4th Edition of Art Southampton repositioned to the world-renowned grounds of Nova's Ark Project, July 9-13, 2015
Southampton, NY - June 4, 2015 - Announcing new dates and a prominent new location on the grounds of Nova's Ark Project for its fourth edition, Art Southampton has cemented its status as the premier contemporary and modern art fair in the Hamptons, offering the highest quality works of art from the 20th and 21st centuries. The 2015 edition also will incorporate design and the decorative arts. Art Southampton will open Thursday, July 9th with a two-tier elegant VIP Preview benefiting the Parrish Art Museum and Southampton Hospital, sponsored by Christie's International Real Estate, GRAFF Diamonds, and Ruinart Champagne. The VIP Platinum Preview will provide prominent collectors, curators, art advisors, architects, designers and decorators the First View and opportunity to acquire the finest blue chip modern & contemporary works of art from the emerging, mid-career cutting edge, Post War and Pop eras, with a focus on design and functional art. The fair also will highlight some of the East End's most prolific past and present artists.
LUXE Interiors + Design joins Art Southampton as the fair's Design & Media Sponsor, ensuring the strongest participation from the design community with the creation of LUXECANVAS Design Ambassador Program, spearheaded by LUXE Editor in Chief, Pam Jaccarino.
Christie's International Real Estate will host an on-site booth, presenting international luxury residential real estate offerings throughout the duration of the fair.
A robust event schedule will be available for the enjoyment all VIPs, including on-site cocktail receptions with artists and book signings, as well as daily scheduled private tours of some of East End's leading artists' studios and collector homes.
The internationally acclaimed New York Academy of Art, of which Andy Warhol was among the original founders, returns for the fourth year with an exclusive relationship with Art Southampton. Renowned artist April Gornik will be the guest of honor as she curates an exceptional exhibition of alumni works.
Award winning LaGuardia Design will design the Art Southampton Sculpture Garden and main entrance of the pavilion. LaGuardia Design actively pursues an interest in how elements of the native landscape, existing topography, and neighboring influences help define the character of each site, and look to unify the landscape into a cohesive bond by firmly connecting architecture and site.
Art Southampton has become the favorite Hamptons destination for numerous museum and young-collectors groups, including Whitney Contemporaries, Museum of Modern Art Junior Associates, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Columbia Alumni Arts Patrons, Guggenheim Museum's Young Collectors Council and members of the Museum of Art and Design, The Contemporaries, New Museum of Contemporary Art, National Academy of Design, Brooklyn Museum, Jewish Museum, Whitney Museum of AmericanArt, The Parrish Museum, Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, East End Arts Council, Miami Art Museum, National Academy of Design, Peconic Land Trust, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Norton Museum of Art, Yale University of Art, Princeton University Art Museum, Islip Art Museum and ArtTable, among many others. Art Southampton will once again organize scheduled events and complimentary charter bus service for museum and collector groups out of New York City.
Last year's Art Southampton fair set a new standard in luxury presentation and attracted top collectors, cultural leaders and philanthropists of the East End. During the course of the five-day fair, a record 21,000 collectors, art enthusiasts, curators and influential attendees visited the luminous 100,000 square-foot pavilion.