| Jan 28, 2011 |
International Fair in Palm Beach to feature 20th-c. antiques
Boh staff
By Staff

A cultural and social highlight of the Palm Beach winter season, the 15th annual American International Fine Art Fair introduces a new component this year: important dealers of modern 20th-century design.

Todd Merrill Antiques will exhibit American and European vintage furniture from the 1920’s to 2000 including a pair of serpentine front dressers by American architect and designer Samuel Marx, a 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. will present a bevy of contemporary 20th-century art, including cutting-edge furniture, studio glass, ceramics, and photography by international artists Anne-Karin Furunes, Ingrid Donat, Wendell Castle, Michael Glancy, Ian Ingram, Gottfried Helnwein, Michael Eastman, Shiro Kuramata, and Ron Arad.

AIFAF will also present a one-artist exhibition of more than 25 later period paintings by Renoir from Hammer Galleries. The fair will also feature artwork of all periods including ancient art, old masters, impressionists, modern and contemporary works. 

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.

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.

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