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Daytripping on the East End

  Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat at Van de Weghe Fine Art in East Hampton

By PAUL LASTER August, 2020

Daytripping on the East End of Long Island to see art, Renée Riccardo and I arrived in East Hampton and headed straight to Newton Lane, where we visited Van de Weghe Fine Art, Skarstedt, Sotheby's, Leslie Feeley and Eric Firestone to catch group shows of blue-chip artists—including Andy Warhol, Eric Fischl, Lynda Benglis and George Condo—and then to Harper’s Books and Michael Werner for one and two person shows, featuring paintings and watercolors by Alejandro Cardenas and bronzes and paintings A.R. Penck and Florian Krewer, respectively.

Eric Fischl at Skarstedt East Hampton

Next stop was Pace for a show of drawings from Donald B. Marron’s collection and a peak at an Anish Kapoor disk at Lisson, before heading to LongHouse Reserve. Walking the grounds at the reserve in the rain was refreshing as we chanced upon sculptures and installations by Dale Chihuly, Ai Weiwei, Sol Lewitt, Will Ryman, Sui Jianguo and Yoko Ono and exotic plantings woven throughout the lush, green environment.

Crawling back through traffic to Southampton, we liked works by Rashid Johnson, Ed Clark and Louise Bourgeois at Hauser & Wirth, Van Hanos and Donald Baechler at Phillips and Kate Clark at Southampton Art Center before checking out some shops, where we stumbled upon a Martin Munkácsi photo presented at JHB Gallery at Carleen Ligozio and Barry Flanagan featured by Di Donna Galleries at Selavy.

Alejandro Cardenas at Harper's Books in East Hampton

Driving back toward Brooklyn, we stopped in Bellport to check out Taylor Anton White’s solo show at Marquee Projects and a group show curated by Maureen Mahony at The Storefront in advance of our final stop in Setauket, where Renée was making a studio visit with Tali Hinkis of LoVid. WM

Lynda Benglis at Leslie Feeley Gallery in East Hampton

Sidney Geist and Pat Passlof at Eric Firestone Gallery in East Hampton

George Condo at Sotheby's East Hampton

KAWS and Campana Brothers at Ross and Kramer Gallery in East Hampton

Anish Kapoor seen through the window of Lisson Gallery in East Hampton

A.R. Penck and Florian Krewer at Michael Werner East Hampton

Ed Ruscha at Pace East Hampton

 Dale Chihuly at LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton

Ai Weiwei at LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton

Sol Lewitt at LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton

Will Ryman at LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton

Sui Jianguo at LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton

Yoko Ono at LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton

Rashid Johnson at Hauser & Wirth Southampton

Ed Clark at Hauser & Wirth Southampton

Van Hanos at Phillips Southampton

 Donald Baechler at Phillips Southampton

Kate Clark at Southampton Art Center

Martin Munkácsi photo presented at JHB Gallery at Carleen Ligozio in Southampton

Louise Bourgeois outside Hauser & Wirth Southampton

Barry Flanagan at Selavy in Southampton

Taylor Anton White at Marquee Projects in Bellport

Mark Dion at The Storefront in Bellport

 LoVid's garage studio set up for Renée Riccardo Presents Covid Stoop Studio Visit #13 in Setauket



Paul Laster

Paul Laster is a writer, editor, curator, artist and lecturer. He’s a contributing editor at ArtAsiaPacific and Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art and writer for Time Out New York, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Galerie Magazine, Sculpture, Art & Object, Cultured, Architectural Digest, Garage, Surface, Ocula, Observer, ArtPulse, Conceptual Fine Arts and Glasstire. He was the founding editor of Artkrush, started The Daily Beast’s art section, and was art editor of Russell Simmons’ OneWorld Magazine, as well as a curator at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, now MoMA PS1.



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