Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Who needs Americana Week in New York City? We’ve got American Spirit Week here in Dallas!

Jan. 21, 2009
Posted by Noah

I propose, here and now, that Dallas, Texas be named an official part of Antiques Week in New York City… Okay, well maybe take out the last part of that sentence, but one look at the amazing back-to-back-to-back-to-back auctions of American Indian Art, Art of the American West, Western Americana and Texana taking place at Heritage’s Slocum Street Annex will convince you that not only does Heritage belong in the high-end celebration, but that we represent pretty much the rest of America – all that beyond the banks of the Hudson River, and yes there is much more than malls. Let me explain:

This is the week of quality Americana in New York City. The nation’s very best antique shows all come to pass, and overlap, in the course of about 10 days. Thrown into that is a mix of auctions of art and antiques from two big auction houses – the only ones bigger than Heritage, and they shall remain nameless! It’s a heady mix of great and expensive stuff, and in my days as an antiques and art editor I made the yearly pilgrimage to NYC faithfully until I got just a little (picture me here squinting and showing a very small space between my thumb and forefinger) tired of East Coast-centric ego trip. It is, literally, all great stuff, but enough already. We get it, we get it…

Here’s what the other 95% of the nation knows: There is great Americana all over America; not just NYC for 10 days a year. Starting today, with our American Indian Art auction, you can see what I mean.