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The Winter Show, Postponed Because of Omicron Surge, Sets April Dates

The Winter Show, Postponed Because of Omicron Surge, Sets April Dates

The Winter Show’s 68th edition will run from April 1 through April 10 inside the former flagship location of Barneys New York at 660 Madison Avenue, the art fair’s organizers announced Friday.

The fair, which benefits the East Side House Settlement, a nonprofit organization serving the Bronx and Northern Manhattan, had been postponed in December because of the surge of the coronavirus pandemic. (It had been slated to be held in January at the Park Avenue Armory.) The fair went virtual for its 2021 edition, and this year, it will be in person and include some online viewing rooms.

“It was disappointing to postpone, but we knew it was the right decision,” Helen Allen, the executive director of the Winter Show, said in an interview.

“But there is nothing as good as seeing artworks in person, and we are thrilled to have found a new venue,” she added.

The fair established itself in the 1950s as a leading venue for antiques buyers and later broadened its scope to fine art and design. Dealers are vetted by a committee and typically produce richly decorated booths, which separate them from the simple white walls synonymous with the contemporary art market.

Allen said that the fair would be split across five floors inside the former department store and include 62 exhibitors. She said that while eight dealers who originally planned to attend the event had dropped out, they would participate in the fair virtually.

Also on Friday, the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair announced that it would open at the Park Avenue Armory, and run from April 21 through April 24, with nearly 200 exhibitors. The fair was postponed through 2021 because of the pandemic.


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