The fifth annual Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale – Fall Edition, held during Modernism Week’s Fall Preview October 19-21, 2018, will showcase 46 premier national and international decorative and fine arts dealers, a new record for the popular event. It will be held in Oasis 1 room at the Palm Springs Convention Center, located at 277 North Avenida Caballeros in Palm Springs, CA, and is a more intimate version of the annual Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale held in February.
“Besides being the largest Fall Edition of the Modernism Show & Sale to date, this event will feature several prominent dealers from the February show that have not previously participated in the fall,” said Rosemary Krieger, President of Dolphin Promotions. “We will also present a few well-regarded dealers who are completely new to the show, which raises the overall quality of items offered at the Fall Edition.”
A festive Opening Night Party and Early Buying Preview Reception benefiting Modernism Week will be held Friday evening, October 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and offers attendees a cocktail reception, DJ and an exclusive sneak peek (and the chance to be the first to shop) at the Modernism Show & Sale before it opens to the general public. Tickets for the Friday night early buying preview reception are $60 in advance at modernismweek.com or $75 at the door (all tickets include return entry to the show all weekend).
Also, on Saturday, the show will feature a book signing by author Doug Meyer from 1 to 3 p.m. Meyer’s new book, “HEROES: A Tribute,” pays homage to brilliant creative figures such as Robert Mapplethorpe, Keith Haring and Rudolph Nureyev, who were among the first to succumb to AIDS and AIDS-related diseases. Printed in multiple papers with pops of neon color and painted edges echoing the artist’s work, HEROES is a gorgeous, hard-cover feast for the eyes and soul.
The Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale – Fall Edition showcases important 20th and 21st century objects, furniture, art and design. It is produced by Dolphin Promotions, whose shows are among the leading venues for antiques and 20th century decorative and fine arts in North America. Following the Opening Night Party and Early Buying Preview Reception, the show continues on Saturday and Sunday. Weekend show hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tickets are $15, include return entry all weekend, and may be purchased at the door.
Making their first appearance at the Fall show this year are dealers ArtLink International (of Lake Worth, FL), Lisa Cliff Collection (of Los Angeles CA), Den (of Los Angeles, CA), McGeorge Art Prints (of Santa Clarita, CA) and Peter Blake Gallery (of Laguna Beach, CA). Among returning dealers featured this fall are Artexture (of Los Angeles, CA), Rick Petteford (of Sebastopol, CA), Silk Road Modern & Oriental Rugs (of Beverly Hills, CA), Off the Wall (of Los Angeles, CA), Archive 20th Century (of Costa Mesa, CA), Red (of Phoenix, AZ), Bridges Over Time at the Palm Springs Art & Design Gallery, and Kenneth Stern (both of Palm Springs).
Show & Sale Sponsors include Freightforwarding.com and Media Sponsors Atomic Ranch, California Home+Design, California Homes, Modern, Palm Springs Life, and Santa Fe Magazine.
Hennessey + Ingalls, the largest art, architecture and design bookstore in the western United States, returns as the Show's official bookseller. Founded in 1963 as an outlet for rare and out-of-print architecture books, the family-owned company’s in-depth selections of books in art and art history, all phases of architecture, photography, interior design, graphic design and landscaping has made it a valued member of the vibrant art, architecture and design communities in Southern California and beyond.
During Modernism Week last February, the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale set a new record for the number of attendees. More than 11,000 participants attended the popular sale at the Palm Springs Convention Center, up 25% from the previous year. This figure does not include the additional 1,400 guests who attended the show’s preview party on Friday, February 16, making this the most well-attended show at the Palm Springs location in the company’s history. Attendees were eager to view and purchase furniture, decorative and fine arts representing all design movements of the 20th century from more than 85 premier national and international dealers.
For more information and a list of exhibitors, please visit www.fall.palmspringsmodernism.com/.