To many Brooklynites, East Hampton is more than a trip on the newly accessible Hampton Jitney — it’s another planet. But on July 27, three of the borough’s art galleries will make the trek to ply their wares at Scope Hamptons, an art fair that draws wealthy collectors out of their summer homes.
“The stigma of the wealthy is old-fashioned, thinking that Brooklyn is the minor league,” said Don Carroll, owner of Jack the Pelican Presents gallery in Williamsburg. “They would sooner fly to Europe to see what you have than they would cross the river.”
This will be the third year that Jack the Pelican is participating in Scope Hamptons, and Carroll said that its success with the moneyed country house crowd makes it worthwhile to bring work by artists like Rodger Roundy (above) out of the city.
“People say that the Hamptons are where the rich people are,” Scope President Alexis Hubscman told GO Brooklyn, “But those people say Brooklyn is where the hip people are.”
Scope Hamptons will run from July 27-29 at East Hampton Studios (77 Industrial Rd. at Wainscott Northwest Road in Wainscott). For information, visit www.scope-art.com.