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Art Hamptons 2013

July 16, 2013

Usually when I go to these Hampton Art Fairs the galleries are trying to show what they think will sell, which typically means “beachy” art. This type of art does not mean new or pushing boundaries. Of course there are always some exceptions but for most of the time, this is the case. This is what I was expecting when I went to Art Hamptons.

This year it was held at Nova’s Ark Project; a 100 acre art community which is owned by Mihai Popa, professionally known as ‘Nova’. His sculptures are all over the property, which in itself makes for a wonderful atmosphere.
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arthamptons_nova_ark3Outside the entrance of the tent were these big white glove balloons and this odd leg sculpture, which set the tone for this year being a bit different. (Though I still have no idea why they were there).
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The art inside the tent was definitely better than previous years. There were pieces that would appeal to more people than just the odd art community that is in the Hamptons. Here is what I liked:

Tom Dash – Worth Its Weight in Gold
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Zhang Gong – The Raft of Medusa No. 2

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Elizabeth Murray – Shack

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Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre – United Artist Theater (top of photo) & Vanity Ballroom (bottom of photo)
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Nova’s Ark Project Gallery
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Sungchul Hong – String_Mirror_2721
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Anne Faith Nicholls – The Battle Within
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LEE. Young-IL – Dream of a Suit II
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Clifford Rainey – Reflective Head

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Esterio Segura – Goodbye My Love

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Of course at any art fair is an array of various works by Warhol, Lichtenstein, Calder, etc but I saw these two Basquiat pieces which I thought were actually quite interesting.
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