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At ‘Burning Man of the Hamptons,’ Artists and Wall Streeters Mix

  • Art incubator Watermill Center to host public event on Sunday
  • Blackstone’s Martin Brand likens it to camp or business school

Golf, tennis? No, said Blackstone senior managing director Martin Brand. His Hamptons pastime is -- wait for it -- work. “Sad, right?”

Don’t feel too bad for him: The 41-year-old who specializes in technology and financial companies at the world’s largest private equity firm was attending one of the biggest parties of the season, the Watermill Center benefit and auction.