In keeping with The Winter Show’s commitment to presenting works that are the highest standards of quality in the art market, every object that is presented on the Show floor is vetted for authenticity, date, and condition by a committee of more than 120 experts from the United States and Europe.
“Each year, The Winter Show offers dedicated and passionate collectors and connoisseurs the opportunity to acquire and learn about an extensive range of works from around the world,” said Executive Director Helen Allen. “Through the thoughtful presentations by the exhibitors and the educational centered programs, visitors have fantastic opportunities to engage with works including painting, sculpture, tapestry, prints, ceramics, jewelry, antique furniture, and contemporary design. Special to this year, our incredibly talented Design Council Co-Chairs will be designing vignettes to inspire our visitors to encounter juxtapositions among the curated displays and exhibitor booths.”
Exhibitor highlights at the 2023 fair include:
- Arader (Philadelphia, and New York, USA) presents a selection of Rare Maps, Prints, Rare Books, and Watercolors of the 16th through 19th centuries.
- Daniel Crouch (London, UK; New York, USA) presents a special exhibition, Sic Itur Ad Astra,exploring 500 years of celestial cartography. Objects include maps, atlases, photographs, globes, planetaria, and scientific instruments that range from an astronomical calendar made in 1455 through images of the Hubble telescope taken in 1990.
- Geoffrey Diner Gallery (Washington, D.C.) highlights a 1969 dining set by George Nakashima, including a table with ten chairs, commissioned by award-winning National Geographic photographer Wilbur E. ‘Bill’ Garrett.
- H. Blairman & Sons (London, UK) specializing in furniture and decorative arts, brings an early 19th century Mahogany Armchair, after a design by Thomas Hope (1769-1831). A chair, part of the same set, is in the collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK.
- Hirschl & Adler (New York, USA) presents 18th century through early-20th century American and European paintings, works on paper, decorative arts, and prints and sculpture, including an 1804 portrait by American painter John Singleton Copley depicting his friend’s children Mary Montagu and Robert Copley, and two monumental art deco paintings by French painter, etcher, sculptor, fashion illustrator, and designer Bernard Boutet de Monvel.
- Joan B. Mirviss LTD (New York, USA) presents, 10 x 10 Past and Present: Japanese Masters of Ceramics, featuring artists representing the best of 20th century and modern Japanese ceramic including: Hamada Shōji, Kawai Kanjirō, Matsui Kōsei, and Shimizu Uichi, amongst others.
- Kentshire (New York, USA) showcasing antique and contemporary jewelry, highlights an exquisite Victorian articulated serpent bracelet with oval and rose-cut diamonds.
- Levy Galleries (New York, USA) will feature The Potter Family Chippendale Tall Case Clockfrom Providence Rhode Island. Potter had served as a Rhode Island militia member during the Revolution and his written commission from Governor Nicholas Cooke is included with the clock. This is the first time this clock has been out of the Potter family.
- Lilian Nassau (New York, USA) specialists in the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany, presents Tiffany Studio objects including a rare Favrile Glass Lava Vase, as well as mid-century modern furniture.
- Lowell Libson & Jonny Yarker Ltd (London, UK) features a striking portrait bust by Anne Seymour Damer, one of the most important female sculptors of the 18th century. This marble bust, carved in 1789, depicts the sculptor’s mother, Lady Caroline Campbell, later to become the Countess of Ailesbury.
- Thistlethwaite Americana (Middleburg, VA, USA) highlights a selection of 18th to 20th century Americana paintings, prints, decorative arts, and furniture.
- Thomsen Gallery (New York, USA) specializing in important Japanese paintings and works of art, brings The Nest by Möri Shükö (1929), a two-panel folding screen depicting four young egrets in a mature pine tree, nearing the end of their nestling phase. The artist, known for his ornithological precision and bold compositional approach, uses techniques that trace back to the screens of 18th century master Maruyama Ō kyo.
Additional notable art and objects on view include:
- Bernard Goldberg Fine Arts, LLC (New York, NY,) will present two important works by Lithuanian sculptor Jacques Lipchitz, Lesson of a Disaster, 1961-1970, a monumental bronze measuring over 11 feet and Bather, a cubist composition from 1917.
- Clinton Howell Antiques (New York, USA) exhibits a rare and exquisite set of eight George IIcarved mahogany dining chairs with a unique pattern, attributed to Samuel Norman, and created for a member of the Pakington family, c. 1740, likely for Sir Herbert Pakington’s stately home Westwood Park (Worcestershire, UK).
- Eguiguren Arte de Hispanoamérica (Buenos Aires, Argentina) brings The Battle of the Siege of Los Angeles, by James Walker, a British artist who immigrated to the US, known for creating monumental battle scenes of pivotal moments in American history. This masterpiece, from the 3rd quarter of the 19th century, is a summarized depiction of events that occurred in August 1846 on Fort Hill during the Mexican-American war, and the battle for land in that region.
