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Top collectors, curators, art advisors, and influencers gathered in the Hamptons last weekend for the third edition of Art Southampton, in which 100,000 square feet were filled with works from more than 660 artists from more than 43 countries. The fair featured international contemporary and modern art and closed yesterday.
Art Southampton kicked off with a Platinum VIP preview Thursday for 4,200 collectors, giving them the opportunity to see first the paintings, drawings, video art, photography, prints, design, and sculptures on view. By the end of the night, one work, Allan D’Arcangelo’s Aspen (1967) had been claimed for more than six figures. Guests perused the galleries and enjoyed Ruinart champagne and Southampton Social Club catering in the Maserati VIP lounge, curated by Luxe Interiors + Design and designed by Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams.
The rest of the weekend was filled with various events for attendees including a champagne reception featuring Jeff Koons’ Split-Rocker vase, an invitational launch event for Luxe Interiors + Design Hamptons Magazine Friday, and book signings with Eric Holubow (Abandoned: America’s Vanishing Landscape) and Gabriell Selz (UNSTILL LIFE: A Daughter’s Memoir of Art and Love in the Age of Abstraction) Saturday. Industry experts provided insight on a variety of topics from the art market to art appraisal at the daily 1 AN Art Symposium, and Art Fairy gave families the opportunity to experience hands-on art viewing activities.