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Hamptons summer art season kicks into gear

Our guide to two art fairs opening this week and shows to see on Long Island's South Fork

by The Art Newspaper  |  8 July 2015
Hamptons summer art season kicks into gear
Julia Fullerton-Batten, End of the Affair (2013). Courtesy of the artist and RandallScottProjects at Market Art and Design
Two art fairs open in the summer retreat of the Hamptons this week: Art Southampton and Market Art + Design (formerly known at Art Market Hamptons).

For Hamptons visitors looking to build up their collecting savvy, Art Southampton (open to VIPs on 9 July and to the public from 10-13 July) will co-host a programme of talks with One Art Nation (1AN), an online platform for art collectors and enthusiasts. The collector-focused “1AN Art Symposium,” which takes place from 10-12 July, includes discussions on art market trends and predictions, art as an asset, and appraisal and collecting strategies. Speakers include the art adviser April Gornik and the designer Anthony Baratta.

Among the special projects at the Market Art + Design fair, which opens to invited guests on 9 July (the general public is welcome 10-13 July), is a show organised by Quattlebaum Foretich Gallery, a roving curatorial project founded by Mandy Quattlebaum. The exhibition, Habitats, takes place at two locations: at the fair’s venue at Fairview Farm and at the Bridgehampton Historical Society. It includes interactive, design-based work by the artists Adam Brent, Kevin Cyr, Juan Fontanive and Matthias Neumann.

Beyond the fairs, a handful of Hamptons institutions have exhibitions on view. At the Parrish Art Museum in the town of Water Mill, a survey looks at the photographs of Chuck Close (until 26 July). The show includes 90 pictures taken between 1964 and the present and includes monumental works alongside more intimate portraits. The Dan Flavin Art Institute in Bridgehampton is showing a permanent display of five of the artist’s “icons” pieces, which pre-date his more famous fluorescent sculptures.

And for Hamptons visitors interested in the history of Abstract Expressionism, the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center is open on Thursdays through Saturdays from 1:00 to 5:00 PM. The space, which was once the home of Jackson Pollock and Lee Kranser, is also where Pollock made some of his best-known works, including Autumn Rhythm (1950) and Blue Poles (1952).

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