For the Fourth of July, Check Out These Photos of Art-World Summer Fun

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Jonathan Horowitz, Three Rainbow American Flags for Jasper in the Style of the Artist's Boyfriend (2015). Courtesy of the artist.

From art critics to plastic surgeons, from young collectors to art advisors, the art world knows what to do for summer fun. We checked in with some of our favorite Instagrammers to see what they’re up to as we head into Independence Day.

Berlin-based artist Katharina Grosse has spruced up the run-down aquatics building at Fort Tilden, in New York’s Rockaways, courtesy of MoMA PS1. The group Young Women in the Arts (spearheaded by artnet News’ own Sarah Cascone) snapped this bold shot of the artist herself, basking in the bright colors of her own work.

artnet News spotted English actor Russell Tovey at the Armory Show earlier this year, and it seems his art world blitz is just getting started. Here, Tovey is seen with a canvas by Michael Craig-Martin, who was deeply influential on the Young British Artists (YBA), during a studio visit.

The coveted opening of the summer show at the Deste Foundation’s Projectspace drew many people in the industry post-Art-Basel and pre-London-auctions.Here’s an interesting shot of the site-specific installation by Roberto Cuoghi, entitled Putiferio.

Art collector and adviser Daniel Turriani is an active force on Instagram, and his swankiest post yet is of artist Christo’s floating piers in Lake Iseo, in Italy. We’re just hoping he didn’t get stranded.

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Then there’s art critic Antwaun Sargent and Jiajia Fei, director of communications for the Jewish Museum in New York. The pair, who can be spotted making their rounds at the glitziest art world events, seem to have a good time wherever they go, and we’re excited to see what they have in store for us this summer.

Michael Xufu Huang, who broke into the scene as a co-founder of Beijing’s M WOODS Museum (he’s also one of artnet News’ 12 Young Collectors to Watch in 2016), is pretty big on parties, and he’s kicking this summer off with a few selfies with the right people. In his fly-bespotted suit, Huang posted one such portrait with British powerhouse artist Anish Kapoor.

Art collector Stafford Broumand has developed a following for taking photos of his son’s head peeping up in front of works of art. Here, the esteemed New York plastic surgeon snapped one such image with Jonathan Horowitz’s riff on Jasper Johns’s flag paintings.

Artist Martin Creed‘s balloon installations have long been a favorite on Instagram. Here, art world PR firm Fitz and Co.’s social media director Susi Kenna shows us just how much fun the project can be while visiting Creed’s current show at the Park Avenue Armory.

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Performa’s special projects guru Job Piston had fun in New Canaan.

Art advisor Liz Parks posted this amazing shot that makes us, well, want to find the nearest bridge and jump.

But the one who takes the cake so far is art advisor Michael Frahm. After all, your summer is made once you land a selfie with star artist Jenny Holzer.


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