Art Southampton, the season’s most acclaimed contemporary and modern art fair in the US, will celebrate its fifth instalment on the grounds of Nova's Ark Project (60 Millstone Road, Bridgehampton, NY) beginning July 7th and continuing through the 11th. Presented by Art Miami, this edition of the annual fair will feature over 70 prominent international galleries and showcase tens of millions of dollars’ worth of the finest museum quality art, sculpture, and photography from the 20th and 21st centuries.
Art Southampton is the most important destination for acquiring the finest investment quality works of contemporary and modern art along with design. The fair quickly has become the ‘can’t miss’ event of the summer for all serious collectors, museum professionals, curators, interior designers and art enthusiasts to acquire works from more than 60 leading international galleries.
The fair’s unique ambience and design is unrivalled by any other art fair in the Hamptons. The elegant, air conditioned Pavilion will showcase emergent, cutting edge and modern works, along with a focus on design, paintings, photography, prints, drawings, video art, sculpture, and indoor and outdoor curated projects of the highest quality.
Other Criteria are pleased to ring in this year's edition of Art Southampton with new work from Harland Miller and Damien Hirst, as well as our largest print to date with Germany's 51stVenice Biennale representative, Thomas Scheibitz. Additionally we will also be featuring Damien Hirst's most recent collaboration with French crystal connoisseurs Lalique, and Murano glassware by Paola Petrobelli.
Other Criteria: booth AS23
Art Southampton Pavilion at Nova’s Ark Project
60 Millstone Road, Bridgehampton, NY 11976
Within the town of Southampton
Preview: July 7th, 6pm–10pm
Fair: July 8th–9th, 12am–7pm & 10th–11th, 12am–6pm
Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair returns to London on 12th June. The iconic event that sees the art world let its hair down returns to the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane for one day only. This year’s theme is ‘The Hand’, and promises a hand-selected line-up of established and up-and-coming artists who will be personally pitching up and selling their original, exclusive artworks out of the back of new and vintage Vauxhall cars.
The event will also honour the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations in its own irreverent style, bringing a street party vibe to this mini festival in a carpark with artfully-made finger food, quirky circus acts, magic tricks, and special exhibits from artists such as Christian Furr, the youngest ever artist commissioned to officially paint Queen Elizabeth II.
Offering an amazing selection of artworks and wares amidst all the fun and frivolity, this exuberant art event invites famous artists to make special works to be sold from the back of Vauxhall cars. With a line-up including Sir Peter Blake, Tracey Emin & Emin International, Gavin Turk, Polly Morgan, Rachel Howard, Marcus Harvey & Turps Banana, True Rocks, Boo Saville, Coriander Studio and Mat Collishaw amongst many more, it’s an un-missable Sunday for art aficionados and fun seekers alike.
Rachel Howard, Can't Breathe Without You
Edition of 100
Screen print on paper, 56 cm X 41 cm
Art car boot fair special price £75
Expect a whimsical afternoon packed with serious art bargains, exclusive works, special editions at very special prices, and vintage Vauxhall cars turned into unique installations. Plus a frenzy of fabulous hands-on entertainment, sleights of hand, glove puppetry, handbag slinging, hand-printing, exotic finger food, hand-pushed trolley bars from Artist Behind Bars with hand-pulled pints and hand-shaken martinis, and plenty more!
Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair, Sunday 12th June from 12–6pm
Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
Entry is £5. Visit artcarbootfair.com for more information
Sotheby’s Contemporary art gallery "S|2" present Animal Farm: Beastly Muses and Metaphors, an exhibition that explores the multifaceted relationship between man and animal. From the beginning of recorded human history animals have been embedded in man’s psyche, represented in literature, music, religion and astrology. Through artistic expression in particular, animals often serve as metaphors for our own intrinsic human characteristics.
Rachel Howard, Rutting Shed, 2013
Oil on canvas
With such a primordial connection, it is unsurprising that some of the greatest artists of modern times have used animals as their muses, often, returning time and time again to the same creatures, in an almost compulsive study. As is the case with many of the artists in Animal Farm: Beastly Muses and Metaphors, the animals of their attention ultimately act as metaphors for their deeper artistic explorations: mortality, memory, identity, religion and the human body.
The exhibition is curated by Susanne van Hagen.
S|2, 31 St. George Street, London W1S 2FJ
9 June – 22 July, 2016