FINDS AT THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL GIFT FAIR
They added a new division to the show this year on Pier 92 called Artisan Resources. I almost missed it. This Pier hadn't been a part of the show for quite some time. I didn't even realize they had opened it this year so I had to trek back there on the second day of the show. You have to take an elevator up to the exhibition level at Pier 92. It's one of those cargo type elevators big enough to hold Gloria Vanderbilt and all her luggage on a month long cruise but slow enough to make you think twice about whether it was worth the trip up to the exhibit floor. You get on the elevator at one end on the ground floor and then exit off the back end at the exhibition level. Several people on the elevator were facing the wrong way and had to turn around when the doors finally opened. Like a herd of cattle we were all funneled through the security checkpoint and then we were allowed into the exhibitor space. Disappointing. More than two-thirds of the hall was curtained off and the exhibitors they had were scattered around the room in an attempt to make the room seem fuller than it was.
Mark Power, photographer
Represented by Amador Gallery