A New York Minute: Diva-scovery: Antiques & Art at The Armory

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Dear Diva Readers,

You’ve done TEFAF and PAN Amsterdam, you live for going to London’s Olympia Art & Antiques Fair and the Biennale des Antiques is a Parisian rite of passage… but have you done The Avenue’s Antiques & Art at The Armory?

You might as well flip open your online agenda and type a great big “Save The Date” for there is no place else you’d rather be this Sept 30 – Oct 3.

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Thursday, September 30 – Sunday, October 3, 2010
Park Avenue Armory, New York City

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This crème de la crème event, produced by Avenue Magazine, is held at The Park Avenue Armory (643 Park Avenue, New York, NY) and gathers over 50 of the world’s most renowned antique dealers in one posh locale! Art & Antique inventory on hand will be endless, focusing on French, English, Italian, Swedish and Continental furniture from the 17th century through mid century modern.

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Rumor has it their collection of fine silver includes Early American, English, Tiffany and Jensen and their Russian antiquities and art are TO DIE for! I for one am a huge fan of clocks and barometers and objets de vertu and simply can’t wait to discover what contemporary art and prints they have on hand! But don’t take my word on it – see what a host of America’s finest interior designers – such as Miles Redd and Mario Buatta – have to say about it! Watch the Highlights from Last Year’s Fair!

Happy shopping,

The Antiques Diva™

Photo Credits for Diva photo on right:
Angelica Arbulu Photography
Neeltje Twiss Art, Antiques and Interiors

March 8: Sotheby’s Amsterdam Sale

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top:2px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>Get ready to do some serious drooling – Sotheby’s Amsterdam is delighted to announce that it will offer for sale the core body from the former Peter Stuyvesant Collection, property of British American Tobacco The Netherlands (BAT), on

Monday, March 8, 2010
Viewing March 1-7, 2010 – 10am-7pm

The sale will be an evening event following a week-long exhibition at Sotheby’s in Amsterdam. The works from the collection to be offered for sale are estimated to realize in excess of €4 – 5 million. The core body of the collection has over 163 works fresh on the market by leading artists such as Karel Appel, Manuel Rivera, and Jesus Rafael Soto!

to-sell-the-former-peter-stuyvesant-collection-in-amsterdam.html” target=”_blank”>Art Knowledge News has posted an excellent article with information on the background of this collection – a fascinating story that started as an experiment and resulted in the largest collection of Post War and Contemporary Art ever to come at auction in the Netherlands.

If you’re an arm-chair traveler, don’t worry – the auction catalog is available online, perfect for perusing with a coup de champagne in one hand and the laptop in the other!


The Antiques Diva™

The Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam, London, Brussels & Beyond…

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The Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam
29 Oct – 1 Nov, 2009
Gashouder & Transformatorhuis, Westergasfabriek-terrein

The Affordable Art Fair London
22-25 Oct, 2009
Battersea Park

The Affordable Art Fair New York
(Sadly 2009 dates have passed – so stay tuned for May 6-9, 2010)
7 West New York

The Affordable Art Fair Sydney
22-25 Oct, 2009
Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park

The Affordable Art Fair Melbourne
(Sadly 2009 dates passed, stay tuned for April 2010)

The Affordable Art Fair Paris
(Sadly 2009 dates passed, stay tuned for June 2010)

The Affordable Art Fair Brussels
Feb 5-8, 2010
Tour et Taxis, Shed 1

Until Next Time,

The Antiques Diva™
otherwise known as The Art Diva!

One Minute Diva – Amsterdam Sotheby’s Auction Alert

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When: Wed July 1, 2009 – 7pm
Viewing: Friday 26 – 29 June, 2009 – 10am – 5pm
Where: Sotheby’s Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 30, 1083 HJ Amsterdam

What: The sale of Modern and Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s Amsterdam on 1 July is highlighted by a wonderful relief by Jan Schoonhoven, R 61-5 (Fanlight-shutters) from 1961 and an early work, White, Black, Blue and Red, by the British female artist Marlow Moss who had close ties with Piet Mondriaan. Works by Marlow Moss can be found in the collections of the Tate Modern London, the Henry Moore Institute Leeds and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

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Last Minute Diva – The Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam

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top:2px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>The Galerie Bianca Landgraaf sent me a wonderful invitation in the mail! Unfortunately for you, I was a little late opening the letter that sat on my desk for a week amid a pile of other “to do’s”! Better late than never, I thought I’d write a quick blog encouraging A’dam-based Diva Readers to drop what they’re doing this weekend and dash to The Affordable Art Fair in Amsterdam. The fair started on Oct 30 and there is only 1 day left to get to the fair – the last day of the fair is tomorrow Nov 2, 2008!

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Held in Gashouder, Westergasfabriek in downtown Amsterdam, 85 galleries set up shop selling art at affordable prices (anywhere from 100E to 5,000E). In addition to Galerie Bianca Landgraaf (who you’ll remember from my raving review of them at AFSH fair last April), other vendors on hand will be Zebra Gallery, Jan Roelof’s Contemporary Art, Jaski Art Gallery and Morgan Boyce Gallery!

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Last Minute Shoppers head to the Westgasfabriek for a sensational outing!
Sunday, Nov 2 – 11am – 6pm
Entry: 13E at the door, 11E if pre-purchased on the website.