ArtHamptons 2012 International Fine Art Fair July 12 – 15

arthamptons 2012

arthamptons 2012 e1341839569285The 5th annual edition of ArtHamptons, the summer’s premiere international fine art fair, will make debut at its new location at Sculpture Fields of Nova’s Ark at 60 Millstone Rd. in Bridgehampton, Thursday, July 12 through Sunday, July 15, 2012. The fair will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. to the public. This season’s exhibition, which will celebrate the centennial birthday of Hamptons’ most beloved painter Jackson Pollack, will showcase 4,000 modern, post-modern and contemporary works, 400 respected artists and 75 prominent galleries from around the world. Actor, director, author and collector Cheech Marin, best known as half of the hilarious duo Cheech & Chong, will be presented with this year’s Arts Patron of the Year Award.  Pop artist Peter Max has created a 6-portrait installation of Jackson Pollock employing the same drip-style of the late artist; one will be auctioned off during the “Pollock at 100” benefit event, with proceeds from the sale go to the Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center. Lisa Jack will unveil her now famous photo installation Barack Obama: The Freshman +1 on Friday at the Mark Borghi Fine Arts booth and on Sunday photographer Michael Childers, who has shot such luminaries as Natalie Wood, Andy Warhol and Paul Newman, will be recognized as the Honorary Guest Photographer.

ArtHamptons Program of Events 2012

Opening Preview Platinum Party
Thursday, July 12; 5:30-7 p.m.
Donation: $125 per person
Join the Hamptons glamorous art aficionados and be the first to acquire important works of art-presented by 75 prominent galleries from around the world. Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres as you discover the finest in contemporary art.  Admission donation benefits East Hampton’s LongHouse Reserve.

VIP Opening Reception
Thursday, July 12; 7-9 p.m.
Donation: $75 per person or by invitation
Be among the first to view, reserve and buy treasures before the fair opens to the public. Enjoy lively conversation as you meet art world luminaries and the art fair cognoscenti. Donation benefits LongHouse Reserve.

Pretty People Paint Pollock
Thursday, July 12; 5:30-8 p.m.
Price: Included in Platinum and VIP Card Opening Festivities
Come drip with me. Our platinum and VIP cardholders will have the opportunity to drip paint on a huge canvas as they enter the fair’s lobby. Everyone becomes Jack the Dripper, adding their creative energy to this powerful, multi-artist colorful painting. This art work will be displayed throughout the 3 day event. As fairgoers enter, they will step upon a replica of the now famous paint–stained floor in his Springs art studio (currently a National landmark). The ArtHamptons lobby is filled with 1950’s photos of artist Jackson Pollock painting in his studio and 2 large replica drip paintings that appeared in the 2000 award-winning movie, “Pollock” (one painted by the film’s director and star, Ed Harris).

GAIL LEVIN Discussion
Friday, July 13; 4-5 p.m.
Location: VIP Lounge
Join popular art historian, biographer, curator and distinguished professor Gail Levin as she discusses Lee and Jackson. Includes signing of her most recent book, Lee Krasner: A Biography. Dr. Levin’s other titles include, Becoming Judy Chicago, Edward Hopper, an Intimate Biography, and Edward Hopper: a Catalogue Raissonne.

The Last Taboo: The Nexus between Money and Art
Friday, July 13; 4-5 p.m.
Location: VIP Lounge
Moderated by popular local artist Dan Rizzie, this distinguished panel, which includes Bruce Helander, Editor in Chief of the Art Economist, explores the positive and negative impact that greenbacks has on the art scene. This candid and no-holds-barred discussion explores the effects from the artist, gallery, media and collector short and long-term perspective. Created by Steven Gaines.

Cheech’s Birthday Bash
Friday, July 13; 4-5 p.m.
You are invited to Cheech Marin’s cool birthday bash. The Cheech & Chong star comes to the Hamptons (Cheech at the Beach) to introduce a new generation of gifted Chicano artists in the Thomas Paul Gallery booth. This joint is jumping as we share birthday cake, and toast to the legendary comic, actor, and art collector in the trendy Polo Lounge. Come and enjoy all the art and don’t let your dreams go up in smoke.

Lisa Jack Photo Exhibit: Barack Obama: The Freshman +1
Friday, July 13; 5-6 p.m.
Meet Photographer Lisa Jack in the Mark Borghi Fine Arts booth B-1
Mark Borghi Fine Arts proudly presents photographer Lisa Jack’s first East Coast showing of her now famous photos of President Barack Obama as a freshman in college. The +1 refers to one work that has never been before published. Lisa Jack will be available throughout the fair to meet and greet fairgoers. A portion of the proceeds of photo sales from this solo artist display benefits Autism Speaks.
Pollock at 100: a Centennial Celebration Benefit
Friday, July 13; 6-8 p.m.
Donation $75, benefiting the Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center
Solo exhibition, tribute art auction, food, specialty drinks, and special surprises
Destined to be the hot new fund-raiser of the summer. You are invited to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Hamptons beloved Jackson Pollock. Discover why is he is considered one of America’s most famous painters of the 20th century. Sip on wine while you explore a rare photography exhibition of Pollock at work in his studio. Featuring special guests, a live performance and other surprises including the unveiling of pop artist Peter Max’s portrait of the late, great artist.

