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"MODERNISM: A Century of Art & Design"
1999-11-11 until 1999-11-14
Sanford L. Smith & Associates
New York, NY,
USA United States of America
Sanford Smith's 14th annual MODERNISM: A Century of Art &
Design will celebrate the end of a millennium with a new beginning. For the run of
the MODERNISM show, November 11-14 at the Park Avenue Armory, visitors
will have the opportunity to bid on items from the MODERNISM dealers'
collections in an online auction. Bids can be made from the computers located at
the show as well as from any computer with internet access, affording an
international audience a chance to participate in the excitement of MODERNISM.
The selected items will be on view for three weeks prior to the show's opening at
http://www.icon20.com/, a new 20th Century Design resource, magazine, gallery,
and auction house. Bidding will begin on Wednesday, November 10th at 10am
and will end at 3pm on Sunday, November 14, the closing day of the show. Five
percent of the sale proceeds will benefit the Children's Defense Fund, the
foremost child advocacy organization in the country. We believe that the
combination of MODERNISM with an internet auction will set the stage for future
greatness in the art and antiques show business, said Sanford Smith. Heading
ICON20 is Usha Subramaniam, former assistant vice-president in the 20th
Century Decorative Arts Department of Christie's and the founder of the 20th
Century Decorative Arts Department of Phillips Auctioneers in New York.
ICON20 is delighted to collaborate with the fine dealers represented at
MODERNISM in supporting The Children's Defense Fund, stated Usha
MODERNISM: A Century of Art & Design features 75 international dealers
specializing in late 19th and 20th century design movements such as, Art Deco,
Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, Wiener Werkstatte, Memphis, Bauhaus, 50's, 60's,
70's, 80's, as well as 14 eminent photography exhibitors with the best in vintage
to contemporary photography.
The 7th Annual Brooklyn Museum of Art/MODERNISM Lifetime Achievement
Award will be presented to Andrée Putman and the Young Designer Award to
Konstantin Grcic in an awards ceremony inaugurating the benefit preview for the
Brooklyn Museum of Art on Wednesday, November 10 at 5:30pm. Past
winners of the Design Award for Lifetime Achievement include the celebrated
Charlotte Perriand and Ettore Sottsass, Jr. For preview information contact: Stuart
Post, Brooklyn Museum of Art, (718) 638-5000, ext. 327. For awards ceremony
information contact: Public Information, Brooklyn Museum of Art, (718) 638-5000,
MODERNISM show dates and hours are: Thursday, November 11th and
Friday, November 12th noon to 9pm; Saturday, November 13th 11am to 7pm;
and Sunday, November 14th noon to 6pm. Admission to the show is $12. The
Park Avenue Armory is located at Park Avenue and 67th Street, New York City
and is wheelchair accessible. A café will be open during show hours. Student and
group rates available by calling Sugar Barry at 212.777.5218.