Monthly Archives: August 2010

Exhibitor Spotlight: Leah Gordon

One of the more recent additions to Modernism+ART20 is Leah Gordon of New York City.  Though relatively new to the fair, Gordon is hardly a newcomer to the world of artists’ jewelry, which is her specialty.

Leah Gordon got her start 23 years ago.  “My first love was antique jewelry,” she says.  “Buying the best I could find was like going every day to Tiffany’s to shop.”  Before long, these pursuits led her to artists’ jewelry.  “Not many people knew that artists like Picasso, Braque, and Calder made jewelry.”  So she started collecting jewelry objects by these and other modern designers such as Art Smith, William Spratling, and Harry Bertoia.

Many outstanding examples of pieces by these artists and more will be in her booth at Modernism+ART20 this year.  Don’t miss it.


Exhibitor Spotlight: Moderne Gallery

The longtime Modernism exhibitor, Moderne Gallery, will travel to the fair again this year from its home in Philadelphia.  Owner/Director Robert Aibel started the gallery in 1985 and since then has developed an incredible inventory and reputation for expertise that has gained international attention.  Having joined the fair in 1987, Moderne Gallery is a trusted favorite on the show floor.  Specialists in Esherick, Nakashima, and Art Deco, Moderne Gallery also brings fine examples of work by Wendell Castle and Sam Maloof.

Expect to see this Eugene Printz desk highlighted in their booth this year.

Check out more of their extensive Nakashima and Esherick collections online at

Silver Rush

It’s Modernism’s silver anniversary, and several dealers are bringing the goods in this traditional offering for the 25th year.

Don’t worry, you don’t need to get us an anniversary gift.  Just be sure to visit and buy yourself something pretty.

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