The 22nd annual Palm Springs Modernism Show & Modern Design Expo has added more dealers to its impressive roster of 90 vintage national and international decorative and fine arts dealers and 45 dealers featuring contemporary 21st century cutting-edge home design products, lighting, and new furniture designs. Both shows will take place at the Palm Springs Convention Center February 18-21, 2022. Weekend admission is $30 for both shows online or at the door. Admission includes return entry all weekend and a Modernism Week show catalog. Show hours are Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Monday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Palm Springs Convention Center is located at 277 North Avenida Caballeros in Palm Springs. Valet parking will be offered at the front of the Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday in addition to self-parking.
Newly added dealers include:
Morateur Gallery of Encino, California, specializes in in French Art Deco and rare 20th century furniture and decorative arts. Philippe Morateur, also founder of Docantic.com, brings more than 25 years of his expertise in France to the heart of Los Angeles. Considered an international Art Deco expert, Morateur has lent his expertise to auction houses, advised museums on their collections, and participated in prestigious Antique and Art shows.
Arica Hilton Collection of Chicago, Illinois – Arica Hilton is a visual artist, poet and global advocate who travels worldwide to enrich her life and the lives of others. She is based in Chicago, where she is the director and curator of Hilton | Asmus Contemporary, a gallery platform that she leverages by representing artists who seek change for a better world. She is also the lead artist-in-residence for Immersive Van Gogh Chicago, 2021. The gallery will host a VIP media event on Friday, February 18 at the Modernism Week Preview Party.
Los Angeles Fine Art Gallery of Los Angeles, California – Since 1981, Nigel Turner has owned and operated the Los Angeles Fine Art Gallery. Turner entered the art world at the age of seventeen, taking a position as porter in the Picture Department of the auctioneers W. & F.C. Bonham & Sons in Knightsbridge, London. Rising to Assistant Cataloguer he helped in the evaluation and identification of paintings consigned to the forty plus auctions held annually. This early exposure to such a vast number and variety of paintings formed the basis of the knowledge he possesses today. By the late 1970’s joined the gallery of Rafael Valls, one of London’s most prestigious Old Master dealers. In 1979 he became the assistant to Roy Miles at his eponymous gallery. At this time Roy Miles was considered to be the world’s preeminent dealer in Victorian Art. Whilst there Nigel travelled extensively throughout Europe and the Americas sourcing paintings for sale in London.
Galerie De’Arts of Santa Monica California – Deepa Subramanian is an Indian art gallerist and an entrepreneur based in Los Angeles, California. She founded Galerie De’Arts, Bangalore, India in 2009, an art gallery of Indian Contemporary art. She currently serves as the City of Santa Monica Arts Commissioner. She has curated more than 50 significant exhibitions in galleries, museums and alternative spaces since 2009 working with pioneering contemporary master artists.
Anthony LaMorte Furniture of Reno, Nevada – Tony began building furniture as a freshman at Cal State LA after serving three years in the Army. After college he taught school for three years and then began building furniture full-time. Over the years his furniture and artwork have evolved from strict contemporary to a more mid-century/art deco style. He has built furniture for clients all over the United States. His work has appeared in galleries such as The Museum of Science of Industry in LA, the Northern Nevada Museum in Elko, Nevada and the Common Thread Show at University of Nevada, Reno. Tony blends various hard woods with glass, metal, and plastic to create unique pieces of furniture and artwork.
In addition, the Edenhurst Gallery of Palm Springs, California will be offering a very important piece of art at the show, Hilaire Hiler’s “the Jungle.” Hiler’s monumental Jazz-Age mural masterpiece was created in Paris’ Left Bank in 1927 for his nightclub of the eponymous name. The Jungle, located in Montparnasse, was the epicenter of the avant-garde. The Studio 54 of its time, it was frequented by the most notable literary, artistic, musical and cultural glitterati, from Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sinclair Lewis, Miro, Chagall, and Cocteau, to Josephine Baker and Gertrude Stein. Representing the lost Mayan Civilization of Meso-America, its dazzling allegorical theme of Nature recalls the ancient mythological realms of Mu and Atlantis. A tour de force of Modernism, it is a prequel to his famous WPA murals in San Francisco’s Maritime National Historical Park at the Maritime Museum.
Modern Christmas Trees will be showcasing the new Modus Moodlight, the world’s first Christmas Tree that reflects the buyer’s exquisite style and follows their changing moods with dozens of dramatic color cycles and features. Owners may select any color of the rainbow spectrum and create a personal holiday experience everyone will remember. Modern Christmas Trees will also unveil its Grand 10′ tree and offer the opportunity for attendees to reserve the 2022 model with 2021 pricing
Both shows open on Friday, February 18 at 6 p.m. with a festive Preview Party to benefit Modernism Week. At this biggest party of Modernism Week, attendees will enjoy a full open bar, complimentary valet parking, hors d’oeuvres, live music and an exclusive opportunity to be among the first to see and shop the world-class collections before the show opens to the general public. Tickets for the Preview Party are $110 in advance or $125 at the door. Ticket proceeds benefit Modernism Week’s scholarship, educational, and community grant programs.
Palm Springs Modernism Show & Modern Design Expo Sponsors include Presenting Sponsor Atomic Ranch, BIDSQUARE, Amara Rugs, Bonham’s, Freightforwarding.com and John Moran Auctioneer along with Media Sponsors Atomic Ranch, California Home+Design, California Homes, Palm Springs Life, and Santa Fean Magazine.