Prominent East End artists and galleries were in the spotlight last week at the 23rd Art Miami in Florida. Art Miami is one of the premier international contemporary and modern art fairs in the world. This fair featured works by well-known Hamptonites.
New York’s Hollis Taggert Gallery displayed, among other important works, Willem de Kooning’s “Woman in Motion,” a charcoal and oil on vellum mounted on canvas from 1962.
Munich’s Galerie Terminus showed Southampton pop pioneer Roy Lichtenstein’s 1994 work “Metallic Brushstroke Head” as well as works by Shelter Island sculptor John Chamberlain.
KM Fine Arts of Chicago showcased Southamptonite Jeff Muhs’, new paintings and concrete sculptures including his latest piece, “Figure Training,” a corset-covered bust.
Kasia Kay Art Projects presented new works by the irrepressible painter and performance artist Kevin Berlin, a major figure on the Hamptons scene when not in his studio in Italy (or romping with Siberian tigers in Russia). His “Lady and Tiger” is among the featured works.
Antoine Helwaser Gallery of New York offerings included significant works by Sag Harbor photographer Cindy Sherman, Roy Lichtenstein and Montauk legend Andy Warhol.
Mark Borghi, long a fixture on the Hamptons art scene, showed works by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.
Springs sculptor Phyllis Hammond was included in Denise Bibro Fine Arts booth. Both Palm Beach’s Arcature and Miami’s 101 Exhibit showcased works by late Hamptons icon Larry Rivers. Eric Fischl whose triptych “Scarsdale” was a major hit at the opening of the new Parrish Art Museum, was shown by three galleries: Contessa Gallery, Jim Kempner Fine Art and Mark Borghi Fine Art.
No less than five galleries—Contessa Gallery, Pace Prints, Jim Kempner Fine Art, Zadok Gallery and Shaheen Modern and Contemporary Art—showed works by Chuck Close.