“We get everything from the real housewives to real chic,” Deborah Bancroft, co-chair of the Parrish Art Museum, told The Observer Saturday evening, noting the varied attire of guests at the museum’s annual Midsummer Party in Southampton.
She stealthily surveyed the room for prying ears that might take offense to her cheeky observation. Laughing it off and shifting her attention back to us, she continued, “That’s the fun thing about the Parrish. I think because it leans artsy, you can get everything from moo moos to hula skirts.”
The Eight-Day Week
Wednesday, August 3
The Ultimate Art Machine
Is the Guggenheim the Shake Shack of museums? Locations, locations, locations! Not content with outposts in the Basque Country and the United Arab Emirates (as well as the now-shuttered Las Vegas outpost, which seems in retrospect a bit of an overreach…to Read More
Earlier this month, the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton raised $675,000 at its glitzy annual fund-raising gala—the last to take place in its present building. Meanwhile, a few miles away, in Water Mill, the skeleton of the Parrish’s new home, an elegant, barnlike building designed by Swiss starchitects Herzog & de Meuron that’s as long Read More
“LET ME TAKE YOUR PICTURE,” Liam McMullan said. It was late May at the Southampton Social Club, and the lanky 23-year-old stood in front of me with a camera covering his face. He was there on assignment for his father, Patrick McMullan, the house photographer to the city’s social set.
The camera shutter clicked.
“Oh, Read More
“My entire family, we try not to dwell on or think about the events of the last two or three years,” Ralph Cioffi, the former Bear Stearns hedge fund manager, said on a recent weekday. He was sitting in a low-rise office complex next to a car wash in suburban New Jersey. “I guess if Read More
The Vancouver Gallery moves to avoid marijuana fumes, a Chelsea gallery owner and a media magnate are sued for swindling artists, and Russian curators are indicted for a controversial exhibition. This week in art news: art worlders getting into trouble.
1. Versailles to Hold Annual Contemporary Exhibitions
Japanese artist Takashi Murakami will be the Read More
The other day, the Transom discovered the last remaining bargain in real estate east of the Shinnecock Canal: For about $800, one can own an adult-sized plot of dirt in Sag Harbor’s tranquil and historic Oakland Cemetery. We were ready to write out a check when an invitation arrived that obliged us to reconsider the Read More
As Manhattanites pack up their cars and zoom east on Friday, July 3, they will find Hamptons streets rather spiffed up, despite dire economic predictions.
According to real estate broker Faith Hope Consolo‘s retail newsletter, a branch of Michael Kors has opened at 55 Main Street in East Hampton this season. A couple of doors Read More
Yet another grim hallmark of Manhattan nightlife has made its way out to Long Island for the summer: Andrew Reister, 40, a Suffolk County Corrections officer moonlighting as a bouncer at Southampton’s Southampton Publick House, died Saturday morning from injuries he sustained during a fight with Anthony Oddone, a 25-year-old caddy at Read More
Here's what you'll be eating if you are one of the lucky ones with $3,000 to spend on Saturday's Billy Joel concert in the Hamptons Social @ Ross series in Southampton (hey! Edie Falco danced shoeless at the last gig–Dave Matthews!)
– Deviled Eggs
– Chilled Cucumber Soup
– "BLT" Cherry Tomato Read More