July 9 - 13, 2015

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  • Vivid Visual Highlights of Art Southampton 2015

    7/20/15

    by Art Southampton

    Some very vivid highlights came to fore in the wake of another record-breaking Art Southampton, among them KDHamptons look at the local array on display, Long Island Exchange's take on the international span of it all, and Chadd Kortge's Happening Postcard from Art Southampton, which -- natch -- was entitled "Wish You Were Here".

     

    We at Art Southampton think it a picture perfect sentiment for the 21,000 exhibitors, artists, sponsors and artfans who made the 4th Annual Edition such a resounding success. And we Thank You all! 

  • Art Southampton 2015 Breaks Records in Attendance, Sales & Acclaim!

    7/18/15

    by Art Southampton

    Art Miami Fairs

     

    ART SOUTHAMPTON 2015 DRAWS CRITICAL ACCLAIM FROM TOP INTERNATIONAL COLLECTORS, ART ADVISORS & CURATORS

     

    Record attendance and sales, stunning new location at Nova’s Ark Project, mark fourth and largest-yet edition of East End’s premier contemporary art fair Southampton, NY (July 17, 2015) – Wrapping up its fourth and largest edition yet, Art Southampton, the leading international contemporary and modern art fair for acquiring investment-quality 20th and 21st century works of art, presented by Art-Miami, drew a record 21,000 collectors, art enthusiasts, curators and art lovers to the world-renowned pastoral Attendees resoundingly noted the distinguished array of contemporary artworks and installations, paintings, photography, prints, drawings, design, video art, and indoor and outdoor sculptures showcased by more than 80 international galleries at the fair.

     

    Sales began almost immediately after the fair opened its doors to the lavish and exclusive two-tiered VIP Private Preview, which benefited the Parrish Art Museum and Southampton Hospital and set the tone for both the evening and the fair’s five-day duration. 

     

    "We were so pleased to work in concert with Art Southampton this year, with a great exchange of ideas and resources that makes everyone¹s experience richer." said Terrie Sultan, Director of

     

    Upon arriving, guests were treated to the eye-catching large-scale contemporary art sculpture fields of the Nova’s Ark Project – the backdrop of this year’s new, and based on attendees’ accolades, extraordinarily beautiful fair location.. From there, guests walked through the equally stunning sculpture garden designed by LaGuardia Design and supported by Summerhill Landscapes, featuring works by Paul Oberst (Banded Poles/Long Island Four), David Hayes (Totem, Group), Boaz Vaadia (Baraq with Cat), Sam Tufnell (Power Gnomes), Heiner Meyer (Garden Kelly), Hamilton Aguiar (It’s a Girl!) Tuki Moses (Off) and others, with Cracking Art Group’s florescent pink, larger-than-life Giant Rabbit drawing hundreds of “selfies.”

     

    During the exclusive preview, guests enjoyed Ruinart champagne and hors d’oeuvres provided by the Southampton Social Club while admiring the stunning display of precious jewels exhibited by sponsor Graff Diamonds. Christie’s International Real Estate played host to local and visiting East Enders with an impressive selection of exclusive Hamptons and other international properties available. 

     

    Red dots quickly appeared beneath many works, as collectors and well-known prominent art advisors snapped up blue-chip works by the likes of Lichtenstein, Warhol, Rauschenberg, Stella and many others, as well as contemporary stars that included Hirst, Tomaselli, Kevin Berlin and street artist Banksy. Emerging artists featured Rubem Robierb, Julian Lennon (son of the late John Lennon), Bernie Taupin, and Banksy buddy “Mr. Brainwash,” and many more also were in high demand, as were works by local artists Eric Fischl, Jeff Muhs, Eric Dever, and Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg, among others. 

     

    “We were extremely pleased with the enthusiasm and excitement that lead up to and continued throughout this year’s fair,” said Art Southampton Director Nick Korniloff. “From this year’s location to the galleries represented to the breadth and depth of the contemporary works available, the feedback we received was resoundingly positive. We are excited to return to the East End next year with even more cutting-edge works on offer.”

     

    Dealers reported a flurry of five- and six-figure sales throughout the weekend, right through to the fair’s closing on Monday, and expressed optimism about artworks on hold,  observing that many collectors planned to follow up post-fair. Dealers also noted numerous commissions confirmed by artists such as Vadim Dolgov and Anna Razumovskaya, presented by Hazelton Fine Art Galleries, and Lluis Barba, presented by the Cynthia Corbett Gallery.

