New to the Fair Scene – THE SALON: Art + Design to premiere on November 8th

By  | 


Sanford Smith and Associates in conjunction with France’s Syndicat Nationale des Antiquaires will introduce an elegant upscale new art and design fair, The Salon: Art + Design at the Park Avenue Armory from November 8-12 with a gala preview to benefit the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club on Thursday, November 7. The collaboration is especially fortuitous, as Kips Bay is well known for its annual Decorator Show House, a must-see for lovers of home design, art and architecture.

Of the Salon, Sanford Smith notes: “What distinguishes this from other American art and design fairs is the participation of the dealers from the Syndicat. These dealers, combined with our top American exhibitors, will bring to the Salon a level of quality that has not recently been seen at a New York fair, and visitors to the show will have the opportunity to view work that is not only fresh to the market, but of the highest caliber. Our collaboration with the Syndicat, is sure to make the Salon the most elegant, eclectic show in New York this fall.”

The Salon will include 25 of France’s most prestigious dealers in art and design, many of whom will be exhibiting in New York for the first time. The fair will be a reflection of today’s current trends in collecting, featuring great works of design, furniture from mid-century to the present, the finest in modern and contemporary art, Asian and ethnographic art. The Salon is built around the notion that adventurous collectors no longer buy only one genre of antiques and fine art. Current interest among collectors and decorators reflects eclecticism; that an art deco piece by Charreau resides comfortably with a contemporary painting and that a painting by Ernst pairs well with Japanese stoneware. Unlike the antiques shows of the past, the booths in the Salon will be designed with an eye toward the designer as well as the collector. Each work will be vetted by a committee of experts to ensure that it is of the highest caliber and authenticity. The 53 booths will be spacious, and many will be designed by top decorators.

Notable dealers will include: L’Arc en Seine (Paris), Galerie Beres (Paris, Christian Deydier (Paris), Barry Friedman/Friedman Benda (New York), Galerie Gmurzynska (Switzerland), James Goodman (New York), DJL Lalique (New York), Galerie Vallois (Paris).

For more information and a complete list of exhibitors: