2013 Press Coverage

From Homespun to Hallucinogenic in Two Fairs

Metro Show and Editions/Artists’ Book Fair Don’t be fooled by the name. The Metro Show, the art and antiques fair going on this week at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, is not a display of sophisticated urbanity. A two-year-old reincarnation of the event formerly known as the American Antiques Show, it does feature 34 dealers trafficking in an extraordinarily wide range of materials, from ancient Andean textiles at William Siegal’s booth to a wooden model of a French W.. Continues:

Outsider Art, Americana, Wondrous Dice Highlight NYC's Second-Annual Metro Show

NEW YORK — A dealer-who-shall-not-be-named shot me an exasperated look when I tried to get her to open up about how the Metro Show was going. "This is a really boring show, I know." This sort of frankness is a journalistic gold nugget, particularly during the first day of a small fair. Nevertheless, I think this dealer may have just been sitting on the wrong side of the room. The Metro Show, which emerged last year from the ashes of the American Folk Art Museum-run American Antiques F.. Continues:

The Metro Show and Editions Artists’ Book Fair Lure Antiquarians and Bibliophiles to Chelsea

Bitter cold didn’t stop big crowds from descending on the second annual Metro Show and Editions | Artists’ Book Fair when they opened Wednesday night. The two fairs are running jointly through Jan. 27 (E|AB was originally scheduled for last November, but was postponed by Hurricane Sandy). The adjacent Chelsea venues—the Metropolitan Pavilion and the Altman Building—are connected internally, creating one cavernous collector’s mecca... Continues:


Good news from the METRO Show and Edition/Artists' Book Fair We love a good collaboration – who doesn’t these days? – but we’re especially impressed by the second annual METRO Show teaming up with the estimable Edition/Artists' Book Fair. The E/AB Fair, now in its 15th year was originally scheduled to take place in early November in its usual location, Center548 on West 22nd Street. But the effects of Hurricane Sandy of Manhattan forced the show to cancel. When the or.. Continues:

The Art Market: go figurative

Christie’s breaks records; Art London goes contemporary; reopenings after superstore Sandy In New York, art galleries in the districts stricken by superstorm Sandy are gradually reopening, and despite gloomy prognoses that many would not return, there have been no reported definitive closures so far. Meanwhile, the second edition of Metro Show, an art fair in Chelsea, opens on Thursday. .. Continues:

Zigzag at The METRO Show

Besides the broad array of enticing objects offered by more than three-dozen select galleries at the 2013 METRO Show, which opens for a five-day run on January 23, visitors will be greeted by Zigzag, an impossible-to-miss architectural tour de force, designed by Igor Siddiqui and Deborah Schneiderman, of ISSSStudio+deSc, who teamed up for the METRO Show. Starting at the Metropolitan Pavilion’s front entrance, fair-goers will encounter a continuous zigzag wall, nearly 100-feet long with hei.. Continues:

A Sign-Painter's Art, Paris 1930s

This tour de force period typography and paper samples, the likes of which has never seen equal, will be one of the hundreds of spectacular items on view at the METRO Show at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, January 23-27. Loosely bound into five books, this piece, painted in the same hand, includes various random pencil notations "Paris 1930," can be seen on the stand of Ricco Maresca... Continues:

Colorful Distractions: Top-tier shows for art and antiques lovers offer an antidote to the gray days of January.

There are many ways to beat the winter blahs, but if you’re drawn to beautiful things, late January is a good time to make a trip to the city, where exhibitions of fine art and precious objects will provide some color and tempt your pocketbook... Continues:


The Metro Show opens its second edition in New York on Wednesday January 23 (preview), with the Show open from Thursday January 24 through Sunday January 27. Dealers represented will be offering a range of works, from Americana, Tribal and Folk to Outsider and Self-Taught. Galleries will include Ames Gallery, Carl Hammer, Giampietro, Cavin Morris and Ricco Maresca... Continues:

Strong gallery line-up for NYC’s Metro Show

When the second edition of The METRO Show at the Metropolitan Pavilion opens to the public for its four-day run on Jan. 24, 2013, fair-goers will have a sweeping array of artwork to peruse. The new dealer line-up includes preeminent specialists in the field of outsider and self-taught art, contemporary dealers and dealers specializing in ethnographic works, Americana, paintings and prints, furniture, Native American, historical design, textiles, and American folk art... Continues:’s-metro-show--2

The Metro Show 2013

The Metro Show is not an antiques show; it is an art show. While the Winter Antiques Show, the Ceramics Fair, and Antiques at the Armory cater to the old guard, the Metro Show is cultivating a new audience. Caroline Kerrigan Lerch, the director of the January 24-27 show, pulled together dealers in tribal and ethnographic art, prints, paintings, Outsider art, Art Brut, folk art, toys, needlework, and American folk art, furniture, and 20th-century design in order to strip away barriers among cent.. Continues:

The Metro Show NYC

The Metro Show will display the latest developments and products related to the sculpture objects and functional art. The show will provide an effective stage for the exhibitors to display their diverse range of products to the endeavoring delegates. The Metro Show NYC event will help the exhibitors to expose the business in the targeted market and the visitors will be introduced to the latest products and developments. The products displayed in the show will be paintings, furniture, drawings, p.. Continues:

V&M Unveils V&M's Design Atelier Pop-Up Lounge at Prestigious METRO Show; Styled by Christopher Coleman

NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- V&M (Vintage and Modern, ) is proud to present V&M's Design Atelier Pop-Up Lounge at the 2013 METRO Show, which opens with a preview evening on January 23 at the Metropolitan Pavilion... Continues:


12:30 P.M.  8th Floor Dialogues 
Bill Traylor: Myth vs. Reality
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1:30 P.M.  8th Floor Dialogues 
THINGS LOVE: The Legacy of Kirk Mangus
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The name "Larsen" is synonymous with 20th century textiles. Ever since Jack Lenor Larsen, Inc. was established in 1952, the influence of its innovative, farseeing founder has permeated the field of interior design. Ranging from filmy casement cloths to plush upholstery, from the formal geometry of complex doubleweave to the freshness of colorful organic prints, Larsen textiles have enhanced walls and floors of large company headquarters, educational institutions, jet planes, and private homes.