Popular Show Offered Important 20th and 21st Century Furniture and Art Objects and Cutting-edge Modern Design and Technology
The 9th annual Palm Springs Modernism Fall Show, held during Modernism Week – October, continued its robust attendance record for the popular October show. During the October show 45 premier national and international exhibitors offered the BEST of midcentury and modern design. On Saturday and Sunday more than 2,000 people attended the show and the Friday evening Early Buying Preview Reception had 500 attendees. The show’s overall attendance was on par with the attendance from previous shows. In addition, strong dealer sales were reported across the board at the show.
“We were very pleased with the volume of attendees and dealer sales during this fall show,” said Rosemary Krieger, President of Dolphin Promotions. “Many of the dealers in the show were very happy with their results and with the crowd. We look forward to the next show in February Show during Modernism Week, which will showcase items from approximately 120 dealers.”
Many dealers noted significant sales during the show, including:
· Blue Heron Gallery of Fallbrook,California, which reported robust sales at the Friday night Preview Party. Sales included a Gene Kloss Print called “Taos Fires,” along with vintage pottery from designers Beatrix Wood and Harrison Macintosh, and a very important Doel Reed print.
· Also at the Preview Party, Los Angeles Fine Art Gallery of Los Angeles, California sold an “Abstract with Nude” oil on board painting from 1955 (a stunning example of the Raymond Georgien French School from 1920-2002) and the “Composition Geometrique” oil on canvas from 1957 of the Maurice Melito French School (from 1920-2994).
· Tod Donobedian of San Francisco, California sold a pair of Gabrielle Crespi side chairs, a custom Murano starburst chandelier, a vintage Italian leather loveseat and chairs.
“As a first-time Palm Springs Modernism Show exhibitor, I was extremely pleased with the show,” said Tod Donobedian, of Donobedian Refind of San Francisco, California. “My pieces were very well appreciated by the robust buying audience. Rosemary and her team made the move in and move out quite orderly and easy. I highly recommend this show to my colleagues.”
“I had a good show in Palm Springs. It was nice to have my expectations surpassed,” said Robert Sommers of Blue Heron Gallery of Fallbrook, California. “Surprisingly, rather than selling bright, shiny decorative objects, the items I sold tended to have a historical pedigree. That is a welcome sign for the kind of art and objects I tend to keep in my inventory. I really appreciated the hard work put in by Rosemary, Charlie, and the Dolphin family. I look forward to the February Show with great expectations based on my success in October.”
The 24th annual Modernism Show will return February 16-19, 2024 during Modernism Week’s 11-day festival. Tickets for the February event will go on sale November 1 at modernismweek.com.
Palm Springs Modernism Fall Show Sponsors include Premier Sponsor Atomic Ranch (EG MEDIA INVESTMENTS), joined by Abell Auctioneer, BIDSQUARE, Freightforwarding.com, and John Moran Auctioneer along with Media Sponsors Antiques & Fine Art Magazine, California Homes, California Home and Design, Incollect Magazine, and Palm Springs Life.