The 11th edition of Salon Art + Design, the collectible design and art fair, will be held at the Park Avenue Armory in New York November 10 – 14 with 52 exhibiting galleries and 11 “special partners,” designers and artists who will be exhibiting in individual rooms of the historic Armory. Among the exhibitors of art and design are two independent jewelry designers, two galleries featuring contemporary and 20th century jewelry works, and an exhibition of natural mineral works.
Salon Art + Design specializes in vintage, modern and contemporary, and blue-chip 20th century art. Exhibitors are encouraged to create immersive environments mirroring the way people live today. The annual fair is produced by Sanford L. Smith + Associates.
The five jewelry and mineral exhibitors are:
The London-based jeweler creates a limited body of fine jewels. After graduating from Central Saint Martins art college, she founded the business with her husband Nicholas Briggs in 2012. Working together, they produce around 40 unique jewels each year. In 2018, Adriana opened her appointment only studio in Mayfair. Her works emphasize abstraction over naturalism, which sets her jewels apart and inspires the boldly graphic designs that are her signature.
The international luxury jewelry brand is recognized for its distinctive creations featuring baroque pearls and pieces made of precious gems and metals. Founded by Orna and Isaac Levy in 1986, (Yvel a reversal of the Levy surname) is based in Jerusalem.
Didier and Martine Haspeslagh founded the London gallery specializing in jewelry made and designed by painters, sculptors, architects and designers from the late 19th to the end of the 20th century. These jewels have been acquired from the secondary art market and with the benefit of hindsight so that the pieces selected reflect the artists’ oeuvre in a medium unfamiliar to many of their followers. This niche has gained widespread acceptance in recent years. For example, in September, Sotheby’s held a selling exhibition of jewels created by many of these artists, titled, “Art as Jewelry as Art.” The gallery recently said it will be concentrating on jewelry by women artists who often started by making pieces for themselves, so that the jewelry they wore became an extension of their artistic persona.
A first-time exhibitor at Salon Art + Design, the Hudson New York gallery specializes in jewels and art objects by contemporary artists and designers. Among the creation being exhibited by the gallery are works by Aaron Decker and Hanna Hedman.
Decker, based in Detroit, uses enamel and goldsmithing to render contemporary political critiques mixed with cartoonish images of clowns, bombs, and Gameboy references. Hedman of Stockholm, Sweden, describes her sculptural creations as straddling a fine line between imagination and reality, art and function. She describes her artistic practice as a dialogue between past, present and parallel worlds.
Wilensky Exquisite Minerals
This New York gallery offers natural minerals as sculptures and art. The gallery is making its debut at Salon Art + Design, exhibiting a selection of mineral specimens that is says are among the top of all known examples of those species.
In addition to the art and design on display, for the first time since 2019, Salon Conversations will return to the fair, providing a platform for thought provoking, in-depth and forward thinking discussions between design luminaries, editors, tastemakers and industry leaders. It will include discussions with the founders of NYC Jewelry Week, The Gallery at 200 Lex – NYDC – New York Design Center and 1stDibs editorial director, Tony Freund.