About September Art Show
September 13 – 15, 2019
Friday, September 1 11am-5pm: Art Show Open
Saturday, September 14 2pm-7pm: Art Show Open & Classic Car Exhibition Open
Sunday, September 15 11am-5pm: Art Show Open
The Bridge 1180 Millstone Road Bridgehampton, NY 11932
The September Art Show has evolved from a static art fair into a dynamic exhibition of contemporary art, while maintaining its unique stature as an invitation only, weekend-long, outdoor art experience. To reflect this, its name has changed from the September Art Fair to the September Art Show. The event coincides with Bob Rubin and Jeffrey Einhorn’s annual presentation of rare and vintage sports cars at The Bridge, promising an exceptional outdoor art and automobile experience.
Featuring ten curated pavilions and an outdoor sculpture presentation with works for sale by artists such as Frank Auerbach, Robert Rauschenberg,Seth Price,Joe Bradley, Keith Haring, Paul Sietsema,Tony Matelli, Susan Te Kahurangi King, John Wesleyand many more are arranged in small coherent groupings installed in the event’s signature double-wide, sky-lit, solar powered shipping containers. These artist-designed mini-galleries are arranged throughout the dunes at the highest elevation in the Hamptons with stunning views of the Sound in a truly spectacular site.
One pavilion will focus on two works by leading lights of street-level 1980s New York: John Ahearn and Keith Haring. Another pavilion, titled The Day After, has been curated by New York sculptor Tony Matelli and will feature his work with pieces byDike Blair, Werner Büttner, and Irving Penn. The multi-medium grouping will explore the idea of the morning after as a metaphor for life and death; there will be regret, overindulgence, and questionable choices, but also the bright embers of comradery, freedom and cutting loose.
There will be a solo pavilion of new work by the inimitable, unstoppable Richard Prince, who is no stranger to the golf course at The Bridge. Another solo pavilion will feature new paintings by Los Angeles-based Keith Mayersonthat celebrate Elaine de Kooning and her illustrious circle, painted this summer during Mayerson’s residency at East Hampton’s Elaine de Kooning House.
For the first time, there will be an extensive outdoor sculpture presentation that will give viewers an opportunity to see the sculptures in a dramatic, natural setting. Monumental works in bronze and Cor-ten steel by the legendary Magdalena Abakanowicz, George Rickey and Beverly Pepper will appear alongside works by Tony Cragg, Tony Matelli and Matt Johnson.
At The Bridge clubhouse, the LeRoy Neiman and Janet Byrne Neiman Foundation and Franklin Bowles Galleries will stage a large-scale exhibition of Neiman’s works, curated by Bridge founder Bob Rubin. Neiman served as official artist of the Olympics, as a correspondent on Wide World of Sports, and as the in-house artist for Playboy magazine in its heyday. The show samples from his best loved series and will feature race cars, Marilyn Monroe, the Rat Pack, and, of course, plenty of golf.
Designer fashion and art boutique Forty Five Ten will temporarily move east to the September Art Show, selling vintage objects, apparel and accessories by Chanel, Versace, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Saint Laurent, and others in its own dedicated shipping container.
Social justice non-profit Art for Change will showcase new paintings by New York-based painter Kika Kiradi, with proceeds benefiting The Bridge Golf Foundation and the artist.
“We are delighted to share the evolution of this top-notch exhibition and outdoor weekend with a growing group of collectors. The diversity and quality of this year’s artwork pavilions, along with an expanded outdoor sculpture program, make the absolute most of this unique and beautiful setting,” says September Art Show co-founder Max Levai.
The September Art Show is made possible by Forty Five Ten, Marlborough, Cultural Counsel, LeRoy Neiman x Franklin Bowles Galleries, Art for Change, and Fritz Transport.