Schwenke Auctioneers - August Fine Estates Auction - August 28

From Trump Plates to Chippendale Chairs, A Range of Works in Antiques Week 2017

  • January 18, 2017 15:30

  • Email
Justin Rothshank, Donald Trump Tableware Set, 2016 earthenware, glaze, ceramic decals 9" H x 20" W x 6" D. At Ferrin Contemporary's exhibition Know Justice: Justin and Brooke Rothshank, on view at the NY Ceramics & Glass Fair.
Ferrin Contemporary
Mezcala. Three dimensional Temple Model with two columns and stairs 700 BCE-300 CE . From Throckmorton Fine Art, exhibiting at Winter Antiques Show.
Throckmorton

Americana collectors and "best of the best" object seekers will head to events during Antiques Week 2017 underway now in New York City.

Antiques and the Arts Weekly (aka "The Bee") has published this guide to the week's events, exhibitions, shows, lectures, auctions and more. (The action continues beyond this week to Jan. 28.)

Not to miss: a politically charged exhibition by husband-and-wife artists Justin and Brooke Rothshank will go on view at The New York Ceramics & Glass Fair, which opens on January 19, 2017 at The Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street, in New York.

The exhibition Know Justice: Justin and Brooke Rothshank focuses on presidents and their influence on the Supreme Court and is presented by Ferrin Contemporary, specialists in contemporary ceramics that reference historic forms, techniques and concepts. The Rothshanks’ media for this work—Justin’s breakable commemorative tableware and Brooke’s delicate miniature painting—carry a potent extra layer of meaning these days, underlining how fragile democracy is.

The Winter Antiques Show opening night party is also January 19, at the Park Avenue Armory. A recent focus continues on featuring celebrity designers and the addition of modern and contemporary works mixed in with works of all periods, stretching back to antiquity. 

This year's loan show has prime examples of folk art from the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg: Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum: Revolution & Evolution features a selection of some of the finest pieces in its collection.

New this year are collaborative booths that combine the inventory from two dealers of different specialties in creative ways. One will be California dealer Peter Fetterman, who brings 20th century photography, to show with the 20th century American paintings that are the specialty of Jonathan Boos, the New York dealer. David Gill has some commissioned works, such as wallpaper by Mattia Bonetti (b. 1952), paired with historic pieces from show veteran Carolle Thibaut-Pomerantz (booth 66).

For those seeking calmness, Joan B. Mirviss Ltd. will be featuring a carefully selected group of both antique and contemporary Japanese art unified by the theme of “ao,” a term that conveys both blue and green and symbolizes the combination of earth and sky.

Read more at Antiques and the Arts Weekly


  • Email

More News Feed Headlines

Porsche Type 64

Auction Faux-Pas Stalls Bidding on $20 Million Porsche

  • CNN / August 20th, 2019

An unusual slip up could be behind an early Porsche not becoming the most expensive car from the luxury maker ...

Read More...
San Francisco Fall Antiques Show 2018

Renamed Fall Show, San Francisco's Destination Event Will Mix It Up With Art, Antiques and Design

  • ArtfixDaily / August 20th, 2019

Since 1981, the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show has been a key west coast event in the antiques category. Now in its ...

Read More...
 Pipilotti Rist, International Liquid Finger Prayer, 2019 (still).  Augmented reality.  Courtesy the artist and Apple

Apple and New Museum Launch App-Enabled [AR]T Initiative

  • ArtfixDaily / August 15th, 2019

Apple invited the New Museum to collaborate on a new Augmented Reality initiative to create a series of experiential ...

Read More...
Detail of the Taber Family Tianqiuping from the Philbrook Museum of Art that sold at Christie's Hong Kong in 2018 for HK$130,600,000.

Trump Imposes 10 Percent Tariff on Chinese Art and Antiques Starting September 1

  • ArtfixDaily / August 15th, 2019

U.S. President Trump deepened his trade war with China by imposing a new 10% tariff on Chinese art, antiques and ...

Read More...

ARTFIXdaily Artwire