Gallery Valentine Unveils New Space and Hosts Summer Kickoff Celebration with The Guberman Group and Art Southampton
Photos by A. Isadora for Rob Rich
Gallery Valentine welcomed collectors to its new home on East Hampton’s Newtown Lane for a kickoff for Art Southampton 2013 and a celebration for The Guberman Group.
Gallery Valentine is the Official Host Gallery of Art Southampton, the premier international contemporary and modern art fair and marketplace for acquiring the finest works of art available in the Hamptons from more than 90 of the world’s most respected galleries returning at the height of the social and cultural season this summer, July 25 through 29, 2013.
Famed for its outstanding exhibitions of works by Andy Warhol, Picasso, Alex Katz, Helen Frankenthaler, Andrew Levitas and other renowned artists, Gallery Valentine offered guests the chance to meet artist Stephanie Hirsch, known for her whimsical mixed media works,and hyper-realist painter Tigran Tsitoghdzyan who had two of his beautiful subjects on-site: Wilhelmina model Valerie Troy andNadia Kasakova.
Attendees enjoyed hors d’oeuvres by Mayanwoods Catering and wine sponsored by Crush Wines while admiring the works of art, many of which will be displayed at Art Southampton. Among the honored guests welcomed by gallery owners Ryan Ross and Dara Ross, The Guberman Group’s Josh Guberman and Art Southampton’s Nick Korniloff and Pamela Cohen were Dorothy Lichtenstein,Sara Herbert Galloway and Barry Klarberg, Ron Burkhardt, Cassandra Seidenfeld, Madison Collum, Dr. Matt Kaufman, Kevin and Isabel Richards, Clif De Raita, Bruce Michael, David and Carolyne Levinbrook, Neil and Lana Levinbrook, Caroline Lieberman, Allison Downey, David and Morgan Shara, Kristine King, Danielle Quellar, Susan Israelson, Samantha Yanks, Susan Breitenbach and Debra Halpert, NY Mets Hall of Fame pitcher John Franco, sculptor and painter Hal Buckner, his son actor Troy Buckner, Tatiana Okshteyan, owner of Black & White Galleryand artist and designer Scott Tucker.
Gallery Valentine will once again participate in Art Southampton and is organizing a special exhibition of the works of Andy Warhol.They will also host a VIP cocktail party at Art Southampton and a discussion with several Andy Warhol experts including Bob Colacello, former Interview editor and author of “Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up,” Lana Jokel, renowned filmmaker and director of “Andy Warhol,” UltraViolet, factory superstar, Vincent Fremont, filmmaker and producer, and Christina Strassfield, chief curator at Guild Hall.
The season’s most acclaimed art fair will take place in a spectacular 100,000-square-foot pavilion on the grounds of the sprawling 18-acre Southampton Elks Lodge estate adjacent to the Southampton Golf Club located, 605 County Road 39, Southampton, New York 11968. The fair will commence on Thursday evening, July 25, 2013, with a highly anticipated, exclusive opening-night VIP Preview benefiting Southampton Hospital for top international collectors and prominent Hampton figures in business, fashion, arts and media.GRAFF Diamonds will show its famed jewels and Perrier-Jouët, the exclusive Champagne of the fair will be poured during the first hour and will maintain an exclusive dedicated Perrier-Jouët bar for the duration of the weekend.
Southampton Hospital is a principal beneficiary of Art Southampton. This year Art Southampton is donating the use of its pavilion and infrastructure for the Hospital’s 55th Summer Party, the most elegant party of the season. The supporters of Southampton Hospital are among the most affluent, culturally attuned tastemakers on the East End and include many financial titans from the business sector, cultural leaders, internationally known designers, major collectors and top media figures.
Art Southampton Sponsors + Partners:
Art Southampton is generously supported by the Southampton Hospital, National Academy of Art, GRAFF Diamonds, Perrier-Jouët, Brown Harris Stevens, the Southampton Social Club, LaGuardia Design, Bourlet Art Logistics, Town of Southampton, Southampton Chamber of Commerce, The Art Newspaper, Artlog, Blouin ARTINFO, Art + Auction, ArtFacts.Net, the New York Observer, MutualArt.com, Arte Al Día, Art Nexus, Art Circuits, VENÜ MAGAZINE, Balthazar, Manhattan Magazine, Social Life Magazine, Private Air Luxury Homes, Hamptons Art Hub, Artillery Magazine, The Week, Dan’s Papers, Avenue, Toffee to Go, VOSS Artesian Water, Hyperallergic, Turon Travel, HBSC New York, Haute Living, Beach, D’USSE, Ross School, The Watermill Center, and Southampton Fresh Air Home.