NEW YORK.- At its introduction to Sanford Smith’s fall season in 1986, Modernism: A Century of Style and Design was the first fair to devote its attention to fine European and American design movements of the twentieth century. Now, 22 years later, it remains the premier exposition and sale of fine and decorative arts presenting Art Deco, Arts and Crafts, Wiener Werkstätte, Scandinavian, the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s, and Post Modern design movements. The show moves into the 21st century, now exhibiting more contemporary design. “What is Modernism?” asks Roberta Smith of the New York Times, “Each year the New York fair of that name offers a slightly different answer...”
Exhibitors: This year over sixty international exhibitors will bring their most important pieces to the Park Avenue Armory. Collectors and curators will compete to purchase prototypes and rare pieces from emminent dealers presenting designers of furniture, glass, textiles, silver and more. Dealers new to the fair are: Philippe Denys (Belgium), Alastair Crawford (NYC), Todd Merrill Antiques (NYC), Studio 101 (Santa Barbara, CA), Frederick P. Victoria & Son (NYC & Bridgehampton), Orley & Shabahang (NYC, WI, FL & MI), Coconut Company (NYC), Zmodern (Denver), and Pavilion Antiques (Chicago). Returning dealers include: Aero (Finland), Galleria Colombari (Italy), Converso (Chicago), Domont Jewelry (Los Angeles), galerieDOWNTOWN françois laffanour (Paris), James Infante (NYC), Jacksons Design (Sweden), Tony Subal (Austria), Casati Gallery (Chicago) and Carolle Thibaut-Pomerantz (NYC & Paris).