in the annual art show created "for and by Hamptonites." In the spirit of Bohemianism's nomadic tradition, the show will be housed in a modular complex on a large, open field. In the spirit of the Hamptons' traditions, the large, open field is the stunning ninety-five-acre Sculpture Fields at Nova's Ark snuggled in next to the South Hamptons Hunt and Polo Club, and the modular structure is 50,000 square feet and has valet parking. Just as the bohemians thrived in community and enjoyed the occasional dose of whatever was within reach, so too ArtHamptons offers numerous networking opportunities over cocktails. And while the show is not likely going offer as much radical political unrest, its beautiful setting, stunning art, and optimistically sunny weather (high 80s with a slight chance of scattered thunderstorms) are sure to evoke feelings of bliss akin to being a starving artist with rich patrons. This year, ArtHamptons will house over seventy galleries from eleven countries representing hundreds of artists including renowned, modern "bohemian" artists of the likes of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Robert Motherwell, as well as the up-and-coming boheme...

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Mark Hartman, Cape Cod, 2011, Archival Pigment Print; LusterNYC. At ArtHamptons, booth 110. 


Joseph Caroff, Gesture, 2012, acrylic and colored pencil on vellum, 12″ x 12″; Sergott Contemporary Art Alliance - SCAA. At ArtHamptons, booth 102.

Greg Lamarche, Do You Know the Way to San Jose, 2012, Hand cut paper collage, 20 x 30 inches; Joshua Liner Gallery, New York. At artMRKT Hamptons.

Jim Osman, Stack 1, 2012, gouache on paper, wood, 9 x 9 x 7.5 inches; Lesley Heller Workspace, New York. At artMRKT Hamptons.

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