Need a Bird Cage Shaped Like the U.S. Capitol? Try the Winter Show
The storied arts and antiques fair at the Park Avenue Armory has something for every taste. Our critic’s choice of booths to get you started.
by Will Heinrich
Jan. 18, 2024
"As it has done every year for the past seven straight decades, the Winter Show, the venerable arts and antiquities fair, which benefits the East Side House Settlement in the Bronx, has brought together an incredible range of objects, most of those years under the capacious roof of the Park Avenue Armory...."
"The storied dealer Joan B. Mirviss represents many of the artists in “Radical Clay: Contemporary Women Artists from Japan,” currently at the Art Institute of Chicago. Commissioning pieces for the Winter Show from as many as she could, she built a booth that feels as varied, in texture and color, as any 10 others. A red, trompe-l’oeil wrapping cloth by the young artist Yu Tanaka sits across from a piece by Eiko Kishi whose knobbly, blue and white finish and abstract triangular planes evoke a Star Wars spaceship. Patterned black and white vases by Junko Kitamura are equally labor-intensive. They seem painted with a stencil, but look closer: Every tiny triangle is a separate, handmade incision."