Art Market Hamptons celebrated a successful opening this weekend with large crowds, positive sales, and high profile attendees. The Bridgehampton event hosted several elite Hamptons residents and big names in the industry. To kick off the evening VIP guests enjoyed live music, specialty Hangar 1 cocktails, and Norwood’s stylized vintage beach carnival. The Preview Reception benefited LongHouse Reserve and the event’s proceeds are expected to make a generous contribution to the cherished cultural organization.
Many purchases and inquiries were reported by the forty featured exhibitors. Sales included multiple Gideon Bok pieces from New York’s Steven Harvey Fine Arts Projects, and Jeremy Briddell sculptural works from Miami’s Mindy Soloman Gallery. Sonia Dutton of DUTTON, New York stated that there was “strong interest” in many of the evening’s featured artists, and local gallery proprietor Laura Grenning said there were “more serious inquiries last night than any other fair.” Many galleries were delighted by appearances from guests such as art collector Beth De Woody and actress Laura Becall.