Art Hamptons 2016, Bridgehampton

Gavin Rain Liz Acrylic on Canvas | Courtesy of Art Hamptons
Affair: Art Hamptons 2016

When: Thursday, June 23- Sunday, June 26, 2016

Hot Spot: 900 Lumber Ln., Bridgehampton, NY

Art Hamptons is pleased to announce programming details for the 9th Edition of the fair, June 23 ­ 26, 2016. As the region’s original and longest­running art fair, Art Hamptons is returning to Bridgehampton and the private estate grounds of Maria and Kenneth Fishel, 900 Lumber Lane and Scuttle Hole Rd.

The 9th edition of the fair will open with a ribbon cutting ceremony led by co­chairs Maria and Kenneth Fishel and Jack Lenor Larsen, with Marion and Samuel Waxman of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation. Recipients of the LongHouse Award for Best Booth and Best Artwork will also be announced at this time.

Debuting with the private opening night preview on Thursday, June 23, Art Hamptons is set to present a series of VIP events, special programming, and panel discussions, including ‘Cuban Art Today’ ­ a discussion on the societal, cultural, and economic changes and their effect on the art produced in the Caribbean country. The fair also seeks to engage audiences with ‘The Allure of the East End’ ­ which will see panelists discuss the significance of the East End’s artistic gatherings that began in the 1880’s. Along with a robust programming schedule, the 9th edition will bring a selection of leading galleries from the US and around the world, showcasing work from emerging artists and modern masters alike.

Program Schedule

The​ Ribbon Cutting & Welcoming Remarks, 5:00 p.m., ​hosted by Co­Chairs Maria and Kenneth Fishel and Jack Lenor Larsen, with Marion and Samuel Waxman of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation will kick off the Opening Night festivities. A presentation of the LongHouse Awards for Best Artwork and Best Booth will follow.

First Look, 5:00­6:30 p.m., ​an invitation only preview, (tickets available to ​purchase​) and
Opening Night ‘Black Card’ Preview, 5:00 ­ 9:00 p.m​., (​purchase tickets​) proceeds will benefit
both LongHouse Reserve and the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation. 

The​ VIP Preview 6:30 p.m. ­ 9:00 p.m.,​ (​purchase tickets​) and the ​Private Reception ​hosted by Modern Luxury’s ​Beach Magazine​,​ 6:30 p.m​., will continue the Opening Night festivities that ultimately kick off what will be an memorable 9th edition of Art Hamptons.


LongHouse Reserve Private Tour, 10:30 a.m., ​by invitation only.
LongHouse Reserve is a 16­acre reserve and sculpture garden located in East Hampton, NY, featuring pieces from Buckminster Fuller, Yoko Ono and William De Kooning to name a few. As part of their internationally recognized Art in the Gardens program, Jack Lenor Larsen and the LHR Arts Committee have assembled a collection of more than 60 contemporary sculptures in the LongHouse gardens. Throughout the site, permanent works are on display along with those on seasonal loan from artists, collectors, and dealers.

Jean­Marie Haessle: Meet the Artist, 1:00 p.m., ​Kips Gallery, booth 300. Artist ​Jean­Marie Haessle​ will present his recent work and talk about his career as an artist in New York City. A catalog signing will follow the discussion. ​Haessle's unique sense of color forms the basis of remarkably structured works of art. The molten hues he invests the painting with furnish a supporting structure for the composition. Who would have thought that so much could have been done with the color alone? Haessle's imagination leaps and bounds as it has done for more that four decades, leaving a heritage that is as expansive as it is intelligent. Building on past achievements, the artist establishes new ones, in ways that are his alone. RSVP to deborah@urban­​.

Artful Living: Passionate Pursuit or Investment—or Both?,​ 2:00 p.m., ​VIP Lounge. With panelists ​Glenn Gissler​, principal, Glenn Gissler Design; ​Suzanne Lovell​, founder and principal, Suzanne Lovell, Inc.; ​Amy Lau​, principal, Amy Lau Design; Barbara Toll, art advisor and freelance curator; ​Julie Saul​, owner, Julie Saul Gallery; moderated by ​Suzanne Slesin, Editor­in­Chief, ​Galerie magazine.


Gavin Rains: Hidden in Plain Sight, 1:30 p.m., E­Moderne Gallerie. ​Gallery owner Edward Fong will give a presentation on the work by pointillism artist Gavin Rains. Up close, Rain’s paintings consist of small concentric dots painted in different colors of acrylic paint. From a distance, the eye views the image as a whole, and a naturalistic portrait is revealed. The farther the viewer steps back, the clearer the image becomes. Fong will discuss this technique and tricks for viewing Rains’ work.

