Fri 25 Jul 2014 – Mon 28 Jul 2014
Art Southampton, presented by Art Miami, is the premier international contemporary and modern art fair taking place at the peak of the social and cultural season in the Hamptons, July 24 through 28, 2014. The fair features a carefully selected group of more than 70 international art galleries with a strong focus on works from the 20th and 21st centuries. For our inaugural exhibition at Art Southampton Bernheimer has chosen a selection of some the most important artists represented by the gallery: Nick Brandt, Sebastian Copeland, Annie Leibovitz, Cathleen Naundorf, Jan C. Schlegel, Julian Schnabel, Christopher Thomas and Vanessa von Zitzewitz. We want to introduce the clients to the portfolio of artists represented by the gallery and have chosen work that has not previously been seen at ART SOUTHAMPTON. As one of the highlights we will present Vanesa von Zitzewitz's UNDERWATER HORSE Pictures for the first time. With the blessing of H.E. Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar and H. E. Sheikha Al Mayassa, Vanessa was given the honor of undertaking a series of photographic works that took almost two years to complete and that gave birth to the unprecedented book Horses of Qatar: Her series of photographs of horses underwater was exhibited at the Petit Palais Museum in Paris and is offered for sale the first time ever at ART SOUTHAMPTON. The artist went far and beyond her personal limits in order to achieve her vision. Carrying just her camera, she submerged herself underwater alongside the horses in a bid to capture their magnificent dance-like movements, evoking an atmosphere that is reminiscent of the age-old myth of the unicorn. One of these pictures has been selected as the cover image for this years ART SOUTHAMTON. Please visit us at booth AS 59!