The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show has released its dealer list for the 2019 show, which will take place April 26-28, with a preview party on April 25 from 6 to 9 p.m.
New to the show is John Driscoll of Driscoll Babcock Gallery, the oldest art gallery in New York City, now in its 165th year. Driscoll offers American and European art. Susan Teller Gallery will also be joining the show. Teller is a private dealer in New York City specializing in American paintings, prints, and drawings from the 1920s to 1950s. She represents the estates of a number of artists, among them Will Barnet, Ben Shahn, Angelo Pinto, and William Baziotes.
Glass dealer Ian Simmonds of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, another addition, is cited by John Stuart Gordon in many entries in his new book American Glass: The Collections at Yale. Simmonds is a go-to person consulted by academics, museum curators, archaeologists, and collectors in the study of 18th- and 19th-century glass.
Two dealers who have missed a year or more will return. Jeff Bridgman of York County, Pennsylvania, an American flag specialist, will return after a year’s hiatus. Robert Aibel of Moderne Gallery, Philadelphia, will be back with modern design after missing the last four years. Aibel will bring furniture made by George Nakashima, Wharton Esherick, and contemporary artists.
Who will be missed in 2019? The Philadelphia Print Shop is still in business in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, but has stopped exhibiting at shows. Gail and Rich Mellin, who sell Chinese export Canton, John Chaski, an Americana specialist, Steven S. Powers, a Brooklyn, New York, folk art dealer, and Hill-Stone, dealers in old master prints and drawings, have all decided that the Philadelphia show is not the right venue for them.
Seventy dealers and a café will fill a large tent pitched at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. The show now benefits the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
For more information, check the website (www.philadelphiaantiquesandartshow.com). Special events will be listed in the spring.
Originally published in the January 2019 issue of Maine Antique Digest. © 2019 Maine Antique Digest