When the doors of the Park Avenue Armory open this Thursday for the third-annual Salon: Art + Design, collectors from around the world will discover arguably some of the greatest collections of both 20th-century and contemporary art and design all assembled under one roof, a coterie of fine pieces dating from 1890 to the present, along with major works of ethnographic art and antiquities—and that's not even mentioning special events like designer-led tours.
Salon Art + Design
“This year’s show brings an astonishing range of material,” said Jill Bokor, executive director, of Salon: Art + Design. “From museum-quality 18th-century to Art Deco, from Reitveld to young stars like the Haas Brothers.”
This year, 38 galleries return, joined by 17 new exhibitors from Amsterdam, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Korea, London, New York, Paris and Turin.
Stools by Galerie kreo
Coming to New York for the first time is the Parisian Galerie kreo, and Berlin’s Ulrich Fiedler Gallery bringing rare and specialized design objects from the 20th century. Dutko Galerie will also join the fair for the first time, offering a mix of 20th-century art and design. Also among the newest exhibitors is DeLorenzo Gallery, one of the premier dealers of Art Deco in the United States.
“Curating an exhibition of this caliber must take into account the needs and interests of today’s influencers at every touch point,” said Bokor, “It is a challenge to make 55 galleries filling an entire city block still feel intimate. I’ve produced many shows over the past 35 years, and this year’s Salon is by far our proudest achievement. New York hasn’t seen a line-up like this ever."
Sideboard by DeLorenzo Gallery
Designers can take a “cyber tour” of the show online right now. Created in collaboration with Artsy.net, this virtual preview includes features like Insider’s Picks and Trending Designers, and exclusive content. The Artsy app for iPhone will be a personalized mobile guide for those visiting The Salon and is free to download.
Designer tour schedule
In addition, Salon: Art + Design and Artsy will offer VIP and collector attendees a series of tours led by interior designers and architects, highlighting a selection of works that reflect his or her own taste and sensibility. The program includes tours by Robert Couturier, Vicente Wolf, Muriel Brandolini, David Scott, Rafael de Cárdenas, Alexander Gorlin, John Eason, Kristen McGinnis, Maria Brito, Alexandra Champalimaud and Robert Stilin. Click here to sign up for a tour.
The tours will culminate in a complimentary glass of wine in the W Collector’s Lounge, an oasis where show attendees can relax and recharge during the show.
The Salon opens on Thursday, Nov. 13, with a VIP (invitation only) opening night party from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. The public at large can get a first look from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $125 per person.
The show will then be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14 and Saturday, Nov. 15; from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 17. General admission tickets are $25.