     

    Some of the more noteworthy sales included:

     

    Hollis Taggart Galleries reported multiple sales throughout the fair, including two pieces almost as soon as the doors opened on VIP Preview night: Jack Tworkov’s House of the Sun Variation in the $200,000 range, and a Norman Bluhm, also in the six figures.

     

    Cynthia Corbett Gallery, representing works by Andy Burgess, Deborah Azzopardi and David Hayes, among others, noted “numerous six-figure sales,” as well as several Azzopardi pieces in the $10,000-$15,000 range, Klari Reis’ Webbing for $19,000, and several Charles Moxon works in the $9,000-$12,000 range. At the fair’s end, the gallery also was negotiating final sales for Tom Leighton and Barba, including a commission for Barba from an influential Miami-based collector. 

     

    Galerie Mark Hachem had at least a dozen sales during the fair, including a Rene Magritte statue, Les Menottes de Cuivre (pictured), for $75,000, and Gorilla, a statue by Stefano Bombardieri, for $18,000. The gallery also placed no fewer than three of Mauro Corda’s bronze Femelle bulldogs, with a sticker price of $125,000 each.

     

    Pushkin Gallery, presenting the works of Russian painter Boris Chetkov, placed a whopping 16 pieces on site, including Red Wagon for $110,000.

     

    Peter Marcelle Project placed Frank Stella’s Then Waters Came and Quenched the Fire, which had an asking price of $100,000.

     

    RJD Gallery placed one of Andrea Kowch’s haunting portraits, In the Distance for $85,000, 

     

    Contessa Gallery placed over two dozen pieces, with a large portion of their upper six-figure revenue derived from multiple sales of artist David Drebin, along with paintings by Mr. Brainwash, whose Tomato Spray went for $60,000 and Banksy Thrower, which fetched $80,000.

     

    Hexton|modern and contemporary completed several sales of local Hamptons-based artist Eric Fischl’s stunning works, all in the “six figure” range.

     

    Taglialatella Galleries reported multiple sales “almost the moment the fair opened its doors,” that included a Damien Hirst as well as a Jeff Koons sculpture in the “five-figure” range.

     

    Vogelsang Gallery placed a Frank Stella piece for $75,000, a Gregory Watin piece for $29,000, several Rubem Robierb works in the $18,000-$20,000 range, and two Marcel Ceuppens in the Masterworks Fine Art reported selling several Picasso lithographs in the $40,000 range, as well as a Fernandez Arman statue titled Molting Statue of Liberty for $30,000.

     

    Dean Project placed Greg Lotus Champagne Poodle for $35,000, among other sales.

     

    The McLoughlin Gallery placed Jeff Muhl’s Blue Chip for $22,000, ID Bronze, a sculpture by Doug Thielscher for $7,500, and two of Jerome Lucani’s works, BB (Bridgette Bardot), for $25,000 each.

     

    Sponder Gallery placed three of Michael Halsband's iconic Warhol/Basquiat photographs to multiple buyers, one Stanley Boxer painting and several Max-Steven Grossman Bookscapes – all in the $15,000-$20,000 range.

     

    Shine Artists London reported sales of two Jeff Robb pieces for $20,000 each, a Christopher Thompson for $16,000, and two effervescent light box pieces by Hwang Seontae for $6,500 each.

     

    NOW Contemporary Art placed 3 (three), a mixed-media compilation of three unnamed Japan-based artists, in the $25,000 range. The gallery also placed an untitled Andres Schiavo piece for $15,000, and two Chris Maynard  works, Flight Pattern 1 and 2, for $6,000 each.

     

    Berry Campbell Gallery, also representing local Hamptons art, placed a stunning piece by Eric Dever for $16,000, as well as a work  by Tapp Francke.

     

    Nikola Rukaj Gallery placed all of the Uno Hoffmann works brought on site, with a sticker price of $15,000 each.

     

    Lawrence Fine Art reported a Joe Novak piece placed for $15,000.

     

    Emmanuel Fremin Gallery placed Antoine Rose’s Swarmanoid and What’s up for $10,000 each, as well as Drew Tal’s Porcelain Dynasty for $16,000 and JP Kadzinski ’s Fire Escapes of NY for $6000.

     

    Galleria Ca’ D’oro reported selling a Ewa Bathelier piece for $12,000.

