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Brooke Shields, Adrian Brody, And Kevin O'Leary To Participate In Art Southampton

Sydney A. Braat

Art Southampton will take place at Nova's Art Project. (Photo: Annie Watt)

The 5th annual Art Southampton will take place on Thursday, July 7th through Monday, July 11th at Nova's Art Project in Bridgehampton. The Opening Night VIP Preview will occur on July 7th from 7:30 to 10 p.m., where guests can enjoy a sneak peek at the Fair, as well as cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Tickets to the VIP Preview are $150, and proceeds from the evening will benefit the Parrish Art Museum and Southampton Hospital.

"The Great Escape" by Deborah Azzopardi. (Photo: Cynthia Corbett Gallery)

Art Southampton continually strives to provide the most seamless, inspiring, and enjoyable experience for Hamptonites. There are art shows occurring all throughout the summer months, but there's something about Art Southampton that makes it so unique. The mastermind behind this memorable show is Nicholas Korniloff, Founder of Art Southampton.

"The Art Southampton fair is the premier international art fair of the East End and it encompasses a group of galleries that are carefully selected to represent the best of what the market has to offer," remarked Korniloff. "The fair's ambience is reflective of those who call the Hamptons their home in summer time. It is also a fair that gives back to many cultural, social and philanthropic institutions on the East End and beyond. By supporting the fair all attendees are supporting their community."

Over 70 prominent international galleries will be on display highlighting well worth over tens of millions of dollars of artwork. There will be many notable names in attendance, including Academy Award winner Adrian Brody, Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary and Brooke Shields, who will co-curate the New York Academy of Art's exhibit.

Nicholas Korniloff, Founder of Art Southampton. (Courtesy Photo)

Brody will present his second series entitled Hooked. Featuring colorful, vibrant fish, the exhibit encourages viewers to find the light in darkness. O'Leary will discuss his contemporary photography exhibition Irreconcilable Images, presented by Gallery Valentine. All sales of O'Leary's photographs will benefit the Perry J. Cohen Foundation and aspiring Teenage Entrepreneurs. David Kratz and Brooke Shields will co-curate Call of the Wild and will also host an independent cocktail reception to discuss the alumni's paintings, prints, and sculptures, themed around the animal kingdom and natural world.

As the official luxury real estate sponsor of Art Southampton, Christie's International Real Estate will host an elegant and eye-catching booth at the main entrance of the Fair, where guests can view luxury residential property offerings from around the world.

"La muestra de Gersaint" by Lluis Barba.(Photo: Cynthia Corbett Gallery)

"This event, hosted by Nova's Ark Project, captures the unique synergy between art and architecture," explained Kathy Coumou, Executive Director, Christie's International Real Estate. "We are delighted to once again sponsor Art Southampton and showcase our top real estate listings from around the world, which themselves are works of art. Our effort also supports philanthropic initiatives, making this sponsorship all the more meaningful."

Not only will the inside of the venue be visually aesthetic, the exterior will also impressive attendees. LaGuardia Design, in partnership with Marder's, will design the Art Southampton Sculpture Garden and main entrance of the pavilion.

The Fair will be open July 8th from 12 to 7 p.m., July 9th from 12 to 7 p.m., July 10th from 12 to 6 p.m., and July 11th from 12 to 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 for a one-day fair pass, $40 for a multiway fair pass, $15 for students 12 to 18-years-old and seniors 62 years and older, and free for children under 12-years-old with an adult.

Nova's Art Project is located at 60 Milstone Road in Bridgehampton. For more information, call 305-517-7977 or visit www.art-southampton.com.

Sydney Braat is a Hamptons-raised and NYC-living journalist. She enjoys splitting her time between the bustling city life and relaxing atmosphere of the Hamptons. When she's not writing, Sydney is traveling. She thrives off of new experiences, cultures, cuisine, and languages. Sydney writes about the arts, philanthropy, food & wine, and shopping. https://www.sosydneyny.com/ sydneybraat

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