Upon entering the Park Avenue Armory for this year’s edition of The Salon Art + Design, visitors are greeted by grandiose displays of haute couture jewelry designed by Temple St. Claire, trunks commissioned by Coco Chanel and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor from the Goyard Heritage Collection, and Dustin Yellin’s newest layered-glass sculpture created specifically for Ruinart Champagne. But beyond these, more than 50 galleries from around the world present booths in which two-dimensional artworks and three-dimensional design objects intermingle. From Rauschenberg assemblages, Warhol portraits, and large-scale Basquiats to Zaha Hadid acrylic chairs, Henry Van de Velde end tables, and Tiffany lamps, the global array of works will likely spur a splurge—or at least induce the desire to redecorate. Many galleries include fair and selfie favorites like Michelangelo Pistoletto’s mirror works, but some also present works by lesser known artists and designers, likely to miss out on social media. After walking through the fair three times (and lounging in many of the chairs), we selected 10 of our favorite pieces, highlighted and explained in the slideshow above.
THE SALON ART + DESIGN IS ON VIEW AT THE PARK AVENUE ARMORY THROUGH MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT ITS WEBSITE.
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