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SOFA NEW YORK 2012
 
   
15th SOFA NEW YORK 2012
April 20-23, 2012å
Opening Night Preview, April 19
Park Avenue Armory,
67th & Park Avenue, New York, NY
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SOFA NEW YORK 2012 RELEASES

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15th EDITION OF SOFA NEW YORK CONCLUDES WITH
STRONG SALES AND RECORD ATTENDANCE

A packed crowd of over 3,500 VIP collectors and guests attended the April 20th Opening Night Preview. “Wow, what an opening,” said Mark Lyman, founding director of SOFA and the president of The Art Fair Company, “Our biggest and best group of patrons so far.”

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SOFA NEW YORK ANNOUNCES SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS
APRIL 20-23 AT PARK AVENUE ARMORY

When SOFA NEW YORK opens its doors at the Park Avenue Armory on April 20-23, visitors will be treated to an array of special exhibitions, receptions and 20 in-booth events, all complimentary with paid admission.

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FOREVER CHALLENGING CONVENTIONAL ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT ART
AND DESIGN, SOFA NEW YORK PRESENTS THOUGHT-PROVOKING
MASTERWORKS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

New York—When the 15th edition of the Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair (SOFA NEW YORK) opens for its 4-day run on Friday, April 20 at the Park Avenue Armory, it will do what it has always had done best—spur visitors to wrestle with the topic: What is art? As always, attendees will be drawn to a thrilling collection of masterworks representing the gamut of contemporary art and design from around the world. Upon entering the exhibition hall, fairgoers will be instantly transported into a celestial mise-en-scene created by architect David Ling.

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SOFA NEW YORK PRESENTS A BROADER VIEW: ART AND DESIGN LUMINARIES LECTURES BY INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED ARTISTS, CURATORS AND DESIGNERS

Lectures take place Friday, April. 20,and Saturday, April. 21 at the Park Avenue Armory. Admission to the Lecture Series is included with purchase of SOFA ticket.

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AT THE 4-DAY SCULPTURE OBJECTS & FUNCTIONAL ART FAIR
A PAGEANT OF ART JEWELRY TO BEDAZZLE THE EYE

New York—Opening April 20th and running through April 23rd, SOFA NEW YORK tops the list of not-to-be-missed shopping destinations for art jewelry enthusiasts—and this year’s fair will not disappoint. Visitors will set overawed eyes on a bedazzling array of one-of-a-kind pieces conceived and crafted by a roster of internationally recognized artists, many of whose achievements grace collections in renowned museums all around the globe.

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ARCHITECT DAVID LING CREATES A CELESTIAL ATMOSPHERE AT THIS YEAR’S SCULPTURE OBJECTS & FUNCTIONAL ART FAIR, OPENING APRIL 20 AT PARK AVENUE ARMORY

New York—In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair: SOFA NEW YORK, renowned New York architect David Ling will transform the Park Avenue Armory into a veritable work of art for an event that itself overflows with top-tier contemporary and modern arts and design.

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SOFA NEW YORK PRESENTS LEADING CONTEMPORARY ASIAN ARTISTS WHOSE WORK HONORS EASTERN TRADITIONS

New York—At this year’s four-day Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair (SOFA NEW YORK), several top galleries will show outstanding art by contemporary artists whose work pays tribute to traditional Asian artistic expression. Time-honored techniques in ceramics, bamboo plaiting, and textiles lie at the foundation of cutting-edge art made by internationally recognized artists hailing from China, Japan, and Korea—all showing their work at SOFA for the first time.

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WITH A NEW DESIGN AND EXCITING ROSTER OF DEALERS, SCULPTURE OBJECTS & FUNCTIONAL ART FAIR (SOFA NEW YORK) CELEBRATES 15 YEARS IN NEW YORK APRIL 20-23 AT THE PARK AVENUE ARMORY

NEW YORK — With a new design scheme and exciting roster of international dealers, The Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair (SOFA NEW YORK) celebrates its 15th anniversary on Friday, April 20 through Monday, April 23, 2012 at the Park Avenue Armory, 67th Street and Park Avenue. The fair’s invitation-only Opening Night VIP Preview is Thursday, April 19 from 5-7 pm, followed by a Public Preview from 7-9 pm by ticket purchase.

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The Art Fair Company Presents: 15th Annual SOFA NEW YORK 2012
April 20-23, 2012 at the Park Avenue Armory 67th & Park Avenue, New York

Information regarding location, dates, hours, tickets and more.

