Sunday, July 21, 2013

ArtHamptons, 2013

July 11-14, 2013

ArtHamptons, Bridgehampton, NY
The site, the tent, the fair, and our booth and location were all just great.

We featured the perfect East End piece: Franz Kline’s Poem, 1957. Made for the 21 Etchings and Poems portfolio, published by the Morris Gallery, the poem is by Frank O’Hara. An intaglio with photo-etch and aquatint, 8 ½ x 20 inches, it is signed by Peter Grippe, who made the plate, printed this impression, and was the organizer of the project in his role as director of Atelier 17.
Franz Kline, Poem, 1957
The Kline image is based on an untitled collage known as “Study for Elizabeth,” Kline’s wife, whose mental health was deteriorating in this period.

David Acton, The Stamp of Impulse, number 47, pages 140-141.

William Baziotes, Howling Creature, 1936-39

Inside, in the ArtHamptons tent we drew the American Modernist theme with an installation of William Baziotes 1930s surrealist drawings and a pictograph painting from the mid-1940s, as well as works by Theodore Haupt, Axel Horn, Louis Lozowick, Hugh Mesibov, Anne Ryan, and Louis Schanker. 

Outside, the horses are grazed and kept an eye open for errant fair-goers. The fields seemed endless. Some were given over to parking and on Saturday there were polo matches and then rain, which sounded wonderful inside the tent.

ArtHamptons Entrance at Night