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FAIR FLIP-FLOPS
by Ben Davis



Scope Hamptons, which held its third annual installment this last weekend, July 27-29, 2007, has its own kind of pace. "We donít want to disrupt vacations," Scope fair president Alexis Hubshman told Bloomberg news recently, putting an appropriately laid-back spin on his effort to bring contemporary art to the Long Island leisure community. Scope proceeds, therefore, not with the cackling commercial frenzy of fair behemoths like Art Basel, Art Basel Miami Beach, Frieze and the Armory Show -- in which Scope has participated via satellite fairs -- but instead at the slightly dotty rhythm of the very rich on summer holiday.

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