SAVE THE DATE FOR THE FINE ART EVENT OF THE SEASON
FEBRUARY 4-9, 2014
The American International Fine Art Fair (AIFAF) is the most broad-ranging fine art event in the United States. Now in its 18th season, the fair features international galleries presenting all disciplines of fine art from classical antiquities to contemporary and an extraordinary collection of haute and period jewelry. AIFAF is an annual destination for the most discerning collectors and connoisseurs.
The preview evening is a highlight of the Palm Beach social season and will be held on February 4th.
Please be our guest and enjoy complimentary admission for two during public fair hours as well as for the Collectors' Invitational on February 4th from 7:30-10pm.
FAIR HIGHLIGHTS (visit www.aifaf.com for more highlights and participating galleries)
Fernando Botero, "Dancers", 2012
From edition of 6, signed and numbered by artist on the base
Archeus / Post-Modern, London
Henri Le Sidaner, "Intérieur, lumière de la fenêtre", 1931, oil on canvas
Richard Green Gallery, London
Renoir, "Mademoiselle Paule Gobillard", c1885, Signed on the right, red chalk on paper
Galerie Jacques Bailly, Paris
Henri Lebasque, "Scene de plage", oil on canvas
Guarisco Gallery, Washington, DC
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, "Vue de Montmartre, Paris", 1885, oil on canvas
Willow Gallery, London
Altar with Seated Lord held by two attendants
Highland Mayan, Late Classic, circa A.D. 550-950
AANW, Miami, FL
Wednesday, Feb 5th at 2:30pm
“DISCOVERING AN ANCIENT CULTURE THROUGH THE CONTEMPORARY ART MOVEMENT OF AUSTRALIA'S ABORIGINAL PEOPLE.”, JENNIFER GUERRINI MARALDI
The relatively recent development and market prominence of contemporary indigenous painting and sculpture had been making news throughout Australia, but was little known in the UK. While travelling in Australian in the early 1990’s, Jennifer and her husband, purchased a major work by Freddie Timms “Sugar Bag,” (acrylic on canvas, 180 x 230 cm) painted during Freddie’s time working with Frank Watters (Watters Gallery) in Sydney in the late 1990’s.
Living with this magical painting in their collection was the single catalyst for her to begin exhibiting and selling contemporary art in London in the new millennium.
Jennifer travels to Australia each year visiting remote indigenous communities as well as seeing old friends including curators, collectors and artists. Her work in the United Kingdom aims to establish a greater awareness of the best indigenous work and contribute to building a stronger market for ethically sourced, contemporary Australian indigenous, fine art.
Thursday, February 6th at 2:30pm
“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 8th at 2:30pm
“CATHLEEN NAUNDORF, FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER TO THE STARS”, BY HOLDEN LUNTZ
Holden Luntz of Holden Luntz Gallery, Palm Beach presents a look inside Cathleen’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.
Sunday, February 9th at 2:30pm
“‘FAUXBERGÉ’ : SPECTACULAR MASTER FORGERIES – FIVE CASE STUDIES”, BY GEZA VON HABSBURG
Géza von Habsburg is an internationally renowned author and leading authority on Fabergé. Much of his career has been devoted to organizing and curating exhibitions all over the world. He served as the curator and organizer for Fabergé, Jeweller to the Tsars (1986–87) at the Kunsthalle in Munich. Also, while a Board Member of the Fabergé Arts Foundation, he was Chief Curator of Fabergé, Imperial Court Jeweler (1993–94), which was shown in Saint Petersburg, Paris and London. He also served as Guest Curator of Fabergé in America, which toured five cities in the United States (1996–97).
As an educator, Géza von Habsburg served as an associate professor at the New York School of Interior Design, the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, and New York University. He is currently a lecturer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
PREVIEW February 4, 2014 • First View 6pm - 7:30pm | Collectors’ Invitational 7:30pm-10pm PUBLIC FAIR HOURS February 5-9, 2014 | Noon-7pm (til 9pm on the 7th) ADMISSION One-Day Pass: $20 online | $25 at door • Multi-Day Pass: $25 online | $30 at door LOCATION Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33401 INFORMATION www.aifaf.com | 239 495 7293
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
AIFAF will be followed by our new Miami Art + Design FairFebruary 13 – 18 in a spectacular new waterfront location in downtown Miami's Bayfront Park. Organized in collaboration with the French SNA (organizers of the Paris Biennale), MA+D is Miami’s most elegant fine art event and will feature prestigious international dealers presenting art and design of all periods.
The fair will feature the best of American and European art and design. “The fair will be especially attractive to collectors, architects, and designers from throughout the United States and Latin America,” said Christian Deydier, President of the SNA. “Miami is a vibrant, exciting city that has become a major cultural meeting point for the Americas.”
IFAE will guide the fair along with a Committee of SNA members and international galleries including: Galerie Alain Marcelpoil (Paris) | Galerie Dumonteil (Paris) | Galerie Jacques Bailly (Paris) | Galerie Vallois (Paris + New York) | AANW (Miami) | Moretti Fine Art (Florence + London + NY) | Peter Finer (London) | Phoenix Ancient Art (New York) | Richard Green (London) | Robilant + Voena (London + Milan) | Stair Sainty Gallery (London) | Tambaran Gallery (NY) | Toninelli Art Moderne (Monaco).
Opening night preview February 13th benefits the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum. For tickets, please call or email: Ximena Gallegos 305-348-2254 | firstname.lastname@example.org