The Winter Show, New York
Images courtesy The Winter Show

The Winter Show returns to the Park Avenue Armory (New York) from January 18 through January 27, 2019, for its 65th Anniversary Sapphire Jubilee. The longest-running art, antiques, and design fair in America, the Winter Show is an annual benefit for East Side House Settlement, a community-based organization serving the Bronx and northern Manhattan. The Show’s 2019 edition will feature 68 of the world’s leading experts in the fine and decorative arts, alongside a series of lectures and panel discussions and this year’s loan exhibition, “Collecting Nantucket, Connecting the World,” organized by the Nantucket Historical Association.

Led by Executive Director Helen Allen and Associate Executive Director Michael Diaz-Griffith, the Winter Show builds on its esteemed reputation, offering a dynamic display of fine and decorative arts from around the world. Spanning more than 5,000 years, from antiquities to contemporary photography and design, the fair continues to broaden its scope, introducing established and emerging exhibitors to new and expanding audiences.

The Winter Show is an annual benefit for East Side House Settlement, a community-based organization serving the Bronx and northern Manhattan. East Side House’s programs focus on education and technology as gateways out of poverty and as the keys to economic opportunity.

Spoilum (active c. 1785–1810), “Sampson Dyer,” 1802, oil on canvas, 23 x 18 in., Nantucket Historical Association

Exhibitor Highlights for the Winter Show

The 2019 edition welcomes new exhibitors, including Lowell Libson & Jonny Yarker Ltd. (London, UK), which presents a pair of the largest surviving sketches of Baroque ceilings made in Britain, reunited for the first time since 1961; Charles Ede (London, UK) showcases exceptional ancient objects from Egypt, Greece, and Rome dating as far back as 664 BC; and Erik Thomsen Gallery (New York, USA), a specialist in Japanese art, which brings finely detailed folding screens and traditional Japanese maki-e objects.

Contemporary highlights this year also range across materials and geography. Maison Gerard (New York, USA) returns to the 2019 show with a selection of Art Deco furniture, lighting, and art objects, including Ayala Serfaty’s distinctive sculptural light fixtures; Elle Shushan (Philadelphia, USA) presents Maxine Helfman’s photography series Forefathers, which chronicles the 18 slave-owning presidents of the United States; and Joan B Mirviss LTD (New York, USA), a leading gallery in Japanese contemporary clay art, presents the work of five major ceramic artists — Futamura Yoshimi, Kakurezaki Ryūichi, Kaneta Masanao, Kondō Takahiro, and Yoshikawa Masamichi — offering a rare look into the world of contemporary Japanese clay drawn from the aesthetics of ancient Asia.

The Winter Show, New YorkSpecially curated booths include H. Blairman & Sons Ltd. (London, UK), illuminating the English Arts and Crafts movement with works by Ernest Gimson, Peter Waals, Alfred Bucknell, and Eric Sharpe, many of which are appearing on the market for the first time; these include a rare roomful of 19 woven wool panels by William Morris in the Campion pattern, recently removed from the Scottish home where they were originally installed.

Returning exhibitor Les Enluminures (Chicago and New York, USA; Paris, France) brings medieval and Renaissance works including books of hours, sculpture, and jewelry and has published a new catalogue, Medieval Must-Haves: The Book of Hours, on the occasion of the Winter Show. Menconi + Schoelkopf (New York, USA) offers works by the seminal American Modernist painter John Marin. Jonathan Boos (New York, USA) and Hirschl & Adler Galleries (New York, USA) also showcase American painting from the 19th and 20th centuries.

The Winter Show takes place at the Park Avenue Armory (New York) January 18–27, 2019.


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