ArtHamptons 2014. Courtesy of Hamptons Expo Group.

ArtHamptons, the longest running art fair in the Hamptons, is celebrating its eighth year with a new date and location. The highly anticipated event has been moved up one week to coincide with Independence Day weekend -- the region’s official summer season kick off. This year’s fair, which begins with an opening night preview on Thursday, July 2, will take place at an opulent private estate on Lumber Lane in the posh Bridgehampton neighborhood. 

Stan Brodsky "Dance of Summer #2." Oil on linen, 38 x 31 inches. Available through June Kelly Gallery. Photo credit: Thomas Decker.

ArtHamptons, which welcomes around 15,000 collectors and art enthusiasts during its four day run, continues to grow with each iteration. This year’s show boasts an incredible roster of international exhibitors, including Bridgehampton Fine Art (Bridgehampton, NY), dealers of cutting-edge and contemporary artwork by such luminaries as Roy Lichtenstein, Alexander Calder, Sam Francis, Willem de Kooning, David Hockney, Tom Wesselmann, and more; Thomas Paul Fine Art (West Hollywood, CA), specialists in post war and contemporary American art by important artists, including Richard Diebenkorn, David Hockney, Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenburg, and Wayne Thiebaud; and Adamar Fine Arts (Miami, FL), dealers of contemporary fine art paintings, sculpture, and installations by internationally recognized artists such as Andy Warhol, Alex Katz, and Julian Opie.  ArtHamptons will also feature one acre of land devoted to exhibiting galleries’ outdoor sculptures -- a savvy response to the high demand for unique, three-dimensional artworks among fairgoers.

In addition to a stunning and carefully curated array of important post war and contemporary art, ArtHamptons’ boasts a stellar program of events. Among this year’s happenings are Brunch with Jackson Pollock, a fundraiser to benefit the Pollock ­Krasner House and Study Center, on Friday, July 3; a panel discussion featuring industry leading appraisers and experts that will explore where the financial opportunities really lie in the art market, also taking place on Friday; and an award presentation and reception honoring Stan Brodsky, a longtime Long Island resident and renowned master colorist painter. A retrospective exhibition spanning Brodsky’s fifty year career will be on view near the entrance to the fair.

ArtHamptons is organized by the Hamptons Expo Group, the producers of  a number of esteemed fine art fairs, including ArtAspen, the Houston Fine Art Fair, and the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair. ArtHamptons will run through Sunday, July 5.