Art Palm Beach
American International Fine Art Fair Februar
Modern and Contemporary Art and Design, Sculpture, Objets d’Art, Exquisite Jewelry and Period Paintings from the Masters Available for Collectors
West Palm Beach, Fla. (January 24, 2014) – The American International Fine Art Fair (AIFAF), now celebrating its 18 season, will take place February 4 – 9, 2014 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. AIFAF will open on Tuesday, February 4, with a preview evening featuring an exclusive invitation-only First View from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. followed by a Collectors' Invitational from 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. AIFAF is produced by International Fine Art Expositions (IFAE), global pioneers in the art fair world.
Long regarded as the most elegant annual fair of the American winter season, AIFAF offers an unmatched cultural experience for discerning and sophisticated collectors. A selection of prestigious international galleries and an informative, educational lecture program attract substantial attendance each year.
Praised as a principal antique fair in its early years, the fair has evolved into a premier international showcase of mediums and styles including modern and contemporary art and design, sculpture, objets d’art and exquisite jewelry, in addition to paintings from old masters.
Highlights of the 2014 AIFAF include:
Henri Le Sidaner’s “Intérieur, lumière de la fenêtre” oil on canvas, Versailles, 1931 from Richard Green (London); Alfred Sisley’s “Bougival” oil on canvas,1876, Claude Monet’s “Le Chemin de Halage Ã Granval” oil on canvas, 1883, and Pablo Picasso’s “Paysage de Juan-les-Pins” oil on canvas, 1925, from Gladwell & Patterson (London); Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s th "Vue de Montmartre, Paris" oil on canvas, 1885, from Willow Gallery (London); the 11 largest emerald in the world, a 187.69 CT natural emerald set with 18K yellow gold and 5.82 CT diamonds on a hand-crafted lariat chain from Yvel (Jerusalem); a French cased pair of Rifled Percussion Pistols of presentation quality decorated with elaborate gold- encrusted vine patterns by Louis-Francois Devisme ŕ Paris, dated 1852 from Peter Finer (London); Pieter Claesz’ "Still life with crabs" oil on canvas, 1657, from Caretto & Cartategui Fine Arts (Madrid) and Henri Labasque’s “Scene de Plage,” oil on canvas, from Guarisco Gallery (Washington DC).
Additional participating galleries include AANW, Inc. (Miami Beach), A.B. Levy (Palm Beach), Archeus/Post-Modern (London), Atlanta Fine Rugs (Atlanta) Belgravia Gallery (London), Browse and Darby (London), Contessa Gallery (Cleveland), David Brooker Fine Art (Southport, CT + Surrey), Eostone (Dania Beach), FERMA (Barcelona), Galerie Jacques Bailly (Paris), Gallery FW (Chicago), Gary Rubinstein Antiques (Miami), Haynes Fine Art of Broadway (Broadway, UK), Holden Luntz Gallery (Palm Beach), Imperial Fine Books (New York), JGM Art Limited (London), John Jaffa Antiques (London), Lucy B Campbell (London), Mark Borghi Fine Art (New York), Martin DuLouvre (Paris), Masriera (Barcelona), Michael Goedhuis (London), Percy's Silver and Stephen Kalms (London), Potterton Books, (North Yorkshire, UK), Robert Lloyd Fine Art & Antiques (New York), Sylvia Powell Decorative Arts (London), The Silver Fund (Palm Beach), Venice Projects (Venice) and Whitley Collection (Dania Beach).
Wednesday, February 5 at 2:30 p.m. - “Discovering an Ancient Culture through the Contemporary Art Movement of Australia’s Aboriginal People,” by Jennifer Guerinni-Maraldi of Australia’s Aboriginal People,” by Jennifer Guerinni-Maraldi While travelling in Australian in the early 1990s, Guerinni-Maraldi and her husband purchased a major work by Freddie Timms,“Sugar Bag,” (acrylic on canvas, 180 x 230 cm) painted during the artist’s time working with Frank Watters (Watters Gallery) in Sydney. This magical painting was the single catalyst that spurred Guerinni-Maraldi to begin exhibiting and selling contemporary art in London in the new millennium. Each year, she travels to Australia visiting remote indigenous communities, curators, collectors and artists. Her efforts in the United Kingdom aim to establish a greater awareness of high quality indigenous work and to build a stronger market for ethically sourced, contemporary Australian indigenous fine art.
Thursday, February 6 at 2:30 p.m. – “Contemporary Chinese Brush Painting” by Michael
Goedhuis For the last 20 years, Michael Goedhuis has been at the forefront of the popularization of contemporary Chinese art. Goedhuis will examine that tradition, its relevance today, and how new works can be combined with ancient material. Goedhuis has held many exhibitions on the new Chinese brush painters, most recently at the Saatchi Gallery in London in 2013.
Saturday, February 8 at 2:30 p.m. - “Cathleen Naundorf, Fashion Photographer to the Stars,” by Holden Luntz Saturday, February 8 at 2:30 p.m. - “Cathleen Naundorf, Fashion Photographer to the Stars,” by Holden Luntz Holden Luntz of Holden Luntz Gallery Palm Beach presents a look inside Naundorf’s series on haute couture fashion including her work for Chanel, Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Lacroix, Elie Saab, Lagerfeld and Valentino. Her artistic process through this series was very thorough as she researched the history of the houses, explored the archives of the couturiers, and chose the models, hair and makeup. With her research, she created lively storyboards, as well as written summaries of her productions, which include personal interviews with designers.
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AIFAF is open to the public February 5 – 9 from noon – 7 p.m. (on February 7 until 9 p.m.) at the Palm Beach County Convention Center located at 650 Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach. One-day passes are $20 per person in advance; $25 at the door and multi-day passes are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Passes are available for advance purchase at http://ifae.ticketleap.com/aifaf2014/.
About International Fine Art Expositions (IFAE) International Fine Art Expositions (IFAE) founders David and Lee Ann Lester have pioneered more international fine art fairs than any global fair organizer since 1991, having established Art Miami in January 1991, The Palm Beach International Art & Antique Fair (now AIFAF) in 1997, Art Palm Beach in 1998 and MIA in 2010. They have organized more than 90 international art fairs, worldwide, in New York, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Dallas, London and Hong Kong. For more information, please call 239-949-5411 or visit www.ifae.com, facebook.com/IFAE01 and twitter.com/_IFAE.