July 2012: artMRKT Hamptons Opening

 
by Paul Laster

The second edition of artMRKT Hamptons opened last night to a lively crowd of summering art enthusiasts on the grounds of theBridgehampton Historical Society in the heart of the Hamptons. More than 40 exhibitors from across the United States presented a wide range of colorful contemporary art in a variety of mediums.

“We launched artMRKT Hamptons in July of last year,” managing partner Max Fishko, who co-founded the fair with Jeffrey Wainhause in 2011, told us at the opening. artMRKT Productions has since expanded to three other locations, with artMRKT San Francisco, Texas Contemporary, and Miami Projects premiering this year. “We try to tailor each fair to its particular market,” Fishko added, “and we listen to the dealers and collectors to figure out what we should be doing.”

“We’re really happy with the galleries we brought out to artMRKT Hamptons this time,” concluded Fishko. “We’ve increased the quotient of New York galleries with a strong showing from Chelsea and the Lower East Side and people are responding to it. We’re bringing some of the best elements of Manhattan to the Hamptons.”

artMRKT Hamptons continues through July 22, 2012. WM




Manish Vora and Kyle DeWoody

Eric Firestone

Max Fishko and Jeffery Wainhause

Mindy Solomon

Carli and Sloan Schaffer

Karen Boltax

Stephanie Hirsch and Michael Lyons Wier

Ultra Violet

Shira Adler and Allegra LaViola

Mel Dogan and Lisa de Simone

Eva Faye and Abby Terkuhle

Jay Lehman and Sally Morgan

Kelly Freeman, Anneliis Beadnell and Penny Pilkington

Gary Krimershmoys and Julie Keyes

Charles McGill

Daniel Weiner and Tamara Zahaykevich

Kathryn Markel and Katherine Mulherin

Dennis Christie and Ken Tyburski

Greg Haberny

Kevin Berlin and Tessa Knox

 
Paul Laster is a writer, editor, independent curator, artist, and lecturer. He is a New York desk editor at ArtAsiaPacific and a contributing editorat FLATT Magazine and ArtBahrain. He was the founding editor of Artkrush.com and Artspace.com; started The Daily Beast's art section;and was art editor of Flavorpill.com and Russell Simmons OneWorld magazine. He is a frequent contributor to Time Out New York, Art in America, Modern Painters, ArtPulse, Flash Art, Newsweek, Bomb Magazine, ArtInfo.com, TheDailyBeast.com, 99percent.com, WhitehotMagazine.com, On­Verge.com, and has written for New York Observer, Interview, Paper, Avenue, Tema Celeste, amNew York, and Artnet.com. And, back in the day, Laster was an Adjunct Curator of Photography at PS1 Contemporary Art Center (now MoMA PS1.)

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