Chilling at the “Hot” SCOPE Hamptons this Weekend?

NY Art Beat went on a one day media trip to SCOPE Hamptons yesterday. SCOPE Hamptons, a relatively small size art fair with less than 40 galleries participating, is being held at East Hampton until Sunday, July 27, 2008.

In Photo Reports by Kosuke Fujitaka 2008-07-25 print

NY Art Beat went on a one day media trip to SCOPE Hamptons yesterday. SCOPE Hamptons, a relatively small art fair with less than 40 galleries participating, is being held in East Hampton until Sunday, July 27, 2008.

The atmosphere on the first evening was, no surprise, relaxed, at the swanky summer resort for some New Yorkers. The selection of art works appeared straightforward, a bit classical and “good looking.”

Scope President Alexis Hubshman speaking between coffee and cake at the press brunch.
Entrance to the SCOPE Hamptons venue, the 25 thousand-square-foot East Hampton Studios.

The studio ceiling is high and the air conditioning power not strong enough.
Ethan Cohen and Patrick Regan from Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, Tribeca, selling Chinese and Japanese art.
China Square booth filled with big paintings.
Ironic ''salon style'' booth setup of Red Truck Gallery from New Orleans. Gallerists playing cards.
Jack the Pelican Presents from Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Rare from Chelsea.
Hous Projects from SoHo, a relatively new gallery on the scene.
33 Bond Gallery from the Lower East Side.
One of the few artists spotted in the art fair venue was David Kesting. Here talking about his works at the GLOWLAB booth.
The complimentary maki sushi was very popular and it went quickly.
Local TV crew interviewing Alexis Hubshman.

Kosuke Fujitaka

Kosuke Fujitaka. Born in Osaka, 1978. Graduated with a BA in Economics from the University of Tokyo. He wrestled with Excel and Power Point in the Sony Ericsson R&D, cost control and marketing departments for three years before launching Tokyo Art Beat with Paul Baron and Olivier Thereaux in 2004. In 2008, he moved back to NYC, where a decade ago he had come across many important life elements, and has now launched New York Art Beat. Kosuke is also a co-founder of 101 Tokyo, a young international art fair in Tokyo happening every April. He thinks that art leveraged by IT, wine and beer can make the world a better place. Personal page as art guide (Only in Japanese) » See other writings

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