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Celebrate Year End Holidays in New York City with Amazing Events and Attractions

Celebrate Year End Holidays in New York City with Amazing Events and Attractions

Celebrate Year End Holidays in New York City There’s no better place to be during holiday time than New York City. As always, the Holiday Markets and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off the season, with floats, balloons and marching bands. Other exciting, family-friendly events […]

A Masterpiece by Sir Anthony van Dyck – Portrait of Princess Mary, daughter of King Charles I of England

A Masterpiece by Sir Anthony van Dyck – Portrait of Princess Mary, daughter of King Charles I of England

A MASTERPIECE BY SIR ANTHONY VAN DYCK Portrait of Princess Mary, daughter of King Charles I of England   *One of the most important European Royal Portraits to come to auction for a generation* *Commissioned to celebrate the crucial alliance between the British crown & […]

New York City on the Must-Visit list for 2019 with many new Large-Scale Developments, Hotel and Attractions Openings

New York City on the Must-Visit list for 2019 with many new Large-Scale Developments, Hotel and Attractions Openings

NYC & COMPANY PRESENTS

“2019: A MONUMENTAL YEAR” 

—New Large-Scale Developments, Hotel and Venue Openings, Attractions, Dining, Retail and Culture Set to Drive Visitation to NYC in 2019— 

—NYC & Company Unveils New Pride Initiative,

“Pride. Uncontained.” to Spotlight 2019 in Lead-up to Next Year’s 50th Anniversary of Stonewall and NYC Hosting WorldPride—

 NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization, today presented 2019: A Monumental Year to an audience of more than 150 New York City media and travel partners. The new global communications initiative is designed to spotlight New York City as a must-visit destination in 2019 when several large-scale developments and openings are set to debut along with new hotels, attractions, dining, retail, culture and more.  In June 2019, New York City will also play host to WorldPride, the first time the big event will be held in the United States. The LGBTQ celebration coincides with the historic 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement. A promotional effort to showcase 2019 as a “Year of Pride” was today revealed alongside a colorful new creative design, promoting New York City under the banner “Pride. Uncontained.”

Today’s press conference, held at The Museum of Modern Art, was hosted by NYC & Company President and CEO Fred Dixonand Senior Vice President of Global Communications Chris Heywood. They were joined by Glenn D. Lowry, Director, The Museum of Modern Art, and Sarah Suzuki, MoMA’s Director, Opening of the new Museum, who provided an update on the museum’s significant expansion, projected to open in the summer of 2019.

“With an abundance of blockbuster openings across New York City and the historic 50th anniversary of Stonewall, 2019 will truly be a monumental year,” said Dixon. “We encourage travelers to plan ahead now and put New York City on their must-visit list for next year.”

For the first time ever, WorldPride will come to the United States with New York City hosting the month long event June 1–30, 2019 (the majority of events will be held June 25–30). NYC & Company’s new “Pride. Uncontained.” promotional effort uses vibrant colors and fresh designs to promote the City’s unwavering spirit of pride. New promotional artwork was unveiled at today’s press conference, which will be used in the lead-up to next year’s historic 50th Anniversary of Stonewall and WorldPride.

The Museum of Modern Art is undergoing a renovation and expansion that will increase gallery space by 30 percent and will enhance public spaces. The first phase of renovations on the east end is now complete and the next phase, including new construction on the west end, has an estimated completion date of summer 2019.

Other new large-scale developments coming to New York City in 2019 include Hudson Yards on Manhattan’s Far West Side—the largest private real estate development in the history of the United States; The Shed, a multi-arts center dedicated to global displays of visual art, design, media; and Vessel, a climbable urban landmark created by British designer Thomas Heatherwick. Within Hudson Yards, there will also be a new flagship Neiman Marcus store—the first in NYC; 14 acres of public space; an Equinox® branded luxury hotel; 16 distinct dining experiences curated by celebrity chefs including the new Spanish food hall Mercado Little Spain; and the City’s highest outdoor observation deck.  

2019 will also see the opening of the new 26,000-square-foot Statue of Liberty Museum, expected to debut next May; the Nordstrom Women’s Flagship Store; the renovation and expansion of the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts in the Bronx; and the opening of the TWA Hotel at JFK Airport in Queens. Next April, MetLife Stadium will host WWE’s WrestleMania 35.

