Historic Jewelry, Modern Masters, Fine Musical Instruments, Ancient Art, and Classic Cars

AIFAF will present exhibits that span time around the world including all disciplines of fine art from classical antiquity to contemporary, the world’s finest collection of haute and period jewelry and, new to the fair this year, fine musical instruments and classic cars. The Fair is fully vetted by leading museum curators and experts.


Under the guidance of legendary artist-jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé’s grandchildren, Tatiana and Sarah Fabergé, Fabergé’s Creative and Managing Director Katharina Flohr is bringing AIFAF the exquisite jewels and objects of today that pay homage to those of the Russian Imperial Court. “Distinguished by Fabergé’s dedication to excellence and pursuit of perfection, the jewels are both linked to Fabergé’s world, yet of the moment and relevant today, demonstrating the modernity that Peter Carl Fabergé was always able to bring to his own eclectic cultural and stylistic references,” states the company’s website. The collection includes a new series of Fabergé eggs based on the lavish Imperial Easter eggs of the Romanov dynasty.
Historic Jewelry

Fresh to the market, Lee Siegelson brings his third generation estate jewelry business to Palm Beach. Exhibiting a unique inventory of rare gems and jewelry, from a 19th century diamond pendant necklace worn by Queen Elizabeth II at her 1953 coronation to an aquamarine and ruby “belt with a buckle” necklace created in 1935 by Fulco Duke of Verdura for Paul Flato, Siegelson’s presentation is directly tailored for the discerning collector. The Siegelson website states, “Pieces offered by Siegelson are screened with a curatorial eye for art historical significance, taste and, ultimately, beauty. Each jewel will stand the test of time, and will be as desirable fifty years from now as it is today.”
Modern Masters

AIFAF 2012 features a Modern Masters exhibition, which includes works from Hammer Galleries. Hammer Galleries originally rose to prominence exhibiting Russian icons in the early 1930s including the Russian Imperial Easter eggs by Peter Carl Fabergé. Today, the gallery focuses on 19th and 20th century European and American Masters. A 1950s oil-on-canvas painting by artist Marc Chagall, called Le Pont Neuf, is among the works provided by the gallery.

Fine Musical Instruments

Fine instruments join fine art as Violin Advisor in association with Rare Violins of New York present a collection of fine violins and other stringed instruments at AIFAF. Violin Advisor Stewart Pollens is the former conservator of musical instruments for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is the global authority on musical instruments, including restoration and maintenance of historic pieces, as evidenced in his many scholarly achievements and analytical publications.

Ancient Art

Leaders in the field of antiques, president and founder Torkom Demirjian’s team from Ariadne is bringing their expertise, acute aesthetic judgment, and sense of history to AIFAF 2012. From their three locations in New York, Paris, and Munich, they will exhibit ancient art and classical antiques. One such work is Torso of Aphrodite with Drapery, a Roman piece from the first to second century AD. The sculpture of the goddess of love depicts physical perfection and feminine charm with a delicately draped stone form.

Classic Cars

Age makes a difference for these models – classic cars collide with fine art at AIFAF 2012. On a fair floor partially transformed into a showroom, long-loved wheels will rest for AIFAF’s attendees to admire. It’s a first for this fair, rounding out the variety AIFAF provides for the discerning collector.

Innovative Design

When technology and art merge its byproduct is nothing short of dazzling. Consider this a way of rethinking what it means to ‘go green’ in our postmodern age.

The AlphaXXI & Its Wind Turbine Technology (WTT) is a big step forward in the automotive world. By combining non-mainstream artistic design, aerodynamics, nature’s awesome power and man’s ingenuity innovative advancements begin to take shape. To leverage magnetic power, our team has utilized cutting edge technologies to levitate turbine blades thus eliminating friction while simultaneously helping to create more power generation. Limiting additional power expense cost effectively is no longer a thing of the future. With a low threshold velocity for producing energy, our team’s (WTT) could theoretically survive for centuries and can help power & propel the AlphaXXI while at the same time helping to surpass distances currently attainable through the use of regular lithium batteries.

Going green has gone mainstream and with its new found popularity has come a surge of interest followed by some amazing innovations in design and technology. The AlphaXXI is here to stay. Welcome to a future where art and technology coincide.



“Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus”, Lloyd DeWitt, Art Gallery of Ontario

“The Violin; its history and popularity as an Investment”, Stewart Pollens

“Fabergé Then and Now”, Géza von Habsburg

“Recent works by Andrew and Jamie Wyeth”, Victoria Wyeth

“Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George.”, Erin Coe, Chief Curator of The Hyde Collection

“Mirror, Chrome, and Gin Fizz: Art Deco in Britain”, Emily Evans Eerdmans, design historian and instructor at the Fashion Institute of Technology

“When You Wish Upon a Star: Recently Discovered Paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Pieter Breugel.”, Dr. Roger Ward

“Art Disasters-Stories from the Trenches: How to Protect Your Art”, Chartis

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Location: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Boulevard West Palm Beach, FL 33401 • Fair Hours: Preview, Feb 3, 2012 6-10 pm • Public Hours: Feb 4-12, 2012, 12 pm – 7 pm (til 6 pm on the 12th)

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