Artnet: Art-World Architect and Collector Peter Marino Will Open a Private Art Foundation in the Hamptons

Marino says his foundation "will make the Frick look shabby."

Architect and art collector Peter Marino, known in perhaps equal measure for his sleek architecture and omnipresent, impossible-to-miss leather outfits, has announced plans to establish an eponymous art foundation in the Hamptons. The space, due to open to the public in September 2019, will house Marino’s vast art collection, which includes work by the likes of Andy WarholZhang Huan, and Robert Mapplethorpe.

The foundation will be located in the former Rogers Memorial Library Building next door to the Southampton Arts Center, according to the local Hamptons newspaper Dan’s Papers. The architect said he has purchased and plans to restore the R.H. Robertson-designed building to create 8,000 square feet of exhibition space spread across two floors.

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