Monday, July 10, 2017

Hint of the Hamptons

Toiling in the fields in Sagaponack. Photo: JH.
Monday, July 10, 2017. A sunny weekend in New York with some humidity but cooling off by evening. It was very quiet in the city, and after an early dinner on Friday at Café Luxembourg, I stayed close to the hearth (my desk) reading and working on Monday morning deadlines. JH and his wife Danielle headed out east to attend a couple of events and to dine with friends. Here's what they found:

This past Friday in the Hamptons,
American Friends of the Open University of Israel hosted a Luncheon & Fashion Extravaganza at the Sagaponack home of Ingeborg Rennert. Over 46,000 students are enrolled in The Open University of Israel making it the largest university in Israel, which offers education to Israel Defense Forces, Haredim, Ethiopian, Muslim and Druze communities.

American Friends of the Open University of Israel (Ingeborg Rennert, President, American Friends of the Open University of Israel; Naomi Hass-Perlman, Chairman) raises awareness in the United States and supports The Open University of Israel’s vital mission of making access to higher education available to capable and motivated students from all sectors of society.  Mrs. Rennert has noted that, “The Open University of Israel is a singular organization. It offers its graduates a life-changing opportunity allowing each student to realize their aspirations no matter what circumstance, nationality and cultural background they come from.”
Cocktails preceding the luncheon at the Sagaponack home of Ingeborg Rennert.
Peach bellinis with lavender.
De Grisogono jewels on display.
A 10.33-carat emerald cut white diamond ring by de Grisogono.
The Luncheon & Fashion Extravaganza – Co-Chaired by Marion N. Waxman and Kim Heyman – was sold out.

The fashion show featured apparel and accessories from Ella Levy, Shoshanna, Eric Javits, and de Grisogono.
The luncheon was held for 90 guests.
American Friends of the Open University of Israel has provided more than $24 million in grants to the OUI for student scholarships and textbooks, faculty recruitment and retention, pioneering new course material for emerging and special needs populations, libraries and student services, and development of new distance-learning methodologies. The Open University of Israel combines cutting edge distance learning methods, high academic standards, and financial assistance. The student body represents a cross section of Israeli society, including ultra-Orthodox, Israeli Arabs, high school students, new immigrants and students with special needs.
Chris Arlotta, Marion N. Waxman, Lisa Herbert Winter, and Ingeborg Rennert.
Michelle Albala, Amy Mergler, Kim Heyman, Zina Sapir-Rosen, Simone Levinson, and Aryn Grossman.
Shari Safra and Nina Rennert Davidson.
David Klein. Eve Winston and Kim Heyman backstage.
Susie Stern, Ronnie Heyman, Laura Rebell Gross, and Susan Solomon.
Judy Siboni, Lisa Klein, and Pernilla Avital. Robyn Stonehill and Nina Rennert Davidson.
Naomi Hass-Perlman, Carolyn Gero, Lonnie Kalnick, and Marion N. Waxman.
Hamotel Cohen, Raquel Herz, and
Shoshana Quint.
Julie Smigel, Jennifer Lipschultz, and Jennnifer Hoine.
Betty Lonstein, Candice Leeds, Batsheva Waitman, and Susan Ascher.
Michal Rahabi, Gabriella Davidson, Nina Rennert Davidson, and Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss. Olya Kislin and Anna Schneur.
Lisa Klein and Danielle Hirsch.
Anna-Claire Salama-Caro and Hillary Katz.
Dini Klein, Adi Heyman, and Hannah Freiden. Maya Abitbol and Leora Remishan.
Bess Landa, Lilia Kunin, Angela Fort, Anna-Claire Salama-Caro, and Mia Rowe.
Ingeborg Rennert and Sheila Richman.
Maria Fishel, Melissa Fishel, and Julie Romo. Batsheva Waitman, Susan Ascher, and Candice Leeds.
Lisa, Kim, and Shoshanna moderating the fashion show.
Modeling Ella Levy.
Models wearing Shoshanna, Eric Javits, and de Grisogono.
The dessert spread.
Also this weekend, over 300 revelers were in attendance at the Halsey House Gala, one of Southampton’s most beloved summer events, to raise funds and awareness for the Southampton Historical Museum and Research Center which includes Halsey House, New York’s oldest English style house.

