The first art fair of 2013 will take place this upcoming week: the Winter Antiques Show runs from January 25 to February 3. One of the most exciting arts events of the year, the Antiques Show will be held at the Park Avenue Armory and boasts over seventy exhibitors from around the globe. Tickets to the show are only $20, which includes not only entrance to the fair but a fully-illustrated collectible catalog.
Many galleries from the New York area will participate, presenting incredible works like John Singer Sargent paintings from Adelson Gallery, Chinese porcelain works from Ralph Chait Galleries, 19th century furniture from Hirschl & Adler, Faberge items from A La Vielle Russie, Audobon drawings from Arader Galleries, or Tiffany lamps from Macklowe Gallery. There are so many great pieces of art on view – this is one arts show you don’t want to miss.
All net proceeds of the show will benefit the East Side House Settlement, a non-profit organization located in the South Bronx that provides education and technology training, as well as social services to those in need. The Winter Antiques Show is now in its 59th year and has benefited East Side House since its inception.
Two main events will take place during the week: the Opening Night Party on January 24, and Young Collectors Night on January 31. The Opening Night Party is a red carpet event that draws the best of the art world – collectors and dealers alike. Last year, famous attendees included Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Martha Stewart, Coco Kopelman, Tara Rockefeller, and more. Young Collectors Night has become a popular event for new collectors and emerging philanthropists, a night that includes not only a private viewing of the show, but a “Meet the Designers” reception.
In conjunction with the show is a special loan exhibition that highlights The Preservation Society of Newport County, which oversees the eight incredible historic mansions in Newport, Rhode Island. The exhibition is entitled Newport: The Glamour of Ornament and features paintings, furniture, and decorative art from the mansions themselves. The exhibition will surely reflect the glamor and wealth of the mansions themselves.
There is plenty of time for you to stop by the show to see each incredible work on view. From Rome to China, America to England, there is art from many countries around the world featured here. The special events are the social events of the winter season, and the art is some of the most beautiful and enticing seen at any art fair.