The 5th edition of Art Southampton, which focuses on modern art and design, returned return to the grounds of the Nova¹s Ark Project (60 Milstone Rd, Bridgehampton, NY) last week. Presented by Art Miami, and Nick Korniloff, the annual fair featured more than 70 international galleries, and a new series, called Hooked, from Adrien Brody, the Academy Award winning actor. Works by such iconic artists as Chuck Close, William de Koonig, Eric Fischl, and Robert Rauschenberg were represented at the show, as well as images from top photographers like Ansel Adams, Richard Avedon, and Harry Benson.
Art Southampton’s VIP Preview benefited the Parrish Art Museum and Southampton Hospital, and was sponsored by Christie’s International Real Estate. At the Preview, top East End collectors, curators, and decorators took in in a wide range of contemporary works from artists representing the Post War and Pop eras.The fair also highlighted some of the East End’s most prolific artists.
During the opening night preview, Brody unveiled Hooked,which used colored fish in an artistic context to stand as a metaphor for finding light in darkness.Shark Tank host Kevin O¹Leary discussed his contemporary photography exhibition Irreconcilable Images, presented by Gallery Valentine. Sales of O¹Leary¹s photographs benefited the Perry J. Cohen Foundation and aspiring Teenage Entrepreneurs.
The New York Academy of Art¹s president,David Kratz, and Brooke Shields co-curated the exhibition, Call of the Wild. They hosted a cocktail reception and discussed the paintings, prints, and sculpture from the school’s alumni that were themed around the natural world.
The One Art Nation Symposium brought together dealers, critics, and artists, including Bruce Helander, Louis Meisel of Louis K. Meisel Gallery, Nico Kos Earle, Phillip Klein of Deloittte¹s Art and Finance, Stephen Schindler and Katherine Wilson-Milne of Schindler Cohen and Hochman to speak on a range of topics, including how to build, maintain and protect an art collection.
Award winning LaGuardia Design, in partnership with Marders Landscaping and Nursey, designed the Art Southampton Sculpture Garden and main entrance of the pavilion. LaGuardia Design is noted for working with elements of the native landscape and existing topography to define the character of each site, and for creating settings that unify the landscape with the built environment.