Spring is almost here and I feel like singing the New York, New York lyrics "Start spreading the news" because The Spring 2007 International Art & Antiques Show will be at the Armory on Park in New York from April 27 - May 1, 2007.
The Spring 2007 International Art & Antiques Show, presented by Wendy Management, now in its fifth year, is the show that has international collectors rushing to New York, in part because of Meg Wendy's dedication in attracting the finest quality items, as well as her commitment to keeping the shows interesting. I know from personal experience that the shows are always different, and I look forward to attending because I never know what I will find. Attracting the major international dealers from Belgium, France, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, and United States, the show is a "Who's Who" of important dealers, and is "the" show to attend.
One of the reasons that I love to attend this show is the exceptional caliber of the dealers representing Art, Antiques, Jewelry, and Antiquities to the 21st Century. There is always an interesting mix of fine art and contemporary pieces, every show is unique, and there is something for all levels of collectors.
This year, the show is going to be even more spectacular, if that is possible, with over 50 dealers featuring 20th century decorative arts, classical antiques, Egyptian works of art, coins and medals, furniture, jewelry, modern and contemporary art, Oriental and Asian art, paintings, drawings and prints, porcelain and ceramics, rare books and manuscripts, silver, sculpture and works of art. As I said, the show really offers something for every collector's taste from the beginner to the serious expert.
As a perpetual "antiques hunter," what attracts me to this show, is that not only is it an exciting venue, but also the variety and often exclusivity of the items available. I have seen things at The Spring International Art & Antiques Show, that I have never seen anywhere else. The show provides visitors with the opportunity to locate "just what I was always looking for," to "I did not know that I needed that, but now that I have found it, I must have it," to everything in between.
A few of the exciting and very special treasures expected at the show this year include rare tapestries from a private collector, and a dealer featuring only cabinetry by French designer André Sornay (1902 - 2000). With the demand for Russian art skyrocketing, now may be the time to start or add to your Russian collection from the art and objects at the show. Russian pieces include an important Marc Chagall painting from 1980, "Les amoureux dans le ciel de Saint-Paul," a rare Ivan Kliun relief from 1917, Serge Charchoune paintings, and a sculpture by Grisha Bruskin, one of the most important living Russian contemporary artists. Russian furniture includes an Empire Revival four-drawer commode, with book matched mahogany veneer and ebonized detailing, Karelian birch and maple inlays, with flanking Ionic columns, atop lion's paw feet, circa 1880, Russia.
Other select furniture finds include a console by French designer, Marc Duplantier 1952, a console in clear resin by Pierre Giraudon, French, circa 1960, and important furniture by the Belgian artist Ado Chale circa 1975, black schist stone.
A few of the paintings include "La Floraison" by Victor Charreton (1864-1936) French School with exhibition stamps on the back, "L'église de Dolceacqua, Italie" by Henri Le Sidaner (1862-1939) French School, "Le rameur" by Paul-Désiré Trouillebert (1829-1900) French School, and a masterpiece by René Magritte "La magie noir" (Black Magic).
Porcelain collectors will be interested in the rare Chinese export porcelain with exceptional pieces circa 1700, 1750, 1760, 1771, and 1780 from the Qianlong and Kangxi reign, Qing dynasty. Jewelry collectors will appreciate the stunning pieces, including a clip brooch in the shape of a fan of stylized ostrich feathers in yellow gold and platinum set with diamonds, Mellerio, Paris, circa 1940.
What I especially like about the show is the approachability of the knowledgeable dealers who can answer any questions that you may have. Whether you are looking for a very specific piece, or just enjoy browsing in the hopes of finding something fabulous, this is definitely a show that you will want to attend. Besides, you never know who will be at the show, this is New York, you know. See you at the show!
For information on The Spring International Art & Antiques Show please visit the website: www.SpringInternationalShow.com.
The Spring International Art & Antiques Show
Armory on Park
Park Avenue at 67th Street
New York, New York
Show Telephone: +1 212 472 1180, +1 212 472 0590
Dates: April 27 - May 1, 2007
|Friday & Monday:
||11am - 8pm
|Saturday & Sunday:
||11am - 7pm
||11am - 6pm
Show Admission: $20 with catalog
Benefit Preview: April 26, 2007 for Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
Information: +1 212 744 5022 ext. 1355
For information on other upcoming Wendy Management Shows please visit the website: www.WendyShows.com.
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