Bush and Bush in an Anti-Hunger Push

Friday, November 11, 2016

Driving up to Pier 94 in the rain, it looked like no one was walking the red carpet rolled out for them.

But it led to luxury art, antiques, and jewelry, and the stars of the evening, Sharon Bush and Lauren Bush Lauren. A crowd had gathered watch Lauren and her charity the FEED Foundation open the New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show. The FEED Foundation is dedicated to fighting hunger and poverty throughout the world. The organization is very active in helping to feed the homeless in New York City.

Ellie Cullman and Richard Steinberg were also there to welcome designers and dignitaries as they hosted the VIP Preview Party, where guests including Frederick Anderson, Robin Cofer, Audrey Gruss, Virginia Pitman and Jean Shafiroff perused the treasures while enjoying cocktails and canapes.

The event was hosted by Palm Beach Show Group and its CEO Scott Diament, who welcomed over 2000 guests to the venue on Wednesday, November 10 for a cocktail reception. Diament also presented Lauren with a check for $10,000 that provide over 90,000 meals to hungry children. He also thanked guests, including his business partner Robert Samuels and the British Antique Dealers Association (BADA), in its first year at the Show.

Some of the country’s leading designers including Geoffrey Bradfield and Danielle Chiel were on hand to check out the more than a billion-dollars’ worth of collectibles from exhibitors from around the world. If you were saving up for a $75,000 Tiffany & Co. Diamond Bracelet, now’s your chance to splurge.

World-renowned exhibitors including Guarisco Gallery, Jeff R. Bridgman Antiques, Masterworks Fine Art, Macklowe Gallery, M.S. Rau Antiques, Ophir Gallery, Pat Saling, Rehs Galleries, Sabbadini, Sandra Cronan, Sylvia Powell Decorative Arts, and Willow Galleries filled aisle after aisle with one-of-a-kind offerings. More than 30,000 items at the show spanned every genre, juxtaposing many periods and movements. Visitors had the opportunity to view and purchase fine art from across a broad spectrum of Old Masters, German Expressionist, 18th and 19th Century European, American Regionalist, Modern and Contemporary artists.

A new addition to the show was the Contemporary Spotlight, where guests enjoyed a curated section showcasing an exciting multidisciplinary selection of post- war and contemporary art, objects, and design from exhibitors including Art Link International, Gallery Koo, Villa Del Arte Gallery and The Mcloughlin Gallery.

Visit the New York Art, Antique & Jewelry show website at

Photos by Owen Hoffmann/©Patrick McMullan.


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