The Salon "Art + Design"
Fifty-three international dealers will exhibit paintings, sculpture, modern and contemporary furniture, Asian and ethnographic art and high concept design jewelry, many in New York for the first time.
The Salon is the creation of Sanford Smith, veteran show producer known for creating original niche shows. Smith created the first all American Antiques Show at the Pier in 1980, when such a venue for a show was nearly unthinkable. Works on Paper followed, presenting watercolors, photographs, prints, drawings and pastels from Old Master to Contemporary. His Modernism show was seminal; no other show had presented material from1860—1960 as a collecting category. The show enjoyed a successful run for over 20 years. During that time, Modernism as a collecting area became replicated by many other shows and auctions, but Smith’s indisputably pioneered the field,
The Salon is, in part, an expanded and more sophisticated successor to Modernism. The material presented largely consists of late 19th and early 20th century art and design. However, there is a small, but excellent selection of jewelry, Asian and ethnographic art on display along with paintings from one of Europe’s finest Old Master Dealers.
What sets the Salon apart from other New York shows this fall is the collaboration that Smith has forged with the France’s Syndicat Nationale des Antiquaires, the most prestigious dealers’ association in France; the force behind the Paris Biennale. Exhibiting at the Salon are 22 dealers who have just finished this year’s edition of the Biennale to enormous acclaim. These dealers will bring works ranging from Brueghel to Bonnard and Perriand to Prouve. Along with the astonishing range of material, the caliber will be the highest exhibited in any fair this year.
Top American dealers will contribute remarkable studio-designed furniture by Nakashima, Castle, Esherick, and a wide range of artworks from such artists Albers, Bolotowsky, Diebenkorn and Judd to name just a few. There will be a unique booth of Lalique glass and jewelry, along with a wide selection of 20th century decorative arts.
From 2012-11-08 at 16:00 To 2012-11-12 at 17:00
Thursday, November 8, 4-8 p.m., Friday, November 9, Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, November 10, Noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, November 11, Noon to 7 p.m.
Preview on 2012-11-07 from 17:00 to 21:00
Preview to Benefit Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club. For tickets and further information: 718 893-8600 ext. 245