THE INTERNATIONAL FINE ART FAIR 2005
The contemporary art auctions aren't the only thing enlivening New York City this week -- the International Fine Art Fair 2005 rolls into the Seventh Regiment Armory at Park Avenue and 67th Street on May 13-18, 2005. The show features a special loan show titled "Economic Models: The Art of the Figure, Works from the Collection of the Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C.," with works by Henry Bacon, Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, Minna Citron, George Cochran Lambdin, Richard Miller, Louis O. Guglielmi and others from the Fed's 300-plus collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures.
Now in its 11th year, the strictly vetted fair, organized by Brian and Anna Haughton, includes 54 exhibitors from the U.S., Europe and Asia. This time around, the booths have been made a bit larger. Among the many highlights are a newly discovered drawing for an allegorical figure of military virtue by Giorgio Vasari at Flavia Ormond Fine Arts, London, and a pair of 19th-century Russian landscapes by Ivan Shishkin at French & Company. Galerie Cazeau-Béraudière is bringing Rene Magritte's 1953 Le Domaine Enchanté, while Bernard Goldberg Fine Arts is featuring works taking New York City as their subject by John Marin, Maurice Prendergast, Raphael Soyer, William Zorach and many other artists.
Other top dealers on hand are Didier Aaron (London, Paris and New York), Agnews (London), Jean-Luc Baroni (London), Colnaghi/Katrin Bellinger (London), Richard Green (London), Galerie Cazeau-Béraudière (Paris), Galerie Berès (Paris), W.M. Brady (New York), Thomas Colville Fine Art (New York and New Haven, Conn.T), Jack Kilgore & Co. (New York), MacConnal-Mason Gallery (London), David Messum (London), John Mitchell & Son (London), Jill Newhouse (New York), Neffe-Degandt Fine Art (London), Moretti s.r.l. (Florence), Gerald Peters Gallery (New York), Galerie Schmit (Paris), Stoppenbach & Delestre (London), Hollis Taggart Galleries (New York), Galerie Tamenaga (Paris, Tokyo and Osaka), Galerie Thomas (Munich) and Adam Williams Fine Art (New York).
New additions to the lineup include American art dealers Berry-Hill Galleries and Bernard Goldberg Fine Arts, both from New York; the London Old Master gallery Trinity Fine Art; Whitford Fine Art, a London gallery that specializes in 20th-century British and European paintings and sculpture; Hamburg dealer Thomas le Claire; and Galerie Dumonteil from Paris and Sladmore Gallery from London, both specializing in modern sculpture.
The opening gala on May 12 benefits the Frick Collection; for ticket info, call (212) 873-2955. Hours for the fair are 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. except Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $18 and includes the catalogue.