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The International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show Features Art Deco Masterpieces
October 11, 2011  | 

Three major Art Deco masterpieces are among the extraordinary collections of 20th Century Decorative Arts highlights at the 23rd annual International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show.   A spellbinding mix of the highest quality art and antiques is the hallmark of Anna and Brian Haughton’s flagship New York fair – the top fair of its kind in America -- which returns October 21-27, 2011.  Sixty-four of the world’s top dealers – many of them founding exhibitors – will converge on the Park Avenue Armory for the breathtaking event that collectors, connoisseurs, interior designers and art lovers anticipate all year long.

This glamorous and strictly-vetted fair brings together works of art that span continents and millennia -- among them many of museum quality.  Furniture, paintings, sculpture, textiles, ceramics, glass, clocks, watches, arms, armour, rare books, manuscripts, jewelry, objets de vertu, Fabergé, silver, antiquities and ethnographic art, are among the many different categories exhibited and for sale.   Prices start from as little as a few hundred dollars but rise into the millions

New York Exhibitor Maison Gerard is well known for its unrivalled expertise in Art Deco furniture, lighting, and objects d'art, showing the work of E.J. Ruhlmann, J.M. Frank, Jules Leleu and Maison Leleu, Dominique and other important designers of the 20th Century.  Maison Gerard has produced some of the most stunning stands at The International Show and this year will be no exception.  A centrepiece of their collection will be a Pair of exceptional Jean Dupas verre eglomise panels from the Chariot of Thetis mural in the Grand Salon of the S.S. Normandie.

The Grand Salon of the ocean liner S.S. Normandie had four murals designed by Jean Dupas and executed by Jacques Charles Champigneulle: The Rape of Europa, The Chariot Poseidon, The Birth of Aphrodite and The Chariot of Thetis, France, 1934. A large section from the mural The Chariot Poseidon is in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Paris exhibitor Martin du Louvre is well known for their superb collection of 19th century, modern and contemporary works of art of twentieth century, the design arts and photography.

The gallery's philosophy is one of reuniting extraordinary works of exceptional quality, regardless of the era in which they were created, impeccably documenting them and presenting them in a cogent and forceful manner.   This year, Martin du Louvre will be showing one of the most highly coveted pieces at the fair: Elégance, Circa 1933, by Alfred Janniot (1889 – 1969).  The prelief by Janniot is the original plaster for an element of the monumental bronze relief, Friendship between America and France, adorning Le Maison Française on Fifth Avenue at Rockefeller Center. One of Janniot's most important realisations, it was commissioned by David Rockefeller in 1933, at Aristide Maillol's suggestion.

Paris exhibitor, Gallery Lefebvre will be showing the fantastic painting Fantasy, Young Women with a Gazelle by Eugène-Robert Pougheon.  Eugène Robert Pougheon was born in Paris in 1886 and studied at both the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs, winning a silver medal at the Paris Salon in 1927 and a gold medal two years later in 1929, the year the present work was painted. Pougheon was closely associated throughout his life with the artists of the Bordeaux school - Jean Dupas, René Buthaud, Jean Gabriel Domergue, Raphael Delorme, Jean Despujols and Alfred Janniot - who came to be synonymous with the Art Deco movement after Dupas exhibited his masterpiece Les perruches at the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris.

In 1914 Pougheon won the Prix de Rome and it was during his subsequent stay in Italy that his work became more stylized and geometric, his nudes achieving a post-cubist sculptural monumentality akin to that of Tamara de Lempicka. While Lempicka's powerful women are often characterized by decorative references to technological advances of the era however, Pougheon's Amazones are more rooted in classical antecedents. Like Dupas' women, Pougheon's Amazones are at the cutting edge of the Art Deco movement, their solidity and monumentality providing a firm contrast to the movement and transience of the natural world surrounding them.

The International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show, founded in 1989, was New York's first vetted fair and remains one of the world's most prestigious and influential art and antique events.  Extraordinary attention to detail, exceptional specialist dealers, breathtaking variety and exacting standards have established the International Show as the top American showcase of its kind. 

If you go:
The International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show
General Admission:
$20 (Tickets available on the door).
All bags, backpacks and tote bags must be checked.
Fair Hours:   11:00 am to 7:30 pm except for Sunday and Thursday when the fair closes at 6:00 pm
The Park Avenue Armory,
Park Avenue at 67th Street,
New York, NYC
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London:+ 44 (0)20 7389 6555
Organisers Office:+1 646 619 6030 (from 16th October)
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