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SOFA NEW YORK 2012 COVERAGE

New York Times Download PDF
Elegance and Flamboyance at the Armory: Walking SOFA
 
Much of the buzz at the opening night of the 15th edition of the SOFA (Sculpture Objects & Functional Art) fair on Thursday, April 19, was a praise of the exhibition design by New York Architect David Ling.  

New York Times Download PDF
Where Art and Design Meet
 
The 15th annual Sculpture Objects and Functional Art Fair opens on Friday at the Park Avenue Armory, with more than 50 galleries showing studio art and design, all for sale and open to the public.  

The Wall Street Journal Download PDF
A Fair-Minded Architect Redraws
 
Architect David Ling has no problem existing in midair. In his home and office space in Gramercy Park, his bed juts out over a pool of water a story below. And much of his new architectural project�a redesign of the lighting and layout for New York's Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair (SOFA)�takes place 10 feet above patrons' heads.  

NY Social Diaries Download PDF
Spring soirées
 
The 15th edition of the Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair (SOFA NEW YORK) opened at Park Avenue for its 4-day run, which ends today. Drawn to the unique works of art that combine design, individual expression and personal vision, 3,000 people streamed into the Armory on opening night.  

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EDITORS' PICKS: SOFA NEW YORK  
What Interior Design editors found intriguing at the Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair show this past weekend at the Park Avenue Armory  

Artnet Download PDF
SOFA NY 12 A Reinvigorated Fair
 
The 15th annual SOFA New York, Apr. 20-23, 2012 -- also knows as the Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair -- opened last week at the Park Avenue Armory, charged up with a brilliant redesign by architect David Ling, a former associate with Richard Meier, I.M. Pei and Emilio Ambasz.  

Art Fix Daily Download PDF
SOFA NY Presents Leading Contemporary Asain Artists Whose Work Honors Eastern Traditions
 
At this year's four-day Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair (SOFA NEW YORK), several top galleries will show outstanding art by contemporary artists whose work pays tribute to traditional Asian artistic expression.  

Art & Antiques Download PDF
Object Lessons
 
THE NEW YORK edition of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair (SOFA) turns 15 this year at the Park Avenue Armory. Running from April 20-23, the fair, which is produced by The Art Fair Company, boasts 50 international dealers and a wide array of decorative arts.  

Art & Auction Download PDF
Architect David Ling Designs a Big Bang at the Park Avenue Armory for SOFA's 15th Anniversary
 
Keeping in step with the art fair trend of architecturally upping the ante, the New York leg of the annual design expo Sculpture Objects & Functional Art tapped David Ling, New York-based architects and one-time associate of Rcihard Meier, I.M. Pei, and Emilio Ambasz to bring a little spark to this years event,  

Forever challenging conventional assumptions of art and design at SOFA New York
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New York, NY.- When the 15th edition of the Sculpture Objects and Functional Art Fair (SOFA NEW YORK) opens on Friday, April 20, at the park Avenue Armory, it will do what it has always done best-spur visitors to wrestle with the topic: What is art?  

Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair (SOFA NEW YORK)
 
The 15th annual Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair: SOFA New York is slated for April 20-23, 2012 at the Park Avenue Armory.  

BEFORE AND AFTER: MOLLY HATCH'S PLATE PAINTINGS
 
I’m always interested to see what artist Molly Hatch is working on. In addition to being the maker of my beloved morning coffee mug (thanks, Kristina), she is one of my favorite ceramics artists on the scene.  

15th SOFA NEW YORK 2012, April 20-23, 2012
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SOFA New York, the 15th edition of the Sculpture Objects and Functional Art will be open on Friday, April 20-23 at the Park Avenue Armory.  

Where New York Download PDF
Red Hot
 
Every Spring, more than 13,000 visitors survey the three-dimensional works, made from anything from glass to bamboo, on view at the Sculpture Objects and Functional Art Fair (SOFA), a forum for forward-thinking international art dealers and the studio artists and designers they represent.  

Editor At Large Download PDF
SOFA NY winds down with impressive sales
 
SOFA NY closes today and exhibitors are already thrilled with the results. Here are some of the impressive results from the first three days:  
Architect David Ling to create 'big bang' at SOFA NY
 
Architect David Ling will transform the Park Avenue Armory into a veritable work of art for an event that iteself overflows with top-tier contemporary and modern arts and design in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair: SOFA New York April 20-23.  

