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News-Antique.com - May 14,2008 - (For Immediate Release, New York City) After nine years at the Park Avenue Armory, the 14th annual presentation of the New York International Tribal and Textile Arts Show returns to its original locale, the 69th Regiment Armory, Lexington Ave. at 26th St., and to a more normal show schedule, opening with a Wednesday evening, $60 per person, preview May 14th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Regular show hours will be 11:00 am – 8:00 pm, Thursday and Friday, May 15th and 16th, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm Saturday, May 17th and 11:00 am – 5:00 on the show’s last day, Sunday, May 18th.
The New York Tribal and Textile Arts Show, which coincides with an important Tribal auction at Sotheby’s May 16th, was lavishly praised last year by New York Times critic Holland Cotter, who wrote, "...when something is hot at this fair, the most beautiful one in New York, it's superhot." Such praise made the decision to return to the 69th Regiment Armory a difficult one, but as 2008 was destined to be a year of transition for Art Fairs in New York, the show’s producers, Bill Caskey and Elizabeth Lees decided the time was right to return the lavish textiles, sculpture and statuary, jewelry and tribal objects shown by 77 galleries to the venue just east of Chelsea and a block uptown from Gramercy Park.
“When the new ownership of the Park Avenue Armory decided to triple the rent and add tens of thousands of dollars in additional fees to the building’s cost,” Bill Caskey said, “we decided that it made no sense to ask dealers in Tribal arts and textiles to absorb any portion of that increase.” “These remarkable objects,” Caskey continued, “are among the most affordable of all important art works, with few costing more than $25,000, so even for the world’s most important galleries – most of which are a part of our show – the new Park Avenue rent makes little business sense.”
The move back to the 69th Regiment Armory also gave the International Tribal and Textile Arts Show a more reasonable schedule. “At the 69th Regiment Armory, Caskey said, “we will have time for a more elaborate show set up, and can open the Tribal and Textile Arts Show on a Wednesday night and run through the weekend.”
The loan exhibit for the 2008 show is Cameroon 1931-1934: The Photography of Paul Gebauer, curated by Jonathan Fogel, editor in chief of Tribal Arts magazine. An article on this special exhibit, written by Jonathan Fogel will be published in the show catalogue. General admission is $15 per person for the run of the show and includes the catalogue. For information prior to the show, call 310 455 2886. During the show, the information number is 212 532 1516.