- French & Company (New York, USA) features an important Benjamin West 18th century portrait of Prince William on the deck of HMS Prince George, commissioned by his father, King George III. The painting was then gifted to the Prince’s commanding officer, Admiral Digby.
- Kelly Kinzle (New Oxford, PA, USA) presents a limited edition 1929 Commodore Roadster, an Art Deco masterpiece by Isotta Fraschini, featuring a Lalique hood ornament. Only one of nine others ordered from Milan, this roadster, equipped with the “Super Sprint” package, possessed power, speed, and refined engineering, coupled with astonishing luxury coachwork by Carrozzeria Castagna.
- Koopman Rare Art (London, UK) features a group of exquisite pieces including a spectacular Madame Mere Inkstand by Jean-Baptiste-Claude Odiot, made for Napoleon I’s mother Letizia Ramolino, adorned with elements symbolic of the time including bees, Napoleon’s chosen emblem of power, an imperial eagle, further representing strength, and a miniature portrait of Ramolino made by François-Juste-Joseph Sieurac. Also notable is a monumental pair of George III silver candelabra in Louis XVI style for the Earl of Lonsdale, modeled by Paul Storr of Storr & Co.
- Robert Simon Fine Art (New York, USA) offers a stunning allegorical painting by the renowned Jan Brueghel the Younger, known for his idealized landscapes, and Hendrick van Balen, a specialist in figure painting. The 17th century piece is an allegory of the season of Abundance, featuring figures associated with the bounty of the autumn harvest, Bacchus, the wine god, and Ceres, the goddess of agriculture.
Design Council Co-Chair Vignettes
Each year the Show invites leaders from the worlds of interior design and architecture to lend their voices as Design Council Co-Chairs, honoring its deep relationship with the design community. This year, to celebrate the fair’s return to the Park Avenue Armory, the 2023 Design Co-Chairs Bunny Williams and Elizabeth Lawrence, Alex Papachristidis, and Stephen Sills, have designed special vignettes and installations throughout the fair. The three displays are inspired by and include objects from the Show’s 2023 exhibitors, showcasing the designer’s distinct curatorial and design vision.
The Winter Show presents a suite of public programming and special events throughout the run of the fair that offer visitors opportunities to deepen their knowledge and engage with current trends and topics. Emphasizing the Show’s collaborative focus and educational approach, the panel discussions and talks are presented by experts in art, antiques, and design as well as leaders from museums and institutions. A full schedule of programs will be announced in January and available online.
Public program highlights include a panel discussion “Collecting Outside the Line,” led by Ben Miller, host of Curious Objects, featuring Jesse Erickson, Curator of Printed Books and Bindings, The Morgan Library & Museum, and Jeremy Simien, Collector; a conversation presented in partnership with Asia Week New York, “Partners in Art: The Spectacular Collections of the Havemeyer Family,” presented by Thomas Denenberg, the John Wilmerding Director, Shelburne Museum, Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, Anthony W. and Lulu C. Wang Curator of American Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Dessa Goddard, Vice President, Director at Bonhams and Butterfields.
The Winter Show also presents several ticketed events to benefit East Side House featuring special programming and presentations. Highlights include the annual Design Luncheon panel discussion on January 20 featuring the 2023 Design Council Co-Chairs Bunny Williams, Alex Papachristidis, Stephen Sills, and Elizabeth Lawrence, moderated by Wendy Goodman, Design Editor of New York Magazine; and a seated luncheon and talk on January 21 titled “The Hunt for and Joy of Living with Art, Antiques, and Objects,” with Mitch Owens, American Editor of World of Interiors, and Suzanne Tucker, acclaimed Interior Designer. Tickets for the special fundraising events are available at thewintershow.org/events.
Opening Night Party will be held on Thursday, January 19th, 2023 from 5-9pm
Daily Admission from Friday, January 20th through Sunday, January 29th, 2023
The Fair is Open Daily at Noon. Closing times vary; for detailed hours visit The Winter Show Tickets
Young Collectors Night will be held on Thursday, January 26th from 6-9pm
Connoisseurs Night will be held on Friday, January 27th, 2023 from 5:30-8pm
About The Winter Show ~ The Winter Show is the leading art, antiques, and design fair in America, featuring 68 of 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 each object is vetted for authenticity, date, and condition by a committee of 150 experts from the United States and Europe.
All revenues from the fair’s general admissions and the net proceeds from the Opening Night Party and other special events benefit East Side House and contribute substantially to its private philanthropic budget. No part of sales made by exhibitors is received by East Side House. The Winter Show runs January 20–29, 2023, at the Park Avenue Armory, 67th Street and Park Avenue, New York City.
