The New York Art, Antique, & Jewelry Show is evicted from the Park Avenue Armory

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The Park Avenue Armory

The Park Avenue Armory

The New York Art, Antique, & Jewelry Show has been running continuously at the Park Avenue Armory for 35 years under slightly different names and different promoters. (The current promoters are the Palm Beach Show Group.) Now Armory president Rebecca Robertson has decided to end antique shows in preference to live events. If she cannot be persuaded to change her mind, the show will have to find a different venue next year, which can only hurt. The Park Avenue Armory is an historic building in the middle of the wealthiest area of Manhattan. Billionaires (e.g. Carl Icahn and Ivana Trump) can just roll out of bed and walk to the Armory. It’s highly likely that the show will lose many of its best clients if forced to move to another venue.

Opening night at the New York Art, Antique and Jewelry Show

Opening night at the New York Art, Antique and Jewelry Show

The New York Art, Antique, & Jewelry Show may not be the only show affected. The Winter Antiques Show, the New York Antiquarian Book Fair and the International Fine Art & Antiques Show may all lose their spots going forward. With a $65 million gift from the Thompson Family Foundation to encourage live events, Ms. Robertson is unlikely to change her mind.

Personally it’s quite disappointing. With rumors that the NYC Pier Antiques Show will be discontinued permanently, I was hoping to exhibit at this show next year. Now all bets are off. I have no idea what will happen, but you can help by signing a petition to restore the show. Click here to sign.

For the complete article from artnet news, click here. For the article from the New York Times, click here.

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