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American International Fine Art Fair 2012

America’s Premier Art and Antique Fair Returns to Palm Beach in February  

Palm Beach, FL – October 14, 2011- (Naples Art News) Now in its 16th year, American International Fine Art Fair (AIFAF) is one of the premier art, antique and jewelry fair in the United States. In 2012, AIFAF will again gather prestigious galleries and distinguished collectors from around the world during its return to the Palm Beach County Convention Center February 4th-12th, 2012, with a VIP Preview on February 3rd.

The carefully selected presentation will include international dealers representing disciplines of fine art from classical antiquity to contemporary, and an extensive collection of haute and period jewelry. The fair is fully vetted by leading museum curators and experts.

Continuing last year’s successful format, a full schedule of daily activities to coincide with the exhibitions will be included. These activities are comprised of informative lectures from highly respected museum curators and art experts, as well as cocktail parties and other social events.

To ensure all fair attendees receive full knowledge of the outstanding art exhibited at the fair, AIFAF will again partner with Corfield Morris to offer art advisory services to any visitor throughout the duration of the fair. Their team of independent expert advisers will be on hand to guide guests through the fair or straight to whatever they seek.

New to AIFAF in 2012, world-renowned Fabergé will present a special exhibition and lecture series – “Faberge: 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.

Among highlights for AIFAF’s lecture series this year, Victoria Wyeth, granddaughter of “America’s Painter” Andrew Wyeth will present a special lecture and presentation.  Her unique personal perspective offers memories and insights unavailable before to the public.  Roger Ward, former Chief Curator at the Norton Museum of Art, will present “Who Owns That Art? Conspicuous Cases of Nazi-Era Restitution” and “Four Rediscovered Old Master Works; Leonardo, Raphael, Breughel and Velazquez.”  Bruce Helander, Editor-and-Chief of the Art Economistwill moderate a roundtable discussion and Erin Coe, Curator at the Hyde Collection, will present an informative lecture, “Georgia O’Keeffe at Lake George.”

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Smithsonian Museums
J.Paul Getty Museum
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco

LosAngeles County Museum of Art
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Museum of Modern Art
Art Institute of Chicago
National Gallery of Art Washington DC
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford

Other Museums

Allentown Art Museum
Arkansas Art Center
Austin Museum of Art
Baltimore Museum of Art
Bellevue Arts Museum
Berkeley Art Museum
Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
Birmingham Museum of Art
Boise Art Museum
Brooklyn Museum
Butler Institue of Art
Cantor Arts Center
Carnegie Museum of Art
Cincinatti Museum of Art
Cleveland Museum of Art
Columbus Museum of Art
Contemporary Art Museum of Houston
Dallas Museum of Art
Dayton Art Institute
Delware Art Museum
Denver Art Museum
Des Moines Art Center
Detroit Institute of Art
El Paso Art Museum
Fine Art Museum of San Francisco
Georgia Museum of Art
Georgia O’Keefe Museum
High Museum of Atlanta
Honolulu Academy of Arts
The Huntington Library, Art Collections – LA
Indianopolis Museum of Art
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Jewish Museum, New York
Kalamazoo Institure of Arts
Kimbell Art Museum
Long Beach Museum of Art, LA
Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
National Museum of Mexican Art
Miami Art Museum
Milwaukee Art Museum
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Museum of African Art, New York
Neuberger Museum of Art, New York
New Orleans Museum of Art
North Carolina Museum of Art
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena
Orlando Museum of Art
Palm Springs Art Museum
Pennsylvania Academy of Arts
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Phoenix Art Museum
Portland Museum of Art ( Maine )
Portland Art Museum ( Oregon )
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Seattle Art Museum
St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts
Tacoma Art Museum
Tampa Museum of Art
The Contemporary Museum of Honolulu
Virginia Museum of Fine Art
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Whitney Museum of American Art

University Art Museums

Harvard University Art Museums
Hammer Museum, UCLA
Princeton Art Museum
University of Iowa Museum of Art
Yale University Art Gallery
University of Minnesota, Weisman Art Museum

Art Magazines

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Afterall, London
AGMA, Wien
Annual, Nicosia
Apollo, London
Architectural Digest, München
ArtAsiaPacific, New York
art – das Kunstmagazin, Hamburg
Art & Antiques, New York
Art + Auction, New York
Art + Auction Russia, Moscow
Artchronika, Moscow
Art Collector, Basel
Art & Deal, New Delhi
Arte, Milano
Arte al Dia International, Miami
Arte al Limite, Santiago
Artecontexto, Madrid
Arte e Critica, Roma
Arte por Excelencias, Madrid
art.es, Madrid
Artfacts.Net, London
Artforum International, New YorkArt in America, New York
Art in America, New York
Art & Investment, Beijing
Art Issue, Beijing
artmagazine.cc, Wien
ArtNexus, North Miami
Art Notes, Santiago de Compostela
Art Papers, Atlanta
Art Press, Paris
artports.com, Karlsruhe
Artpulse, Miami
ArtReview, London
Art Ukraine, Kyiv

Beaux Arts Magazine, Paris
Bidoun, New York
Black square, Moscow
Border Crossings, Winnipeg
Bypass, Evora
Camera Austria International, Graz
Canvas, Dubai
Contemporary Practices Journal, Dubai

Eikon, Wien
Exit, Madrid
Eyeline, Brisbane
Eyemazing, Amsterdam
Fantom – Photographic Quarterly, Milano
Fine Arts Literature, Wuhan
Flash Art, Milano
Foam Magazine, Amsterdam
frieze magazine, London
Gallery.spb, Saint-Petersburg
grabado y edicion, Madrid
Idoménée, Paris
Kaleidoscope, Milano
Klat, Milano
KQ kunstquartal, Ostfildern
Kunst-Bulletin, Zürich
Lapiz, Madrid
Le Journal des Arts, Paris L’Oeil, Paris
MAG Magazine, Miami
MAP, Dundee
Modern Painters, New York
Monopol, Berlin
Mousse Magazine, Milano
mundus, München
NERO, Roma
No Mad, Geneve
Nuke Magazine, Paris
Palais, Paris
Parkett, Zürich
Parnass, Wien
Photography now, Berlin
Plages, Boulogne – Billancourt
Prefix Photo, Toronto
Res Art World / World Art, Istanbul
Sculpture, Washington
Segno, Pescara
sleek magazine, Berlin
spike art magazine, Wien
springerin, Wien
temporale, Lugano
Texte zur Kunst, Berlin
The Art Market Report, Sydney
The Art Newspaper, London
The M magazine, New York
Yishu – Journal of Cont. Chinese Art, Vancouver