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After traveling this spring for the Venice Biennale, Art Basel, and couture and men’s weeks in Europe, a lot of New York’s art and fashion crowd head out east to the Hamptons for a season of soirees, fairs, exhibitions, and summer fun.
This summer, Whitewall takes its first closer, cultural look at the East End, devoting a special issue to the goings-on in the historic art community. Artists have always flocked to the area, to set up studios (sometimes larger, always quieter) and take a break from the bustle of urban life.
We’ve covered the Parrish Art Museum and the Watermill Center in years past, but for this issue we take a closer look. The museum’s Herzog & de Meuron space has been a hit since opening a few years ago, and will have presentations of work by Chuck Close, Andreas Gursky, and Tara Donovan that you won’t want to miss. We speak to Robert Wilson about his Watermill Center and Foundation, which will host “Circus of Stillness: The Power Over Wild Beasts” this month.
Whitewall visited the Chelsea studio of the artist Ross Bleckner, whose work will be on view at Guild Hall in East Hampton. He called Truman Capote’s old abode his home and studio for the past couple of decades, but he’s sought a change of scenery recently, and told us about his move to Springs.
July also plays host to a number of fairs and shows, such as Art Southampton and ArtHamptons, which we’ve highlighted for you in our front-of-the-book “To Do” list, alongside other sights, tastes, and treats. And we talk to Nick Korniloff, Edward Minskoff, Ziel Feldman, Piet Boon, and Lisa Perry, who know a thing or two about the best spots, properties, and support-worthy causes in the neighborhood.
Here’s to an art-filled summer out east and the very special Whitewall Hamptons issue!