The Art and Antique Dealers League (AADLA) Fine Art & Antiques Show is pleased to announce that The Gallery at 200 Lex will sponsor two of the fair’s main events: The Designer Breakfast Preview which will be held on Thursday, October 31 at 9:00 a.m., followed by a panel discussion: “The New Connoisseurs: Collecting with Personal Style” on Saturday, November 2 at 1:00 p.m. Both will take place at Wallace Hall at St. Ignatius Loyola Church, 980 Park Avenue in New York.
“We are delighted to have The Gallery at 200 Lex as our partners,” says Brad Reh, the fair’s director. “The synergy between our two organizations is indisputable with each of us providing the design community with a huge resource of fine and decorative arts.”
The breakfast preview allows designers and their clients to attend the fair, before it opens to the public for its five-day run. Last year’s attendees included Ellie Cullman of Cullman & Kravis, Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson of their eponymous design firm, Harry Heissmann, Alexander Papchristidis, and Geoffrey Bradfield, among others.
To attract young collectors this year, the fair has enlisted the acclaimed design historian and author Emily Evans Eerdmans and art advisor Michael Diaz-Griffith, principal of Material Cult, to moderate a panel discussion entitled “The New Connoisseurs: Collecting With Personal Style,” featuring Caleb Anderson, co founder of Drake/Anderson, Hadley Keller, the senior editor at House Beautiful and fashion designer and style arbiter Adam Lippes.
Says Jim Druckman, President and CEO of the New York Design Center, “We are pleased to support the AADLA Fine Art & Antiques Show, which includes several dealers who have spaces at The Gallery at 200 Lex. Their prominence in the industry as the oldest art and antique organization in America is worthy of recognition.”
The Gallery at 200 Lex is a revolutionary space that showcases 50 of the finest vintage and antique dealers, and changes the dynamic of this once design-trade-only building into a progressive, all-inclusive design resource. An eclectic mix of dealers from all over the country, as well as several international dealers, occupy the entire tenth floor of 200 Lex with 33,000 square feet of fine antiques, vintage and 21st-century design.
The Gallery at 200 Lex is open Monday to Friday from 9:30a.m. to 5:30p.m. For more information call 646-293-6633 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
About Emily Evans Eerdmans
Emily Evans Eerdmans is an acclaimed design historian and founder of Eerdmans Fine Art in New York City. Her books include monographs on Madeleine Castaing and Mario Buatta, and the catalogue raisonne of Wendell Castle.
About Michael Diaz Griffith
Through his consultancy, Material Cult, Michael Diaz-Griffith advises art galleries, auction houses, and non-profits on strategy, communications, and design. In January, he co-founded the New Antiquarians, a community of interest for the next generation of art and antiques enthusiasts. In April, he made his debut as co-host of The Magazine ANTIQUES's podcast, Curious Objects. He writes about art and architectural history under his Instagram handle, @michaeldiazgriffith.
About the AADLA
Founded in 1926, The Art and Antique Dealers League of America, Inc., now with 86 members, is the oldest and principal antiques and fine arts organization in America. The mission of the league is to bring the members of the art and antiques trade closer together and to promote a greater understanding among themselves and with the public, and generally to devote itself to the best interests of dealers and collectors of antiques and works of art.
The participating dealers are leaders in their respective fields and have been in the business for many years. They’ve seen collecting trends come and go and aren’t rattled by the whims in taste. With its boutique-style fair, collectors—veteran or neophyte— can purchase a broad spectrum of beautiful objects at far more approachable prices. For more information, visit: www.aadlafair.com or contact email@example.com