The Georgia-based tradeshow company Urban Expositions has canceled the tenth edition of its ArtHamptons fair, previously slated for June in Bridgehampton, NY, according to a representative of the company. Although there has been no official statement on the cancellation — the fair’s website says only, “2017 Dates Postponed” — the representative told ARTINFO that the company is “sitting out the Hamptons market this year” and will be sending out additional information in “the coming year.”
Having garnered a reputation for sartorial splendor, thanks to its request that attendees don “Hamptons Chic” attire, ArtHamptons has, in past years, struck a balance between East End opulence and price points that, while certainly not low, weren’t nearly as high as those at Art Southampton, which just last year saw Benrimon Projects sell an Andy Warhol “Marilyn” for $225,000. On average, works at last year’s ArtHamptons ranged from $10-50,000.
While the future of that fair is still in question, Urban Expositions is turning its attention to Art Aspen, the eighth edition of which takes place August 4-6 (opening night August 3) at Aspen Ice Garden.
BY LEAH ROSENZWEIG for Blouin ArtInfo