New York

Piers 92 & 94


Architectural Digest Design Show

Pier 92 & 94

March 16-19, 2017

711 12th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

For information, call 800.677.6278 or visit


Leaf Coffee Table, by Neutra Living, featured in the AD Design Show.


This week, an estimated 40,000 design enthusiasts will converge in Manhattan for the Architectural Digest Design Show, a four-day extravaganza that will showcase new products from more than 400 brands. The show offers something for every room in the house, from the McKenzie & Keim-designed Pivot Table, a contemporary reimagining of minimalist furniture, to a new series of charcoal drawings by Cecile Brunswick for those with a taste for non-figurative art in the spirit of Abstract Expressionism. On hand will be a number of high-wattage luminaries from the world of design to answer questions such as, “Has the limited-edition craze plateaued?” and, “Is there any great Prouvé left to find?”


At Pier 92, adjacent to the AD Design Show, will be “DIFFA’s DINING BY DESIGN,” an annual event in which the New York-based Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) invites local and international designers to convert the unadorned interior of the venue into an over-the-top dining environment. Proceeds go toward raising awareness of HIV/AIDS and sponsoring a variety of programs to support those impacted by the disease.




American Folk Art Museum


Carlo Zinelli (1916-1974) / Eugen Gabritschevsky: Theater of the Imperceptible

March 14-August 20, 2017

American Folk Art Museum

2 Lincoln Square, New York, NY 10023

For information, call 212.595.9533 or visit


Carlo Zinelli, Untitled (Four Red Figures on a Yellow Background), 1961. Gouache on paper, 19 3/4 × 27 1/2 in. Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne, Switzerland. Photo by Henri Germond © Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne.


The work of Carlo Zinelli (1916-1974) was born in hardship and strife: the Italian-born painter dropped out of school at an early age and was later drafted into an alpine military unit (the Alpini) under General Franco, in Spain. This experience would define his artistic practice: in 1947, Zinelli was consigned to a psychiatric hospital in Verona, Italy, where he made terracotta sculptures and, in 1957, the first of his paintings. Like the work of Francis Bacon (1909-1992), that of Zinelli points to a tortured psyche imprinted with the carnage of World World II.


Opening this week at the American Folk Art Museum, in Manhattan, are two landmark exhibitions—Carlo Zinelli (1916-1974) and Eugen Gabritschevsky: Theater of the Imperceptible—that assemble works by two masters of art brut who suffered from mental illness. Art brut, French for “raw art,” was a term invented by Jean Dubuffet to denote the antithesis of art culturel, or “cultural art.” In North America, one of the best-known practitioners of art brut was the Alabama-born Ronald Lockett (1965 - 1998), the subject of a retrospective at the American Folk Art Museum last fall.




The Metropolitan Museum of Art | The Met Breuer


Marsden Hartley’s Maine

March 15-June 18, 2017

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | The Met Breuer

945 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021

For information, call 212.731.1675 or visit

Marsden Hartley, The Silence of High Noon—Midsummer, 1907-8. Oil on canvas 30 1/2 x 30 1/2 in. Collection of Jan T. and Marica Vilcek, Promised Gift to The Vilcek Foundation.

Maine. Land of lobster shacks and inlets, lighthouses, and hardscrabble villages. A new Marsden Hartley (1877-1943) exhibition at The Met Breuer is an ode to the state and “will undoubtedly inspire visitors to experience Maine this summer and retrace Hartley’s footsteps for themselves,” in the words of organizers. The show, which features ninety paintings and drawings, will later travel to the Colby Museum of Art, in Waterville, Maine.




Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston Gaillard Center


Charleston Antiques Show

Charleston Gaillard Center

March 17-19, 2017

95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

For information, call 843.722.3405 or visit


An interior by Timothy Whealon, one of the featured speakers. Photograph by Tim Street-Porter.


Against a backdrop of kudzu-decked oak trees and antebellum architecture, antique enthusiasts will gather in Charleston, S.C., for the Charleston Antiques Show. This year, the event will take place in the Gaillard Center and offer visitors a chance to browse the inventory of such dealers as Arader Galleries (New York City), Fletcher/Copenhaver Fine Art (Fredericksburg, Va.), G. Sergeant Antiques (Woodbury, Conn.) and Rehs Galleries, Inc. (New York City). Despite its size, the show will try to create an intimate atmosphere, with a series of tête-à-têtes with designers like Timothy Whealon and Alex Papachristidis. This is a charitable event to benefit Historic Charleston Foundation.




Houston, Texas

Silver Street Studios


Houston Antiques + Art + Design

Silver Street Studios

March 17-19, 2017

2000 Edwards Street, Houston, TX 77002

For information, call 708.366.2710 or visit


This design show, which includes 60 exhibitors from the U.S., Canada, Europe and Latin America, will feature a various and sundry mix of silver, bronzes, ceramics, furniture, rare books, paintings, jewelry, lighting, crystal, works on paper, and rugs. Among those in attendance will be Benchmark of Palm Beach (Blue Ridge, Ga.), Jacob’s Diamond and Estate Jewelry (Los Angeles) and LR Antiques (Houston). The emphasis this year is on the twentieth century, with a lecture series dedicated to Art Deco and mid-century modernism.


The proceedings will kick off with a cocktail party on March 16 and conclude with a meditation on the future of the profession from editor and author Robert Leleux.




London, United Kingdom

Duke of York Square


British Antique Dealers’ Association 2017

Duke of York Square

March 15-21, 2017

Chelsea, London SW3 4LY

For information, call +44 (0) 20 7589 6108 or visit


A rare scarlet japanned bureau cabinet, English, ca. 1720. 95 x 41 x 23 in. Courtesy Godson & Coles © Godson & Coles.
Diamond, emerald, ruby and sapphire brooch in the form of a bee, with a coloured diamond to the body, English, ca. 1880. Courtesy Sandra Cronan Ltd © Sandra Cronan Ltd.



To welcome the spring (which may be hard to imagine with a late-season blizzard headed to the American East Coast), the British Antique Dealers’ Association has invited 100 dealers to exhibit their wares at a week-long event at the Duke of York Square, in the tony neighborhood of Chelsea.


The BADA fair is known for its careful selection of objects, reviewing every item for sale to ensure quality and authenticity. This year’s offerings run the gamut from traditional to contemporary, ranging from a late-eighteenth-century scarlet japanned bureau to diamond-studded hexapods from Sandra Cronan Ltd, in London, that bring to mind the zoomorphic confections of Jean Schlumberger.




The Netherlands

MECC Maastricht


TEFAF Maastricht

The European Fine Art Fair

March 10-19, 2017

MECC Maastricht, Forum 100, 6229 GV Maastricht

For information, call +31 411 646440 or visit


Dosso Dossi, Melissa O Circe, ca. 1522-1524. Courtesy Galleria Borghese, Rome.


Established in 1988, TEFAF is an encyclopedic fair of art and antiques with 270 exhibitors of international renown. The annual event, a magnet for private and institutional collectors from around the world, will offer fine objects arranged in nine thematic categories: Antiques, Classical, Antiquities, Curated, Design, Haute Joaillerie, Modern, Paintings, Paper and Showcase.

This year's event, which continues through this week, features a loan exhibition from the Galleria Borghese, in Rome, that will showcase Italian paintings and sculptures from the Renaissance, including Melissa O Circe (Dosso Dossi, ca. 1522-1524).