The Winter Show Announces Highlights for 2021 Online Edition: Including Engaging Virtual Talks and New Digital Platform
The online fair and programming takes place January 22–31, 2021 with VIP Preview Access January 19–21, 2021
New York, NY (January 14, 2021) – The Winter Show 2021 takes place on an immersive online platform, on view from January 22–31, 2021, with VIP Preview Access on January 19– 21, 2021. Featuring 60 exhibitors, the virtual fair brings together a dynamic group of leading international dealers that represent a diverse and global mix of fine and decorative arts from ancient times to the present day. The Show is New York’s longest-running art, antiques, and design fair, established in 1954 by East Side House Settlement to benefit the community based organization’s critical mission serving the Bronx and Northern Manhattan. All net proceeds from The Winter Show’s VIP Preview Access and any additional donations directly benefit East Side House and contribute substantially to the organization’s life-changing work.
The Winter Show’s new online platform allows exhibitors to present works in a variety of formats including a three-dimensional virtual gallery exhibition, featuring up to twenty artworks and objects at a time. Visitors are able to take in the digital presentations as a whole and view close-up, detailed views of the range of works displayed. The new platform also provides a space for discussion and engagement, offering virtual “office hours” for visitors to connect with dealers directly by phone, text, or video chat via Zoom. In keeping with the Show’s commitment to presenting an unparalleled and high-quality selection of works in the fine and decorative arts, objects in the online fair have been reviewed by photographs and documentation for authenticity, date, and condition by a committee of experts from the United States and Europe.
“We’re thrilled to share the first online edition of The Winter Show,” said Helen Allen, Executive Director. “We are grateful to our exhibitors, partners, and the institutions and leading voices in art, antiques, and design who have adapted to our current times and brought together incredible presentations and engaging programming for digital audiences this year. It’s a tremendous opportunity to be able to support the mission of East Side House and expand awareness of the organization’s critical work.”
The 2021 online edition offers collectors and connoisseurs the opportunity to acquire and encounter an extensive range of works including painting, photography, sculpture, tapestry, prints, ceramics, jewelry, arms and armor, antique furniture, and contemporary design. Dealers from around the world present exclusive art and objects, highlighting historically significant pieces by leading designers, artists, and makers in their respective fields. Jonathan Boos (New York, USA) who specializes in American paintings, drawings and sculpture of the 20th century, features an important painting by Jacob Lawrence (1917- 2000), Makeup (Dressing Room), 1952, from the artist’s experimental “Performance” series made in the early 1950s that depicts actors transforming into characters through elaborate, harlequin-esque stage makeup. Robert Simon Fine Art (New York, USA) presents The Judgment of Paris, a significant German Renaissance oil painting by Lucas Cranach the Elder and Workshop, alongside other European works of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Menconi + Schoelkopf Fine Art’s (New York, USA) presentation includes a watercolor work by Winslow Homer from 1885 and an oil painting by Thomas Cole, View of Schroon Mountain (1838) among other important works of American art. Donzella (New York, USA), a forerunner in the 20th century design community, highlights a rare pair of iconic egg chairs by Ico & Luisa Parisi from 1953, produced by Cassina.
Apter-Fredericks (London, UK) features eighteenth century English furniture, including a grand pair of commodes attributed to Mayhew & Ince from circa 1775-80, and Bernard & S. Dean Levy (New York, USA) highlights a Federal Inlaid Tall Case Clock with works made and signed by Charles Tinges (1765-1816), dated 1802, among other fine Americana objects.
Cohen & Cohen (Reigate, UK) who specializes in Chinese porcelain, showcases a Chinese armorial porcelain charger with a finely painted grisaille scene from the Qianlong Period, c. 1740. S.J. Shrubsole’s (New York, USA) presentation includes exceptional antique silver and jewelry, such as a George II Antique English Silver Punch Bowl (1728) by David Willaume. Arader Galleries (New York, USA) brings a selection of rare maps, prints, books and watercolors, including prints by John James Audubon (1785-1851). David A. Schorsch–Eileen M. Smiles American Antiques (Woodbury, CT, USA), an authority in American antiques and folk art, exhibits a rare cat weathervane, c. 1890-1910. Specialists in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, Les Enluminures (Chicago and New York, USA; Paris, France) highlights a luxurious Parisian Book of Hours from Northern France, Paris, c. 1445-1455. Plektron Fine Arts AG (Zurich, Switzerland), presenting antiques with a particular emphasis on the Greek and Roman periods, features art and objects dating as far back as to the Sumerian early dynastic period, c. 2900-2500 B.C.