New venues to attract meetings and convention delegates debuting in 2019 include The Glasshouse, set to be one of NYC’s largest private event spaces with two outdoor observation terraces overlooking the Hudson River; and the 360,000-square-foot Verizon Executive Education Center at the Roosevelt Island Cornell Tech Campus, which will offer a venue for academic conferences, executive programs and academic workshops. The Javits Center also continues its expansion, anticipated to be completed in 2021.

This year has also been defined by several new openings. Domino Park recently debuted on the Williamsburg waterfront on June 10. On June 30, Coney Island’s New York Aquarium will welcome the opening of the new Ocean Wonders: Sharks! exhibit. The reimagined Seaport District’s Pier 17 recently opened with new programming and future rooftop events, all part of Lower Manhattan’s continued revitalization. In November, Staten Island will welcome the opening of the 100-store Empire Outlets, NYC’s only outlet destination, on the St. George waterfront.

        

New York City has the most active hotel development pipeline in the country, with 117,300 hotel rooms and an expected inventory of nearly 137,000 hotel rooms by the end of 2019. NYC currently has the highest occupancy rate (88 percent on average) and the highest average daily room rate in the nation. The City has seen 40 consecutive months of increasing room demand, with a record 38 million+ room nights anticipated to be sold before year’s end.

New York City welcomed 62.8 million visitors in 2017, the City’s eighth consecutive year for record-breaking tourism, with 49.7 million domestic and 13.1 million international visitors. New York City remains the number one US destination for international visitation, visitor spending and economic impact. In 2018, the destination is expected to welcome 65.1 million visitors.

 

Best July Events in New York City

Best July Events in New York City

Best July Events in New York City   June 19th, 2018 – July is synonymous with our nation’s independence, which NYC celebrates with the world-famous Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks blasting off from barges in the East River to the sounds of a patriotic score. Earlier […]

Design | June 20 | New York

Design | June 20 | New York

DESIGN | JUNE 20 | NEW YORK FEATURING PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE AMERICAN COLLECTION AND IN FOCUS: PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF BRAD GREY COMPRISED OF TWO PRIVATE AMERICAN COLLECTIONS OF ICONIC FRENCH DESIGN WORKS BY CHAREAU, DUNAND, FRANK, GRAY, LEGRAIN, LALANNE, PUIFORCAT, ROYÈRE, […]

Christie’s Interiors: New York Visions

Christie’s Interiors: New York Visions

INTERIORS: NEW YORK VISIONS

The Estate of Kenneth Jay Lane, The Collection of Arnold Scaasi and Parker Ladd, and

Robert Couturier: Elements of Style

JUNE 6, 2018 | NEW YORK

Christie’s announces the spring sale Interiors: New York Visions taking place on June 6, 2018 in New York. The auction encompasses collections from three celebrated style and design icons including The Estate of Kenneth Jay Lane, The Collection of Arnold Scaasi and Parker Ladd, and Robert Couturier: Elements of Style, presenting over 350 lots of decorative art and fine art from their collections. Additionally, over 30 signed pieces of jewellery are being offered from the Kenneth Jay Lane, Inc. Archives including a selection shown at the Rhode Island School of Design exhibition, Fabulous Fakes: Jewelry by Kenneth Jay Lane (2007-08). The full sale will be on view at Christie’s New York June 2-5.

THE ESTATE OF KENNETH JAY LANE | LOTS 1-155

Jewellery designer Kenneth Jay Lane embodied glamour, elegance, and joie de vivre. A self-declared “fabulous fake” and unwavering proponent of fashion as fantasy, he presided over a moment in which the world’s most stylish women chose to adorn themselves in Lane’s bold masterworks of costume jewellery. Lane’s insatiably curious eye allowed him to curate a vision of elegance that extended through to his personal collecting. From the late 1970s, he filled his imposing Stanford White-designed Park Avenue residence with a striking assemblage of treasures, summed-up by Lane’s fanciful phrase: “I always think of myself as living in a tent.”

Surrounded by decorative arts and Orientalist paintings hung salon-style in his double-height living room, Lane inhabited a unique mise-en-scène. Included in the sale are 150 lots from his collection spanning contemporary and 19th century fine art, European and English furniture, continental silver and ceramics, Asian works of art, costume jewellery and memorabilia. The sale will benefit WNET New York Public Media.

