scope~hamptons art fair came and went like a summer fling. From July 15 - 17 roughly 40 galleries exhibited at Hampton Hall in Southampton, NY. This was the mini-me of art fairs. Fewer galleries, smaller booths, less artwork. I was able to see the entire fair moving at a leisurely stroll in about 30 minutes. But it is summer, after all, and it was nice not to have to put too much effort into viewing or purchasing art.
For an indepth review of the art see Ben Davis' purely positive review at artnet.
At the opening party at Hampton Hall I overheard a woman telling a dealer (in a very high-pitched squeak) that she was excited to come to the party and that she “had no idea that there would be all this cool art at the party.” She then asked, “Why would all of you bring all this art out here just for a party?”