The Winter Show 2023 will run from January 20-29th at Park Avenue Armory, 67th Street and Park Avenue, NYC, with Opening Night Party to be held on Thursday, January 19th from 5-9pm.
Daily admission is $40 ($30 advance purchase), which includes a copy of the Show’s award-winning catalogue.
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.
Take a walk through the historic Park Avenue Armory.
Take a look-back to the 2022 Winter Show at 660 Madison Avenue.
Notable Sales during The Winter Show 2023:
- Aronson of Amsterdam (Amsterdam, Netherlands) announced the sale of a pair of rare and exceptional blue and white flower vases, Delft, circa 1700, to a private American collector for a six-figure sales price, among others.
- Avery Galleries (Bryn Mawr, PA, USA) a first-time exhibitor sold William Glackens (1870-1938), Oil on canvas Bouquet with Foxgloves, c. 1920s, and a painting by William Trost Richards (1833-1905), Salt Marshes, Atlantic City, c. 1886, among many others. Nicole Amoroso, Managing Director commented, “This was our first year exhibiting at The Winter Show and we were delighted by the success of our fair. We met new clients and also re-connected with old friends. The consistent high traffic, knowledge of the people who attended, and high quality of material on the floor all made the show a great experience.”
- Blairman & Sons Ltd (London, UK) sold a Cabinet designed and manufactured by George Bullock, c. 1815, made on rosewood and ebony, with brass inlay and gilt-lacquered bronze mounts. Martin P. Levy, Director, commented “It is wonderful being back in the Armory. We have made four, five, and six figure sales to collectors, designers, and institutions.”
- Jonathan Cooper (London, UK) sold contemporary works including Georgina Warne’s, Autumn Swan, 2022, Gary Stinton’s, Jaguar at Ease, 2021, and a watercolor by Marzio Tamer, titled Wolf, 2022, and said “We are delighted to be exhibiting at The Winter Show. This is a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase the work of our artists to a wider audience and to connect with art collectors and enthusiasts from around the world.”
- Dolan/Maxwell (Philadelphia, USA) another first-time exhibitor placed a 1946 pensive cast bronze by Elizabeth Catlett (American 1915-2012) with a Midwest museum in the range of $135,000-$150,000. Jon Eckel, Assistant Director, added “Dolan/Maxwell has been well received by The Winter Show audience and we have enjoyed introducing show visitors to Modern and Contemporary artists not yet on their radar. Works by all of our Contemporary artists received praise and we are pleased to report confirmed sales of works by Peter Brooke, Michael Canning & Donald Teskey.”
- Bernard Goldberg Fine Arts, LLC (New York, USA) sold an exquisite bronze cast sculpture by Auguste Rodin, One of the Burghers of Calais: Pierre de Wiessant, clothed, reduction, conceived c. 1887-95 and cast c. 1905, a watercolor and pencil on paper by Charles Burchfield, Lincoln Avenue at Main Street, Salem, Ohio, 1916, a pair of chairs by Frank Lloyd Wright from the C. Leigh Stevens House “Auldbrass” Yemassee, South Carolina, c. 1940s, and a painting by Charles Green Shaw, Untitled (Homage to Juan Gris), c. 1932, among other works.
- Imperial Art (Paris, France) sold a work by Jean-Baptiste Debret, a pupil of Jacques-Louis David, of a hand study based on the living model for David’s painting The Oath of the Horatii, to a US museum.
- Levy Galleries (New York, USA) sold a Thomas Frazer Chippendale Accordian Action Card Table, circa 1770, from Boston, and an exquisite Potter Family Chippendale Tall Case Clock, circa 1785, from Providence Rhode Island both for six figure sums. Frank Levy commented “This year’s fair has been fantastic, it feels like a bigger and more active crowd, and we had sales almost every day. People are happy to be back at the Armory.”
- Lowell Libson & Jonny Yarker Ltd (London, UK) sold a plumbago on vellum portrait of Jonathan Richardson, dated 5 Dec 1734, by John Milton (1607–1674), a drawing by Sir Thomas Lawrence of Isabella Fairlie drawn with black, red, and white chalk on prepared canvas, c. 1825, John Linnell’s, Sheperds, painted c. 1828, and The Eagle Tower by John Sell Cotman, of Caermarvon Castle, North Wales, a watercolor and pencil work on paper, 1802.
