The East End’s most affluent and culturally attuned taste-makers—financial titans, cultural leaders, internationally known designers, major collectors and top media figures will be turning up for the exclusive Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and VIP Preview of Art Southampton on Thursday evening from 5:45–10 p.m.
A list of those expected to attend the event includes Jean & Martin Shafiroff, Audrey & Martin Gruss, Aby & Samantha Rosen, Sharon Bush, Henry Buhl, Rolf Heitmeyer, Dorothy Lichtenstein, artists Eric Fischl & April Gornik, Tommy Mottola, Eric Ripert, Rod & Judy Gilbert, actress Cassandra Seidenfeld, Ruth & Ted Baum, Jane & Richie Notar, Michael & Seren Shvo, Sara Herbert Galloway & Barry Klarberg, Stephan & Michaela Keszler, writer Anthony Haden-Guest, sports broadcaster Ann Liguori, Christophe von Hohenberg, Lawrence Kaiser IV, Pam & Edward Pantzer, Lady Lilianna Cavendish, painter Frank Wimberley, President of Southampton Hospital Foundation Steve Bernstein, President & CEO Southampton Hospital Robert Chaloner, Southampton Village Mayor Mark Epley and Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst.
Presented by Art Miami, Art Southampton is among the finest international contemporary and modern art fairs for acquiring the finest works of art available in the Hamptons. Returning at the height of the social and cultural season this summer, July 25–29, the event features a carefully selected group of more than 90 local and international art galleries, with top-tier works, including a $19 million Roy Lichtenstein and a $10 million Andy Warhol.
An extraordinary display of “the most fabulous jewels in the world” by sponsor and co-host Graff Diamonds will be on view, along with a dazzling array of sleek sports cars by Maserati North America and a Champagne reception sponsored by Perrier-Jouët with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres by the Southampton Social Club.