Hailed as the premier fine art, antique and jewelry fair in the United States, the 16th American International Fine Art Fair is taking place this week at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach through February 12th. Over 60 prestigious galleries and dealers from around the world will be exhibiting, representing disciplines of fine art from classical antiquity to contemporary, and the world’s finest collection of haute and period jewelry. The fair is fully vetted by leading museum curators and experts.
New to AIFAF this year, world-renowned Fabergé will present a special exhibition and lecture series – Fabergé: The Rebirth of an Icon- lecture by Geza von Habsburg. Paying homage to the legendary Imperial Eggs created by Peter Carl Fabergé for the Romanov family, and celebrating the Egg as a timeless universal symbol of life, Fabergé has designed a collection of one-of-a-kind High Jewelry Egg Pendants, Les Fameux de Fabergé. Each design illustrates a traditional Russian proverb, through complex, multi-layered concepts brought to life by the finest craftsmanship in the world today. The first of these creations launched in Paris during Couture Week, July 2011, marking the beginning of a series of twelve High Jewelry Egg Pendants, one for every month of the year. Each pendant, a wearable object of desire, involves a lengthy, exacting and in many cases pioneering fabrication process, pushing boundaries of both design and manufacture, and taking contemporary craftsmanship to a new level of sophistication.
Also exhibiting for the first time is Stern Pissarro Gallery from London, which has a unique position in the art world as the only gallery to specialise in Camille Pissarro and four generations of his descendants, covering 150 years of paintings, watercolours, drawings, pastels and numerous print techniques by this extraordinary family.
For information about the show’s opening hours and the highly anticipated lecture series, which are generally open and free to the public, click here.