WWD: Peter Marino, Art Patron of Southampton
The architect has made a permanent commitment to the village.
In the days leading up to the opening of “Counterpoint: Selections From the Peter Marino Collection” at the Southampton Arts Center, the architect known for designing luxurious flagships for global fashion brands made a cryptic reference about a gift he planned to bestow on the summer enclave. At Friday’s opening reception, Marino came clean, and revealed he’d established the Peter Marino Art Foundation.
The architect bought 11 Jobs Lane, a two-story, nearly 8,000-square-foot building adjacent to the arts center. Designed in 1895 by R.H. Robertson, it opened to the public the following year as the Rogers Memorial Library. Marino, whose architectural practice incorporates art, including site-specific commissions into retail spaces, plans to restore the building with construction starting in September 2019.