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American International Fine Art Fair 2011: Highlights Announced for February Edition
Sam Francis, Untitled, 1962. Oil on canvas, 23 1/2 x 36 in / 59.7 x 91.4 cm. Private collection, Europe. Photo: Courtesy Richard Green.
PALM BEACH, FL.- Every February prestigious, international fine art and antique galleries gather in Palm Beach for the American International Fine Art Fair, attracting distinguished collectors, connoisseurs, and art enthusiast from across the globe. International Fine Art Expositions (IFAE), organizers of the 15th annual American International Fine Art Fair (AIFAF), released highlights for the 2011 edition of the fair today. AIFAF will return to the Palm Beach County Convention Center on February 4th for a VIP preview night with show dates continuing from February 5th-13th, 2011.

IFAE continues last year’s successful format with a full schedule of daily activities to coincide with the exhibitions. These activities include informative lectures from highly respected museum curators and art experts, as well as cocktail parties and other social events.

This coming year AIFAF will be partnering with the Norton Museum of Art for the museum’s 70th Anniversary celebration. With complimentary admission to all events on February 8th and shuttle buses running between the Palm Beach County Convention Center and the Norton Museum of Art on that day.

During the preview evening Black River Caviar, a sponsor for the fair, will be serving caviar canapés to the VIP guest. This service will continue into the fair with a daily “caviar and cocktail” hour in the Black River Caviar VIP Lounge.

To ensure all fair attendees receive full knowledge of the outstanding art exhibited at the fair, AIFAF is partnering with Corfield Morris to offer art advisory services to any visitor throughout the duration of the fair. Their team of independent expert advisers will be on hand to guide guests through the fair or straight to whatever they seek.

Among the prestigious galleries exhibiting at AIFAF 2011 will be Richard Green, London (UK); Hammer Galleries, New York (USA); Graff, London (USA); and MacConnal-Mason, London (UK); Galerie Terminus, Munich (Germany); Buccellati, Milan (Italy); and Holden Luntz, Palm Beach (USA).

Richard Green Fine Art will bring the great names of the twentieth century to Palm Beach in February with an exhibition to include works by John Duncan Fergusson, Sir Alfred Munning, Pablo Picasso, Raoul Dufy, Sam Francis, and Josef Albert. The first class exhibition will include Pablo Picasso’s Buste d’homme a la pipe, a self portrait of Picasso portrayed as a spirited musketeer dated January 28th, 1969 and John Duncan Fergusson’s 1930 portrait of Grace McColl, wife of his friend and patron Henry McColl; among other masterpieces.

AIFAF will present a major Renoir exhibition in collaboration with Hammer Galleries. The exhibit will include approximately 20 pieces from Renoir’s later works dating between 1885 and 1912. Renoir was perhaps one of the most influential artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. A connoisseur of beauty, and especially feminine sensuality, Renoir’s paintings are celebrated for their vivid color and vibrant light, often focusing on subjects in intimate-settings. Renoir's style made him an artist whose works are among some of the most well-known in the history of art, sought after by both museums and private collectors throughout the world.

John Dugdale and Herb Ritts will be represented by Holden Luntz Gallery. The Gallery will present an outstanding exhibition of never before seen photographs by fashion photographer Herb Ritts as well as photographs by allegorical photographer John Dugdale. Dugdale has captured the attention of the art world not only for his amazing talent as an artist but also for his refusal to allow his disability to prevent him from pursuing his passion for photography. John Dugdale is almost completely blind.

Graff’s exhibition is sure to shine; literally. They will be bringing an exclusive collection of diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and other rare gems; including a multi-color 46.52 carat diamond peacock brooch set in platinum and a 59.45 carat multi-shape diamond necklace with a 30.94 carat light pink briolette diamond drop!

Fasuto Zonaro will be among the artists represented by MacConnal-Mason as well as Sir Jacob Epstein. Some of the highlights from MacConnal-Mason will be After the Game, a outstandingoil on canvas completed by Zonaro in 1887 and a bronze sculpture, Sir Winston Churchill, created by Sir Jacob Epstein in 1946.

In addition to the distinguished galleries seen at the fair each year AIFAF will welcome multiple new exhibiters to the 2011 line up. Among them will be Questroyal Fine Art, New York (USA); Galerie du Post Impressionisme, Paris (France); John Mitchell Fine Paintings, London (UK); and David Webb, New York, (USA).

Among the lecture series highlights for AIFAF 2011 include: “Collecting Vintage Photography”, given by Daile Kaplan of Swann Galleries; “The Norton at 70”, a lecture by the museum’s Chief Curator, Roger Ward, on the history of the Norton Museum of Art and the legacy founder, Ralph Hubbard Norton; A lecture on Chinese Jade by Albert Levy, A.B. Levy Antiques; “Life’s Evening Hour” a book signing and lecture by John Dugdale, Holden Luntz Gallery; and “Buccellati: Spirit of the Italian Renaissance” by Alberto Milani.

AIFAF has been recognized as one of this country’s premiere art and antiques fair for 15 years. In 2010, AIFAF introduced a major redesign of the fair which was well received by exhibitors and collectors. The 2011 fair will continue its tradition of bringing together an exceptional array of fully vetted art, antiques and jewelry exhibitors.





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