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Sanford L. Smith

1939 - 2024

We are sad to report that our friend and the founder of Sanford L. Smith + Associates, Sanford “Sandy” Smith, who had retired just a year ago, has passed away at 84.

Sandy was a visionary in the art and antiques world, known for his impeccable taste, dedication, and passion for bringing together the finest dealers and collectors from around the globe. His legacy is not just in the fairs he created, but in the vibrant community he fostered over decades.

All of us at Sanford L. Smith + Associates thank you for your support as we continue on in Sandy’s footsteps - managing and producing world-class fairs - as he wanted us to do. We are committed to upholding the high standards and innovative spirit that Sandy instilled in our organization. His influence will forever be a guiding light for our future endeavors. (See the press release about the future of SLSA here.)

We invite you to join us in celebrating Sandy's life and contributions by continuing to participate in and support the events he so passionately developed. Your presence and support honor his memory and ensure the ongoing success of the fairs he cherished.

You can view his obituary in The New York Times.

Godspeed Sandy.

Photo: Charlie Rubin for The New York Times

Producing fine art, design, antique, and rare book fairs
for over 40 years

Upcoming Fairs
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October 29 - November 2, 2024

Park Avenue Armory


November 7 - 11, 2024

Park Avenue Armory

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Ephemera 45 Conference and Fair

March 14 (Conference) 15 & 16 (Fair), 2025

Hyatt Regency, Old Greenwich, CT

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April 3 - 6, 2025

Park Avenue Armory

The J. Lohmann Gallery Booth at The Salon Art + Design
About Sanford Smith


Since 1979, Sanford (Sandy) Smith has created and managed art, antiques, and design events in various genres. The timeline indicates the inaugural year of each show. Some, such as Modernism and Works on Paper ran for over 25 years. Others, such as The Art Show (ADAA) and the International Antiquarian Book Fair are still running.

Fair and Event Management and Equipment Rental


With a team of professional event producers who have over 75 years of experience combined, your next project would be in good hands.


Contact us to consult on your upcoming event or get more information on what we can offer.

A Bird's Eye View of The Salon Art + Design Opening Night
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