For those who would rather dine out on Christmas Day, Baron’s Cove in Sag Harbor will offer a traditional three-course dinner. The Highway Restaurant and Bar in East Hampton will serve an a la carte menu with holiday specials on Christmas Eve.
The Hamptons International Film Festival and Guild Hall are collaborating on a series of film screenings, beginning on Saturday nights in December.
The series takes advantage of the number of visual art-related films out this year and attempts to fill the temporary void left by the Sag Harbor Cinema, which was destroyed by a fire last winter. “Now Showing” consists of the type of “art house” fare that was typically seen at the theater and will now be available at Guild Hall.
Beginning on Dec. 16, they will screen “Faces Places,” a documentary by Agnes Varda. Shown at Cannes and the New York Film Festival, the film travels through villages in France with the filmmaker and the French artist JR.
The Intermational Fine Print Dealers Association's annual fair is still a day off, but artists with local ties are already making headlines with sales of their multiples.
On Monday, "Campbell's Soup I," a complete set of 10 Andy Warhol "Soup Can" screenprints from 1968, broke a record for any set of that subject, selling for $850,000, well above its estimate of $500,000 to $700,000, to a British art dealer at Sotheby's. On Tuesday, at Christie's, a set of 10 Warhol "Flowers" screenprints went for $852,000.
Single Warhol prints also led sales, with a "Marilyn" selling above its $220,000 estimate at $287,500 at Sotheby's and a "Moonwalk" selling for $212,500 at Christie's.