VIP opening of AVENUE Shows

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Last night, AVENUE teamed up with the New York School of Interior Design to kick off the March edition of AVENUE Shows Antiques & Art at the Armory.

The VIP opening night benefited the NYSID and honored legendary designer Mario Buatta. Every notable from the design world walked through the doors of the Park Avenue Armory, browsing, gawking, shopping, mingling and enjoying the cocktail reception that was held before the dinner at The Metropolitan Club. Guests included Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, Christopher Ciphers, Wilbur Ross, Gillian and Sylvester Miniter, Jamee Gregory, Fernanda Kellogg, Margaret Russell, Jerry Lauren, Hillary Geary Ross, Pauli Oneh, Arthur Wayne, Barbara Bancroft and Mark Gilbertson.

Expect to see these, and many more, notables now through Sunday–as this night was just the first of many more fabulous days ahead at AVENUE’s Antiques & Art at the Armory Show. The AVENUEinsider is proud to be a part of the season’s most extraordinary antique show and couldn’t wait to peruse the floor…

There truly is something for everyone–whether you’re into contemporary art, fine furniture, master paintings, estate jewelry or all of the above!

At Dean Project’s booth, you’ll even find a giant fiberglass popsicle (next to a set of stained sticks) hanging on the wall–the new sculpture is by Tim Berg & Rebekah Myers and is appropriately titled “Here today, gone tomorrow”.  You can even pick your pop’s flavor (aka color) to go with your decor: grape, cherry, blue raspberry, lime and orange. Owner of the gallery, Marc Dean, says he sold 15 out of the 20 sculptures while down in south Florida at the Miami and Palm Beach shows and now is “excited to be showing at the Armory”. So make sure to POP in before they’re all gone!

The ever-fabulous Newel enlisted the help of Douglas Little to create their booth display at the show. And as expected, it is out of this world! Each “room” has a theme and it is as interactive as it is interesting.

Other fab displays of antiques & art on the AVENUEinsider radar were from Gavin Spanierman ltd, Gary Rubinstein Antiques, Michael Pashby Antiques, and Lobel Modern.

Check out the pics from the show, and don’t forget to visit the AVENUE Shows Antiques & Art at the Armory! For complete info visit www.avenueshows.com.

The fun goes until Sunday. I’d say this is a FINE excuse to shop ’til you drop!


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