Miami Flair to Make Art Southampton a Game Changer on East End Art Scene
(Long Island, NY) Presented by the long running Art Miami, one of the most prestigious international fairs of contemporary and modern art fairs in the world, the inaugural Art Southampton will equal its sister fair in offering not only the highest quality of art from the world’s most respected galleries but displaying these magnificent works in a luxurious specially constructed 75,000 square foot Pavilion featuring an elegant VIP Lounge and private spaces for galleries. Art Southampton’s location at 605 County Road on the Elks Lodge Fair Grounds is the ideal location, at the Gateway to the East End, for visitors from the West or East. As well, with extended evening hours on Thursday & Friday until 10 PM, Art Southampton has made it easy for the weekenders to stop in on their way to their destinations.
On Thursday, July 26, the Inaugural Art Southampton, presented by Art Miami, the longest running art fair in South Florida, will be rolling out the red carpet for its VIP Preview Reception benefiting Southampton Hospital for guests such as Donna Karan, Henry Buhl, Nicole Miller, Audrey & Martin Gruss, Ted & Ruth Baum, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Berry Brown, Carolyn Kendall Buchter & Ron Buchter, Sara Herbert Galloway, NancyJane & Jeffrey Loewy, Ann Liguori & Scott Vallary, Kevin Berlin, Roger Blaugh & Michael Forestano, Baroness Sheri de Borchgrave, Sherry Dobbin & Marc Fasanella, Southampton Hospital President & CEO Robert Chaloner and hundreds more.
Partner Maserati North America will welcome Maserati drivers with unlimited VIP access and special corral parking; complimentary self parking for all on the fairgrounds.
Award winning landscape designer Christopher LaGuardia famed for site his specific installations will transform the entrance into an oasis to compliment the massive sculptures of Andrew Levitas that will be among those on display.
Celebrated Southampton caterer Tim Burke will offer such locally sourced fare as seared peppercorn tuna Lobster sale en brioche, grilled chicken & watermelon and smoked striped bass with apples & horseradish. Sponsor Heineken will make sure there is plenty of icy beer and Bootlegger 21Vodka will be mixing up such beach club favorites as the classic “Southside”. In Addition, guest will have the First Look at magnificent art works from close to 50 of the world’s most respected galleries.
Highlights of the weekend-long Fair will include:
* First View | Thursday, July 26th | Art Southampton’s Exclusive VIP Preview Reception will benefit the Southampton Hospital will provide VIP collectors and members of the press a unique opportunity to view and acquire some of the finest contemporary and modern art prior to the Fair opening to the public. By invitation only. Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres will be served.
*Also on Thursday July 26, there will be the premiere of “HEAARTBEAT” a documentary which takes an incisive look at the late renowned sculptor John Chamberlain by his step-daughter filmmaker Alexandra Fairweather. By documenting Chamberlain’s artistic process and intentions, the film reveals his desire to go out into the world and create art that makes your ‘heart beat. “HEAARTBEAT” captures the man that the public has not seen before: Chamberlain as a father, a husband, and a friend. As he battles health issues, Chamberlain races against time to complete sculptures that will leave his mark on the world. In conclusion, the movie asserts that art’s true value comes from the presentation of ‘unprecedented information’ and ‘ the experience of self-discovery’.
The screening will benefit the Ross School’s Chamberlain–Fairweather Scholarship Fund for the Arts. The Fund was created by John Chamberlain, Prudence Fairweather and Alexandra Fairweather in 2007 to recognize and support students with a passion for the arts who are in need of financial aid to receive the excellent global interdisciplinary education offered by Ross School. Each year this scholarship encourages young artists to realize their dreams and impact the future of fine arts.
*Friday July 27, internationally acclaimed director Robert Wilson will host a VIP reception followed by a screening of “HEAARTBEAT” to launch the Watermill Center/Chamberlain Residency Grant Fund. International friends and local supporters of The Watermill Center who are attending their famed gala Saturday evening will be able to kickoff their weekend in grand style in the VIP Lounge at Art Southampton
Art Southampton has already won the support of numerous prominent collectors, philanthropists and major art world figures, who call The Hamptons home, many of whom are serving on its prestigious Host Committee. They have also made a concerted to reach out to the next generation of collectors.
The Inaugural Edition of Art Southampton is proving to be catnip for savvy young collectors and groups from up and down the East Coast. Many of the individuals and groups are very familiar with the Art Miami style of presentation and are eagerly looking forward to the fair. But there is also great excitement among first-timers, many of whom are too busy on Wall Street to fly down to Miami mid-winter and relish the idea of a world class art fair where they summer.
On Thursday, July 26, there will be a special reception for the members of the Harvard Business School of New York Club during the VIP Preview which benefits Southampton Hospital from 6PM to 10PM.
On Friday July 27, ARTLOG is sponsoring a Young Contemporaries event for Whitney Contemporaries, Museum of Modern Art Junior Associates and Columbia Alumni Arts Patrons in Art Southampton’s elegant VIP Lounge from 7:30PM -9PM, followed by an after Party at the very hot Southampton Social Club beginning at 9PM.
