April 30, 2015 | Press Release

INTERNATIONAL ART AND DESIGN FAIR SPRING MASTERS NEW YORK OPENS MAY 8, 2015

Sixty-one exhibitors to showcase works from antiquity through the 21st century within Rafael Viñoly’s hexagonal booth layout May 8–12, 2015 Park Avenue Armory, New York

(New York, NY) April 30, 2015—Spring Masters New York, the international art and design fair showcasing exceptional works from antiquity through the 21st century, will take placeFriday, May 8 through Tuesday, May 12, 2015, transforming the historic Park Avenue Armory with architect Rafael Viñoly’s groundbreaking hexagonal booth layout.

Timed to coincide with the peak of the spring art season in New York, Spring Masters attracts leading exhibitors and collectors from around the world. The fair was created to respond to global demand for a high-quality event that offers a breadth of material during this exciting time. Directors Michael Plummer and Jeff Rabin of Artvest Partners bring their extensive experience and innovative strategies in other art businesses to the art fair landscape.

The fair will feature expertly curated and thoroughly vetted presentations by 61 exhibitors from the U.S. and Europe. Viñoly’s layout will foster a dialogue between the diverse periods and styles on view, from distinguished Old Masters works presented by Richard L. Feigen & Co. and Otto Naumann Ltd., to Todd Merrill Studio’s contemporary designs. Debra Force Fine Art, Inc. will exhibit a watercolor painting by Edward Hopper, and Mullany will showcase a 16th century Flemish tapestry, on view for the first time in the U.S. Osborne Samuel Gallerywill show works ranging from Korean artist Kwang Young Chun to British sculptor Tony Cragg.

Galleries will emphasize their unique areas of expertise: Ronald Phillips LTD will display 18th century English furnishings by Thomas Chippendale, Robert Adam and John Cobb, Moeller Fine Art will share their collection of 19th and 20th century masterworks, Michael Goedhuis will offer Chinese contemporary ink art, Salon 94 will focus on a solo installation by contemporary artist Kueng Caputo, and Coll & Cortés will present sculptures by José de Mora and Pedro de Mena, among other Spanish artists. Additional highlights include Tomasso Brothers Fine Art’s European Renaissance bronzes, Didier Ltd.’s selection of jewelry,Hammer Galleries’ Impressionist and Modern works, including Edgar Degas, Fernand Léger, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall and Claude Monet, Armand Bartos Fine Art’s 20th century art, and Lost City Arts’ display of 70 ceramic forms by Fausto Salvi. Bernard Goldberg Fine Arts, LLC will feature early American Modernism, Vojtech Blau will highlight a large-scale tapestry by Alexander Calder, while works by Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Auguste Rodin, and other pioneering sculptors will fill Bowman Sculpture’s booth.

Building on Spring Masters’ theme of juxtapositions and its focus on collecting across periods and centuries, New York-based interior designer Jamie Drake will present a specially curated booth consisting of objects and artwork drawn from the fair’s exhibitors. Renowned for his exuberant color sense, eye for unique detail, and equal facility in traditional and modern styles, Drake counts Madonna and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg among his clients. His sophisticated, contemporary living space will welcome guests into the fair. Drake notes, “Selecting from the diverse offerings of Spring Masters New York is a pleasure. My urbane interiors always employ an array of cultures, periods, textures and forms to create spaces that delight the eye and pique the mind.”

Spring Masters New York 2015 Exhibitor List:

