||A Spectacular Location in 2012|
ArtHamptons has a new home. This summer, to accommodate the eventís growing popularity, the fair moves to a larger and more suitable location, the Sculpture Fields of Novaís Ark, just 1,000 yards from the 2011 site. It will be situated on an amazingly bucolic 97 acre nature preserve, featuring a dramatic Sculpture Park, serene pastures with grazing horses and sheep, and polo fields (with several games scheduled during the fair). Our new home at Novaís Ark Project is located on Millstone Road off Scuttle Hole Road in Bridgehampton, a site well-known for many charity events including the ever popular Super Saturday fundraiser.
Presenting The Finest in Post-War Contemporary Art
Now in itsí 5th successful year, ArtHamptons has not only become the quintessential Hamptons art/social event of the season, but also blossomed into the nationís premiere summer fine art fair. In 2011, over 9,500 Hamptonites (a show record) streamed through the aisles to experience the art from 80 respected galleries. International in scope, the fair showcased prominent dealers from 10 countries around the world (UK, Spain, Germany, Canada, Argentina, Mexico, Israel, Greece, Russia, Japan, China and Korea.) As the word spreads around the art world of ArtHamptons sales success, we expect even greater international flavored participation. Our Selection Committee will select only those galleries with compelling art programs offering the highest caliber of art, excellent reputations and that exhibit the utmost integrity.
A Memorable Art Viewing Experience
View the art in a remarkable 40,000 sq ft. modular structure. Enter through our spacious soaring glass lobby and enter one of the most impeccably constructed modular structures ever seen in the Hamptons- plush carpeted floors, exacting climate control, a breathtaking display of 75 galleries, with an inviting art cafť and VIP Lounge...both indoors and outdoors.
Our Theme for 2012
Our 2012 theme is the recognition of Jackson Pollock centennial birthday. The lobby will be designed with Jackson Pollock photos and memorabilia, and maybe even a painting or two. Mark your calendar for the much publicized Friday Night, 6-8pm, fundraiser for the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center Pollock at 100- A Centennial Celebration. Itís destined to be one of the most memorable parties of the summer season and filled with surprise guests and performances. Stay tuned for details.
Ed Moses receives Lifetime Achievement Award. Saturday, July 14, 1-2pm
Cheech Marin is Arts Patron of the Year. Saturday, July 14, 2-3pm
Michael Childers receives Honorary Guest Photographer. Sunday, July 15, 2-3pm in the VIP Lounge