Also on Friday, Hedge Funds Care Young Professionals are invited to kickoff their Behind the Hedges Fundraiser the following evening at Art Southampton.
The Museum of Arts and Design has organized a group visit for Friday and The Contemporaries will be visiting on Saturday July 28. Members of ArtTable will also be attending the fair, as well as, many other prominent groups.
International galleries participating include Allan Stone Gallery, New York, Antoine Helwaser Gallery, New York. Arcature, Miami, Gallery Valentine, Easthampton & Bridgehampton, Ascaso Gallery, Miami, Cynthia Corbett Gallery, UK, Dai Ichi Arts, Ltd, New York, David Findlay Jr Gallery, New York, De Buck Gallery, New York, Dean Project, New York, Dillon Gallery, New York, Dorfman Projects, New York, Edelman Arts, New York, The Elkon Gallery, Inc., New York, Galerie Forsblom, Finland, Galerie Terminus, Germany, Hackelbury Fine Art, UK, Hexton Gallery, Chicago, Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York, Jenkins Johnson, New York, Jerald Melberg, New York, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, McNeill Art Group, Southampton, Nikola Rukaj Gallery, Canada, Now Contemporary Art, New York, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, Scott White Contemporary Art, La Jolla, Vincent Vallarino Fine Art, New York, Waterhouse & Dodd, New York, Westwood Gallery, New York, Witzenhausen, Amsterdam and many others.
Please visit www.art-southampton.com for a full list of participating galleries. Dealers in Art Southampton have participated in Basel Miami Beach, Basel TEFAF, Masterpiece, ADAA, Art Miami, Art Wynwood, AIPAD, Armory Modern along with some of the other most prominent international fairs in North America, Europe and Latin America.
Artists works to be shown include Milton Avery, C. Berg, Ross Bleckner, Fernando Botero, John Chamberlain, John Clement, Hans Cotter, Eric Fischl, Andrew Grima, Hans Hoffman, Kaarina Kaikkonen, Roy Lichtenstein, Li Liong, Jane Manus, Eugenio Merino, Robert Motherwell, Jeff Muhs, Harumi Nakashima, Louise Nevelson, Julian Opie, Alfonso Ossorio, Tony Oursler, Pablo Picasso, Larry Poons, Gerhard Richter, Larry Rivers, Jesus Rafael Soto, Theodoros Stamos, Donald Sultan, Norman Bluhm, Luis Tomasello, Victor Vaserely, Bernar Venet, Andy Warhol and many more.
Art Miami is known world wide for its luxurious presentations and Art Southampton will showcase the same high quality presentation while providing an intimate look at some of the most important works at the forefront of the international contemporary art movement. The elegantly appointed Pavilion will offer amenities for all guests, a unique ambience and design that is unrivaled by any other art fair in the Hamptons including a professionally designed VIP Lounge, and curated indoor & outdoor projects.
The stellar Host Committee for Art Southampton includes numerous prominent East End collectors, philanthropists and cultural leaders including Lisa Anastos, Ted & Ruth Baum, Jean & Martin Shafiroff, Audrey & Martin Gruss, Seren & Michael Shvo, Gary & Katherine Andreassen, NancyJane & Jeffrey Loewy, Jason & Haley Binn, Pamela Willoughby, Henry Buhl,
Sharon Bush, Carolyn Kendall Buchter & Ron Buchter, Laura O’Reilly, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Judy & Rod Gilbert, Sherry Dobbin & Marc Fasanella, Michaela & Stephan Keszler, Nicole Miller, Chris Wragge, Brenda Simmons, Cassandra Seidenfeld, Mayor Mark Epley and more.
VIP Preview – For VIP Card Holders & Members of the Press
Thursday, July 26, 6pm – 10pm
Fair Hours/General Admission
Friday, July 27, 12pm – 10pm
Saturday, July 28, 12pm – 10pm
Sunday, July 29, 12pm – 8pm
Monday, July 30, 12pm – 8pm
*Days and Times Subject to Change
One day fair pass – $15; Multi-day fair pass – $30; Students 12-18 years and Seniors – $10; Children under 12 years w adult – Free Groups 10 or more – $10
email@example.com To learn more visit www.art-southampton.com
Art Southampton Sponsors + Partners:
Art Southampton is generously supported by: Southampton Hospital; Ross School, The Watermill Center, The Art Newspaper; ARTLOG; Art + Auction; Blouin ARTINFO; Art Nexus; VOSS Artesian Water; Bootlegger 21 NY Vodka; Heineken; Gallerist; NY Observer; Art Circuits; arte al dia, Mutual Art, ArtFacts.net; Bourlet Art Logistics, Southampton Chamber of Commerce, Southampton Fresh Air Home, Maserati North America, Maserati is the Official Luxury Automobile of Art Southampton
Art Miami, LLC: is a partnership consisting of art and media industry veterans Nick Korniloff, Mike Tansey and Brian Tyler. Art Miami, LLC also produces Art Miami (www.art-miami.com), Miami’s longest running contemporary art fair, CONTEXT (www.contextartmiami.com) and Art Wynwood (www.art-wynwood.com).