The primitive roots of much of what we think of as Americana makes New York City seem an odd place for it. Yet each January thousands of visitors descend on the city to take in the best in the category. Things have changed somewhat this year, gone is The American Antiques Show (TAAS), the once … Continue reading Americana and Its New York Home
The End of the Road for American Folk Art Museum?
A New York Times story Friday chronicled some of the troubles at the American Folk Art Museum in New York. You may have already noticed the absence of The American Antiques Show (TAAS) from the Americana Week lineup (although a new show plans a preview benefit for the museum). The Times story indicates the museum … Continue reading The End of the Road for American Folk Art Museum?
New Show Replaces TAAS, Adds Photography and Design to Americana
The Art Fair Company recently announced the launch a new art and antique fair in place of The American Antiques Show (TAAS), formerly organized by the American Folk Art Museum. The event adds to the line-up for Americana Week, New York for 2012. “The Art Fair Company will build upon the strength of The American Antique Show, which has … Continue reading New Show Replaces TAAS, Adds Photography and Design to Americana
Shopping Americana Week
A visit to several of the shows at New York's Americana Week (Antique Week) seems to lend some support to Graham Arader's statement on Bloomberg news that it's the upper-income buyer moving the antiques and art market. By far the best-attended show we visited during Americana Week seemed to be the Winter Antiques Show, at … Continue reading Shopping Americana Week