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Sofa New York 2005

Fair  /  02 Jun 2005  -  05 Jun 2005
Published: 12.05.2006
Sofa New York 2005.
Seventh Regiment Armory. New York
Mona Wallström. Necklace: Desert Flower. Hematite, oxidized sterling silver, silk. Photo: Karen Bell. The David Collection,. Pound Ridge, NY. Mona Wallström
Necklace: Desert Flower
Hematite, oxidized sterling silver, silk
Photo: Karen Bell
The David Collection,
Pound Ridge, NY
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SOFA NEW YORK 2005: MATERIALITY, VIRTUOSITY AND MEANING

Welcome to the SOFA NEW YORK 2005 e-press kit linked to press materials and images on sofaexpo.com. Fifty-four select international galleries and dealers will exhibit at SOFA NEW YORK 2005, the finest international exposition dedicated to bridging the decorative and fine arts.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), in cooperation with Helen Drutt:
Philadelphia presents a Special Exhibit at SOFA NEW YORK of artworks from the
Museum’s acclaimed decorative arts collection. Located in the heart of Texas’s largest city, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is a dynamic cultural complex consisting of two museum buildings, two art schools, two decorative arts centers, and a sculpture garden.
Since its founding in 1976, MFAH’s decorative arts department has actively acquired and exhibited ceramics, fiber, furniture and wood art, glass, jewelry and metalwork.
Cindi Strauss, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Decorative Arts and Design of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston said, “The special exhibition at SOFA NEW YORK reflects MFAH’s aim to collect globally by all media by both acknowledged masters and emerging artists alike. (It) will feature select highlights from the Museum’s decorative arts collection, including works by the Norwegian artist Tone Vigeland from the newly acquired Helen Williams Drutt Collection of modern and contemporary jewelry.” The Drutt Collection includes many one-of-a-kind works that redefined the concept of jewelry—pieces that moved beyond
ornamentation and preciousness, pushing the boundaries of traditional decorative art forms.
Ralph Bakker. Necklace: Untitled. Silver, gold, enamel. Photo: Ralph Bakker. Charon Kransen Arts,. New York, NY. Ralph Bakker
Necklace: Untitled
Silver, gold, enamel
Photo: Ralph Bakker
Charon Kransen Arts,
New York, NY
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