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Didier Ltd. Niki de Saint Phalle. 18ct gold and enamel necklace, GEM Montebello. 1973.
Lost City Arts. Harry Bertoia. Tree sculpture. c. 1955. Commissioned by Florence Knoll.
Moderne Gallery. Tage Frid. Three-legged stool.

Monumental sculpture by Harry Bertoia, furniture by influential studio maker Tage Frid, paintings by American masters Charles Sheeler and Horace Pippin, and artists’ jewelry by Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso are among the 20th century highlights that will gather for the 61st year of the Winter Antiques Show from January 23-February 1, 2015 at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City. More than a dozen of the Show’s modernist exhibitors will show works through 1969. “Over the past decade, we have invited specialists in artists’ jewelry, French, Scandinavian, and American modernism, 20th century photography, and midcentury Italian glass, among others” said Catherine Sweeney Singer, Executive Director of the Winter Antiques Show.

The Winter Antiques Show is America's most prestigious antiques show, providing museums, collectors, dealers, design professionals, and first-time buyers with opportunities to see and purchase exceptional pieces showcased by 73 renowned experts in American, English, European, and Asian fine and decorative arts, from antiquity through the 1960s. Every object exhibited at the Show is vetted for quality and authenticity. The 2015 Winter Antiques Show Presenting Sponsor is Chubb Personal Insurance. Kathleen Tierney, chief operating officer, Chubb Personal Insurance, is the Chair for the Opening Night Party on January 22, 2015. The Winter Antiques Show’s Co-Chairs are Lucinda C. Ballard, Arie L. Kopelman, and Michael R. Lynch.

20th Century Highlights:

Jonathan Boos (New York, NY and Bloomfield Village, MI) specializes in American paintings, drawings, and sculpture created between 1850 and 1950, with a particular focus on works of the Ashcan School, American Scene painting, and the Stieglitz Group. Museum-quality paintings that will be on offer include: Harlem Street Scene (c. 1942) by Jacob Lawrence; Flowers with Four Doilies (c. 1946) by Horace Pippin; and Tree and Landscape (c. 1947) by Charles Sheeler.

Didier Ltd (London) specializes in jewels by leading Modern Masters—painters, sculptors, and designers who are recognized internationally and who also created jewels as intimate expressions of their art. Jewelry by the following artists will be represented in their booth: Alexander Calder, Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Louise Nevelson, Roy Lichtenstein, Man Ray, and Niki de Saint Phalle.

Geoffrey Diner Gallery (Washington, DC) is one of the world’s premier resources for individual collectors and museums seeking exceptional original works of fine art and design. Highlights of Diner’s booth include: a three-dimensional painting from Allan D'Arcangelo’s coveted Highway Series (c. 1960s); a mahogany and sycamore coiffeuse (1927) by French architect and designer Pierre Chareau.

Peter Fetterman Gallery (San Francisco, CA) has one of the largest inventories of classic 20th Century photography in the country, with particular focus on humanist photography. Of note at the Show will be: Chez Mondrian, Paris (1926) by Andre Kertesz; Simone with Whippet, Penn Station (1959) by William Helburn; and Io non ho mani che mi accarezzino il volto  (1961) by Mario Giacomelli.

The Fine Art Society PLC (London) is one of the world’s oldest art dealerships, and specializes in British art and design from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries. A focal point of their booth will be Tete de Femme (1929) by Gustave Miklos. This bronze is a significant and elegant example of Miklos’s Art Deco style, but also exemplifies how he treads the line between figuration and synthetisation by applying Cubist principles.

Glass Past (New York, NY) is among the most active and respected dealers in the very specialized field of Italian glass, with a focus on important companies like Venini, Barovier, and Seguso. With the aim of illustrating the beauty of the material along with the history of the collaboration between designers, master blowers, and company directors, Glass Past will exhibit: a Barovier & Toso Intarsio vase (1961), designed by Ercole Barovier; a Barovier & Toso a Cane bottle (1958), designed by Angelo Barovier; and a Venini Mezza Filigrana vase (c. 1934), designed by Carlo Scarpa.

