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Louis K. Meisel Gallery is pleased to announce Hans Van de Bovenkamp: A Hamptons Sculpture Tour. This unique socially-distanced exhibition features the latest Abstract sculptures from this distinguished Hamptons-local. Take a tour of more than a dozen sculptures that have been publicly installed on the lawns of local businesses and residences in Water Mill, Bridgehampton and Sagaponack.

To take the tour, you can either download our Printable PDF Map or you can use our Google Map . Both methods have descriptions of the works along the tour, along with each sculpture’s coordinates. If you are using the Google map on your mobile device, please “tap the titles” and scroll down to see more information about each artwork.

We suggest that you start at 903 Montauk Highway, and proceed east.

Enjoy and have fun!

Louis K. Meisel Gallery is pleased to announce Hans Van de Bovenkamp: A Hamptons Sculpture Tour. This unique socially-distanced exhibition features the latest Abstract sculptures from this distinguished Hamptons-local. Take a tour of more than a dozen sculptures that have been publicly installed on the lawns of local businesses and residences in Water Mill, Bridgehampton and Sagaponack.

To take the tour, you can either download our Printable PDF Map or you can use our Google Map . Both methods have descriptions of the works along the tour, along with each sculpture’s coordinates. If you are using the Google map on your mobile device, please “tap the titles” and scroll down to see more information about each artwork.

We suggest that you start at 903 Montauk Highway, and proceed east.

Enjoy and have fun!

About Hans Van De Bovenkamp

Renowned for his monumental sculpture created primarily for open-air public locales, Hans Van de Bovenkamp (b. 1938, Garderen, Netherlands) has been described as an artist-mystic whose work — with its signature power, lyricism, and grand proportions — heightens the viewer’s sense of imagination and discovery. A Dutchman and a youthful immigrant to Ontario, Canada, and then the United States, he was a part of the avant-guard Tenth Street scene in the New York City of the 1960s, an adherent of Abstract Expressionism, and has maintained residences in New York City and Sagaponack in the Hamptons. Mr. Van de Bovenkamp has earned an international reputation in the past 55 years for designing, fabricating, and installing over 100 unique commissioned sculptures and fountains in collaboration with architects, cities, museums, and private individuals.

Hans Van De Bovenkamp

Locations

Green Thunder
Green Thunder
12 August, 2020 — 7 September, 2021

Place: Tracy Anderson and Bespoke Real Estate
Building Architect: James Merrell

“Green Thunder” (2011)
stainless steel, 168″ h x 96″ w x 36″ d

Inspired by lightning striking the earth, Green Thunder captures energy and movement. A classic example of Han Van de Bovenkamp’s stainless steel sculpture, the work is created from amorphous fragments that are then assembled to create the artist’s vision.

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Aphrodite's Sister
Aphrodite's Sister
12 August, 2020 — 7 September, 2021

Place: Armin & Judy Restaurant

“Aphrodite’s Sister” (2019)
bronze, 84″ h x 35″ w x 24″ d

One of 3 bronzes on the tour, “Aphrodite’s Sister” is a figurative abstract work. With the title alluding to the ancient Greek Goddess associated with love, beauty and passion, the artist presents a composition with curvaceous forms. Can you see her? Fun fact – most major Classical period Greek sculptures were made from bronze, not marble; here, we find Van de Bovenkamp has made yet another subtle allusion to the Greek goddess with his choice of materials.

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Intrepid Cloud
Intrepid Cloud
12 August, 2020 — 7 September, 2021

Place: Sylvan Haus, Integrated Exercise Therapy
Building Architect: Blaze MaKoid

“Intrepid Cloud” (2018)
stainless steel, 78″ h x 50″ w x 24″ d

This freestanding sculpture possesses a bit of whimsy with its circular forms. Notice that the rounded edges of the sculpture are repeated on the stainless steel surface. This is Van de Bovenkamp’s signature Hologram finish. Rather than creating a traditional mirrored stainless steel surface, these purposeful markings are etched into the steel at his studio. They create the appearance of an undulating surface that reflects light in unexpected ways. As the sun sets and the light quickly changes, the finish sparkles.

