“The artistic heritage of this place does matter.” David Salle
Julian Schnabel owns a 10-bedroom Stanford White spread in Montauk, and Ross Bleckner has settled into Truman Capote’s Sagaponack saltbox. The Hamptons have come a long way since Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner borrowed $5,000 from Peggy Guggenheim to pay for an unheated farmhouse in Springs, but one thing hasn’t changed: the East End’s allure to America’s leading artists. In Studios by the Sea, Vanity Fair correspondent Bob Colacello and photographer Jonathan Becker go inside the renovated barns, split-shingled cottages, and minimalist mansions of the modern-day artist colony that is Long Island’s East End.
Larry Rivers, John Chamberlain, April Gornik, Chuck Close, and David Salle are among the 40 prominent painters and sculptors featured in this gossipy, anecdotal book, full of luscious, sunlight-infused images.