     

    The Public House of Art reported sales of several large-scale photo pieces in the $6,000-$8000

     

    Galerie von Braunbehrens placed five of Marck’s Current Flow Mixed Electronic Media

     

    Among the distinguished collectors, art patrons, art advisors, cultural leaders, government officials and philanthropists that attended this year’s fair were Howard Stern & Beth Ostrosky Stern, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani & wife Judy, author and playwright Joe Pintauro & partner Greg Therriault, Broadway producers Stewart Lane & Bonnie Comley, Tracy Pollan, wife of actor Michael J. Fox, former Carnival Cruise COO Howard Frank, Billy Squier, Bill Mack, Wilbur & Hilary Ross, internationally acclaimed architect Stephen Valentine, lecturer, author and Russian art collector Dr. Fred Levine & wife Marilyn, and many other collectors and notables, including Norman & Irma Braman, Ted & Ruth Baum, Elayne Mordes, Kevin Berlin, Baroness Sheri de Borchgrave, Edwina Sandys, President of Graff Diamonds Henri Barguirdjian, James Nederlander Sr., John & Joan  Gruen, Gary & Katherine Andreassen, Melanie Wambold, Nicole Noonan, Randi Schatz, Sara Herbert-Galloway, Steve Bernstein, Sylvia Hemingway, Audrey & Martin Gruss, Steve & Kara Ross, New York Academy of Art President David Kratz, Christie’s International Real Estate President Dan Conn and many more.

     

    The internationally acclaimed New York Academy of Art, of which Andy Warhol was among the original founders, once again partnered with Art Southampton, with renowned artist April Gornik as guest curator of exceptional alumni works.

     

    Art Southampton also hosted a series of educational seminars and special events, including:

     

    ● 1AN Art, which held daily symposiums of opinion leaders and industry experts on a variety of contemporary art topics and trends, including The Art of Collecting Art, and Six Events that have Transformed the Art Market.

     

    ● An invitation-only art curation by LUXECANVAS, featuring Luxe Interiors + Design Editor-in-Chief Pamela Jaccarino and top interior designers Anthony Baratta, Jennifer Post and Scott Sanders on the interplay of art, interior design and home.

     

    ● The Parrish Art Museum Midsummer Party Host Committee and the Parrish Contemporaries Circle Steering Committee Brunch, held in the Art Southampton VIP 

     

    ● VIP Artist Studio Tours, hosted by Berry Campbell Gallery, and featuring Eric Dever, Dan Christensen and Susan Vescey’s studios.

     

    ● A book signing by Jules Feiffer, hosted by Jean Albano Gallery: Out of Line: The Art of Jules Feiffer, by Martha Fay, with a foreword by Mike Nichols.  

     

    ● VIP Breakfast hosted by Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg and Jean Albano Gallery.

     

    ● A cocktail reception hosted by the New York Academy of Art, featuring Academy President David Kratz along with renowned artist April Gornik, who hosted collectors  and patrons to meet with featured Academy artists for cocktails and conversation, all while enjoying an exhibition of their work. April also signed copies of her book, April

     

    Art Southampton Beneficiaries, Partners & Sponsors Art Southampton is pleased to have supportive partnerships with a number of the East End’s most prominent organizations, including the aforementioned Parrish Art Museum and Southampton Hospital, as well as the Ross School, and Southampton Fresh Air Home. Key sponsors include the previously stated Christie's International Real Estate, Graff Diamonds, and Ruinart Champagne, as well as LUXE Interiors + Design, which has partnered with Art Southampton as the fair's Design & Media Sponsor, and ARTSY. Additional supporters and partners include LaGuardia Design, Summerhill Landscapes, One Art Nation, PXLGram, Bourlet ArtLogistics and Turon Travel. Other supporters include The Wall Street Journal, Blouin ARTINFO, Artnet, Soho House, New York, ARTnews, Whitewall, New York Observer, The Art Newspaper, Hamptons Magazine, Hamptons.com, Dan’s Papers, Hyperallergic, Fairweather, AVENUE, Veev, VENÜ and Voss.

     

    Additional local supporters and partners include: Ross School, HBSC New York, Town of Southampton, Southampton Fresh Air Home, Southampton Chamber of Commerce, MAD, Islip Art Museum, National Academy Museum and School, Silvermine Arts Center, Smithsonian, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, ArtTable, Southampton Historical Museum and the International Center of Photography.  

