GRAFF Diamonds Partners with Art Southampton for Second Year

GRAFF Diamonds Partners with Art Southampton for Second Year

Art Southampton (July 24 - July 28, 2014), the premier international contemporary and modern art fair of the Hamptons, showcasing fresh primary and important secondary investment quality works of art is pleased to welcome back GRAFF Diamonds as its Luxury Jewelry Sponsor for the second year.

The third edition of Art Southampton will launch its VIP Opening to benefit the Parrish Art Museum and Southampton Hospital on Thursday, July 24th co-hosted by GRAFF Diamonds, Maserati North America, Ruinart Champagne, Saunders & Associates and Luxe Interiors + Design. The VIP Preview will be a two-tier evening, providing limited early access for Platinum VIP cardholders from 6pm-7:30pm during which models from GRAFF Diamonds will informally model selections from their collection. Champagne and hors d'oeuvres will be served. The evening will continue for all VIP Cardholders from 7:30pm-10pm.

"GRAFF Diamonds is delighted to support Art Southampton for the second consecutive year. With a mutual appreciation for quality, artistry and craftsmanship, as well as a shared focus on philanthropic endeavors we wish Art Southampton another very successful show", says Henri Barguirdjian, President & CEO, Graff Diamonds

Graff's unique jewels are a divine statement of delicacy and boldness, an effortlessly elegant style, graceful combinations of diamond rarity and timeless design. On display will be an important collection of the finest white and fancy yellow diamonds, limited edition timepieces as well as an exquisite sapphire and diamond cuff. It is a supreme statement of delicacy and boldness, incorporating a total of 676 diamonds and 41 sapphires - with a visually arresting 14.98 carat cushion cut sapphire positioned at its heart. The design for this dramatic cuff draws inspiration from the jewels themselves. The task of bringing the piece to life falls to the Master Craftsmen at Graff's London atelier, who translate the stone-led design into an intricate platinum framework, into which each vivid sapphire and vibrant white diamond is meticulously set. Timeless yet stylish, each Graff cuff is unique and iconic.

Nick Korniloff, Director + Partner of Art Miami LLC which presents Art Southampton, notes, "We are extremely pleased that the internationally famed jewelers, The House of Graff is joining us once again this year as a luxury partner. Art Southampton has clearly demonstrated its ability to draw in the most discernible international collectors with a keen interest in viewing and acquiring only the best the world has to offer, be it a Matisse sculpture or an exquisite Graff bracelet".

Art Southampton, the leading international contemporary & modern art fair and marketplace for acquiring the finest investment quality works of art available in the Hamptons returns at the height of the social and cultural season. Art Southampton is the season's most acclaimed art fair representing the unique convergence of world class art complimented by leading luxury purveyors. The fair features a carefully selected group of over 80 international art galleries, 660 artists from 43 countries with a strong focus on works from the 20th and 21st centuries including paintings, photography, prints, drawings, design, video art, sculpture and indoor and outdoor curated projects of the highest quality.

Artists to be shown include: Avery, Bluhm- Fonseca, Gottlieb, Stamos, Kline, Olitski, Sherman, Warhol, Wesselman, Lichtenstein, Basquait, Mitchell, Bochner, Condo, Chamberlain, Frankenthaler, Kusama, Motherwell, Noland, Rauschenberg, Rivers, Stella, Cruz Diez, Botero, Soto, Baechler, Calder, Moore, Avedon, Chadwick, Close, Dali, Fischl, Picasso, Nevelson, Miro, Johns, Indiana, Dubuffet, Argue, Cragg, Ramos, Richter, Rosenquist, Paley, Rickey, Sultan, Wyeth, Goldberg, Hoffman, Vicente, Kahn, Baselitz, Haring, Poons, Burtynsky, Dzubas, Giacometti, Francis, McGinness, Mapplethorpe, Lewitt, Jawlensky, Bleckner, Mazzucco, Clergue, Man Ray, de Kooning, Banksy, Katz, Ernst, Steir, Ruscha, Léger, Matisse, Koons, Nicholson, Baldessari, van Dongen, Bourgeois, Freud, Chagall, Lam, Muniz, Davis, Matta, Butterfield, Thiebaud, Judd, Flavin, Schnabel, Albers, Kurtz and many more.

Art Southampton is conveniently located on the sprawling 18-acre estate property behind the Southampton Elks Lodge and adjacent to the Southampton Golf Club (off Route 27A). The proximity of the Art Southampton Pavilion provides easy access for residents and collectors on Long Island, the greater New York region and the Tri-State area, who visit the Hamptons during the summer.

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