An illustrated tour through Art Southampton, by Max Nesterak
Arts and culture are in full bloom this month in the Hamptons. Art Southampton, presented by Art Miami, is bringing the season to a close with a big finish. Now only in its second year, Art Southampton is the most talked about new kid on the block, bringing together over eighty galleries and hundreds of artists to its 100,000 square-foot pavilion.
With so much to see, we decided to let the art speak for itself. Well, sort of...
1. To start, make your way to the eighteen-acre estate property of Southampton Elks Lodge. Ample amounts of onsite parking (whether for vehicles of the four- or two-wheeled variety) are provided.
Marc Sijan, All American, Polyester resin and oil paint, 68 x 34 x 18 inches (lifesize); courtesy Peter Marcelle Gallery, Bridgehampton.
2. Then, put on your party suit, text your friends, and prepare to be amazed for the VIP Preview and First View of Art Southampton’s stunning collection on Thursday, July 25. Invitees get first dibs on acquisitions.
Will Kurtz. Adora, Wood, metal wire, newspaper, glue, tape, matte medium, wig, earrings, cell phone and styrofoam cup, 29 x 20 x 66 in (73.7 x 50.8 x 167.6 cm); courtesy Mike Weiss Gallery, New York.
3. On Friday, find Andy Warhol in his usual place: at the center of attention. The legendary photographer Jerry Schatzberg, who snapped this portrait of Warhol, will be around to sign copies of his books: Fashion 1950s and Paris 1962. Warhol will also be the topic of conversation at a VIP cocktail party and panel discussion led by several prominent Warhol experts on Friday. Invite only: this panel discussion is an exclusive affair...
Jerry Schatzberg, Andy Warhol, 1966, sliver gelatin print, edition 20, 40 x 40"; courtesy Nikola Rukaj Gallery, Toronto.