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Oh, Ophylia, Why
Oh, Ophylia, Why
12 August, 2020 — 7 September, 2021

Place: New Building by Meisel Development
Building Architect: Aurelie Paradiso

“Oh, Ophylia, Why” (2008)
stainless steel, 96″ h x 60″ w x 36″ d

Named after a line from a 15th century play by Jacopo Sannazaro, this sculpture features a rather precarious balancing act. An example from the “Menhirs” series that the artist began in 2001, the “Menhirs” sculptures consist of stacked balanced shapes upon vertical blocks. Van de Bovenkamp was influenced by the piled boulders and stones from Stonehenge in England and the Baths at Virgin Gorda. While his earliest “Menhirs” were constructed with very simple forms (think Stonehenge with wavy rocks), his works evolved, as represented by this sculpture here from 2008, and featured more complex balancing acts over time.

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Ethereal Oracle + Love on the Run
Ethereal Oracle + Love on the Run
12 August, 2020 — 7 September, 2021

Place: Collette Home
Building Architect: James Merrell

“Ethereal Oracle” (2018)
stainless steel, 83″ h x 36″ w x 22″ d
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“Love on the Run” (2017)
bronze, 77″ h x 56″ w x 42″ d

At 2231 Montauk Highway, we see two examples of Van de Bovenkamp’s sculptures that employ very different techniques by the same artist. “Love on the Run” is a bronze sculpture that features large undulating elements, upon which you can spot its namesake. “Ethereal Oracle” is a stainless steel work composed of many smaller fragmented pieces that come together to form an oracle—a portal that can be passed through. While at first glance, the two works may appear to have little in common, but as we look closer, it’s clear that both possess a certain element of whimsy that is distinctly by the hand of the same artist.

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Oracle 2020
Oracle 2020
12 August, 2020 — 7 September, 2021

Place: Sanford House II

“Oracle 2020″ (2020)
stainless steel, 120″ h x 72″w x 42” d

“Oracle 2020” is located at one of the four historic homes owned by the Sandford family, who built the bridge for which this town is named. This is Van de Bovenkamp’s latest sculpture that was finished in August 2020. This is the second “oracle” that is included in this tour. The concept of the “transformative portal” is a reoccurring theme in his work. Having spent much time studying Greek mythology and Eastern teachings, Van de Bovenkamp’s sculptures draw inspiration from many texts and sources. This large-scale oracle beckons to be passed through.

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Muse #2 + Muse #3
Muse #2 + Muse #3
12 August, 2020 — 7 September, 2021

Place: Sanford House I

“Muse #2” + “Muse #3″ (2008)
stainless steel, 96″ h x 24″w x 24” d each

“Muse #2” and “Muse #3” are located at yet another of the original homes owned by the Sandford family. These sculptures are also examples of figural abstraction, like Aphrodite’s Sister. A muse is known to be a source of creative inspiration for an artist. As these figures bend and move, note that they are not alike. Although there are repeating themes and ideas that Van de Bovenkamp explores and builds upon with his work, each sculpture is unique. Each work is designed, constructed and assembled at his studio in Sagaponack.

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Sagaponack Sculpture Field
Sagaponack Sculpture Field
12 August, 2020 — 7 September, 2021

Place: Sagaponack Sculpture Field

1. “Sagg Portal”, 2008, stainless steel, 144″ h x 288″ w x 72″ d
2. “Corinthian Columns”, 2000, bronze, 96″ h x 36″ w x 36″ d
3. “Quintessence”, 2003, stainless steel, 108″ h x 96″ w x 36″ d

The last stop on the tour is Sagaponack Sculpture Field. This is a privately owned sculpture garden that is open to the public year-round during daylight hours. Owned by Louis and Susan Meisel, this garden features 3 works by Hans Van de Bovenkamp, amongst many other artists, including Robert Graham, Audrey Flack, Kenneth Snelson and Oded Halahmy; these sculptures are surrounded by Mr. Meisel’s carefully curated Beech tree collection. Can you spot the Bovenkamp works amongst the sculptures?

“Sagg Portal” is perhaps the easiest to identify. This large archway is yet another example from Van de Bovenkamp’s Menhir series, as is “Quintessence”, another stainless steel sculpture with Van de Bovenkamp’s signature Hologram finish. “Corinthian Columns” may be the most difficult to spot. This bronze sculpture is the earliest work in the tour. It features a mottled green patina (finish), and its monolithic shape resembles a large abstract column with a smaller support structure around its base.

Please feel free to spend some time in the Field. If you have further questions about the work or if you are interested in an acquisition, please email gallery@meisels.com. Thank you for visiting!

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