inaugural Metro Show reports record attendance

Despite the frigid temperature on the evening of January 18, a record attendance of 1,400 people streamed into the inaugural Metro Show opening at Chelsea’s Metropolitan Pavilion to preview the brand-new incarnation of the former American Antiques Show. Throughout the exhibition hall, superlatives for the event reverberated from the 35 participating dealers, and everyone else—collectors, contemporary artists, curators, and interior designers—all proclaimed the show a smashing success. In fact, the dealers declared the packed crowd to exceed any preview-show attendance they had witnessed in years. Over 6000 people continued to flow into the Metro Show right up to its close on January 22. –

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