THE COLLECTION OF ARNOLD SCAASI AND PARKER LADD | LOTS 189-272

Arnold Scaasi and Parker Ladd were passionate individuals who strove for excellence in their chosen careers. Mr. Scaasi attained acclaim as a couturier who dressed First Ladies, socialites and celebrities for five decades. Mr. Parker climbed the heights of New York’s publishing industry at Charles Scribner & Sons and the Association of American Publishers to work with some of the most celebrated authors of the second half of the 20th century.

Together they collected a diverse group of fine art and decorative art that reflects their intellectual curiosity and exuberant approach to life. Included in the Christie’s sale is a selection of 20th century fine art and sculpture, including works by Louise Nevelson and Paul Jenkins, European furniture and decorative arts, silver and ceramics.

ROBERT COUTURIER: ELEMENTS OF STYLE | LOTS 273-390

Robert Couturier, renowned designer and architect, has maintained his place at the top of his profession for decades. Couturier’s curated eye balances his deep understanding of the classical, acquired at the Ecole Camondo in his native Paris, combined with his forward-looking appreciation of contemporary art, design, and photography.

Christie’s has worked in close conversation with Robert to curate a selection reflecting his own inimitable and witty perspective, culling pieces from his fashionable New York apartment. Offered in the sale is a selection of 20th century photographs, design, including works by Jacques Adnet, Andre Sornay and Armand Albert Rateau, European furniture and decorative arts, silver, ceramics and glass, Asian works of art and carpets. Additionally, Robert will be co-hosting the Christie’s Lates event on Monday, June 4 in celebration of this sale.

GLOBAL STYLE INFLUENCER, CAMILA COELHO, WEARS CUSTOM RALPH & RUSSO TO THE 71st ANNUAL CANNES FILM FESTIVAL OPENING CEREMONY

GLOBAL STYLE INFLUENCER, CAMILA COELHO, WEARS CUSTOM RALPH & RUSSO TO THE 71st ANNUAL CANNES FILM FESTIVAL OPENING CEREMONY

GLOBAL STYLE INFLUENCER, CAMILA COELHO, WEARS CUSTOM RALPH & RUSSO TO THE 71st ANNUAL CANNES FILM FESTIVAL OPENING CEREMONY Having closed the Ralph & Russo Spring/Summer 2018 couture show as the bride in January, global Style Influencer, Camila Coelho, now wears custom Ralph & Russo couture […]

Rubens: Portrait of the Artist’s Daughter, Clara Serena – A Rare Glimpse into the Private Work of One of The Masters of Western Art

Rubens: Portrait of the Artist’s Daughter, Clara Serena – A Rare Glimpse into the Private Work of One of The Masters of Western Art

RUBENS: Portrait of the Artist’s Daughter, Clara Serena – A RARE GLIMPSE INTO THE PRIVATE WORK OF ONE OF THE MASTERS OF WESTERN ART –  Christie’s will offer Portrait of Clara Serena, the Artist’s Daughter by Peter Paul Rubens in the London Old Masters Evening […]

The Spring Collector Sales

The Spring Collector Sales

The Spring Collector Sales, April 10-11

featuring installation vignette by

Rafael de Cárdenas Ltd. / Architecture at Large Partners

Christie’s announces the Spring Collector sales series to include two auctions on April 10, The Collector: English & European Furniture, Fine Art, Ceramics & Silver and The Collector: Silver, 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art, Ceramics & Carpets, and a dedicated single-owner sale on April 11The Feather Collection: Fine Furniture & Works of Art. The Collector sales bring together extraordinary pieces of decorative art by the most renowned artists and craftsmen from the 17th to the 19th century, spanning English and European furniture, fine art, clocks, ceramics, silver and sculpture.

For this season’s sales, Christie’s has partnered with Rafael de Cárdenas Ltd. / Architecture at Large to design a vignette installation to feature select highlights from the Collector auctions. Bringing in floral arrangements from Meta Flora and designing a bespoke structure to display, the activation will imbue objects such as an Italian parcel-gilt silver model of a centaur on an amethyst base (estimate: $4,000-6,000), A late Louis XVI ormolu-mounted mahogany bureau plat, by Guillaume Benneman (estimate: $50,000-100,000), and a Thomas Webb & Sons glass vase (estimate: $2,000-3,000) with a contemporary feel.