Delta Sky Magazine Download PDF
A taste of what's happening around the world this month
 
New York// Celebrating its 15th anniversary, SOFA shows sculpture and functional art from prominent international galleries.  

CBS New York Download PDF
The 5 Best Upcoming Art Festivals In New York
 
Spring is the season we all start to put away our winter coats and enjoy the warm weather, but it's also the time when art-aficionados come out in droves looking for the best and newest works to have on their living room walls.  

Fine Art Publicity Download PDF
The Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair in New York
April 20-23 at the Park Avenue Armory

 
With a new design scheme and an exciting roster of international dealers, The Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair (SOFA NEW YORK) celebrates its 15th anniversary on Friday, April 20 through Monday, April 23, 2012 at the Park Avenue Armory, 67th Street and Park Avenue.  

Ceramics Monthly Download PDF
Molly Hatch's Moment
 

Molly Hatch is having a moment.
An email turned her sense of self—as an artist—on its head. She recalls, “In April, 2010 I recieved an email from a buyer for the retailer Anthropologie. He inquired about the possibility of collaborating on a project together...”

 

Auction Central News Download PDF
April 20-23 SOFA NY show promises feast of functional art
 
NEW YORK - With a new design scheme and an exciting roster of international dealers, The Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair (SOFA NEW YORK) celebrates its 15th anniversary on Friday, April 20 through Monday, April 23, 2012 at the Park Avenue Armory, 67th Street and Park Avenue.  

High End Weekly Download PDF
Sculpture Objects Functional Art Fair Celebrates
15th Anniversary in NYC

 
SOFA New York will be back at The Park Avenue Armory (at 67th Street) in the Spring of 2012. Get ready for some wonderful surprises, cutting edge design schemes and an exciting roster of fifty-five international dealers. The 15th anniversary will kick off on Friday, April 20th through Monday, April 23rd.  

Art Knowledge News Download PDF

SOFA celebrates 15th Anniversary in NYC
with an Exciting Roster of Dealers

 
NEW YORK, NY.- With a new design scheme and an exciting roster of international dealers, The Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair celebrates its 15th anniversary on Friday, April 20 through Monday, April 23, 2012 at the Park Avenue Armory, 67th Street and Park Avenue.  

15 Mind-Blowing Works of Art at
15th Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair

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We have not seen this yet-but you know it all starts tomorrow. Here's what we have heard:
1. Space-age tunnel entrance by architect David Ling, as featured in The Wall Street Journal
 

New Focus On  
News & Events: SOFA NEW YORK Presents a Broader View
 

FRIDAY, APRIL 2011 am-12 pm COVET An illustrated discussion of COVET, a long term project exploring the direct relationship between contemporary artists and historic artworks found in museum collections, inspired by their conversations with curators about content, context, social history and patronage.

 

At Home  
Modern Artistry
 

April 12 is an important date for connoisseurs of 20th century objects, especially those who frequent the high-end design site, lstdibs. From its Thursday night preview party through the 15th, the debut of NYC20 will offer fans of modern furniture and objects a chance to browse the special finds brought to the show by three dozen of the site’s top-quality dealers.

 

Eyes In  
SOFA New York: Art Jewelry that Dazzles
 
Opening April 20th and running through April 23rd, SOFA NEW YORK tops the list of not-to-be-missed shopping destinations for art jewelry enthusiasts-and this year's fair will not disappoint.  

Auction Central News  
Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair in NYC April 20-23
 
With a new design scheme and exciting roster of international dealers, The Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair (SOFA NEW YORK) celebrates its 15th anniversary on Friday, April 20 through Monday, April 23, 2012 at the Park Avenue Armory, 67th Street and Park Avenue.  

Dezignlicious.com  
SOFA is coming to NYC: Three Galleries to Check Out at the Show!!!
 

The SCULPTURAL OBJECTS & FUNCTIONAL ART FAIR, aka by the far more catchy acronym as SOFA, is back in town again. It comes to New York City’s 67th Street Armory every April, and is about to open up on   April 19th (opening night preview, by advance ticket only) and runs though the 23rd.

 

Art and Desing in New York, Park Avenue Armory
 

When SOFA NEW YORK opens its doors at the Park Avenue Armory on April 20-23, visitors will be treated to an array of special exhibitions, receptions and 20 in-booth events, all complimentary with paid admission.

 
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