As might be expected, those who reported sales were more willing to speak for the record than the disappointed participants
Bernie Taupin, left, and Mark Borghi shared a moment together in the Borghi booth at Art Southampton during last Thursday night’s “platinum V.I.P. preview.” Jennifer Landes

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One of James Katsipis' works that will be shown in "EAST 2.0" on Saturday.

“It’s kind of like a vacation mentality. Everyone’s in a good mood. . . . You walk in, and it brightens your day.”
Lisa Perry, who has a house on North Haven, paused for a moment in her bright Main Street store in East Hampton. She will participate in talks presented at Bay Street Theater and Guild Hall this week and next. Durell Godfrey

A four-concert series organized by Peter Watrous will launch tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton
Jeremy Gustin, left, and Will Graefe — the Brooklyn duo known as Star Rover — take John Fahey’s guitar playing as the launching pad for original compositions that defy the conventions of jazz. Below, Anna Webber, whose quartet will wind up the series at Marders on Aug. 28.

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This year’s auction features unusual and exceptional works by Ross Bleckner, Kiki Smith, Cindy Sherman, Richard Meier, Christo, Donald Lipski, Takashi Soga, Ross Watts, Jack Youngerman, and many more.
Kiki Smith’s “Woman and Sheep,” a maquette-sized bronze cast from her larger series in LongHouse Reserve’s gardens, is available for bidding online at Paddle8 in LongHouse’s benefit auction.

Many of the objects in “A Walk” are placed at ground level, the way they would be encountered on a town or country stroll
An installation view of the exhibition “A Walk” at the Tripoli Gallery in East Hampton includes glimpses of work by Keith Sonnier, Ryan Estep, Yuji Agematsu, Lucy Dodd, Bill Walton, and Bruce M. Sherman.

A life-size portrait of an important figure in Sag Harbor history
This more-than-life-size painting by Orlando Bears of Ephraim Byram will be shown at Market Art + Design this weekend.