At a screening for Conscience Point, about the local Shinnecock Nation, a seemingly intoxicated Ruth Vered allegedly called herself “the queen of white privilege.” She was escorted out by police, and arrested after kicking an officer.
Alexis Rockman is probably known best for his large-scale, vividly colored paintings that encapsulate the threatened state of the natural world, often integrating futuristic imagery.
There was a time, before collectors, parties, fairs, and celebrities, when artists were drawn to the tranquility and beauty of the Hamptons, the sense of community that could be created there. One of those artists was Dan Flavin, who began spending his summers in Bridgehampton in 1972 and bought a house in nearby Wainscott in 1980.
The Inaugural Edition of Art Southampton, presented by Art Miami July 26–30, is proving to be catnip for savvy young collectors and groups from up and down the East Coast. Many of the individuals and groups are very familiar with the Art Miami style of presentation and are eagerly looking forward to the fair. But there is also great excitement among first-timers, many of whom are too busy to fly down to Miami mid-winter and relish the idea of a world class art fair right outside New York City.
Art Southampton has already won the support of numerous prominent collectors, philanthropists and major art world figures who call the Hamptons home, many of whom are serving on its prestigious Host Committee. They have also made a concerted effort to reach out to the next generation of collectors.