     

    Art Southampton is operated and produced by a partnership consisting of art and media industry veterans Nick Korniloff, Mike Tansey and Brian Tyler. The ownership team also produces Art Miami (26​th edition), CONTEXT and Aqua, all taking place during Miami Art Week (December), Art Wynwood (February), CONTEXT NY (March), Art New York (May), and Art Silicon Valley / San Francisco in October. 

     

  • Interviewing Art Southampton: A Double Shot From Art Miami Fairs Director Nick Korniloff

    7/14/15

    by Art Southampton

    Art Miami Fairs Director Nick Korniloff talks Art Southampton 2015 to Whitewall Magazine and Hamptons.com

     

    Read all about the 4th Annual Edition of the Fair here and here.

  • Art Southampton Work of the Day: Frank Stella "Carpathenburg III"

    7/14/15

    by Art Southampton

    Frank Stella

    Carpathenburg III (1996)

    Printed paper collage on paper mounted on foamcore   

    49 x 53 1/2 inches

     

    Courtesy of David Findlay Jr. Gallery, New York 

  • Hamptons Art Hub: Art Southampton is "A Class Act"

    7/13/15

    by Art Southampton

    "Art Southampton, now in its fourth year, has become a sprawling lodestone of cultural observation and thought, a mandatory intellectual pause in a summer of sand and rosé, assembled this year in the grassy field surrounding Nova’s Ark."  

     

    That's the eruditious James Croak writing in Hamptons Art Hub. The piece is entitled "CRITIC VIEW: Art Southampton -- Nothing to See but Art", and it's a lucid and astute look at what's on view for 2015.

     

    (Pictured: "Capricho I" 2014, by Knox Martin. Courtesy Lawrence Fine Art, East Hampton)

     

  • ArtNet News: Art Southampton Has "No Competition"

    7/13/15

    by Art Southampton

    "Overall, [Art Southampton] has the best dealers, the best art and is the best place to be looking at and buying serious art during the summer out on the East End. No competition."

     

    That's the keen-eyed Cait Munro summing up Art Southampton's 4th annual edition for artnet News. Among the artists and galleries cited in Munro's "Fun and Funky" assessment are Russell Young and Tagliatella, Ormond Gigli and Beetles + Huxley, as well as Banksy and Keszler Gallery, who, reluctantly or not, combined behind the art fair favorite "Grumpier Truck Door" (above).  

  • Strong Summer Sales Reveal Ties to Art History

    7/11/15

    by Art Southampton

    Hollis Taggart Galleries sale of Jack Tworkov's "House of the Sun Variation" (above) is just one of the many VIP Preview deals cited by Blouin ArtInfo's Eric Bryant in his comprehensive "Summer Sales: Collectors Flock to Art Southampton".  

     

    The 1952 classic also happens to be a Variation of the work thoroughly immortalized by Hirschl & Adler Modern-affiliated East End Legend (and Art Southampton Artist of the Day) Fairfield Porter in his 1953 ARTNews' feature "Tworkov Paints a Picture".

  • From Banksy to Lichtenstein and Beyond - Art Southampton 2015 Has it All!

    7/09/15

    by Art Southampton

    Art Southampton 2015 July 9-13 Nova's Ark Project

    60 Millstone Road Bridgehampton

     

     See. You. There.

     

     

    (Above: Banksy "Tightrope Rat -- Detroit 2010" Courtesy Keszler Gallery New York; Roy Lichtenstein "Apples" 1993 Courtesy Galerie Terminus Munich) 

  • Art Southampton Work of the Day: Claerwen James "Girl in Black and White against Orange"

    7/08/15

    by Art Southampton

    Claerwen James 

    Girl in Black and White against Orange, 2012

    Oil on board

    91.5 x 81 cm/36 1/4 x 32 in 

    Courtesy of Flowers Gallery, New York/London 

  • Artsy Aces a Pair From Art Southampton!

    7/08/15

    by Art Southampton

     

    The awe-inspiring ops at Artsy paired aces Baker Sponder and Contessa in advance of the upcoming Art Southampton...

     

     

     

    And ended up with one heckuva winning hand! 

     

    (Pictured: Jane Manus "Jennifer" (2008) Baker Sponder Gallery/Sponder Gallery; Thomas Scoon "Between Us: Figures 1 & 2" (2011) Contessa Gallery)

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