Lillian Nassau LLC (New York, USA) presents important Tiffany Studios works, such as a gold iridescent “Jack in the Pulpit” vase from 1904-1905. Joan B Mirviss LTD (New York, USA) exhibits masterworks of modern Japanese art, specializing in screens, scrolls, woodblock prints, and modern and contemporary ceramics, and Michael Goedhuis (London, UK) features pieces by contemporary Chinese artists, as well as works ranging back to the Warring States Period in China from 475 – 221 BC. Tambaran (New York, USA), with a focus in African, Oceanic and North West Coast art, showcases a shaman’s Eskimo mask from Anvik, Alaska among other highlights. Experts in 18th and 19th century European porcelain and faience and contemporary ceramics and glass, Michele Beiny, Inc.(New York, USA) presents glass works by Contemporary American artists including William Morris (b. 1957) and others. Didier Ltd (London, UK) features jewelry from the 20th century, including a unique necklace and bracelet designed by Afro Basaldella (1912–1976). Design Co-Chairs
The Winter Show’s 2021 Design Co-Chairs are Wendy Goodman, Thomas Jayne, and Frank de Biasi. Each year the Show invites leaders from the worlds of interior design and architecture to lend their voices as Design Co-Chairs, reinforcing the Show’s deep relationship with the design community. This year’s digital format has provided new avenues to showcase the use of historic art and objects in contemporary architecture and design. The fair’s platform will feature a virtual viewing room designed with works selected by the Design Co-Chairs from the Show’s 60 exhibitors.
Virtual Conversations and Special Events
Highlights of the Show’s 2021 virtual In Dialogue series include a conversation between Carol Cadou, the Charles F. Montgomery Director and CEO of Winterthur Museum, and award-winning designer Thomas Jayne on Winterthur’s Chandler Farm; “Evolving Narratives in the 21st Century Museum,” a panel discussion presented by The Magazine ANTIQUES featuring leading curators and museum directors Sylvia Yount (Lawrence A. Fleischman Curator in Charge of the American Wing, Metropolitan Museum of Art), Jami C. Powell (Citizen of the Osage Nation and curator of Native American Art at the Hood Museum), David Pilgrim (VP for Diversity, Inclusion, and Strategic Initiatives and the Founder and Director of the Jim Crow Museum), and Joanne T. Hyppolite (Supervisory Museum Curator of the African Diaspora, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian); “The Bennett Collection: A Passion for Collecting,” a discussion between Texas-based collectors Steven Alan Bennett and Dr. Elaine Melotti Schmidt on their passion for championing women artists; “Historic Gardens: Three New York Treasures,” a conversation between Winter Show exhibitor Barbara Israel and Howard Zar (Director, Lyndhurst), Stephen Byrns (President, Untermyer Gardens Conservancy) and Lorraine Gilligan (Director of Preservation, Old Westbury Gardens); and a discussion between Glenn Adamson (Curator, Writer & Senior Scholar at the Yale Center for British Art) and Ethan Lasser (Curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston) on “Craft: An American History.”
To see the full list of events and register in advance for live conversations, please visit thewintershow.org/events or see below.
Virtual Programming Schedule
Friday, January 22, 4 PM EST
Tradition and Imagination: Winterthur’s Chandler Farm with Carol Cadou and Thomas Jayne
Join Carol Cadou, the Charles F. Montgomery Director and CEO of the Winterthur Museum and award-winning interior designer Thomas Jayne as they discuss the recent redecoration of historic Chandler Farm, long the home of the museum’s directors. Both Ms. Cadou and Mr. Jayne are graduates of Winterthur’s Program in American Material Culture. Join Thomas Jayne and Carol Cadou following the discussion for cocktails and conversation. Thomas Jayne I Jayne Studio
Carol Cadou I Charles F. Montgomery Director and CEO, The Winterthur Museum
Monday, January 25, 1 PM EST
Historic Gardens: Three New York Treasures
Join Barbara Israel in conversation with Howard Zar (Director, Lyndhurst), Stephen Byrns (President, Untermyer Gardens Conservancy) and Lorraine Gilligan (Director of Preservation, Old Westbury Gardens) as they discuss some of the Northeast region’s most notable historic gardens and grounds. During the pandemic, public gardens have become doubly valued as safe havens and their popularity has soared. Join our panel discussion for a glimpse into the histories of these three outstanding gardens and explore their influences and stylistic differences.
