For the month of July, renowned artist William Quigley will be the featured artist in residence at The Montauk Beach House, with a series of events to highlight the partnership.
Known for his highly sought after Skrapper Boxer Series of more than 50 paintings from 1999 – 2010, famed artist William Quigley will create a new group of works based on the Rise of MMA and UFCfighters. The sport and the media has swayed public interest away from the once feared and revered “Roped Ring Pay-Per-View Mega Events”. Now the ring is a cage with a less forgiving, ferocious, fenced-in mixed martial arts extravaganza that leaves its gladiators less defensive, more vulnerable and the crowds hungrier.
Quigley’s art will focus on the early pioneers of the UFC and make comparisons to the early days of 20th century Pugilism. Quigley’s new works will be unveiled on JULY 14th with an opening reception from 7-10pm; surely a spectacle not to be missed – as all his events are known for – with attendance by some of NYC’s and the Hamptons elite of the arts and social scene.
Additionally, during the first 2 weeks in July, The Montauk Beach House will exhibit a Quigley curated show featuring East End artists Charles Ly, Sal Termini, and Brooklyn’s Sam Keller. The curated show will be on view from JULY 1st through JULY 13th. In William’s own words:
“I wanted to open the month with a few artists I really like. It’s one of those rare occasions where after seeing the work, I wanted to know more. All three have an attention to detail that is very similar, almost obsessive, yet executed in different ways. I collect all three, so I guess it’s personal, but I love the thought process that goes into the pieces. Like any collector, I get to enjoy a few pieces at home, with the added joy of seeing how their work evolves over time.”
Finally, to round out the William Quigley month-long experience at The Beach House, in the month leading up to the July 14th opening reception event Quigley will add his artistic expression to the MBH MOAI – “Montauk’s Mystical Tiki” (as it is informally known) — and begin what he and The Montauk Beach Househope will become an ongoing local tradition in the Montauk community.
SkrapperStyle, (William Quigley’s fashion brand) and TenetShop (high end retailer in the Hamptons) will co-host the event showcasing the new paintings while supporting the following week’s July 22nd Hampton Soldier Ride 2017. Skrapper models, US Services Veterans, and local personalities will flaunt a new line of limited edition designs, styled by former model, now stylist, Karen Clement.
A percentage of the proceeds from the art sales at the event will be donated to Wounded Warrior Project’s SOLDIER RIDE 2017. To donate now: https://fundraise.woundedwarriorproject.org/srhamptons/
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