This year, the tented cocktail party was themed “Sur la Plage” and featured a vintage beachy vibe courtesy of yellow and white striped tablecloths, bouquets of hydrangea and towering arrangements of pampas grass along with an extensive silent auction, a raw bar and an evocative music mix courtesy of deejay Twilo, which inspired spontaneous dancing on the lawn.
Nick Gold, Cindy Racco, Elaine Cox, Laura DePalma, and Maria Hirt.
On hand to greet guests were Honorary Chair Steven Stolman, Chair Linda Stabler-Talty and Co-chairs Peter Hallock and Wiltraud Countess von Salm-Hoogstraeten. Gala sponsors included Margaret “Peggy” Hill, Wendy Dietz and Bill Heyman and Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa. Also there: Jack and Judy Hadlock, Greg D’Elia, Joe and Sheila O’Malley Fuchs, David Granville, Jean Shafiroff, Nick Gold and Bram Majtlis, Wade Weissmann and Matt Moran, Maribeth and Ellen Welsh and Southampton Historical Museum’s executive director Tom Edmonds.
Maribeth Welsh and Greg D'Elia.
Oscar Mandes and Bob Chaloner.
Peter Hallock and Judy Hadlock.
Sean Bruns, Suzanne Caldwell, and Greg McKenzie.
Steven Stolman.
Tom Edmonds and Linda Stabler-Talty.
Nick Gold, Wade Weissmann, Cindy Racco, and Matt Moran.
Rich Wilkie with Judy and Jack Hadlock.
Jean Shafiroff.
DJ Twilo.
Terry and Dede Gotthelf Moan.
And over in the town of Bridgehampton, they held the Market Art + Design fair for the fair's seventh edition just off Highway 27 at the Bridgehampton Museum. The fair showcased presentations by 65 top galleries enhanced by a tightly curated design component pulling from dealers and designers from around the world.

The 2017 Market Art + Design Preview held on Thursday evening to kick off the fair, presented by 1stdibs, will benefit the Parrish Art Museum.
The fair on a rainy Friday afternoon.
Entering the fair.
C Fine Art, New York.
Gladwell & Patterson, London, UK.
Sexy Windows by Niloufar Banisadr, 2012 at 55 Bellechasse, Paris / Miami, FL
Sponder Gallery, Boca Raton / Oyster Bay Cove, NY.
Ben Schonzeit at Sponder Gallery.
Artêria Gallery, Bromont, QC.
Christiaan Lieverse at Villa del Arte Galleries, Barcelona, Spain.
Joseph Morris Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
Gary Santoro at Vertu Fine Art, Boca Raton, FL.
Andy Warhol, Brooklyn Bridge, 1983 at Vertu Fine Art.

This work was commissioned by the 1983 Brooklyn Bridge Centennial Commission, inc, New York to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Brooklyn Bridge. $55,000.
Alex Katz at Vertu Fine Art.
Top: David Hockney In His Studio, Los Angeles, 1984, at Timothy Yarger Fine Art, Beverly Hills. Edition of 90, $2,500. Above: David Hockney, A Bigger Book, 2017.
More Hockney at Timothy Yarger Fine Art, Beverly Hills.
Alexei Torres at Evan Lurie Gallery, Carmel, IN.
Campbell's art grenade set by Mr Debonair at Evan Lurie Gallery.
Nelson De La Nuez at Bruce Lurie Gallery,  Los Angeles.
DURAN | MASHAAL, Montreal.
Contessa Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio.
Contessa Gallery.
Alexander Klingspor, The Irresistible Force Paradox ($48,000), at RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton.
Rick Garland, The Red, White, and Blue ($48,000), at RJD Gallery.
Lapinou (Big Rabbit) #6 by Veronique Guerrieri and Randell Horton "J" Series 1 by Margaret Bowland at RJD Gallery.
Weeds 8 by Lekha Singh at Trotta-Bono Contemporary, New York, NY.
Photographs by Jenny Boot at Public House of Art, Amsterdam, Holland.
Jenny Boot, Ivy, 49 x 66 in. $5,450.
Andy Burgess (oil studies and large oil and acrylic painting) and Mary O'Malley (Terracotta Palm Tree) at Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London, UK.
Tom Leighton at Cynthia Corbett Gallery.
Pontone Gallery London / Taiwan.
Sarah Mashaal and Andrés Durån at DURAN | MASHAAL, Montreal.
Beautiful oil landscapes on birch ply and miniature pieces on wood and cast resin by London-based artist Gill Rocca at DURAN | MASHAAL, Montreal.
Giant Acrylic on PVC baseball cards by George Mead at Axiom Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA.
Eric Fischl at HEXTON | modern and contemporary, Chicago / Aspen.
Dawning Twilight by Eric Holubow at HEXTON | modern and contemporary.
After the Applause, 2015, by Eric Holubow at HEXTON | modern and contemporary.
The center of attention.

Photographs by Rob Rich (AFOUI)

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