The installation will be on view at Christie’s from April 6 – 9 at Christie’s 20 Rockefeller Plaza Galleries in New York, and the auctions will take place from April 10-11. Together the three auctions encompass over 400 lots with estimates on individual items ranging from $2,000 up to $400,000.

Rafael de Cárdenas, remarks: “Partnering with Christie’s for the upcoming Collector sales has been a privilege that’s allowed me intimate contact with some of the 18th and 19th century decorative pieces in the auction.  In my work, we use historical objects, though in many cases not as old as these pieces, so it was a wonderful opportunity to really experience them in depth, and be able to examine them so closely.”

RICHARD MILLE AND NORTH THIN PLY TECHNOLOGY CONTINUE THEIR ADVENTURE TOGETHER

RICHARD MILLE AND NORTH THIN PLY TECHNOLOGY CONTINUE THEIR ADVENTURE TOGETHER

AN EXCLUSIVE AGREEMENT AND DEDICATED PRODUCTION SPACE: RICHARD MILLE AND NORTH THIN PLY TECHNOLOGY CONTINUE THEIR ADVENTURE TOGETHER Carbon TPT® and Quartz TPT® are composite materials produced by North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT®)–the world’s leader in ultra-lightweight prepreg materials, and inextricably linked to the Richard […]

Three Leading European Art Dealers to Curate Pop-Up Exhibition at Hong Kong Convention Centre During May Auction Season

Three Leading European Art Dealers to Curate Pop-Up Exhibition at Hong Kong Convention Centre During May Auction Season

Christie’s Announces Three Leading European Art Dealers to Curate Pop-Up Exhibition at Hong Kong Convention Centre During May Auction Season Robert Bowman – Didier Claes –  Xavier Eeckhout 25 to 29 May 2018 Left: Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917), Le Baiser (The Kiss), 2nd Reduction, Conceived in 1886 © Courtesy Bowman […]

Colored diamonds highlight this April’s Magnificent Jewels auction in New York

Colored diamonds highlight this April’s Magnificent Jewels auction in New York

 

MAGNIFICENT JEWELS

LIVE AUCTION: TUESDAY, APRIL 17th, 2018

ONLINE AUCTION: TUESDAY, APRIL 10th – THURSDAY, APRIL 19th, 2018

 Christie’s New York announces the April 17 auction of Magnificent Jewels. The sale will offer a selection of more than 200 lots, with estimates ranging from $4,000 to $4,000,000. The auction will be led by a Fancy Intense Pink Diamond ring weighing 8.42 carats. (Estimate: $4,000,000-6,000,000).

Highlights include an impressive selection of colored diamonds, diamonds and gemstones, along with significant signed period and modern jewels by Boucheron, Bulgari, Cartier, David Webb, JAR, Harry Winston, Tiffany & Co., and Van Cleef & Arpels. Highlights include five important blue diamond rings from esteemed private collections. Two notable jewels by JAR include an Oval-Cut Diamond ‘Thread’ Ring of 22.76 carats and a Multi-Gem and Diamond ‘Moghul’ Pendant Brooch, being sold to benefit the Art for Justice Fund. Noteworthy private collections are led by the Collection of Rita Crocker Clements.

Both the live and online sale will be publicly previewed in Christie’s 20 Rockefeller Center Galleries, starting Friday, April 13th  – Monday, April 16th. Complete cataloguing and sale details are available here and @christiesjewels .

 

NEW YORK, ROCKEFELLER CENTER PUBLIC VIEWING TIMES:

•      Friday, April 13th: 10am – 6pm
•      Saturday, April 14th: 10am – 6pm
•      Sunday, April 15th: 10am – 6pm
•      Monday, April 16th: 10am – 5pm

NEW YORK PRESS PREVIEW | BY APPOINTMENT:  Christie’s Galleries, 20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020

•      Friday, April 13th: 10am – 6pm & Monday, April 16th: 10am – 5pm

BROWSE SALE HIGHLIGHTS AND DETAILS:


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