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2016 New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show Shines at Pier 94
Palm Beach Show Group Presents Prestigious Event that Wows Top Collectors and Art Enthusiasts in New Location
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(NEW YORK, NY, November 21, 2016) – As the New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, presented by the Palm Beach Show Group, drew to a close on Sunday, November 13th and it was clear that its new location at Pier 94 was the perfect space to continue its legacy as the premier event for collectors of all kinds.
Scott Diament, CEO of Palm Beach Show Group, welcomed thousands of international aficionados, curators, and collectors of art, antiques and jewelry to the show over the course the five days. The new square foot location was transformed into a treasure den, showcasing over 70 internationally renowned galleries and exhibitors and showed impressive sales throughout the course of the fair.
The show kicked off on Wednesday, November 9th with a private cocktail party hosted by Sharon Bush that toasted her daughter Lauren Bush Lauren and her FEED Foundation. Diament presented Bush Lauren a check for $10,000 that will provide over 90,000 meals to hungry children, and thanked guests, including his business partner Robert Samuels and the British Antique Dealers Association (BADA) who he welcomed to their inaugural year at the Show. Ellie Cullman and Richard Steinberg then welcomed designers and dignitaries as they hosted the VIP Preview Party, where guests including Robin Cofer, Audrey Gruss, Virginia Pitman perused the treasures.
“We are very pleased with our inaugural event at Pier 94, which allowed us to deliver a much bigger, world-class show,” stated Diament. “The enthusiasm among the collectors from around the world has made the show an exceptional success and we are excited about what the future holds in New York and beyond. We were very happy to organize a event and to have provided a donation that would feed 90,000 children through the excellent work of Lauren Bush Lauren’s FEED Foundation charity.”
Some of the country’s leading designers including Geoffrey Bradfield and Danielle Chiel were on hand to check out the more than a billion-dollars’ worth of collectibles from exhibitors from around the world. Some of New York City’s most esteemed tastemakers, including Michael Arguello, Paola Bacchini, Edgar Batista, Elena Beloff, Janna Bullock, Patricia Burnham Brock, William Brock, Liliana Cavendish, Dominick D’Alleva, Max Fishkl, Tristan Govignon, Julia Hayek, Roy Kean, Margo Langenberg, Jason Lyon, Anne-Laure Marchal, Bridgette Morphew, Nicole Noonan, Peter Rosenthal, Amy Rosi, Barbara and Donald Tober, Monica Webster, Kirat Young all flocked to the must-shop event.
A stunning selection of high-quality treasures from ancient antiquities, through 21st century contemporary art, including furniture, paintings, sculptures, jewelry, silver, art, glass, enamels, photography, porcelain, pottery, rare books and manuscripts, rugs and tapestries, jewelry and more were on display and available for purchase.
World-renowned exhibitors including Guarisco Gallery, Jeff R. Bridgman Antiques, Masterworks Fine Art, Macklowe Gallery, M.S. Rau Antiques, Ophir Gallery, Pat Saling, Rehs Galleries, Sabbadini, Sandra Cronan, Sylvia Powell Decorative Arts, and Willow Galleries filled aisle after aisle with one-of-a-kind offerings. More than 30,000 items at the show spanned every genre, juxtaposing many periods and movements. Visitors had the opportunity to view and purchase fine art from across a broad spectrum of Old Masters, German Expressionist, 18th and 19th Century European, American Regionalist, Modern and Contemporary artists.
A new addition to the show was the Contemporary Spotlight, where guests enjoyed a curated section showcasing an exciting multidisciplinary selection of post- war and contemporary art, objects, and design from exhibitors including Art Link International, Gallery Koo, Villa Del Arte Gallery and The Mcloughlin Gallery. The show allowed collectors, curators, art advisors, architects, designers and decorators to acquire the finest works of art in the world, including pieces from Monet, Rockwell, de Kooning, Matisse, Renoir, Chagall, Picasso, Hassam, along with modern offerings from Warhol, Lichtenstein, and Banksy. The jewelry and accessories dazzled with vintage offerings from Van Cleef Arpel, Cartier, Harry Winston, Hermes and Chanel.
Local and national media were on hand to cover the NYAAJ’s debut at Pier 94, including Fox 5 News, CBS News, New York 1 News, New York Post, New York Daily News, and Harpers’ Bazaar.
The high energy from the presidential election the night before the show opened was reflected in the sales that were consistently generating on the show floor, with exhibitors reporting excellent quality of visitors and constant activity and sales. These included:
- Jeff R. Bridgman Antiques sold a rare “Women are Trumps” Suffragette card game from 1913-1915, a Votes for Women suffrage pennant, a banner featuring the New Jersey state seal, a very rare 15-star flag, a masterpiece level paint-decorated game board, a fantastic horse weathervane that is one-of-a-kind among known examples, and several other antique American flags and political textiles.
- Ophir Gallery reported sales of an Austrian Serpent Lamp by Loetz, circa 1915, a monumental French Art Deco Fawn Vase by Daum Nancy, circa 1930, an Art Nouveau Enameled Table Lamp by Tiffany Studios, and a fine, rare American Art Nouveau bronze, enamel and glass lamp, created by Tiffany Furnaces for Tiffany Studios.
- Arteria sold a Dahlia medium sized bronze by Claire Poire, a mix media on canvas large triptych painting by Jessica Potenza, titled Rêveries, and the only blue Dominique Desmeules, a mix media on canvas piece.
- Villa del Arte sold a haunting oil and acrylic painting on hand-knotted Persian carpet by Christiaan Lieverse entitled Helianthe.
- Art Link International sold a Maurice Utrilla painting, titled Montmartre.
- Jonathan Copper Park Gallery sold an exquisite pastel by Gary Stinton.
- S. Rau Antiques sold a variety of coveted items, including jewelry, object d’art, silver and fine art.
- Jacqueline Smelkinson & Marcia Moylan sold jewelry, collectibles and ceramics.
- Afrodit sold a special antique Persian Serapi Carpet from the late 19th century with unusual color combinations.
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About the Palm Beach Show Group
Palm Beach Show Group is the leading full-service show production company in the world, specializing in fine art, antique & jewelry shows. The Palm Beach Show Group produces high-end events that create unique meeting places for collectors, art advisors, museum curators, interior designers and dealers.
Upcoming Palm Beach Show Group Dates:
- Palm Beach Jewelry – Antiques – Design(December 1-5, 2016)
- LA Art Show(January 11-15, 2017)
- Los Angeles Fine Art Show (January 11-15, 2017)
- Miami Beach Jewelry & Antiques Show (February 2-5, 2017)
- Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show (February 15-21, 2017)
- Naples Art, Antique & Jewelry Show(February 24-28, 2017)
- New York City Jewelry & Watch Show(October 27-30, 2017)
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