January 22, 2009

My train trip to Obama's presidential inauguration, and a visit to the American Antiques Show!

Update: Here is a great shot of the inauguration taken for Vanity Fair by my good friend and photographer Todd Eberle

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On Wednesday evening, a group of us from my company attended the Gala Benefit Preview of the American Antiques Show (TAAS), held at the Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 West 18th Street in New York City. A very popular show for the past eight years, TAAS features some of the finest dealers in seventeenth to twentieth century American folk art, furniture, Native American art, decorative arts, and fine arts. Net proceeds from this preview benefit the American Folk Art Museum, a most extraordinary collection of American Folk Art and Americana, dating from the eighteenth century to present day. The show runs through this Sunday and it was amazing to see. And I encourage anyone visiting New York City to pay a visit to the American Folk Art Museum – it’s fascinating.
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Here is a list of some of the exibitors I visited:

Dalton’s American Decorative Arts
20th-Century Decorative Arts, Especially the American Arts and Crafts Movement

Russ and Karen Goldberger/RJG Antiques
American Antiques, Folk Art, and Decoys in Original Paint

The Herrs
Pennsylvania German Decorative Arts and 18th- and 19th-Century American Textiles and Pewter

Just Folk
Unique American Folk and Outsider Art

Allan Katz Americana
Period American Folk Art and Americana

Judith & James Milne
American Folk Art, Country Furniture, and Garden Antiques

Stella Rubin
American Antique Quilts and Textiles; Silver and Gold Jewelry with a Specialty in Mexican Jewelry and Hollowware

Stephen Score Inc.
American Antiques, Paintings, and American Folk Art