INCOLLECT | March 2022
The Winter Show Returns to New York— At Barneys and in Spring
by Benjamin Genocchio
Remember a time when we complained about art fairs? Now we can’t wait to slip on those bejeweled Prada trainers and stroll the miles of aisles at fairs like The Winter Show, taking place from April 1 to 10, in a new location at the former Madison Avenue flagship site of Barneys New York. Over 60 exhibitors will be on view across four floors, and to honor the retail roots of the late, great Madison Avenue store, vignettes featuring art and objects from the show fill the street-level windows. Top talents from the design world have been enlisted to create the windows: The Winter Show 2022 Design Co-Chairs interior designer Corey Damen Jenkins and Ferguson & Shamamian Architects’ Mark Ferguson and Andrew Oyen, along with Winter Show 2022 Design Council members interior designers Young Huh and Keita Turner.
This break in tradition for the 68th edition of the Winter Show is temporary and in 2023, the Show will return to its customary time and home at the Park Avenue Armory. Most importantly, what has remained unchanged is the rare quality and exquisite beauty of the offerings. The 2022 edition presents a spectacular assemblage of museum-quality works that span art, antiques, and design, from classical antiquities to modern and contemporary art. The booths are arranged non-chronologically, enabling a far richer, more varied viewing experience while allowing opportunities for serendipity in collecting. Every object presented on the floor is vetted by committees.
"Hosting the fair at 660 Madison felt like such a natural fit,” says Helen Allen, Executive Director of The Winter Show. “Barneys is such a beloved place for so many of our visitors. It's a really exciting crossover of worlds — The Winter Show, one of the city's longest-running art, antiques, and design fairs, activating a space that in itself is so iconic to New York. We've worked to transform the space with art, antiques, design, and jewelry in a way that pays homage to the location, and I am confident visitors will enjoy exploring the works of our dealers throughout the building."
Another change this year is that two popular events, the Designer Preview and Museum Night, have been rolled into one special event exclusively for design and museum professionals. "Eye to Eye," which is a nod to the exceptional "eye" of the dealers as well as that of the designers and museum professionals, offers brunch with early access admission on April 1, hosted by Incollect, The Gallery at 200 Lex powered by Incollect and New York Design Center (NYDC). “We are thrilled again to be partnering with The Winter Show and celebrate the expansion of Incollect Magazine and online,” says John Smiroldo, President and CEO of Incollect. “We support dealers with no commission ever on sales from our listings.”