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:
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
About Peter Marino:
Peter Marino is the Principal of Peter Marino Architect PLLC, the New York-based architecture firm he founded in 1978. He received his architecture degree from Cornell University and began his career at Skidmore Owings & Merrill, George Nelson and I.M. Pei/Cossutta & Ponte.
In 2012 Marino was named a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture was honored with the insignia of Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters in 2017 for his work in art and architecture. Marino was the recipient of the Museum of the City of New York’s City of Design Award and the Trophee des Arts Award from the French Institute Alliance Française also in 2017.
Cultural design projects include Fire and Water an exhibition of his sculptural bronze boxes at Gagosian Gallery in London, Memento Mori: Robert Mapplethorpe Photographs from the Peter Marino Collection in Tokyo and Kyoto (2017), One Way: Peter Marino at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami (2015) and Beauty & Power an exhibition of his Renaissance and Baroque bronze collection at the Wallace Collection in London (2010). Marino, who has amassed the largest private collection of sculpture by Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne, designed the retrospective of their work entitled Les Lalanne, at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, and sits on the board for the Committee of L’Union Centrale des Arts Décoratifs.
Marino is Chairman of the Venetian Heritage Foundation and is currently supporting the restoration of three life-size Antonio Rizzo statues for the Ducal Palace. He has supported the restoration of Pierre Chareau’s 1925 Bureau de l’Ambassade Française, one of the museum’s famed period rooms. He designed the exhibition space for Art and Industry: Contemporary Porcelain from Sèvres at the American Craft Museum in New York.
For additional information, please visit www.petermarinoarchitect.com @petermarinoarch
Image: © Georg Baselitz 2018. Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery. Photo: Jochen Littkemann.
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