Photo Flash: Gallery Valentine Kicks Off Art Southampton 2013

Gallery Valentine welcomed collectors to its new home on East Hampton's Newtown Lane for a kickoff for Art Southampton 2013 and a celebration for The Guberman Group. Scroll down for photos from the festivities!

Gallery Valentine is the Official Gallery of Art Southampton, the premiere international contemporary and modern art fair and marketplace for acquiring the finest works of art available in the Hamptons, will return at the height of the social and cultural season this summer July 25 through 29, 2013.

Gallery Valentine famed for its outstanding offerings of works by Andy Warhol, Picasso, Alex Katz, Helen Frankenthaler, Andrew Levitasand other renowned artists offered guests the chance to meet artists Stephanie Hirsch known for her whimsical mixed media works and hyper-realist painter Tigran Tsitoghdzyan who had two of his beautiful subjects on hand - Wilhelmina model Valerie Troy and Nadia Kasakova.

Gallery Valentine will once again participate in Art Southampton and is organizing a special exhibition of the works of Andy Warhol. As well, they will host a VIP cocktail party at Art Southampton and a discussion with several Andy Warhol experts, including Bob Colacello, former Interview editor and author of "Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up," Lana Jokel, renowned filmmaker and director of Andy Warhol, Ultra Violet, Factory superstar and Christina Strassfield, chief curator at Guild Hall.

Attendees nibbled on exquisite hors d'oeuvres by Mayanwoods Catering and sipped an elegant French Rose while admiring the works of art many of which will be displayed at Art Southampton. Among those in the fashionable crowd welcomed by gallery owners Ryan Ross, Dara Ross and David Shera and Art Southampton's Nick Korniloff and Pamela Cohen were Dorothy Lichtenstein, Sara Herbert Galloway & Barry Klarberg , Josh Guberman, Ron Burkhardt, Cassandra Seidenfeld, Madison Collum, Dr. Matt Kaufman, Kevin & Isabel Richards, Clif De Raita, Bruce Michael, David & Carolyne Levinbrook, Neil & Lana Levinbrook, Caroline Lieberman, Allison Downey, David & Morgan Shara, Kristine King, Danielle Quellar, Susan Israelson, Samantha Yanks, Susan Breitenbach and Debra Halpert, sculptor and painter Hal Buckner, his son actor Troy Buckner, Tatiana Okshteyan, owner of Black & White Gallery and artist/designerScott Tucker.

The season's most acclaimed art fair will take place in a spectacular 100,000-square-foot pavilion on the grounds of the sprawling 18-acre Southampton Elks Lodge estate adjacent to the Southampton Golf Club located, 605 County Road 39, Southampton, New York 11968. The fair will commence on Thursday evening, July 25, 2013, with a highly anticipated exclusive opening-night VIP Preview for top international collectors, prominent Hampton figures in business, fashion, arts and media benefiting Southampton Hospital. GRAFF Diamonds will show their famed jewels and Perrier-Jouët, the exclusive Champagne of the fair will be poured during the first hour and will maintain an exclusive dedicated Perrier-Jouët bar for the duration of the weekend. Maserati North America will offer corral parking for Maserati drivers.

Southampton Hospital is a principal beneficiary of Art Southampton. This year Art Southampton is donating the use of its pavilion and infrastructure for the Hospital's 55th Summer Party, the most elegant party of the season. The supporters of Southampton Hospital are among the most affluent, culturally attuned tastemakers on the East End and include many financial titans from the business sector, cultural leaders, internationally known designers, major collectors and top media figures.

For more information on the Fair, register to be eligible for VIP status and for a full list of participating galleries, visit www.art-southampton.com.

Photo Credit: A. Isadora for Rob Rich

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Photo Flash: Gallery Valentine Kicks Off Art Southampton 2013
photo by A.Isadora for Rob Rich © 2013 robwayne1@aol.com 516-676-3939

Photo Flash: Gallery Valentine Kicks Off Art Southampton 2013
Nancy Licata, Scott Tucker

Photo Flash: Gallery Valentine Kicks Off Art Southampton 2013
Pamela Cohen, Nick Korniloff, Carolyne Levinbook, David Levinbook

Photo Flash: Gallery Valentine Kicks Off Art Southampton 2013
Clif Deraita, Guest

Photo Flash: Gallery Valentine Kicks Off Art Southampton 2013
Samantha Yanks, Stephanie Hirsch

Photo Flash: Gallery Valentine Kicks Off Art Southampton 2013
Pamela Cohen, Madison Collum, Carol Ross

Photo Flash: Gallery Valentine Kicks Off Art Southampton 2013
Cassandra Seidenfeld, John Wegorzewski, Samantha Yanks

Photo Flash: Gallery Valentine Kicks Off Art Southampton 2013
Nick Nick Korniloff, Pamela Cohen, Morgan Shara, Stephanie Hirsch, Tigran Tsitoghdzyan, Josh Guberman

Photo Flash: Gallery Valentine Kicks Off Art Southampton 2013
Josh Guberman, Nick Nick Korniloff, Pamela Cohen, Morgan Shara, Ryan Ross, Dara Ross

Photo Flash: Gallery Valentine Kicks Off Art Southampton 2013
Urvi Tejani, Cassandra Seidenfeld

Photo Flash: Gallery Valentine Kicks Off Art Southampton 2013
Nadia Kasakova, Tigran Tsitoghdzyan

Photo Flash: Gallery Valentine Kicks Off Art Southampton 2013
Nadia Kasakova, Marija Skara, Morgan Shara

Photo Flash: Gallery Valentine Kicks Off Art Southampton 2013
Josh Guberman, Dr. Mathew Kaufman, Morgan Shara, Ron Burkhardt

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