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Opening Reception for “Counterpoint: Selections from The Peter Marino Collection” at Southampton Arts Center
July 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Public Opening Reception: Friday, July 28 | 5-8 PM | FREE
Peter Marino Collection Brings World Class Artwork to Southampton Arts Center
Contemporary Art Exhibition this Summer at SAC will Include Works by Warhol, Mapplethorpe, Hirst, Keifer and Others
In 1978 architect Peter Marino acquired an artwork from his friend Andy Warhol. Since, The Peter Marino Collection has grown to thousands of paintings and mixed media pieces representing some of the most notable artists of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, a select number of which will be presented with Southampton Arts Center this summer.
The exhibition, COUNTERPOINT: Selections from The Peter Marino Collection will be open from July 28 through September 23, with a free public reception on Friday, July 27 from 5 to 8 PM. Peter Marino will be attending the reception to open the exhibition and make an announcement concerning the cultural heritage of the village of Southampton.
A longtime resident of Southampton, Peter Marino’s architectural work includes award-winning residential, retail, cultural, and hospitality projects worldwide. Well known for integrating art within his designs, Marino has commissioned more than 300 site-specific works. COUNTERPOINT continues Marino’s cross disciplinary practice, revealing influences that have shaped the architect’s career and life-long connection to art.
COUNTERPOINT is organized into four thematic chambers designed on site by Peter Marino:
- Gardens Gallery serves as a connection to the Southampton community with a Jason Schmidt photograph of Marino’s Southampton garden, nine bronze Grand Moutons de Peter by Francois-Xavier Lalanne from the garden itself, and a series of screens showing a selection of Marino’s local architectural projects.
- Pop Art Gallery features works by Tom Sachs, Damien Hirst, Joel Morrison, Richard Prince, and Andy Warhol.
- Treasury Room focuses on photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe and Marino’s sculptural bronze boxes.
- Modern German Art Gallery includes a selection of works by Anselm Keifer and Georg Baseliltz.
Among the notable pieces that will be on public display for the first time are Glenn Brown’s sculpture, We Reeled in Drunkenly from Outer Space (2014), and Zhang Huan’s painting, Sea No.1 (2011), and in the Pop Art Gallery will hang a watercolor of flowers signed, “To Peter, Andy Warhol.”
“I am very glad to have this opportunity to bring a part of my art legacy to the community of Hamptonites that shares my love of this wondrous sand dune in the sea.” – Peter Marino
Gallery Hours: Thursday to Monday, 11 AM to 6 PM