ACA Galleries | New York
Armand Bartos Fine Art | New York
Avery Galleries | Bryn Mawr, PA
Bernard Goldberg Fine Arts | New York
Betty Krulik Fine Art | New York
Bowman Sculpture | London
Browse & Darby | London
Clinton Howell Antiques | New York
Coll & Cortés | London & Madrid
Conner • Rosenkranz LLC | New York
David Findlay Jr. Gallery | New York
David Richard Gallery | Santa Fe, NM
Debra Force Fine Art, Inc. | New York
Didier Ltd. | London
Dolan/Maxwell | Philadelphia, PA
Drake Design Associates | New York
Drucker Antiques | Mount Kisco, NY
Forum Gallery | New York
Galerie Boulakia | Paris
Galerie Valerie Danenberg | Paris
Hammer Galleries | New York
Heather James | Palm Desert, CA
Historical Design | New York
Holden Luntz Gallery | Palm Beach, FL
Jeffrey Henkel | Pennington, NJ
Jerald Melberg Gallery | Charlotte, NC
John Martin Gallery | London
Lillian Nassau | New York
Long-Sharp Gallery | Indianapolis, IN
Lost City Arts | New York
Macklowe Gallery | New York
Martin du Louvre | Paris
Max ID NY | Sag Harbor, NY
Michael Goedhuis | London
Michael Pashby Antiques | New York
Moeller Fine Art | New York
Moretti Fine Art | London
Mullany | London
Opera Gallery | London
Osborne Samuel Gallery | London
Otto Naumann Ltd. | New York
Phoenix Ancient Art | New York
Portland Gallery | London
Primavera Gallery | New York
Richard L. Feigen & Co. | New York
Robert Simon Fine Art | New York
Ronald Phillips LTD | London
Salon 94 | New York
Schillay Fine Art | New York
Simon Teakle | Greenwich, CT
Soraya Cartategui Fine Art | Madrid
Sylvia Powell Decorative Arts | London
The Silver Fund | Palm Beach, FL
Thomas Colville Fine Art | New York
Todd Merrill Studio | New York
Tomasso Brothers Fine Art | Leeds
Trinity House | New York
Urban Archaeology | New York
Vojtech Blau | New York
Waterhouse & Dodd | New York
William Siegal Gallery | Santa Fe, NM

About Spring Masters New York:

Spring Masters New York was founded as The Spring Show NYC in 2011 by the Art and Antique Dealers League of America (AADLA). Inspired to bring innovation, museum-like quality and an international presence to the fair experience, Artvest Partners acquired The Spring Show NYC in late 2013. Artvest re-conceptualized and rebranded it to foster a dialogue on collecting emphasizing connoisseurship, curation, and the visitor experience. Spring Masters New Yorkprovides audiences with an opportunity to engage with exceptional works of art and design from antiquity through the 21st century and across cultures and geographic regions.

About Artvest Partners:

Artvest is an art advisory firm founded by Michael Plummer and Jeff Rabin that counsels private clients, museums, foundations, and Fortune 500 companies on valuations, market projections, acquisitions, dispositions, and business strategies related to art. Additionally, Artvest arranges art financing for private collectors and dealers. Since its founding in 2009, Artvest has guided clients from around the globe on projects in the billions of dollars. In 2013, while consulting for Citibank’s Equity Research Group, Artvest concluded a groundbreaking, thirteen-year analysis of Sotheby’s that quickly led to activist investors taking sizeable positions in the company. In 2014, Artvest was retained by the Detroit Institute of Arts and the City of Detroit to provide a valuation analysis of the entire collection and to then further serve as an Expert Witness in the City’s Chapter 9 bankruptcy trial. Misters Plummer and Rabin are two of the leading speakers in the art industry and have lectured extensively and been featured on FOX Business News, CNBC and CNBC Asia. Additionally, their observations on the art market are frequently quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Barron’s, the Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, The Washington Post, and The Art Newspaper, among others. For more information, please visit:artvest.com

Spring Masters New York | May 8-12, 2015
VIP Preview Party | May 7, 2015, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Arts’ Night Out | May 8, 2015, 6:00 – 9:30 PM
Arts’ Night Out will feature a partnership with ProjectArt, a non-profit organization with a single goal – to inspire creative minds by putting paintbrushes in the hands of young New Yorkers whose schools lack the resources to provide adequate arts education.

For more information, please visit: springmastersny.com
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Media Contact: Nicole Rumore, FITZ & CO, nicole.rumore@fitzandco.com, 646-589-0928

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