The Salon Art + Design, opening on Friday, is arguably more inclusive than other fairs at the Park Avenue Armory. Art, design and decorative arts can be found here, and the fair organizers stress that everything from high-ticket items to affordable objects for new collectors are on view, with galleries trying to read the taste of millennials with money to spend.
This year something new has been added: Digital art is a featured player. And window shopping is definitely encouraged. Some of the booths are set up like art galleries; others, like living rooms. And while the east end of the old Park Avenue Armory twinkles with the interactive digital works, the booths near the entrance are showcasing modern masters like Warren McArthur and Josef Hoffmann. Some of the works here have appeared in museums; others are making their debuts. Here are some highlights from the fair’s 56 galleries.
Bernard Goldberg Fine Arts Just inside the entrance, Mr. Goldberg, a New York gallerist, is showing the paintings of Winold Reiss, a German-born American artist who took a holistic approach to art and design. Reiss created paintings, menus and even matchbooks for restaurants like Longchamps, a storied chain in New York. Alongside Reiss’s paintings of the 1930s, the booth has furniture designed during the same period by McArthur, whose wealthy family commissioned a Frank Lloyd Wright house that may have served as an inspiration for it. McArthur embraced the same machinist aesthetic as Reiss and was an Art Deco innovator who was among the first to use aluminum in furniture design.
Yves Macaux and Richard Nagy These two dealers have teamed up to create a stellar presentation of Expressionist art and design. Mr. Nagy, a London dealer, has brought drawings by Egon Schiele, featuring nudes in curious positions, as well as a luridly colored portrait of a woman in a green blouse from around 1906, by Kees van Dongen, a Dutch-French painter. A canvas by Ludwig Meidner shows two men scuffling and is graced with the wonderful title “The Incident in the Suburbs” (1915). Mr. Macaux, a Brussels dealer, adds chairs, clocks and other decorative arts to the booth, made by designers like…