Miami Flair Fuels Hamptons Fair

Southampton, New York -- Veteran art fair director and Long-Island native Nick Korniloff's long held dream to bring a world class art fair to the resort community of the Hamptons has become a reality.

Art collectors of Art Kabinett social media network have their VIP passes, white linen jackets, and Gucci sunglasses in hand for the start of this event in the tony town of South Hampton.

Korniloff, pictured here, is director and partner of Art Miami, the country's longest running contemporary art fair. He brought Miami flair to presenting world class art in the Hamptons.

Korniloff did not simply pitch a tent in a rutted field, he built a magnificent, gleaming white pavilion of 1000,000 sq. ft., with carpeted, hardwood floors, air-conditioning, an elegant VIP lounge offering cool cocktails, gourmet treats and sophisticated design throughout. And the top international collectors turned out in droves.

Over the weekend last summer, some 12,000 art enthusiasts from around the world made Art Southampton their destination.

This year's number of participants includes 80 of the world's most prestigious galleries. Graff Diamonds, Maserati North America, Ruinart Champagne, Saunders & Associates and Luxe Interiors + Design will join Art Southampton as Luxury Sponsors.

The artists to be shown include the most sought after talents of the 20th & 21st Centuries:

Warhol, Picasso, Freud, Bourgeois, Avery, Kline, Wesselman, Lichtenstein, Sherman, Basquiat, Bochner, Chamberlain, Frankenthaler, Kusama, Motherwell, Rauschenberg, Rivers, Stella, Botero, Soto, Baechler, Calder, Moore, Avedon, Close, Dali, Fischl, Nevelson, Miro, Johns, Indiana, Dubuffet, Dine, Ramos, Richter, Rosenquist, Sultan, Wyeth, Matta, Goldberg, Hoffman, Vicente, Kahn, Vaselitz, Haring, Koons, Giacometti, Francis, Mapplethorpe, Lewitt, Bleckner, Mazzucco, Clergue, Man Ray, De Kooning, Banksy, Katz, Ernst, Ruscha, Leger, Matisse, Koons, Nicholson, Baldessari, Lam, Muniz, Chagall and more.

Art Southampton kicks off Thursday, July 24, with a VIP Platinum Preview 6 to 7:30pm, Champagne & Hors d'oeuvres; VIP Preview 7:30 to 10 p.m.

Sponsored by GRAFF Diamonds, Maserati North America, Ruinart Champagne, Saunders & Associates and Luxe Interiors + Design and benefiting the Parrish Art Museum and Southampton Hospital.

Local Boom

On a very tangible economic level, Art Southampton has had a profound impact on the community financially.

With a commitment to hire all services locally - from printers to electricians to landscape design, Art Southampton contributed over $750,000 to the local economy.

This does not count the hundreds of thousands spent by our participating galleries on lodging, dining and shopping or the countless dollars spent by our over 12,000 attendees, a fact that was duly noted by Congressman Tim Bishop in his letter of welcome this year.