While there was already a decided tilt toward the 20th and 21st centuries, this year Salon also included, for the first time, galleries specializing in classical ancient art â€“ showing the roots of everything that was to come after. By that time, participants from Asia and Spain had joined the fair.
The momentum for contemporary design was accelerating. As a collecting category, it had come into its own and the latest material was highly sought after. Younger collectors were also entering the market. Salon was accessible to them, showing that not all collectible art and design starts in the six figures.
(Clockwise from far left) 29 Signage outside the Armory, 2015; Friedman Benda, 2017; DeLorenzo, 2017; Eileen Fisher Project, Sponsor Exhibition, 2017; Galerie Dumonteil, 2013; Goyard sponsors the 2016 edition. Photos: Peter Baker