On February 4th, visitors from Southwest Florida, the United States, and Europe will gather to welcome the 15th annual American International Fine Art Fair (AIFAF) to the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The Fair commences on Friday, February 4th with a Vernissage evening beginning at 6:00pm for invited VIPs and hosted by Wilbur and Hilary Ross, co-chairs of the fair’s Connoisseurs and Collectors Committee. Complimentary wine and caviar tastings and hors d’oeuvres during the “First View” will be presented by sponsors Black River Caviar and Opici Wine.
Introducing a new component to the Fair this year, AIFAF will feature important dealers of modern 20th century design to its impressive list of exhibitors. Todd Merrill Antiques (New York), will exhibit American and European vintage furniture from the 1920’s to 2000 including a pair of quietly opulent serpentine front dressers by American architect and designer Samuel Marx, a magnificent black resin and malachite coffee table by Ado Chale, a wall hung sculpture front console and a welded steel club chair by Paul Evans, and a pair of European walnut and marble pier tables attributed to Gio Ponti. Barry Friedman Ltd. (New York) will present a bevy of contemporary 20th century art, including cutting-edge furniture, studio glass, ceramics, and photography.
The fair has become a cultural and social highlight of the Palm Beach winter season. Spanning two weekends this year, it offers collectors a longer period to enjoy the annual exhibition. On Tuesday, February 8th, the fair will celebrate the Norton Museum’s 70th anniversary with complimentary fair admission for museum members and guests and complimentary shuttle service between the museum and the fair.
For more information, please visit www.aifaf.com
Contact: David Lester
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