Art Blog

The Watermill Center's summer benefit FADA: House of Madness will feature a performance by Kanye West.
Andre Kertesz's "Stairs of Montmartre" is offered by LongHouse Reserve through Susan Harder and Orminda, Ltd.
Jane Freilicher's "Peonies" is a 10-color etching with aquatint and drypoint from 1990 and offered at LongHouse through Tibor de Nagy gallery.
The Watermill Center is offering an opportunity to have a commissioned portrait by Nan Goldin, whose "Nan and Brian in Bed" is pictured above.
Francesco Clemente's "Red, Black, and White," a watercolor on paper from this year, is being offered by Watermill Center with an opening bid of $25,000.

Rafe Terrizzi, bottom, Ian J. Harkins, and Shannon Harris star in "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged." Nathaniel Johnston

Partyers turned out in droves to support the proposed waterfront park. Morgan McGivern Photos
Juliet Garret, Katya Wolsoff, and Margaret Garrett were festively face painted.
The HooDoo Loungers brought their New Orleans party sound.
Casey Anderson and Renee Shafransky
The Sag Harbor Fire Department and the Corner Bar contributed to the massive buffet.
A perfect ending

Robert Kohnken dressed up on June 30 to honor the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla. Morgan McGivern photos
Dancers at the party celebrated life while marking a tragic event and helping its victims.
Kathleen Horn and Josh Holtz were on the benefit committee.
Rusty Nails, right, and friend
Inda Eaton and Nancy Atlas performed in the early part of the evening, before D.J. Twilo took over the tunes.
Julia Champeau and Kathryn Solow
Even observers got in on the act at the photo booth.

Michele McDonald posed with a Daniel Jacob sculpture at Art Hamptons. Morgan McGivern photos
Aurora Lindstrom and Therese Lindstrom frolicked with "I Don't Know Why" by Marek Yyga.
At Northport's Haven Art Gallery booth, Sarah Potter, Erica Berkowitz, and Joe Weinreb paused for a photo.
Andrea Kowch at Richard Demato Gallery
Victor Spinelli with his series "Diver Up Yankee Lace"
Matthew Moskowitz

Jesse Spooner, Georgica James Spooner, and Nicole Delma enjoyed the Planned Parenthood benefit on Sunday night. Morgan McGivern
Jasmine Parks, Tony Bowles, and Flo Anthony at Planned ParenthoodMorgan McGivern
Tracey Loggia and Michael Halsband at Planned ParenthoodMorgan McGivern
Reina Schriffin, the director of Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, Steven Klein, and Martha Plimpton at Planned ParenthoodMorgan McGivern
Some furry guests at the ARF designer showhouse previewDurell Godfrey
Cindy Lewis, Mickey Ateyeh, Suzy Slesin, and Lisa McCarthy at the ARF partyDurell Godfrey
Joy Behar checked on the adoptable animals in the ARF van on Saturday.Durell Godfrey
Lecia Harbison found some flowers to her liking at the Garden Club of East Hampton sale on Friday.Durell Godfrey
Julie Sakellariadis and Sarah Amaden at the Garden Club of East Hampton saleDurell Godfrey
Luly Duke found a lovely orchid at the plant sale.Durell Godfrey

Evan Reeves directed Melanie Little in a webisode scene.
Emily Laue and Alec Sokolow
Scouting Wiborg's Beach
Marcus Castillo, Helen Schreiner, Bentley Heyman, Jennifer Downes, Juhyoung Ra, Melanie Little, and Evan Reeves were caught between scenes at Wiborg's Beach.
Magdalene Brandeis and Emily Laue
Lenny Crooks

Andrea Grover was joined by her daughters Lola Lama, left, and Gigi Lama, and her husband, Carlos Lama, at the opening of "Radical Seafaring." Morgan McGivern photos
An installation view of the exhibition
Sailor Combs and Michael Combs, whose piece "Daisy Chain" is in the show.
Caitlin Makielski, Anastasia Kova, and Carolina Kohn

Hilary Schaffner of the Halsey Mckay Gallery in East Hampton with Christoph Robner, who is exhibiting work there. Morgan McGivern Photos
Eric Booker spoke about Stephen Antonakos at the Drawing Room gallery in East Hampton.
Frank Latorre played music and showed his work inspired by celebrity photographs at "Art Groove" at Ashawagh Hall in Springs.
Anahi DeCanio posed with her artwork at "Art Groove."
Charles Waller helped Geralyn Lewandowski, who had a broken arm, prep the refreshments on Saturday night at Ashawagh Hall.

Iris Smyles at an introductory party and reading at Guild House earlier this month. Morgan McGivern
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