5 tents, a VIP section and no attendees in the Hamptons?


According to Bloomberg TV, Art Hamptons held in Bridgehampton was under attended and marginal at best. From our beat on the street, the
Saturday attendance was far from the claim that the “mini-Art Basel” was
now summering near the vineyards. Sure Tesla Motors might have been
hawking it’s ware’s to a crowd proud of their Bugati’s, Aston’s and even
Toyota Solara convertibles – yep the summer car for some on the tip of
America’s societal scene (with all fairness there probably was a zip-car
sticker on a few of those convertibles for the neighborhood’s visitors
and share goers).

The art on the walls – and those that shifted from one gallery to
another is what really counts for the advancement of collecting fine art
and the posturing of the next great artist movement. While we can’t
assume much success with The Historical Society’s art auction, the
galleries and dealers put on their classic, expected show face
“everything is going great.” There were actually some great finds in
this era of “can anyone find the lost wealth of the Jones.”

Chicago based artist Gregory Scott has done an exquisite job for the
advancement of “New Media”. While Hockney cut his media to create
perspective, Gregory is actually a part of the perspective. He has shot
a gorgeous photograph of a scene which includes his own painting. Other
artists have done this technique as a method of paying homage to earlier
inspiration. What set’s Gregory’s works apart is the use of video and
the ability to engage interactively – aka experiential art. Scott
embeds a cleverly crafted video into the painting which is part of the
photograph. His connection at Art Hamptons: a colleague and show
contemporary – The Catherine Edelman Gallery. Catherine correctly
demonstrated how photography, painting and video are combined into a
series of works worthy of any collection – select works as editions sold
over the weekend. The new media movement is an electrifying experience
that can further diversify your fine art holdings.

Author: Mason Hayutin

Founder, Editor and contributing writer, Mr. Mason Hayutin is recognized for his depth of experience and knowledge in technology, energy economics, and the arts (fine and visual). Having worked with recognized world class artists and their estates since 1997, Mason brings a wealth of practical experiences from installations, marketing and private sales.

An active business advocate, he successfully released the fine art documentary film LUBIE LOVE in 2009 ahead of the global auto crisis – in addition to maintaining his tenure as Vice President of GALLERY M INC. Hayutin holds a degree in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis. You can read his insight here at The Art Quarterly as well as in regional and national publications.

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