Serious art and antique collectors as well as those with a fascination with ancient and contemporary art have every reason to celebrate this week. On Wednesday evening, May 1st the “Spring Show NYC” will open with a benefit to raise money for the ASPCA, and then will continue until May 5, at the Park Avenue Armory.
Among the 50 exhibitors on hand are 15 leading galleries from all over the United States and abroad who have never participated in the show before, plus some veteran participants who are among the region’s most respected and notable dealers of art and antiquities.
For those history buffs among us who would like to travel back in time not just centuries, but millennia, then be sure to stop by the exhibit of brothers Hicham and Ali Aboutaam, proprietors of the distinguished dealership Phoenix Ancient Art. Here you will find artifacts dating as far back at 7,000 years (!), and as new as the first century AD. Explore the art and culture of ancient civilizations, and take something from your favorite bygone era home with you.
Looking for something a little newer? Lillian Nassau is a prestigious art dealership, owned by Arlie Sulka, which has on hand incredibly beautiful Tiffany Studio pieces and a lot more. Investigate classic lamps, pottery, and glass and desk items. Over the years there have been so many cheap copies of Tiffany lamps produced that a bit of their specialness may have worn off. But a visit to Lillian Nassau and a talk with Sulka will re-excite you about the beauty, style and class of real Tiffany pieces, whose value over the years has continued to climb.
A visit to Carlton Hobbs, an exclusive dealer in rare, unique and collectible art and antiques from the 17th through 19th centuries, will make you feel like one of the royals who actually once owned much of the pieces on hand. Go take a look at the amazing, impeccable furniture and art which used to inhabit the abodes of some of Europe’s most powerful, and rich, aristocracy.
General admission for the “Spring Show NYC” is $20 for one day and $40 for all three days. The show is being held at the Park Avenue Armory at 643 Park Avenue at 67th Street. Open from 11am on Thursday May 2 through Saturday May 4; Open at 12 noon on Sunday, May 5. Closing times: Thursday-7:30pm; Friday-9pm; Saturday-7:30pm and Sunday, May 6 the closing time will be 6pm. For more information call: Michael Franks, Fair Director, 800.563.7632.
Don’t miss this spectacular show for art lovers, antique admirers and collectors of every type and taste.