The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Friday, August 22, 2014


The American International Fine Art Fair Closes with Record Attendance and Strong Sales
John Chamberlain, Buoy Crazy, 1992, painted and chromed steel, 212 x 146 x 140 cm., 83 x 57 x 55 in. Photo: Courtesy Galerie Terminus.
PALM BEACH, FL.- The American International Fine Art Fair closed its 15th edition with record attendance and strong sales reported by a number of dealers. More than 42,500 attendees visited the 10-day event.

Many dealers reported outstanding sales results. “We had the best fair in the 14 years that we have been participating in Palm Beach,” said arms and armor dealer Peter Finer of London.

Italian goldsmith and jeweler Buccellati echoed these sentiments: “This was also the best year in our long fair participation as well.”

In reporting multiple important sales, Jonathan Green of Richard Green commented “We were very pleased with our Palm Beach results this year.”

“The US economy, the general mood of the attendees and our sales has clearly improved this year,” said Michael James of The Silver Fund. “All the right people were here this year”. One day we were processing three black American Express cards at the same time!”

Howard Brassner of Brassner Fine Art quipped “This is the first year our gallery participated in AIFAF - now I know why they call it the big Palm Beach show!”

Among the substantial sales at the Fair:

Waterhouse & Dodd sold a Renoir watercolor for $100,000 and an oil painting by French painter Albert Gleizes for approximately $1M in addition to six other works.

Richard Green of London reported sales of six paintings reaching the multimillion levels.

Arms & armor dealer Peter Finer also reported a multimillion dollar sales total.

Brassner Fine Art sold a Botero for $190,000 as well as a Childe Hassam for approximately $1M.

Todd Merrill 20th Century Design had a very successful fair selling a Harvey Probber sofa for $50,000, a glazed "Dango" sculpture by Jun Kaneko for $45,000, a pair of Vladimir Kagan chairs with a matching ottoman for $35,000, in addition to a pair of Paul Evans chairs for $15,000 and a pair of James Mont lamps for $18,000.

Mark Borghi Fine Art sold six artworks including artwork by Andy Warhol, John Chamberlain and Elaine de Kooning.

Reubin Simantov had a successful first year at the fair, reporting multiple sales from a pair of $3,800 cuff links to a $78,000 necklace. “I cannot tell you exact numbers of sales from the Fair - it’s immeasurable. Today alone we’ve had approximately ten clients who’ve decided to come back and make a purchase!”

Isaac Levy of Yvel achieved seven figure sales. “I am extremely happy and proud to be part of this extraordinary fair. It offers the opportunity to reach many of my long-time clients and friends in a luxurious environment. We were also pleased with the many wonderful new relationships and sales that developed during the fair.”

The Silver Fund reported sales throughout the fair to old and new clients. “This was by far our most successful fair in recent years,” said owner Michael James.

American dealers Avery Galleries, Alexander Gallery, Questroyal Fine Art, Thomas Colville and Rehs Galleries all reported numerous sales and a successful and profitable fair.

Organizers David and Lee Ann Lester announced that the theme of the fair in 2012 will be “Paris – Palm Beach” which will feature French galleries, artwork, jewelry, food, and wines. The fair’s well received lecture series will be broadened in 2012. AIFAF’s invitational program for visiting museum groups will also be expanded to including more institutions, curators, and collector groups from throughout the United States.

Ancillary social events including evening activities hosted by dealers – first introduced in 2009 - will return to the 2012 schedule.



Today's News

February 16, 2011

ARCOmadrid Opens 30th Edition with Works of Art Between the Ordinary and Extraordinary

Tate Offers a Fresh Assessment of the History of Watercolour Painting in Britain

Sotheby's February 2011 Contemporary Art Evening Auction Realises $71,051,252

Exhibition in Valencia Marks the Centenary of the Birth of Artist Roberto Matta

20th Century Decorative Art & Design Works Dazzle Christie's New York Auction

Sao Paulo Biennial Foundation Appoints Curator for its Forthcoming Edition

President Barack Obama Lauds Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients

Shane Guffogg's At the Still Point Series on View at Leslie Sacks Fine Art in Los Angeles

The American International Fine Art Fair Closes with Record Attendance and Strong Sales

Union Square Hospitality Group Announces Forthcoming Cafe at The Whitney: Untitled

Private Collectors Make Fantastic Donations of Photographic Art to Moderna Museet

Looking at Music 3.0 Explores the Influence of Music on Contempory Art in NY and the Birth of "Remix Culture"

Amon Carter Museum's Director of Education Named National Educator of the Year

Outstanding Selection of Modern Drawings at Swan Galleries' Work on Paper Auction

Property From The Life and Career of Musician Slash to Be Sold By Julien's Auctions

Rare Burges Furniture with Literary Connections Acquired for Bedford Museum

Frick Collection Exhibition Considers Rembrandt Through the Eyes of Two Collectors

Bas-Relief of a Sacred Character Discovered by Mexican Archaeologists at El Tajin

First Major Retrospective of the Artist Arman Presented by Museum Tinguely

Celebrity Cars on the Red Carpet at Fort Lauderdale Auction

Burial Site at Combe Capelle in France is Not as Old as Previously Assumed, by Several Thousands Years

Denver Art Museum's Petrie Institute of Western American Art Reaches Endowment Goal

Smithsonian American Art Museum Invites Public to Vote on Games to be Featured in "The Art of Video Games" Exhibition

Queensland Treasures Back on Show as Cultural Centre Reopens

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Mystery over massive Alexander the Great-era tomb unearthed in northern Greece

2.- An ancient money box containing a large rare hoard of coins found in Israel

3.- Robin Williams' portrait installed today at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington

4.- The Baltimore Museum of Art announces three new contemporary exhibitions in fall

5.- New Aspen Art Museum designed by architect Shigeru Ban opens to the public

6.- New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art launches 82nd & Fifth app in 12 languages

7.- MoMA online-only publication features new research on Pablo Picasso and Cubism

8.- Volunteers needed for massive Smithsonian digitization project

9.- Tate Britain welcomes home John Everett Millais's Ophelia and Rossetti’s The Beloved

10.- Bogart estate: Hollywood golden age icon Lauren Bacall dead at 89 in New York



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Rmz. - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site