Stephan Weiss's Final Work Unveiled at the Hampton
NY August 24, 2003 An impressive bronze sculpture,
Dressage Horse, the final work by artist Stephan Weiss,
was unveiled on Manhattan Mortgage Companys Opening Day, presented
by Distinction Magazine, at the Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton,
NY, on Sunday, August 24.
Karan, wife of the late sculptor, and Weisss family chose
the Hampton Classic as the site for the first public viewing of
the large-scale bronze statue, a piece from the Larger Than
were four elements to the Larger Than Life collection,
including a big apple, a high-heeled shoe and a roll of film,
explained Karan, well-known fashion designer. Steve had a
vision for each piece, for example the big apple of course was his
tribute to New York City. This horse was my husbands last
piece before he passed away, and he knew he was doing it inspired
by the Hampton Classic.
and other members of Weisss family including his children
Lisa Weiss Keyes, Gabrielle Karan Defelice and Corey Weiss, were
all on hand to witness the unveiling. The bronze statue will greet
visitors as they enter the grand prix tent throughout the duration
of the Hampton Classic Horse Show.
was never any question that the Hampton Classic would be the perfect
fit for this piece, insists Karan. Where else would
the horse be more appreciated? It is the premier event for a premier
piece of art.
posthumously by his son, Corey Weiss, after Weiss lost a seven-year
battle with lung cancer in June of 2001, Dressage Horse
pays homage to the grace and beauty of equestrian movement. In mid-step,
a horse is captured in a tribute to the power and fluidity of equine
A native Long Islander, Weiss was a creative visionary who embraced
life with passion. His ardor for all living things was evident in
his art, which captured the abstract essence of movement. Weiss
called his work Energy Field Art, a process that began
with Weiss placing random dots on a page before he would spontaneously
connect them to find the form within.
was an adventurer who loved the thrill of motorcycles and open roads.
In his art, business, and life, Weiss lived for the challenge of
saying something new while always moving forward. With the unveiling
of Dressage Horse, Weisss family shares the beauty,
love and vision of his work.
Hampton Classic Horse Show, a week-long sports and entertainment
spectacle, culminating on Sunday, August 31, with the $150,000 Prudential
Financial Grand Prix, a member event of the King Shavings/U.S. Grand
Prix League (USGPL).
addition to daily competition in six rings, spectators will be treated
to a variety of other exhibits including the Boutique Gardens
40 vendor booths, Stable Rows 20 booths, three on-site public
restaurants, and the educational exhibition area The World
of the Horse complete with pony rides, the new Mercado and
various displays of horses, birds, and farm animals.