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Shows, fairs, and auctions

January 15, 2014  |  Shows and auctions

Jan 15 - 19

The LA Art Show; Los Angeles, CA    laartshow.com

January 21 - 26

New York Ceramics Fair; New York City    newyorkceramicsfair.com

January 22 - 26

Metro Show; New York, NY    metroshownyc.com

January 24 - 26

Armory Antique Show; New York City     armoryantiqueshow.com

January 23, 24 and 27

"Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver and Chinese Export Art"; Christie's, New York City

January 24 - 2

Winter Antiques Show; New York City    winterantiquesshow.com

January 25

"Visual Grace: Important American Folk Art from the Collection of Ralph O. Esmerian"; Sotheby's, New York City

January 25 - February 1

Master Drawings in New York; New York City    masterdrawingsinnewyork.com

January 25 - February 2

Brussels Antiques and Fine Art Fair (BRAFA); Brussels, Belgium    brafa.be

January 30 - 3

The Original Miami Beach Antique Show; Miami Beach, FL    miamibeachantiqueshow.com

 

 

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Early American Guitars at the Met

January 14, 2014  |  Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin 

Not for guitar lovers only, some thirty-five instruments from the Martin Museum in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, display the his­tory of the great American gui­tar  firm from its beginnings with the Viennese style instruments of C.F. Martin Sr., who came to this country, en­countered Spanish style guitars here, and combined the two styles in a way that influenced subse­quent makers of the instrument.

Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin • January 14 to December   metmuseum.org

Guitar by Christian Frederick Martin (1796 - 1873), c. 1850 - 1862. Spruce, rosewood, ebony, ivory, mother-of-pearl. C. F. Martin archives, photo­graph by John Sterling Ruth.

Also opening today at the Met: Piero della Francesca: Personal Encounters

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Piero della Francesca at the Met

January 14, 2014  |  Four paintings (three from European institutions and one from a private collection in New York) created by Piero della Francesca for private devotion will be shown to­gether for the first time: St. Jerome and a Donor; Madonna and Child with Two Angels; Saint Jerome in a Landscape; and Madonna and Child. The exhibition follows upon the Frick Collection's popular showing this year of seven of the eight works by the master known to ex­ist in the UnitedStates.

Piero della Francesca: Personal Encounters • January 14 to March 30 • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York  • metmuseum.org

Madonna (The Senigallia) and Child with Two Angels by Piero della Francesca (c. 1412 - 1492). Tempera and oil on walnut. Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, Urbino, Italy. 

Also opening today at the Met: Early American guitars

 

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Saying the V-word

January 10, 2014  |  At this year's Winter Antiques Show in New York, the loan exhibtion is Fresh Take: Making Connections at Peabody Essex Museum.  One of the show's highlights is an armchair from Vizagapatam, India, c. 1760 - 1770. 

Before exploring the Vizagapatam armchair's fascinating history, the staff at the Peabody Essex Museum teaches us how to pronounce its name.

(For a higher-resolution video: Saying the V-word)

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From the editor's desk | By ANTIQUES Staff

Editor's letter, January/February 2014

January 9, 2014  |  Is it too soon to propose a quota on installations of contempo­rary art in period settings? Yes, I know, everything is mashable these days, but not all these border crossings of present into past deserve a visa. I recently went in search of a silver box in one of the period rooms of a major museum (it wasn't there). What I found instead was a series of interventions by artists who had installed video projections of old movies, recorded interviews with local folk jawing about their relatives, and, for some reason, multiple reproductions of twentieth-century plumbing fixtures. Makes you wonder, who's zooming who?

Not all conjunctions are so cockamamie, and many are simply wonderful. The recent sound instal­lation by Janet Cardiff at the Cloisters in northern Manhattan comes to mind.  There in the twelfth-century remnant of the Fuentiduena Chapel, Cardiff's recording of Thomas Tallis's sixteenth-century motet Spem in alium (In No Other Is My Hope) emerges from forty speakers arra…» More

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