Moderator: Barbara Israel
Panelists: Stephen Byrns I President, Untermyer Gardens Conservancy Lorraine Gilligan I Director of Preservation, Old Westbury Gardens
Howard Zar I Director, Lyndhurst
Monday, January 25, 5 PM EST
The Magazine ANTIQUES presents: Evolving Narratives in the 21st Century Museum The questions of whose history and culture American museums represent and who these institutions are speaking to are finally being addressed. Join Elizabeth Pochoda, advisory editor of The Magazine ANTIQUES, and a panel of distinguished curators and museum directors as they discuss the ways in which museums are engaging previously underrepresented artists, subject matter, and audiences. The panelists will speak about their past and current efforts towards change, and their specific approaches to audience engagement.
Elizabeth Pochoda I Panel organizer and advisory editor The Magazine ANTIQUES Sylvia Yount I Lawrence A. Fleischman Curator in Charge of the American Wing, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Jami C. Powell I Citizen of the Osage Nation and curator of Native American Art at the Hood Museum, Dartmouth College
David Pilgrim I VP for Diversity, Inclusion, and Strategic Initiatives and the Founder and Director of the Jim Crow Museum
Joanne T. Hyppolite I Supervisory Museum Curator of the African Diaspora, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian
Tuesday, January 26, 5 PM EST
Blended Spirits: A Curious Objects Cocktail Hour at The Winter Show
You’re invited to a live Winter Show event with Curious Objects, the podcast from The Magazine ANTIQUES. Winter Show exhibitors Daniel Crouch (Daniel Crouch Rare Books), Carrie Imberman (Kentshire), and Keegan Goepfert (Les Enluminures) join host Ben Miller for a cocktail hour Zoom chat about alcohol-friendly antiques. From a medieval illustration of beer-quaffing Trappist monks to a goat-head silver drinking cup, you’ll hear about wacky objects and the wild stories behind them from some of the show’s most irreverent dealers.
To make things even more interesting, we’ll be mixing up a custom Winter Rosé Sangria cocktail crafted for the occasion by friend of the show Mark Addison, author of Cocktail Chameleon.
Wednesday, January 27, 1 PM EST
The Bennett Collection: A Passion for Collecting
Steven Alan Bennett and Dr. Elaine Melotti Schmidt have spent years amassing an impressive collection dedicated exclusively to figurative realist paintings of women by women. The Collection’s aim – to elevate women painters (who have not received the same degree of acceptance as their male counterparts) and to ignite enthusiasm and dialogue about figurative realism, a style which, over the past half century, has fallen out of favor.
The Collection includes work by historical trailblazing women painters such as Artemisia Gentileschi, Mary Cassatt, and Elisabetta Sirani alongside some of the most exciting women painters currently working: Julie Bell, Margaret Bowland, Aleah Chapin, Aneka Ingold, and dozens of others.
Join the Texas-based collectors as they discuss their passion for championing women artists. To see their full collection visit: www.thebennettartcollection.com and follow them on IG @bennett897 or FB @TheBennettArtCollection.
Wednesday, January 27, 5 PM EST
Garden Delights: Bringing the Outdoors Inside
Join New York Cottages & Gardens Editor Kendell Cronstrom, Interior Designer Matthew Patrick Smyth, and Winter Show dealers Carolle Thibaut-Pomerantz and Benoist Drut of Maison Gerard in discussion.
Thursday, January 28, 5 PM EST
Craft: An American History
The United States has always been a nation of makers. From initial settlement through successive waves of immigration, craft has been crucial to America’s economy and its identity, appealing to deeply held ideas of individuality and self-sufficiency. In his new book, historian and curator Glenn Adamson argues that crafted objects have played another, under-recognized role in our history, as symbols in the fight for social progress and as ethical guideposts, pointing firmly toward the future. Following his reading, Glenn will be joined by Ethan Lasser, curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, for a discussion of the book and its subject.
Glenn Adamson I Curator, Writer & Senior Scholar at the Yale Center for British Art Ethan Lasser I Curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
NOTES TO EDITORS
The Winter Show
The Winter Show is the leading art, antiques, and design fair in America, featuring the world’s top experts in the fine and decorative arts. The Winter Show is an annual benefit for East Side House Settlement, a community-based organization serving the Bronx and Northern Manhattan. The Winter Show maintains the highest standards of quality in the art market, and objects in the online fair has been reviewed by photographs and documentation for authenticity, date, and condition by a committee of experts from the United States and Europe.