Book Signing: Marcia Resnick, “Punks, Poets & Provocateurs”, 2:00 p.m.​, karyn mannix contemporary, booth 118. “The people from the extraordinary New York milieu amongst whom I was living and working had no way of knowing that the years between 1977 and 1982 were enchanted, endangered, and unrepeatable,” explains photographer Marcia Resnick. It was a time and place populated by icons, iconoclasts, and antiheroes whom Resnick documented with a unique and evocative eye. Here, her photographs of the “enfants terribles” reflect this unique time in the worlds of jazz, rock and roll, literature, art, and film — an era that remains highly influential. Rockers Johnny Thunders, Joey Ramone, James Brown, Iggy Pop, David Byrne, Brian Eno, and Mick Jagger; beat poets William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, and Gregory Corso; and provocateurs and raconteurs John Waters, Steve Rubell, Gary Indiana, Abbie Hoffman, Norman Mailer, Andy Warhol, Jean­Michel Basquiat, and the incomparable John Belushi are included here, along with text by Victor Bockris and contemporary writings that create a context for Resnick’s photography from this inimitable era.

Private Tour for Americas Society Guests, 2:30 p.m​.
Following an early career as an exhibiting artist and educator, Hamptonite ​Arlene Bujese ​has built a long history of supporting the arts on the East End as a gallerist/art dealer, curator and fundraiser. She currently serves as a curator for the Southampton Cultural Center’s art gallery and is a member of the East End Hospice’s Board of Directors.

Michael Alfano: Influences and Purpose Sculptor, 3:00 p.m.,​ Artblend, booth 210. Michael Alfano’s philosophical figurative work transforms classical imagery to resonate today. Michael will discuss his infusion of symbols into sculpture to provoke exploration and continual reinterpretation. Working as a sculptor for two decades, Michael has over twenty public commissions and his pieces may be found in important collections worldwide.

Cuban Art Today, 3:30 p.m.​, VIP Lounge. The societal, cultural, and economic changes in and out of Cuba during the last couple of decades have visibly affected the art produced in this Caribbean country. ​Carole Rosenberg​, President, American Friends of Ludwig Foundation, Luis Miret​, gallery director, Galeria Habana, and ​Tonel​, artist, critic, and curator, will describe and discuss important segments of Cuban art “of the moment”, as we move further into the second decade of the twenty­first century. The panelists will address role of the art market and of local and foreign collectors, as well as the globalized situation in which Cuban art participates today. The works and artists that will be covered are essential to Havana’s current, dynamic art scene. ​Presented in conjunction with the Special Exhibit ARTCHIPELAGO: Because Every Artist is an Island, presented at Art Hamptons by Galeria Habana

Young Collectors Reception, ​6:00 p.m., VIP Lounge. ​By invitation only event open to active members of young patrons groups from metropolitan and regional museums. Registration required.


The Allure of the East End, ​2:00 p.m., VIP Lounge.​ ​Since the 1880s artists have come to the East End to seek a particular seaside light and comradery with other artists. In the 1950’s it was the shared artistic spirit that drew artists such as Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, Willem de Kooning, and Robert Rauschenberg to escape the city in favor of the summertime quietude, not to mention the cheap rent that the East End offered. Between studio visits and group exhibitions, these artists would commune on the beach, taking part in intense philosophical discussions. Panelists ​Helen Harrison​, Director of the Pollock­Krasner House & Study center, Cristina Strassfield​, Museum Director and Chief Curator, Guild Hall, and ​Dawn Watson​, journalist and photographer, will discuss the significance of these artistic gatherings, as well as the East End’s continuing importance to the art world through the efforts of organizations like Guild Hall and the Parrish Museum.

Invitation-only Preview: Thursday, June 23, 2016 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Black Card: Thursday, June 23th, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
VIP Preview: Thursday, June 23th, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Friday, June 24th, 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 25th, 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 26th, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Who You May Spot: Art lovers, art collectors, artists

Hint For The Average Socialite: Tickets are available for purchase.

Admits two to Opening Night Preview on Thursday June 23, 2016. Enjoy complimentary wine bar and light hor d’oeuvres from 5-7 p.m., plus access to the VIP Lounge, and unlimited entry to the fair June 23-26, 2016.

Admits two to Opening Night Preview on Thursday June 23nd from 7-9 p.m. and includes access to the VIP Lounge and unlimited entry to the fair June 23-26, 2016.

Admits one for one-day, June 24-26, 2016

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