New Yorkers, and many visitors from around the world, are eagerly awaiting the opening of the Spring Masters New York. With an invitation-only preview party on Thursday, May 5 and then shows on the 6th through the 9th, The third edition of the Spring Masters is shaping up beautifully.
This year’s edition will feature 62 international exhibitors who will be showcasing fine art, design, jewelry, furniture and more. All of this will be displayed in the unique hexagonal exhibition plan created by Rafael Vinoly. As described recently on Art Daily, “The vibrant eclecticism of the range of periods on view is boldly offset by the incomparable use of the Park Avenue Armory Drill Hall through architect Rafael Viñoly’s design, creating vistas and juxtapositions unlike any other art fair in the world. The fair’s signature hexagonal booths remain the most dramatic change in the Park Avenue Armory’s fair format in three decades. The non-linear arrangement creates unexpected dialogues between painting, sculpture, and design objects, encouraging a sense of discovery and aligning with the collector’s preference of cross-collecting.”
Planned exhibitors for this year include: Abellan from New York, Cahn Intenrational from Basel, Phoenix Ancient Art from New York and Geneva with co-owners Hicham Aboutaam and Ali Aboutaam, Maison d’Art from Monaco, Martin du Louvre from Paris, Rumi Galleries from Toronto and so many others.
The show will take place at the Park Avenue Armory and is welcoming two new exhibitors this year with strong backgrounds in highlighting Asian-based artists to the Western world. The two galleries are Yufuku Gallery from Tokyo and Sundaram Tagore from New York. Both should add an extra touch to the international flair of the show. As Jeff Rabin, co-director of Spring Masters recently said,
“In this increasingly dynamic and competitive art market, a collector’s time is limited and his/her attention fragmented. Thus one needs to create a fair that is constantly evolving and changing each year to surprise and delight this community of dedicated collectors. Every year Michael and I travel around the world to find new exhibitors to reach further towards meeting this high bar.”