Hampton Classic Poster On Sale Now
Poster Evokes the Power of the Horse
Alicia Rothman Continues 25-Year Tradition
NYJuly 14, 2003An image of the 2003 Hampton Classic
poster may now be viewed on the Hampton Classic website at www.hamptonclassic.com.
Artist Alicia Rothman of Brooklyn, NY, has created a unique and
innovative image for the collectible poster. The poster is a reduction
painting of three horses that evokes the musculature of the horse.
Online poster orders placed now will be filled in early August.
28th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show, which runs from August 24-31
and benefits the Southampton Hospital, is a showcase for hunter
and jumper competition from junior levels through Olympic caliber
jumpers, culminating with the $150,000 Prudential Financial Grand
Prix on Sunday, August 31.
1977, the Hampton Classics art poster series has included
images of a diverse group of paintings and drawings of some of the
countrys leading equestrian artists. Avid collectors have
snapped up signed editions of the annual posters by artists such
as Paul Davis, Henry Koehler, Nina Duran, and Mickey Paraskevas.
Rothmans 2003 poster is a creative expression of the stature
that the horse has represented throughout time. Rothman captured
the beauty and musculature of the horse by using a reduction method.
Rothman painted an entire panel with oil, and then she erased
some of the paint to reveal the horses.
the paint out of the background coat gives the painting a different,
mysterious quality. The patterns are evocative of the subject rather
than literal, said Rothman, whose artwork can be viewed at
The Dillon Gallery in Oyster Bay, New York, or at www.dillongallery.com.
I like the symbolic nature of freedom and muscle that the
horse has represented since prehistoric times.
poster can be previewed at the Hampton Classic website at www.hamptonclassic.com
or in the Boutique Garden at the Snake Hollow Road showgrounds from
August 24 through August 31.
Rothman will exhibit additional oil paintings and drawings of hers
in the poster booth in the Classics Boutique Garden. Many
of Rothmans collectors will be coming to see the poster, and
she will be on hand to sign copies.
Rothman received her BA from Binghamton Universitys Harpur
College in New York. She then received a scholarship to Indiana
University in Bloomington, where she obtained a Masters in Fine
Art. Alicia Rothmans main subjects are horses, as well as
dancers. Both dancers and horses each represent an ideal of
form, said Rothman. Rothmans collectors include The
Muscarelle Museum of Art at The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg,
Virginia; Prudential Bache Securities, Inc.; The White House; and
private individuals. Her work is represented by Dillon Gallery in
Oyster Bay, New York, www.dillongallery.com.
more information on the Hampton Classic be sure to visit the website
or call 631-537-3177.