ArtHamptons, the art fair for those who can’t be bothered to go to Switzerland for anything not involving skiing, and for whom Miami is just rather … gauche … opened on Friday. We’ve been so busy skittering around the Hamptons that we nearly missed it! The festival, which closes today, this year celebrates the centennial of noted Ed Harris character Jackson Pollock with a new portrait installation by Peter Max, depicting Pollock in the drip-painting style he made famous. Further, Cheech Marin, formerly affianced to Tommy Chong on film, is to receive the “Arts Patron of the Year Award” at the fair. Seriously. Cheech Marin … Meanwhile, Francophiles stranded in New York may celebrate French independence at the Bastille Day on 60th Street celebrations. They encompass three blocks of French snacks and kids’ pétanque. (We’ll be chez nous, however, rewatching the trailer for Les Miserables!)
Sculpture Fields of Nova’s Ark, 60 Millstone Road (Bridgehampton); tickets and information available at arthamptons.com. Bastille Day on 60th Street, entrance on 60th Street between Fifth and Lexington avenues.
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