‘Counterpoint’ Shows Contemporary Art

Independent/Manolo Yllera
Independent/Manolo Yllera
Francesco Clemente’s Untitled.

The Southampton Arts Center brings world-class artwork to the East End with the Peter Marino Collection, with the exhibit “Counterpoint.” In 1978, a work of art was given to architect Marino by artist Andy Warhol in exchange for a renovation project. Forty years later, The Peter Marino Collection has grown to represent some of the most notable contemporary artists, including Warhol, Robert Mapplethorpe, Damien Hirst, Richard Prince, and more.

A selection of these works will be presented in the exhibit.

“I am very glad to have this opportunity to bring a part of my art legacy to the community of Hamptonites that shares my love of this wondrous sand dune in the sea,” said Marino, a longtime resident of Southampton.

“These works are one of the largest assemblages of world-class contemporary art displayed publicly on the East End,” said Tom Dunn, executive director of SAC. “We couldn’t be more excited for the show or more grateful to Peter Marino for sharing these remarkable works with us.”

The show is organized into four thematic chambers designed by Marino. The Gardens Gallery serves as a connection to the Southampton community with a Jason Schmidt photograph of Marino’s Southampton garden, nine bronze Grand Moutons de Peter by Francois-Xavier Lalanne from the garden itself, and a series of screens showing a selection of Marino’s local architectural projects.

The Pop Art Gallery features works by Tom Sachs, Damien Hirst, Joel Morrison, Richard Prince, and Andy Warhol, including a watercolor of flowers signed, “To Peter, Andy Warhol.”

The Treasury Room focuses on photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe and Marino’s sculptural bronze boxes. The Modern German Art Gallery includes a selection of works by Anselm Keifer and Georg Baseliltz.

An opening reception will be held Friday, July 27, from 5 to 8 PM. Marino will make an announcement concerning the cultural heritage of the village of Southampton.

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