[Left: Clic, East Hampton; Right: Rizzoli Bookstore, New York, fancier than Sag Harbor, we hope.]
The Hamptons' art scene has gotten a little more bookish this summer as the bookstore-gallery concept becomes increasingly popular on the East End. So far, two art-meets-literature collaborations have joined the retail ranks, bringing a fresh twist to the area's plethora of local galleries. Clic, a new concept from Calypso's Christiane Celle, opened an East Hampton outpost early in the season following in the wake of locations in St. Barth's and New York City. Clic's current exhibit is Don Carney's A Springtime Fable, a collection of ink drawings that are set among Celle's extensive collection of art and photography-themed books from smaller publishers. In Sag Harbor, the Empire Gallery just opened at 197 Madison Street to become the new home of a Rizzoli Bookstore. This is the second joint venture for the publishing companies, following a similar effort at Art Basel in December. Open through October, the space will host an array of authors and feature '90 new Rizzoli titles'.
· Rizzoli and Empire Open Hamptons Store/Gallery [Publishers Weekly]