Richard Mortimer, Jean Shafiroff, Elizabeth Hagins
Hamptons tastemakers with a keen eye for excellent design and fine art flocked to the newly launched venture of acclaimed interior designer Elizabeth Hagins and noted art advisor & collector Richard Mortimer, Hagins & Mortimer Design at 9 Windmill Lane in Southampton Village . The draw was an exclusive salon style showing of the works of two well known painters - artists Christopher Milne and William Pagano. The exhibition was set in the midst of important 20th Century furniture and lighting .The show will continue through Monday, August 18.Milne's and Pagano's works can be seen Thursday through Monday from 12 to 6 and Sunday, 12 to 5.
Hagins & Mortimer Design celebrate the glorious diversity of 20th century design, spanning the decades from the 1920s to the present. Hagins & Mortimer Design features furniture that runs the style gamut from Art Deco to 1970s Brutalism. The design gallery features luminaries of 20th century design such as T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Karl Springer, Paul McCobb, and Grosfeld House, among others. Lighting is another important part of the mix, and Murano glass from Barovier and Toso, Arteluce, Gio Ponti, and Mazzega are also featured as well as the firm's own custom upholstered pieces. Hagins & Mortimer Design offers interior design and art consultations by appointment. Among the style-setters admiring the tableaux were philanthropist Jean Shafiroff, Janice, Stuart Becker, NancyJane & Jeffrey Loewy, Joanna Mincarelli, Elliot Epstein, Vincent & Maria Pascal, Patricia Veneziano, MaryEllen Winston, Gary & Katherine Andreassen, Raven Solomon, Charles Bamberry, Jennifer Becker-Pollet & husband Adam Pollet, Chris Green & Maria Boafo and artist William Pagano.
On Saturday July 26th, a glittering array of Hampton locals, New York socialites, musicians, and artists, gathered to mingle over a cocktail party at the home of art collector, Peter Felfe. As a long time supporter of the arts, Mr. Felfe’s annual Summer party connected a vibrant pairing of Hampton locals with talented New York Citybased artists and musicians.
An entry that grew more and more crowded with each passing minute; a VIP MaseratiLounge housing its own bar and passed hors d'oeuvres options; a specialty lemonade cocktails, Ruinart Champagne and VOSS water; three well coiffed models dripping in diamonds and other precious gems courtesy of GRAFF Diamonds. Yes this was the Art Southampton Preview . The two-tiered evening began with the Platinum VIP Previewoffering pretty much the same but with a lot less foot traffic and unobstructed views of the fair's most diverse art offerings. Spotted perusing the art: Kim Heirston, Liliana Cavendish, Cassandra Seidenfeld, et al. To follow are a few photos from the evening.
ArtSouthampton held its Platinum VIP & VIP Preview last night, July 24that the annual ArtSouthampton-Art Fair. ArtSouthampton, GRAFF Diamonds, Ruinart Champagne Maserati and participating galleries invited Platinum VIP cardholders and select press to peruse the art work from 6:00pm- 7:30pm and enjoy champagne and hors d'oeuvres. Proceeds from the Platinum Vip benefited the Parrish Art Museum and the Southampton Hosptial. VIP cardholders arrived at 7:30pm with the evening continuing to 10:00 pm.
UNTITLED., an international art fair to be held in Miami Beach, is pleased to announce its 2014 team for its third edition from December 3-7, 2014.
UNTITLED. is making moves! The curated art fair for international galleries and nonprofit art spaces with a focus on emerging and mid-career contemporary art. Founded by Jeff Lawson in New York in partnership with Alan G. Randolph in Miami, UNTITLED. has expanded its curatorial team, led by Artistic Director Omar López-Chahoud, to include Chistophe Boutin and Melanie Scarciglia, co-founders of the distinguished publishing houses onestar press and Three Star Books in Paris.
Not that someone as infamous as Pop Artist Peter Max needs any real assistance in promoting his current projects BUT we found this to be truly inspired. Have you heard? The renowned Peter Maxcaptures the spirit of ten Niche Mediacities with his exclusive, hand-painted covers. Only one whimsical artwork is available for each city and will be auctioned off on Charitybuzzstarting Tuesday, June 3to benefit The Humane Society of the United States. Browse the covers now, and come back to bid.
Last week more than 300 of you joined us at David Zwirner Galleryfor ACRIA's annual UNFRAMEDcocktail party and art auction, and together they raised a record-breaking $1 millionto support our lifesaving AIDS research and education programs!
The 2014 UNFRAMED auction was organized by David Zwirner'sAles Ortuzar, and featured work by more than 50 leading artists, including Cecily Brown, KAWS, Jeff Elrod, Mark Flood, Adam McEwan, Ryan McGinley, Jack Pierson, Jordan Wolfson,Wolfgang Tillmans, and Francesco Vezzoli, to name just a few. And all of the works were donated by the artists and their galleries, so 100 percent of the proceeds will go directly to the ACRIA Artists Ending AIDS Fund.
We are incredibly grateful and indebted to Ales Ortuzar for his leadership, the amazing David Zwirner Gallerystaff for their hard work on our behalf, and to all of YOU for your dedication to ACRIA and our mission. We envision a world where all people with HIV receive the treatment, care, and support they need to lead long, healthy lives. Together, through UNFRAMED and every day, we are making this vision a reality.
Interested in knowingMORE about ACRIA, want to make a donation, or shop for works from their online gallery, visit
A ground-breaking international loan exhibition devoted to the Hindu-Buddhist art of first- millennium Southeast Asia will go on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Artbeginning April 14. Some 160 sculptures will be featured, many of them large-scale stone sculptures, terracottas, and bronzes. They include a significant number of designated national treasures lent by the governments of Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, and Myanmar, as well as stellar loans from France, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, 5th to 8th Centurywill explore the sculptural traditions of the Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms from the early 5th to the close of the 8th century in mainland and insular Southeast Asia.
Here's a Last Chance Notice, Sunday March, 9th is the last day to see the popular exhibition Jewels by JAR at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This exhibition feature some four hundred works by one of the most acclaimed jewelry designers of the 20th century, Joel A. Rosenthal, who works in Paris under the name Jar. For more information click here.
March is here and that means it'stime once again for the Architectural Digest Home Design Show. DIFFA’S DINING BY DESIGN 2014 national tour will kick off in New York at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, attracting thousands of design enthusiasts and luminaries in the fields of art, fashion, and design. Your show admission ticket gives you full access to New York's most anticipated display of design brilliance for the dining room. Using the venue as a blank canvas, more than 40 of the country's top designers create dining environments in a brilliant blast of creativity.
There is nothing more luxurious than the perfect cocktail. Certainly everyone should drink responsibly and when out on the quest one can drink "fashionably" with the help of this little cocktail suggestion
1.5 oz.Don Julio® Añejo Tequila
1 piece(s)salted cherry blossom
How to Mix GLASS: SHOT GLASS Drop the cherry blossom onto the tequila.Serve in a shot glass.
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