Wrapping up its fourth and largest edition yet, Art Southampton, the leading international contemporary and modern art fair for acquiring investment-quality 20th and 21st century works of art, presented by Art Miami, drew a record 21,000 collectors, art enthusiasts, curators and art lovers to the world-renowned pastoral grounds of Nova’s Ark Project. Attendees resoundingly noted the distinguished array of contemporary artworks and installations, paintings, photography, prints, drawings, design, video art, and indoor and outdoor sculptures showcased by more than 80 international galleries at the fair.
Dealers reported a flurry of five- and six-figure sales throughout the weekend, right through to the fair’s closing on Monday, and expressed optimism about artworks on hold, observing that many collectors planned to follow up post-fair. Dealers also noted numerous commissions confirmed by artists such as Vadim Dolgovand Anna Razumovskaya, presented by Hazelton Fine Art Galleries, and Lluís Barba, presented by the Cynthia Corbett Gallery.
Some of the more notable sales included:
- Hollis Taggart Galleries reported multiple sales throughout the fair, including two pieces almost as soon as the doors opened on VIP Preview night: Jack Tworkov’s House of the Sun Variationin the $200,000 range, and a Norman Bluhm, also in the six figures
- Cynthia Corbett Gallery, representing works by Andy Burgess, Deborah Azzopardi and David Hayes, among others, noted “numerous six-figure sales,” as well as several Azzopardi pieces in the $10,000-$15,000 range, Klari Reis’ Webbing for $19,000, and several Charles Moxon works in the $9,000-$12,000 range. At the fair’s end, the gallery also was negotiating final sales for Tom Leightonand Barba, including a commission for Barba from an influential Miami-based collector.'
Art Southampton Pavilion | Nova's Ark Project
60 Millstone Road, Bridgehampton, NY 11976