NEW YORK, NY.- The International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show
, Brian and Anna Haughtons flagship fair launched in 1989, will again bring together many of the top dealers in the world from October 16th-22nd at the Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue at 67th Street, New York City.
Optimism and confidence prevail among the sixty-five exhibitors this year despite global economic concerns. Quality sells, comments Brian Haughton, who organizes the fair and exhibits as well. The fairs enduring strength is validation that the market for quality is strong and resilient. We are delighted that the IFAADS remains in a leadership position as the top international platform in America today.
While these may be testing times for the global economy, there are many seasoned opinions in the art world, who would argue that this is an opportune time to buy and visitors to The International are privileged to be able to view and buy from among the most important works of art currently available. The range on offer at the fair is enormously diverse and while it also provides for the more modest budget, the finest pieces command much greater sums, rising well into the millions for the very best on offer.
This glamorous showcase brings together exceptional works of art, among them many of museum quality. Antiquities, arms, armour, books, manuscripts, carpets, textiles, ceramics, glass, clocks, watches, ethnographia, furniture, jewellery, silver and objets de vertu, paintings, drawings, sculpture and maritime artifacts are among the many different categories included and for sale.
Setting the Standard:
At its launch The International was the first fair in the United States to introduce vetting; a stringent set of guidelines designed to maintain the highest standards of quality and authenticity in the works of art on view and for sale. The great value of vetting at art and antiques fairs lies in the safeguards and reassurance it offers buyers.
New Exhibitors at the 2009 IFAADS:
We welcome twenty new exhibitors: Antik (New York) with Swedish furniture and objects; Ariadne Galleries (New York) with the finest Greek, Roman, Near Eastern and Asian antiquities; Finch & Co. (London) offering the finest antiquities, European works of art, ethnographic art, Natural History items; Bernd Goeckler Antiques (New York) with the most stylish of 18th-20th century European furniture, lighting, and decoration, in particular 20th century design, together with Danish, French and Italian ceramics and glass; Donald Heald Rare Books (New York) with 18th and 19th century books, prints, drawings and maps; Clinton Howell Antiques (New York) 18th century English furniture; Jason Jacques Gallery (New York) with Art Nouveau and other ceramic masterpieces; Keshishian (London & New York) with European tapestries, 16th-18th century, examples of 20th century Modernist tapestries and European carpets including 18th century English Axminster, British Arts and Crafts carpets, and 20th century French Art Deco rugs; Galerie Lefebvre (Paris) with 20th century decorative arts; Michael Lipitch (London) with 18th century English and Continental furniture and works of art; Primavera Gallery (New York) leading specialist in superb late 19th century and 20th century decorative objects (jewellery, glass, ceramics, silver), paintings and furniture, like Poillerat, Pascaud, Arbus, Adnet, Chareau, and Printz, and signed jewellery from Art Deco through the 1950s; Il Quadrifoglio srl (Milan) with highly important 17th and 18th century Italian furniture, paintings and decorative arts; Red Fox Fine Art (Middleburg, VA) with 19th and 20th century fine animal, sporting and American paintings and sculpture; Sladmore Sculpture Gallery (London); Steinitz (Paris) whose specialty is the finest examples of 18th and 19th century French and European furniture and works of art; Erik Thomsen (New York) specialising in Japanese fine art from the 14th to the early 20th century, specialising in screens, paintings, tea ceramics, gold lacquer and ikebana baskets; Tomasso Brothers (Leeds, UK) with European sculpture and decorative arts, including Old Master paintings, from the Mediaeval to Neo-classical periods; Trinity House (Broadway, Worcestershire, UK) with late 19th and early 20th century British and French paintings; Waterhouse & Dodd (London) with fine paintings, sculptures and works of art from 1870 to the present day; Sandra Whitman (San Francisco, CA) with superb Chinese and Tibetan rugs, carpets and textiles; Wienerroither & Kohlbacher (Vienna, Austria) specializing in the works of the stars of early 20th-century Austrian art, Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka, and Josef Floch.