The Winter Show returns to the Park Avenue Armory from January 24–February 2, 2020 for its 66th year, bringing together 72 of the world’s leading experts in the fine and decorative arts. The 2020 edition features a range of exhibitors, including new, returning, and longtime participants, whose offerings span 5,000 years of museum-quality art and antiques from around the globe. The Winter Show is an annual benefit for East Side House Settlement, a community-based organization serving the Bronx and northern Manhattan.
The upcoming edition offers collectors and connoisseurs the opportunity to acquire and encounter an extensive range of works from antiquity to the present, including painting, photography, sculpture, tapestry, prints, ceramics, jewelry, arms, antique furniture, and contemporary design. The 2020 fair includes a number of specially curated presentations as well as joint exhibitor collaborations, offering thoughtful juxtapositions of rare and exceptional objects that reflect collectors’ varied interests. The Winter Show maintains the highest standards of quality in the art market, with each object vetted for authenticity, date, and condition by a committee of more than 120 experts from the United States and Europe.
Specially curated presentations include the following:
• Daniel Crouch Rare Books (London, UK; New York, USA) exhibits a collection of over 50 terrestrial and celestial globes dating from the 16th to the 20th century, exploring the significance of globes as navigational tools, works of art, and status symbols. The collection includes a pair of Willem Blaeu’s 26-inch globes from 1648, which were the largest globes ever made at the time.
• Joan B Mirviss LTD (New York, USA) presents Kin to Gin / Gold and Silver: Luster in Japanese Modern Art, focusing on 20th- and 21st-century clay art and the array of styles and forms that serve as surfaces for metallic overglaze. The presentation highlights three pioneering female artists: Matsuda Yuriko, Ono Hakuko, and Tsuboi Asuka.
• Carswell Rush Berlin, Inc. (New York, USA), which showcases furniture designed and made in America’s fashion and furniture-making centers between 1800 and 1840, joins with Martyn Gregory (London, UK), featuring British painting and art of the China trade, in a joint-booth collaboration.
• Carolle Thibaut-Pomerantz (Paris, France), which specializes in antique wallpapers and decorative arts, shares a booth with Plektron Fine Arts AG (Zurich, Switzerland), presenting antiques with a particular emphasis on the Greek and Roman periods.
Modern and contemporary highlights include the following:
• Menconi + Schoelkopf (New York, USA) presents a special focus on exceptional works on paper by American artists, including the drawings and watercolors of Andrew Wyeth.
• Elle Shushan (Philadelphia, PA, USA) exhibits recent paintings by self-taught artist Andrew LaMar Hopkins, whose work depicts daily life in antebellum New Orleans.
• Lobel Modern, Inc. (New York, USA) with a focus on mid-20th-century design displays an exceptional large “Argente” cabinet in welded and patinated aluminum by Paul Evans from 1968.
• Hirschl & Adler Modern (New York, USA) features several works by outsider artist Frank Walter.
• Peter Fetterman Gallery (Santa Monica, CA, USA) highlights vintage and contemporary photography, featuring a selection of recent works by artist Noell Oszvald.
• Didier Ltd (London, UK) displays artistic jewels by Modern masters from the second half of the 20th century, such as a torque and pendant by Cuban Surrealist Wifredo Lam.
Additional highlights representing the Show’s range of art and antiques include:
• Apter-Fredericks (London, UK) highlights a George I Red “Japanned” Bureau Bookcase, previously owned by former East Side House Settlement President Jonathan Bulkley.
• Robert Young Antiques (London, UK) showcases significant examples of early naïve portraits from the 18th and 19th centuries.
• H. Blairman & Sons Ltd (London, UK) displays an oak cupboard designed by the architect C. F. A. Voysey among furniture and works of art primarily from the late 18th to early 20th century.
• Keshishian (London, UK) brings a selection of rare carpets and tapestries, ranging from Gothic to Op Art.
• Michele Beiny, Inc. (New York, USA), highlights a Sèvres enamel ewer from 1849, previously in the Victoria and Albert Museum collection, with enameling by Jacob Meyer-Heine, shape and ornamentation designed by Jules Diéterle, and figure painting by Henri-Pierre Picou, alongside ceramics by contemporary artists.
• Charles Ede (London, UK) showcases ancient Roman, Greek, and Egyptian art and artifacts, such as an Egyptian green basalt bust of a seated nobleman or scribe from the Late Dynastic Period.
• Erik Thomsen Gallery (New York, USA) presents a selection of Japanese art and objects from the 19th century to present day.
The Winter Show 2020 welcomes a diverse group of new exhibitors, including the following:
• Daniel Blau (Munich, Germany) brings a rare selection of Andy Warhol drawings from the 1950s.
• James Graham-Stewart (London, UK) deals in English and Continental furniture and art from the 17th century through to the Arts and Crafts Movement, including unusual pieces outside of “polite” furniture.
• Koopman Rare Art (London, UK) showcases a historic gold box commemorating the Independence of the United States of America by King Louis XVI of France, made in 1789 by Jacques-Félix Vienot, alongside antique silver, gold boxes, and objets de vertu.
• Patrick & Ondine Mestdagh (Brussels, Belgium) presents an aboriginal painted softwood shield from 19th-century Queensland, Australia, alongside antiquities and pre-Columbian art, arms and armor, and Native American art.
• Pavel Zoubok Fine Art (New York, USA) displays stone sculptures by the contemporary artist Ezio Cicciarella, alongside other contemporary and Modern collage, assemblage, and mixed-media installation.
• Plektron Fine Arts AG (Zurich, Switzerland) showcases archaeological works of art from the Mediterranean region.
• Thistlethwaite Americana (Alexandria, VA, USA) presents American fine and decorative arts from the 18th and 19th centuries.
• Wick Antiques (Lymington, UK) showcases a newly rediscovered portrait of Emma Hamilton as Ariadne by Richard Westall, among other exceptional examples of luxury antique furniture and art, including a rare museum-quality gilded English table cabinet from the 17th century.
To purchase tickets for the Opening Night Party on January 23, 2020, call (718) 292-7392 or visit thewintershow.org