Hostler Burrows (New York, NY), has consistently led the evolving market of Nordic design, championing and promoting the work of Scandinavia’s most prominent designers of the 20th century. 
Highlights in their booth at the 2015 Winter Antiques Show include: drawings by New Bauhaus disciple Richard Filipowski; a blue glazed stoneware sculpture of a horse by Swedish artists Gustav and Ulla Kraitz; a relief in terracotta, depicting a female nude, by Carl Milles; and a Flora chest of drawers, made of mahogany with applied botanical prints, by Josef Frank.

Lost City Arts (New York, NY) is recognized internationally as a leading source of 20th century design furniture, lighting and accessories. Specialists in the work of Italian-born sculptor Harry Bertoia, the gallery will commemorate Bertoia’s 100th birthday by exhibiting several of his works. The most notable are two monumental tree sculptures that will stand at the entry to the Winter Antiques Show. The Trees were part of a group commissioned by Florence Knoll (American architect and furniture designer) for her husband’s bank, the First National Bank of Miami, in 1959.

Magen H Gallery (New York, NY) synthesizes modern and mid-century designers, and focuses on revolutionary design in sculpture, decorative arts, architecture, and ceramics, with a special emphasis given to French post-war designers.  A focal point of their booth will be a Flaque coffee table(c. 1955) by Jean Royere.

Maison Gerard (New York, NY), a key source for top design firms, specializes in fine French Art Deco furniture, lighting and objets d’art. At the Show, Maison Gerard will exhibit: a pair oak and leather of armchairs (c. 1940) by Louis Süe; a stained and ebonized occasional table (1925) with mother-of-pearl inlay by Maurice Dufrène; and a wrought-iron fire screen (c. 1925) by Adalbert Szabo.

Joan B. Mirviss, Ltd. (New York, NY) features Japanese screens and scrolls, woodblock prints (ukiyo-e), and modern and contemporary Japanese ceramics. An extremely rare square cut bowl (1948) by Kitaôji Rosanjin will be exhibited. The glazed stoneware piece is accompanied by its original box.

Moderne Gallery (Philadelphia, PA) is an international source for high quality, vintage 20th Century furniture, lighting and accessories. Moderne Gallery will present a booth entirely devoted to 18 pieces by the influential studio furniture maker, teacher and writer Tage Frid. A Danish-born woodworker, Frid had an inestimable influence on the development of the studio furniture movement in the United States. Frid’s work is extremely rare and rarely seen outside of museum collections. Furniture will include coffee tables, benches, and Frid’s iconic three-legged stool.

Liz O’Brien (New York, NY) has pioneered new fields of collecting in the decorative arts, and has introduced works by highly sought American and French designers. On offer will be: Maximilian lounge chairs (c. 1958) by John Vesey; a acid-etched and enameled low table (c. 1965) by Philip and Kelvin LaVerne; and a Venini glass chandelier (c. 1948) by Gio Ponti.

For Press:
For high resolution imagery and full captions for all objects mentioned and shown in this press release, please contact Ashley Rettenmaier (ar@sharpthink.com) or Josh Schoenfelder (js@sharpthink.com) at Sharp Communications, Inc. (212.829.0002).

About the Winter Antiques Show
The Winter Antiques Show celebrates its 61st year as America’s most prestigious antiques show, featuring 73 renowned experts in American, English, European, and Asian fine and decorative arts in a fully vetted Show. The Show was established in 1955 by East Side House Settlement, a social services institution located in the South Bronx. All net proceeds from the Show benefit East Side House Settlement. The Winter Antiques Show will run from January 23-February 1, 2015, at the Park Avenue Armory, 67th Street and Park Avenue, New York City. The Winter Antiques Show hours are 12 p.m.-8 p.m. daily except Sundays and Thursday, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Daily admission to the Show is $25, which includes the Show’s award-winning catalogue. To purchase tickets for the Opening Night Party on January 22, 2015, or Young Collectors Night on January 29, 2015, call (718) 292-7392 or visit this link on the Show’s website.

Ashley Rettenmaier
Sharp Communications
212.829.0002, ext. 126

Winter Antiques Show
P.O. Box 575
New York, New York

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