- Ben Macklowe, President & Owner of Macklowe Gallery (New York, USA) commented “We are thrilled to be back at the Armory for the show this year – the energy from both the exhibitors and the attendees has been very exciting. We’ve met new private collectors from all across the globe, with a renewed interest in Tiffany Studios, which is especially exciting for us!” Notable sales included a Bulgari “Monete” Ancient Coin Curb Link Necklace, c. 1970s with Ancient Roman Coins to a private collector for $97,000, opal and diamond blossom necklace, c. 1890, to a private collector for $32,000, and a Daum Nancy “Winter Scene” Vase, c. 1900, to a private collector for $26,000.
- Patrick & Ondine Mestdagh (Brussels, Belgium) sold a 19th century Kha Wooden Shield from Laos, province of Saravane, in the range of $5,000–$10,000, and a Karkar shield from Papua New Guinea in the range of $30,000 to a private West Coast collector.
- Joan B. Mirviss LTD (New York, USA) sold several works including a five-panel Japanese woodblock print of Yokohama by Utagawa Sadahide, 1861, to a leading Midwest museum, a 2022 swirling sculptural vessel by Japanese ceramic artist Sakiyama Takayuki, a bulbous, fluted mizusashi (water jar) from 1989 by Kawase Shinobu, and a 1950s large shallow bowl with nuka (rice-husk) white glaze ground with an iron-glazed black trailing design by Hamada Shoji.
- Lillian Nassau LLC (New York, USA) said “This has been a very good fair for us. We sold our star pieces including the Tiffany Studios Snowball window as well as the Bessie Potter Vonnoh figure for the Burnett fountain. We have received positive responses to our material and have sold in all categories, so we are very pleased and grateful.”
- The Old Print Shop (New York, USA) sold highlights including a 1965 lithograph by Alexander Calder, La Mousson, a sewn wool 1776–1876 Centennial patriotic American Flag, 1876, both for $12,000 each, and an 1853 engraving by Emanuel Leutze, Washington Crossing the Delaware, New York, published by Goupil & Co. for $39,500.
- Portuondo Gallery (London, UK; and New York, NY), a first-time exhibitor sold works including a 1975 hand-woven tapestry by Robert Motherwell (1915-1951), After in Brown and White, and an Elliptique sofa, pair of armchairs and footstools by Bernard Govin, produced by Saporitiin Italy, c. 1967.
- Rolleston Ltd (London, UK) sold a George II lacquer longcase clock by William Webster, English, c. 1750, a pair of Regency wall-lights attributed to Parker & Perry, English, c. 1805, A Charles II carved and silvered mirror, c. 1685, and a pair of George III perfume burners by Matthew Boulton, c. 1775, among others.
- J. Shrubsole, (New York, USA) sold Richard Bayley’s, Tankard, ca. 1760, Philadelphia, and a rare Japonisme “slipper dish” made c. 1880 by Tiffany & Company in their “mixed metals” style.
- Robert Simon Fine Art (New York, USA) sold highlights including Self-Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria by Virginia Vezzi (Virginia da Vezzo), A Silver Tazza “Alzata” with Figs and a Melon by Fede Galizia (Milan, 1578-1630), Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints Catherine, Ursula, John the Baptist and John the Evangelist by Suor Plautilla Nelli (Florence 1524-1588), A Pre-Raphaelite Stunner by Marie Spartali Stillman (Middlesex 1844-1927 London), Vanitas Still Life with a Skull and Rosary on an Open Bible, 1877 by Adrienne Gräfin von Pötting (Chrudim 1856-1909 Abbazia), and The Veiled King Death by Charlotte Major Wylie (London 1828-1909, Aberystwith Wales)
- Spencer Gordon of Spencer Marks (Southampton, MA, USA) said “We’ve sold several major pieces to institutions and individuals.” Sales to private collections included Tiffany & Co. Antique Sterling Silver Figural Ice Bowl, New York City, NY, 1877, a Tiffany & Co. Sterling and Other Metals Téte Téte Set, c. 1878, and Whiting Aesthetic Movement Sterling Silver and Mixed-Metal Tête-à-tête Tea Service, 1881, as well as a Tiffany & Co. Parcel Gilt Antique Sterling Ice Cream Service from The Mackay Service, NYC, c. 1878, exhibited at the Paris 1878 International Exposition, which was placed with an institution.
- Maureen Zarember of Tambaran (New York, USA) commented “The fair has been absolutely wonderful for us, we are very happy. We are an exhibitor of different materials, and we have had non-stop visitors and have had some wonderful sales, including to a New York museum. We are absolutely coming back to the fair. I’ve been talking to colleagues and everybody is so happy to be back at the Armory, especially me.”
- Taylor Thistlethwaite, Owner of Thistlethwaite Americana (Alexandria, VA, USA) said “It is great to sell wonderful American furniture to great young collectors. Brown furniture is strong with the young collectors and I am so thrilled it found the perfect home at The Winter Show.” Notable sales included a Walnut Ball and Claw Corner Chair from Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1760.