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Palm Springs Modernism Fall Modernism Show Offers Vintage Designs

The show and sale runs from Friday, Oct. 20, to Sunday, Oct. 22, at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

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Browse vintage 20th- and 21st-century designs at the ninth annual Palm Springs Modernism Show, Oct. 20–22 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The fall show will feature 50 premier, national and international decorative and fine arts dealers.

“I would say 60 percent are returnees and 40 percent are new exhibitors,” says Rosemary Kreiger, president of Dolphin Promotions, the organization that produces the nationally known show. “That’s how my database keeps growing, by people that come and do the show. It’s word of mouth.”

Krieger says this year the show will feature a new local dealer — James Bacchi Contemporary — who specializes in contemporary art. Another new addition is Pascal Jarrion, who specializes in sculpture, ceramics, and cubist paintings. Popular returning dealer Unapologetically Italian will showcase original 21st-century designs in lighting and glass.

One of the best parts of the event, according to Krieger, is that it brings the best of midcentury and modern exhibitors under one roof during Modernism Week. “The show has always been considered the centerpiece of Modernism Week.”

In addition to the art and furnishing offerings, check out a live podcast taping Saturday, Oct. 21, as George Smart, CEO of U.S. Modernist Radio, interviews several architects and other expert guests. “He has … one of the top-rated podcasts in the United States, The Accidental Archivist,” Krieger shares. “He talks about the restoration of modern architecture, especially in Palm Springs.”

The Palm Springs Modernism Fall Show kicks off with a VIP opening night part on Friday, Oct. 20, followed by two days of general-admission browsing and shopping.