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The Spring Show NYC

James Andrew at the Armory Veterans Reception Room - photo by Gabriel Everett

A special post today to announce the debut of a very exciting fine art and antiques show—the Spring Show NYC presented by the Art and Antique Dealers League of America (AADLA) at the Park Avenue Amory, 67th Street—all to coincide with the “Art and Antiques Week” here in New York City.

The mission of the fair is to present fine art and antiques in an unusual and fresh way, and to reach a new audience of both young and old collectors. Here you’ll find objects that will not only be of lasting value, but that will delight for years and years to come. The Spring show will offer something for everyone—from antiquities on through to the 20th century—and at every price point!

Lars Bolander, the international designer and taste maker, has been enlisted to set the stage. “We want this fair to be fresh, cheerful and thoroughly modern – a wonderful juxtaposition between the old and the new….” This sounds a lot like the sort of request I get from my clients! In fact, there’ll be some major innovations here, compared to how fairs are typically presented. You’ll just have to come and see for yourself—I don’t want to ruin the many surprises that await.

Mark your calenders!

• The opening gala benefit preview for the ASPCA Wednesday April 27th VIP cocktail reception 5 – 7 PM and general admission 7- 9 PM. Described as “an art bash for animal lovers,” what could be more fabulous? Dealers have set aside a fascinating assortment of animal-themed fine and decorative arts, with a portion of the sales to be donated to the ASPCA.

• The fair, sponsored by 1stdibs.com, opens to the public on Thursday April 28 – May 2, 2011

• On Friday, April 29th, To celebrate NYC’s Art Night Out, The AADLA has created an evening event for young patrons from 5 – 9 PM. They’ve gathered a fabulous group of interior designers dubbed “The New Traditionals” (selected by the editors of “Trad Home/Lonny,” the new digital edition of “Traditional Home Magazine”), and they’ll be offering free decorating advice! So bring your floor plans, photos, paint chips, fabric samples, and list of what you need for your homes—they’ll help to get you started on your own super chic abode and assist in finding just the right pieces to add to any budding collection.

There will also be a fantastic not-to-be-missed series of lectures during the fair by some very prominent international museum curators, scholars, and interior designers—always honing my craft, I’ll definitely be attending many of these.

I’m photographed (top) getting a sneak peak at the Armory’s Veterans Reception Room—one of the only extant Louis Comfort Tiffany rooms in the world! Getting in the spirit of Spring, I’m sporting a mint green silk/cotton velvet Tom Ford era Gucci jacket, sand colored cotton corduroy pants and python belt with silver buckle, Tom Ford blue cotton Glenn plaid shirt and silk pocket square, Seaman Schepps pearl and pale blue sapphire cuff links, suede sneakers and sunglasses both by Lanvin, and my fragrance is Creed Orange Spice.


  1. Dean says:

    Dear James, and WIJW,

    What exciting news! You look like a Hollywood producer in this look!
    Good luck and have a great week, and a happy Easter weekend.

    Dean Farris

  2. Leo says:


  3. Ruby says:

    Simply outstanding jacket! With that piece it’s immposible to stay unnoticed in the crowd.

  4. Love the beard and the Lanvin shades and sneakers!

  5. I’m going to be stopping by on my way to another event on the 28th. It’d be great to speak in person! Hope all is well.

  6. Oonagh says:

    Looking hawt with the stubble…loving the green.

  7. Simply outstanding jacket! With that piece it’s immposible to stay unnoticed in the crowd

  8. Nikita says:

    channeling a little Tom Ford….I had to do a double take. nice.

  9. Dear James, Hello. You look exquisite in the lime green jacket. I remember the French actor, Louis Garrel once wore the most beautiful dark green velvet, beautifully fitted jacket in the film, The Dreamers by Bernardo Bertolucci.

    Yours sincerely, A Super Dilettante

  10. James Andrew says:

    Hello Nikita,

    Thank You!

    As you know I am a huge fan of Mr Ford, he certainly provides a wealth of inspiration.



  11. James Andrew says:

    Hello A Super Dilettante,

    Yes I remember the film well- beautifully done and the color of his velvet jacket was indeed sublime.

    I am looking forward to your continued support and feedback.



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