Ed Moses Receives ARTHAMPTONS’ Lifetime Achievement Award
Saturday, July 14; 1-2 p.m.
Meet legendary painter Ed Moses, Saturday, July 14, 1-2pm in the VIP Lounge. View his Public Retrospective in booth A12, during fair hours, curated by Mark Borghi.  Ed Moses, 85, is considered one of the most innovative and central figures of post-war West Coast art. He was one of the first artists to exhibit at the now famous Ferus Gallery in L.A. Living in NYC in late 1950’s his friends/colleagues included DeKooning, Kline, Rothko and Resnick. In 1980 Moses received a Guggenheim Fellowship. Today, his art is in the public collections of virtually every major museum in America. We salute half a century of his accomplishments.

Cheech Marin Receives ARTHAMPTONS’ Arts Patron of the Year Award
Saturday, July 14; 2-3 p.m.
Meet performer/collector Cheech Marin, in the Thomas Paul Gallery booth, Saturday, July 14, 2-3pm. Primarily known as an actor, director and performer (half of the comedy team Cheech and Chong) Marin has developed the finest private collection of Chicano art in the country. He states, “Chicano art is American art. My goal is to bring Chicano to the forefront of the art world.” His traveling exhibition, broke attendance records during its groundbreaking 15 city tour during 2007-2011. He has authored three books on the topic. At ArtHamptons, he curates the Thomas Paul Gallery booth to introduce the next generation of gifted Chicano artists.

Artspeak: Evaluating Art as an Investment
Saturday, July 14; 2-3 p.m.
Location: VIP Lounge
Join artnet’s Analytics guru Thomas Galbraith as he explores the ROI of high and low value art works. Here’s what you need to know when considering art as an investment. What you learn will amaze you.

A Conversation with Cheech Marin hosted by Louise Blouin Media
Saturday, July 14; 3-4 p.m.
LBM Editor-in-Chief, Ben Genocchio, interviews actor/collector Cheech Marin, ArtHamptons Arts Patron of the Year. Discover how Cheech has pioneered Chicano art in America. Meet the team driving artinfo, Art+ Auction, and Modern Painters. Join media mogul Louise Blouin, and the LBM key players, as they welcome Cheech to the Hamptons.

20th Annual Hamptons Tea Dance
Saturday, July 14; 4-8 p.m.
Donation $150 and up per person
One of the favorite summer traditions in the Hamptons is at Art Hamptons this summer! Join the Empire State Pride Agenda for their 20th Annual Hamptons Tea Dance and support their work to win equality and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender New Yorkers. Featuring DJ Lady Bunny, cocktails and a children’s area, don’t miss out on this wonderful afternoon of dancing and fun. Get your tickets today www.prideagenda.org/hamptons before they sell out!

Panel: A Passion for Possession hosted by Swann Auction Galleries
Sunday, July 15; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: Polo Lounge
What drives one’s passion for collecting? Why does a collector “simply have to have it”? How does one develop this great passion, and why? Join Hollywood legend, actor and comic Cheech Marin as he shares how he got “hooked” and experiences in art collecting, and how he became the largest (and most famous) collector of Chicano art in America. Joining the panel will be another elite Hamptons collector – and moderated by Swann Galleries, VP, Todd Weyman. Hosted by Swann Galleries.

Russell Simmons Presents Art For Life
Sunday, July 15; 12:30-2 p.m.
Location: Polo Lounge
Meet media mogul, and ArtHamptons 2011 Arts Patron of the Year, Russell Simmons, as he discusses how his Rush Foundation for the Arts provides more than 2,000 underprivileged children each year with access to the arts. USA Today calls Russell Simmons “one of the 25 most influential People of the past 25 years.” Learn how you can participate in his spectacular 13th annual “Art for Life – Living in Color” upcoming gala, one of the Hampton’s premiere charity events

ARTHAMPTONS Honorary Guest Photographer, Michael Childers
Sunday, July 15; 2-3 p.m.
Location: VIP Lounge
View his Public Retrospective outside the VIP Lounge during fair hours, curated by Michael Lord. Mr. Childers is a renowned film, dance and theater photographer for over 40 years. He was the founding photographer for Andy Warhol’s Interview, and After Dark. He has photographed 200+ magazine covers including GQ, New York, Esquire, Elle, Life and Vogue. He created 100 film posters for major motion picture studios. Since 1996, he has worked solely on fine art photography and book projects. In 2000, he published his first collection of photographs in the book, Hollywood Voyeur with intro by David Hockney. Mr. Childers is also an accomplished producer of films, film festivals and theatrical productions, who has raised over $12 million for AIDS charities, museums, and performing arts foundations.

ARTHAMPTONS LIVE hosted virtually by Paddle 8
Premiers Tuesday, July 11; 3 p.m. 3 p.m.

The physical fair goes virtual and is extended two weeks in an online format (July 11 – July 29, 6 p.m.). Our new Paddle8 platform enables you not only to search most of the artworks and make inquiries and offers directly to participating dealers, but also buy, ship and insure in one easy online process.








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