With a varied, cross-genre program, the St. Moritz Art Masters (SAM) places this year’s focus on the USA. The Forum Paracelsus will present drawings and sculptures by Robert Longo as well as an
exhibition of Richard Avedon, presented by Idea book publishers, with participation of Leon Bruno Body and Clifford Coffin, while the group show at the Protestant Church will feature works by iconic
American artists Robert Rauschenberg and Frank Stella. Not far from there, in the gymnasium of the local school building, Montblanc will show a selection from its Cutting Edge Art Collection, including works by Tom Sachs, Pat York, and Nicholas Forker. Extraordinary exhibitions can be seen at local galleries as well: Andrea Caratsch Gallery will showcase exquisite photographs by New Yorkbased artist duo McDermott & McGough; Robilant + Voena will host a solo show by American shooting star Alexis Rockman; while Vito Schnabel Gallery, the latest star gallery addition, will exhibit works by Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Julian Schnabel, and Laurie Anderson. Last but not least, this year’s gallery line-up will be completed by the show of renowned gallerist Karsten Greve. Albert Watson and Cartier Award As in the former editions of SAM, photography will be paid tribute as well. Kulm Hotel will present the book “GOAT – Muhammad Ali” by TASCHEN which does not only give a unique insight into the life of the recently deceased champion, but has also recently been complimented especially by President Barack Obama. The exhibition “Kaos” by fashion photographer Albert Watson at the
Kempinski Hotel will showcase a best-of his legendary photographs, supported by TASCHEN publishers. On 27 August 2016, Watson will be honored with the Cartier Award for his lifetime work.