Art Market Hamptons closed its doors on Sunday, June 13, 2014 to excellent sales reports and memories of another fantastic art fair.
After the packed opening night with Norwood’s specially curated evening of music, specialty cocktails and revelry in support of LongHouse Reserve, visitors continued to make their way to Art Market Hamptons throughout the weekend. Visitors came in droves to view the carefully selected 40 exhibitors in their generous booths under vaulted cathedral tents. The quality of collectors and attendees was notable throughout the run of the fair with celebrity sightings as well as many discerning art advisors and avid collectors.
Sales were excellent at close of the fair with new reports from the exhibiting galleries. Morgan Lehman Gallery sold two paintings by Paul Wackers as well as two pieces by David Raftman. They also noted selling a David S. Allee and a Cordy Ryman to notable Hamptons collectors. Forum Gallery sold two works to “great clients to be cherished,” and CATINCA TABACARU Gallery’s vibrant booth sold two works by Tamara Mendels and a sculpture by Shinji Murakami. LOOC Art reported, “lots of sales,” including six works by their artist Ron Aloni and three works by James Vanderberg. Local gallery Neoteric Fine Art reported three sales and Lyons Wier Gallery said they sold multiple works by Edie Nadelhaft. Both New Orleans’ Red Truck Gallery and Timothy Yarger Fine Art confirmed sales and Vered Contemporary said that their, “Modernists did very well.” Joshua Liner Gallery did well with their showing of Guy Yanani and said that it was, “a strong fair.” Reserve Ames reported selling works by Laurie Reid and Clarie Gill. Joy Wai Gallery reported $20k in sales and Gitana Rosa Gallery said that they sold the work of Bruno Perillo, and future sales are in the works with collectors they met during the weekend. 101/Exhibit had a solo booth featuring work by Ian Ingram they happily reported sales at the close of fair as well.
With the sales streaming in and new connections being made, visitors could also find relaxation in Norwood’s VIP Lounge and at the outdoor café. Roberta’s, Red Hook Lobster Pound and Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream were this year’s gourmet food vendors and fair visitors were able to enjoy an afternoon of art viewing with delicious food and drinks to cap of the experience.
Art Market Hamptons has become the Hamptons fair that brings a touch of New York City and Brooklyn’s hippest to the elite audience of the Hamptons. Selecting some of the finest dealers of modern and contemporary art to present thoughtful and well considered booths is at the heart of this fair.