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Terrie Sultan, the director of the Parrish Art Museum, joined Tripoli Patterson at his gallery on Saturday night for the opening of "Darius Yektai: Two Weeks in Umbria." Jennifer Landes
It was Mr. Yektai's birthday as well and his mother, Nikki, at right, gave him a card as Alicia Longwell, the head curator at the Parrish, looked on.
A number of well-wishers came out to see the show and congratulate the artist.
A sampling of the paintings
Dennis Longwell relaxed in the gallery.
Patrons young and old appeared to enjoy the new painitngs.
Jeff Muhs and Beth Mc:Neill brought their family to the event.

Beth McNeill, center, organized the exhibition "Seeking Engagement NSA" at Lyons Wier Gallery in New York City. At the opening, she was joined by Geri Tepedino, left, and Rachael Naylor. Jennifer Landes photos
Julia Greffenius stands with one of her duct tape and painted works at the opening. Moments before she waved to her children who were watching via webcam.
Jack Ceglic, left, was represented by two large portraits in the show and was joined by Manuel Fernandez-Casteleiro at the opening.
Jeff Muhs stood with his "Old Dirty Bastard" bust portrait, which was a popular gathering point at the opening.
A selection of works by Nika Nesgoda, an Amagansett resident, are also on view.

Harper Levine hosted a busy booth at the LA Art Book Fair this weekend. Jess Frost
The installation viewJess Frost

Richard Serra's "Inside Out" in weatherproof steel was constructed last year and is on view at the Gagosian gallery on view at the Gagosian gallery on 21st Street. Lorenz Kienzle, Gagosian Gallery
"Intervals," composed of 24 plates of weathered steel is part of a multi-room exhibition of sculputre at the gallery's 24tt Street location.Tom Powell, Gagosian Gallery

John Little's "Modoc (Indian Tribe)" from 1973 demonstrates the enduring quality of this artist who sold very little during his lifetime. Jennifer Landes photos
Darlene Charneco has three works in total in the gallery, including these two: "Forest Reading" and "The Perception of Beauty."
Lewis Zack's "Montauk" from 2006 will certainly be a popular piece among a certain set of scenesters.
"Night Flower" by Arline Wingate is one of her two sculptures being sold by Ms. Bujese to benefit East End Hospice.
Two works by Carol Hunt, including "Spring Suite" are on view in the show.
A Cubist 1955 drawing by Calvin Albert and two sculptures were chosen by Ms. Bujese to include in the space.
"Red Oxide Grotto" is one of two paintings by Elaine de Kooning.
Mary Daunt, represented here with "Lemons with Tomatoes" is one of Ms. Bujese's more recent discoveries.
Stephanie Brody-Lederman will also have work in the show.
"Cuore Matto" and "Sono Vegno," two recent works by Fulvio Massi

“Lone Street Light” by Nick Weber from 2002 is a particularly moonless canvas except for its one mechanical beacon. Tripoli Gallery photos
"Find Me There" is one of Melanie J. Moczarski's landscapes of or from the mind.
Jonathan Beer's "Separated at Birth," an oil on canvas painting, holds many allusions to things both concrete and abstract.
The geometrically abstract "Field" works of Aakash Nihalani connote both purity and psychological brutality.

Ille Arts is jam-packed with work with some 40 artists for its second Holiday Show. Jennifer Landes photos
Work by Rick Liss, top center, and a handful of other artists in the Parrish Art Museum show "Artists Choose Artists" are included in the show.
Roisin Bateman's intimate collages pack a lot of punch in a small space.
This group of landscapes and landcape-inspired work is one of several lively "moments" in the show.
Sculpture and two-dimensional works are presented well together in the installation.
Work by, clockwise from the top right, Andrew Guenther, Mark Perry, Jennifer Cross, and Christa Maiwald

Eric Poitevin's C-print at Peter Freeman's booth at Art Basel has some relevance to debates closer to home. Jennifer Landes photos
For a simple sculpture the electric blue (or Klein bleu?) chicken attracted many gawkers.
Every year a film crew seems to be following someone around the big fair.
"Hello Kitty Drive By" by Herr Nilsson was painted by the artist on a wall adjoining Stephan Keszler's art-filled lounge at Art Miami.
Barbara Kruger at Mary Boone's booth at Art Basel.
Joseph Kosuth, left, and Josh Baer discussed art and the art market, for better or worse, at one of Art Basel's salons.
Carolee Schneeman had the PPOW booth to herself at Art Basel.
A Julian Schnabel painting had a red dot on it at Art Miami.
The VIP lounge at Miami Project.
Erika Rothenberg skewers the notion of American exceptionalism in this piece at Art Miami.

Stephan Keszler stood in his CC Lounge at Art Miami on Saturday. The CC stood for Cindy Crawford, the subject of several "diamond dust" images taken by Marco Glaviano that Mr. Keszler was selling at the fair. Jennifer Landes photos
Mr. Keszler also had works by Banksy at the fair, including this car door, which was painted on by the artist this year in New York.
Mr. Keszler would not say how much it cost to remove this mural from its Red Hook wall or to ship it to Miami.
BAST, another street artist, was a big seller for Eric Firestone, who had sold all but one of the six works by the artist he brought to the Miami Project fair on Saturday.
Mark Borghi brought a number of artists associated with the South Fork to Art Miami, including John Chamberlain.
The Borghi booth had a work by Lee Krasner, top right, as well.
Peter Marcelle sat in his booth at Art Miami on Saturday with a Donald Sultan work above him and a Marc Sijan sculpture to the left.
A Ross Bleckner work also for sale by Mr. Marcelle in Miami.
This work by Marc Sijan was sold by Mr. Marcelle to the Virginia Museum at the fair.
Birnam Wood gallery also had a busy booth at Art Miami.

Hilary Schaffner of Halsey Mckay gallery in East Hampton at the UNTITLED fair on Miami Beach with a Graham Collins sculpture and the beach as a backdrop. Jennifer Landes photos
"The Gift" by David Kennedy Cutler, a work brought by Halsey Mckay to UNTITLED was featured at the fair entrance.
The LOOC gallery in Bedford, N.Y. brought Holland Cunningham, a painter from Quogue who uses found photographs as subjects.
Books cut out to form sculptural images such as this work by Andreas Bauer at UNTITLED were a recurring theme at fairs this year.
A cast yellow head was apparent from the window of a gallery at Aqua.
Topical art also continued to take pointed looks at the establishment, such as this installation of sculpture made from iPhone boxes transformed into Chinese temples at Aqua.
There were plenty of places to sit down, relax, have a drink, or listen to music in the courtyard of Aqua 13.