Winter performance, postponed due to covid surgery, set for April
The 68th edition of the Winter Show will run from April 1 to April 10 inside Barneys New York’s former flagship venue at 660 Madison Avenue, art fair organizers announced Wednesday Six.
Fair, benefit for Residential area in the Easta nonprofit organization serving the Bronx and North Manhattan, has postpone in December because of the rise of the coronavirus pandemic. (It was slated to be held in January at the Park Avenue Armory.) The fair has a virtual kick-off for its 2021 edition and this year it will be live and include several online viewing rooms.
“It was disappointing to have to postpone, but we knew it was the right decision,” Helen Allen, executive director of the Winter Show, said in an interview.
“But there is nothing better than seeing the artwork firsthand and we are delighted to have found a new location,” she added.
The fair was founded in the 1950s as a premier venue for antique buyers and has since expanded its reach into fine art and design. Dealers are vetted by a committee and often produce richly decorated booths that separate them from the simple white walls synonymous with the contemporary art market.
Allen says the fair will be divided into five floors inside the former department store and include 62 exhibitors. She said that while eight dealers originally planned to attend the event have given up, they will participate in the virtual fair.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/04/arts/the-winter-show-sets-april-dates.html Winter performance, postponed due to covid surgery, set for April