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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 Subramaniam.

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, ext. 330.

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.

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