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Art Southampton Showcases Contemporary Works in Global Summer Destination
Christie’s International Real Estate and David Ogilvy & Associates Sponsors Event Celebrating Sculpture, Art, Architecture and Philanthropy
New York, New York (June 22, 2016) – Art Southampton, the season’s most acclaimed contemporary and modern art fair, will feature over 60 prominent international galleries and showcase tens of millions of dollars’ worth of the finest museum quality art, sculpture, and photography from the 20th and 21st centuries.
Christie’s International Real Estate is the official luxury real estate sponsor of Art Southampton, which runs July 7 through 11 at the iconic Nova’s Ark Project. Together with its international affiliates, Christie’s International Real Estate will host an elegant booth at the main entrance of the fair, showcasing luxury residential property offerings from around the world. Romanian-born artist, Mihai Popa, who called himself Nova, established the 95-acre sculpture park and gallery complex in The Hamptons to promote a new paradigm for contemporary art melding art, architecture and philosophy.
“David Ogilvy & Associates is honored to be an integral part of this cutting-edge event – one that defines the contemporary art scene and brings with it a mesh of collectors, curators and art enthusiasts from around the world,” said David Ogilvy, President, David Ogilvy & Associates. “We look forward to taking part for a second year in a row in this unique opportunity.”
“This event hosted by Nova’s Ark Project, captures the unique synergy between art and architecture,” says Kathy Coumou, Executive Director, Christie’s International Real Estate. “We are delighted to once again sponsor Art Southampton and showcase our top real estate listings from around the world, which themselves are works of art. Our effort also supports philanthropic initiatives, making this sponsorship all the more meaningful.”
The 2016 fair kicks-off with a VIP Preview Party, which will benefit the Parrish Art Museum and Southampton Hospital, on Thursday evening. Prominent collectors, curators, designers and decorators will have a sneak peak at this year’s offerings, which include blue chip modern and contemporary works from artists representing the emerging, mid-career, Post War and Pop eras.
Brooke Shields will co-curate The New York Academy of Art exhibition, Call of the Wild, with Academy President David Kratz. The show will feature paintings and sculptures by academy alumni that focus on the natural world and the animal kingdom.
Shark Tank host Kevin O’Leary will be on hand opening night to introduce his contemporary photography exhibition Irreconcilable Images, presented by Gallery Valentine. Sales of O’Leary’s photographs in the curated installation will benefit the Perry J. Cohen Foundation and aspiring Teenage Entrepreneurs.
The Affiliates of Christie’s International Real Estate posted global sales of $118 billion in 2015. The network—135 global affiliates with 32,000 real estate professionals in 45 countries—is by invitation-only to the world’s most qualified real estate specialists in the luxury residential sector.
Last year’s Art Southampton set a new standard in luxury presentation and attracted top collectors, cultural leaders and philanthropists of the East End. Over the fair’s five days, more than 21,000 collectors, art enthusiasts, curators and influencers visited the luminous 100,000 square foot pavilion.
About David Ogilvy & Associates
David Ogilvy & Associates, headed by David Ogilvy, long the recognized leader in high-end properties in Greenwich, Connecticut, is a major force in the Greenwich market. Noted as the most recognized firm for advertising and marketing, David Ogilvy & Associates is the proud exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate in Greenwich. David Ogilvy & Associates has just represented both the buyer and the seller of the most expensive residential property ever sold by a broker in the United States of America, Copper Beech Farm, a 50-acre waterfront estate at $120,000,000. It had previously listed and sold what is now the second most expensive residential sale ever made here at $45 million, a magnificent 80-acre Conyers Farm estate. For more information about David Ogilvy & Associates, please visit www.davidogilvy.com
About Christie’s International Real Estate
Christie’s International Real Estate is an invitation-only affiliate network composed of the world’s most proven and qualified real estate specialists in the luxury residential sector. The company has offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Moscow, Los Angeles, and Palm Beach, and approximately 135 global affiliates with 32,000 real estate professionals in 45 countries. For additional information please visit www.christiesrealestate.com.