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SOFA CHICAGO 2012
Feature 1
Daily Events, In-Booth Talks & Book-Signings take place Friday, November. 2, Saturday, November 3, and Sunday, November 4 at the Navy Pier Festival Halls
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The opening night offers collectors, museum curators, art advisers, interior designers and architects and artists the first viewing and the best selection of masterworks
30 Years of Glass
Artist Chuck Savoie will explain his process from making his own glass to creating sculptural forms using ancient Italian techniques...
20-Apr-2012, 3 pm
Jane Sauer Gallery, booth 301
Visions Realized The Work of Dan Dailey
Dan Dailey signs Visions Realized The Work of Dan Dailey following his lecture titled 40 Years Already from 1-2 pm...
20-Apr-2012, 2:15 pm
Schantz Galleries, booth 311

SOFA NEW YORK 2012

15th EDITION OF SOFA NEW YORK CONCLUDES WITH STRONG SALES AND RECORD ATTENDANCE
  SOFA NY 2012 courtyard
  SOFA NEW YORK 2012
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.” Visitors and fair dealers were unanimous in their praise of David Ling’s dramatic 15th anniversary redesign of the Armory space inspired by The Big Bang theory. Sarah Archer, Chief Curator at the Philadelphia Art Alliance said, “The lighting design is lovely and elegant, with a more open layout. There is a wonderful range of art on offer.” Artist Dan Dailey, represented by Schantz Galleries in Stockbridge, MA said, “I’m very impressed with the new look of the show. It feels like a curated exhibition.” And Lewis Wexler of the Philadelphia-based Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, said: “The show looks great.”

Vivian Beer Hans Coper  
Vivian Beer
Wexler Gallery
Hans Coper
Erskine, Hall & Coe
 
Sales started out strong on Opening Night and continued through Monday. Matthew Hall of London’s new Erskine, Hall & Coe (formerly Galerie Besson) said, “I’ve been doing the Chicago fair since 2000 and in New York for five years. This was easily my most successful fair ever.” Hall sold all but three seminal Hans Coper ceramics from the collection he brought. “It’s been amazing!” Sienna Patti (Sienna Gallery, Lenox, MA) reported a near sell-out of Lola Brooks' mixed media jewelry, much of it on Opening Night. flow gallery (London) sold all six Henk Wolvers porcelain vessels on the Preview night; and Sarah Myerscough Fine Art (London) sold four major turned wood sculptures by Philip Moulthrop. Emily Zilber, Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston said, “I loved seeing more new work from the UK at this year’s fair.”

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About The Art Fair Company

In 2009 Michael Franks, Chief Operating Officer, dmg world media, along with Mark Lyman, former Vice-President, dmg world media's Art & Antiques Fairs and SOFA Founding Director purchased the internationally renowned Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fairs - SOFA CHICAGO and SOFA NEW YORK - from dmg world media, creating a new jointly owned firm, The Art Fair Company, Inc.

The Art Fair Company, Inc. is based in Chicago, Ill. For more information about The Art Fair Company, Inc. and their art fairs, visit theartfaircompany.com

About SOFA NEW YORK

The 16th SOFA NEW YORK 2013 will open on April 12 and run through April 15 at the Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue at East 67th Street, New York City.

Fifty-five international galleries will present studio art and design for sale. Opening Night VIP Preview (by invitation only): Thursday, April 11, 5-7 pm Public Preview (by Ticket Purchase): 7-9 pm General admission hours are: Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13: 11am-7 pm, Sunday, April 14: 12 noon-6 pm, Monday, April 15: 11am-5 pm Tickets are $25 for a single day of general admission and $40 for a four-day pass. For general information, call: 800-563-SOFA (7632) or 312-587-7632; or e-mail: info@sofaexpo.com. Press images and information, visit the Press Room