All net proceeds from The Winter Show’s VIP Preview Access and any additional donations directly benefit East Side House and contribute substantially to the organization’s life changing work. No part of sales made by exhibitors is received by East Side House.
The online edition of The Winter Show runs January 22–31, 2021.
To purchase tickets for The Winter Show VIP Preview from January 19–21, 2021, call (718) 292-7392 or visit thewintershow.org
East Side House Settlement
East Side House Settlement is a community-based organization located in the South Bronx. Recognizing education as the key to economic and civic opportunity, East Side House works with schools, community centers, and other partners to bring quality education and resources to individuals in need, helping approximately 10,000 residents of the Bronx and Northern Manhattan improve their lives each year.
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, East Side House has created the Harvest to Haven program and is purchasing surplus crops from farmers and distributing them to families in need. To date, over 700,000 pounds of food has been packaged and distributed and East Side House has fed over 150,000 people. In addition, the organization has distributed at-home learning kits complete with multicultural books and STEM activities and over 700 tablets and hot spots to students and families in an effort to mitigate the digital divide and keep students learning remotely. The organization continues to conduct friendly remote check-ins with students and families and senior citizens to fight against feelings of isolation, and to assess needs as they develop.
For more information, please visit eastsidehouse.org
The Winter Show Leadership
Helen Allen, Executive Director
Lucinda C. Ballard, Co-Chair
Michael R. Lynch, Co-Chair
Arie L. Kopelman, Chairman Emeritus
Veronica Wu, Project Manager
VIP Preview Access
January 19–21, 2021
January 22–31, 2021
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2021 Winter Show Exhibitors
Adelson Galleries, Inc., New York, USA
A La Vieille Russie, Inc., New York, USA
Apter-Fredericks, London, UK
Arader Galleries, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Aronson of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Barbara Israel Garden Antiques, New York, USA
Bernard & S. Dean Levy Inc., New York, USA
Bernard Goldberg Fine Arts, LLC, New York, USA
Bowman Sculpture, London, UK
Carolle Thibaut-Pomerantz, Paris, France
Cohen & Cohen, Reigate, UK
Cove Landing, New York, USA
Daniel Crouch Rare Books, London, UK; New York, USA
David A. Schorsch–Eileen M. Smiles
American Antiques, Woodbury, CT, USA
Didier Ltd, London, UK
Donzella, New York, USA
Elle Shushan, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Erik Thomsen Gallery, New York, USA
H. Blairman & Sons Ltd, London, UK
Hill-Stone, Inc., South Dartmouth, MA, USA
Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, USA
Hyde Park Antiques, Ltd., New York, USA
James Graham-Stewart, London, UK
James Infante, New York, USA
James Robinson, Inc., New York, USA
Joan B Mirviss LTD, New York, USA
Jonathan Boos, New York, USA
Kelly Kinzle, New Oxford, PA, USA
Kentshire, New York, USA
Keshishian, London, UK
Koopman Rare Art, London, UK
Les Enluminures, Chicago and New York, USA; Paris, France
Lillian Nassau LLC, New York, USA
Lobel Modern, New York, USA
Lost City Arts, New York, USA
Lowell Libson & Jonny Yarker Ltd, London, UK
Macklowe Gallery, Ltd., New York, USA
Maison Gerard, New York, USA
Martyn Gregory, London, UK
Menconi + Schoelkopf, New York, USA
Michael Goedhuis, London, UK
Michele Beiny, Inc., New York, USA
Nathan Liverant and Son LLC, Colchester, CT, USA
The Old Print Shop, Inc., New York, USA Peter Finer, London, UK
Peter Pap Oriental Rugs, Dublin, NH, USA
Plektron Fine Arts AG, Zurich, Switzerland
Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc., New York, USA
Red Fox Fine Art, Middleburg, VA, USA
Robert Simon Fine Art, New York, USA
Robert Young Antiques, London, UK
Ronald Phillips Ltd, London, UK
Schwarz Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, USA S. J.
Shrubsole, New York, USA
Spencer Marks, Southampton, MA, USA
Tambaran, New York, USA
Thistlethwaite Americana, Upperville, VA, USA
Thomas Colville Fine Art, Guilford, CT, USA
Thomas Heneage Art Books, London, UK
Throckmorton Fine Art, New York, USA