From July 7
through 10, 2011, the fourth edition of ArtHamptons, the
international art show of modern, post-modern and
contemporary works, will return to Bridgehampton, N.Y.
Galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia
will take part.
will be a tightly vetted show as the number of dealers will
be reduced in order to provide fairgoers a more cogent,
manageable viewing and art- buying experience.
selected from 10 countries will showcase paintings,
drawings, sculptures and photography. The show�s list of
participating galleries will make ArtHamptons the most
prestigious art show of the Hamptons, featuring both
established galleries and newcomers. Returning galleries
will include Mark Borghi Fine Art, Jerald Melberg Gallery, June Kelly Gallery, Cernuda del Arte and Caldwell
Snyder Gallery. (The full list of exhibitors will be found
Prices will range from a thousand to several million dollars
for museum-quality pieces. As a benchmark, last year�s show
sales in the $20,000 to $50,000 range predominated and
amounted to $6 million. During the four-day run, 8,000
visitors attended, establishing the show as one
of the highlights of the Hamptons� summer season.
ArtHamptons will inaugurate photoHamptons, a theme devoted
to galleries specializing in fine art photography. The
Hamptons has been considered a serious photography buying
marketplace and photoHamptons will create an opportunity to
see and purchase fine art photography in a museum-like
setting. Limited to a dozen elite photo dealers, fairgoers
will experience the finest in vintage, contemporary, modern,
and post modern as well as photo-based art and video.
Sponsored by Aperture Foundation and photograph magazine,
the photo dealers will include Catherine Edelman Gallery,
John Cleary Gallery, Barry Singer Gallery, Modernbook, Tulla
Booth Gallery, Emmanuel Fremin Gallery, Light Work and
has emerged as one the premier summer must-attend events,"
said Rick Friedman, founder, Hamptons Expo Group and
ArtHamptons, Southampton, N.Y. "Hamptonites and art lovers
have come to appreciate and look forward to experiencing the
selection of significant fine art in the dynamic global art
marketplace that we create for four days. With the
rebounding Hamptons economy, driven by record bonuses on
Wall Street this year, we expect the level of serious art
buying to exceed last year."
opening will be held on July 7, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the VIP
Lounge, and the proceeds from the admission once again will
go to Long House Reserve. Last year, the show�s opening drew
1,500 art collectors and guests from around the Hamptons,
Long Island, New York and beyond.
Most of the
Hamptons� arts and culture organizations will be exclusively
supporting and promoting ArtHamptons as cultural
partners.They are the
Parrish Art Museum, Guild
Hall, Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center, LongHouse
Reserve, Hamptons Film Festival, Ross School and The Young
Presidents Organization/World Presidents Organization.
partnerships are expected to increase the attendance to
surpass last year�s record. Beneficiaries of a portion of
the gate will be LongHouse, the Parrish, Guild Hall, and
Bridge Hampton Historical Society.
Sayre Park, the fair will feature a significantly upgraded
building construction and infrastructure from last year. It
will be one massive open room�a 50,000 sq. ft. modular
building, with a thicker flooring solution, a dramatic glass
façade lobby, impeccable climate control, and a much larger
parking area to accommodate the traffic.
Achievement Award will honor excellence in visual art and
will go to an internationally recognized artist who shaped
the art scene in New York and beyond. The recipient will be
announced. Past recipients were Donald Sultan, Will Barnett
and Jane Wilson.
spotting has become a sport at ArtHamptons as exhibitors had
the pleasure of meeting �famous art lovers� including Kelsey
Grammar, Joy Behar, Connie Chung, Donnie Deutsch, Rosanna
Scotto, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, Jonathan Tisch, Russell
Simmons, Rev. Run, Jon Bon Jovi, Dennis Basso, Nicole
Miller, David Yurman and Edward Albee. The scene is
reminiscent of and referred to by attendees as "the mini-Art
Basel" of the Hamptons.
will be Friday, July 8, 11 a.m. � 7 p.m., Saturday, July 9,
11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, July 10, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sayre
Park is located on Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton, N.Y.
For tickets and information go to
Other Hamptons Expo events in 2011 will be
SF Fine Art, May 19-22,
; ArtAspen, Aug. 6-8,
; Houston Fine Art Fair, Sept. 15-18,