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Some Highlights from the American International Fine Art Fair, Palm Beach

On our way to the AIFAF

So… to the Fair! There is such a great plethora of treasures to be seen wherever one turns – from breathtaking jewels, to exceptionally rare and spectacular paintings, antiquities, and sculpture. With so many ultra fine dealers it really is a shame that we can’t bring you something from EACH exhibitor at the American International Fine art Fair – but in the hopes that you can make it to the fair yourselves we thought to bring you a tiny glimpse of the breadth and diversity represented here. The AIFAF will continue until the 8th of February so there’s still time to snap up a gorgeous little something to bring home with you!

James Andrew at the AIFAF Carlton Hobbs booth.

Our friends at Carlton Hobbs never cease to amaze. I was enthralled by this rare set of Chinese wallpapers which formerly hung in Colonial Williamsburg – and can’t wait to base the decoration of a room on these – I may have to include this Linton Park table as well! Oh, and you must have noticed the splendid parquet floor? It’s this kind of attention to detail that has me continually smitten by Carlton Hobbs!

James Andrew at the AIFAF Simon Capstick - Dale Fine Art booth.

I would would absolutely LOVE to see the above bold and colorful work, Zone 1 painted in 1965 by Larry Zox, mixed into a room with a super chic chintz and perhaps a Willy Rizzo cocktail table.

James Andrew at the AIFAF Buccellati Booth.

I’ve always admired the jewelry and decorative objet created by Buccellati. I’m holding an outrageous silver “cavolo” (above) – and it has me thinking that I may just have to replace my Dodie Thayer lettuce tureen with this fantastical piece.

James Andrew at the AIFAF Martin du Louvre booth.

We were delighted to chat with our new friends at Martin du Louvre and can’t wait to visit their gallery in Paris. I’m plotting where I might be able to place Sonia Delounay’s sublime 1954 “Mosaique” and Brad Howe’s delightful 1993 mobile, “Pursuit” pictured above.

James Andrew at the AIFAF Tomasso Brothers Fine Art booth.

I’m drawn to sculpture, especially busts on pedestals, and as such I absolutely couldn’t resist these grand works at Tomasso Brothers.

For our opening day at the fair I’m dressed Palm Beach style (with our trademark WIJW edge) – a mint green cotton suite by Gucci, a Tom Ford pale blue Glenn plaid cotton shirt with French cuffs, silver pearl and pale blue sapphire Seaman Schepps cuff links, retro print silk pocket square in pale blue and white silk, my lovely Lanvin taupe suede sneakers, Rolex Submariner watch, and a Gucci python belt to add that edge I mentioned.

25 Comments

  1. Beautiful pieces in your photos. I was unimpressed with the art and antiques at the Miami antiques and estate jewelry show two weeks ago.

  2. Maria La Torre says:

    Hola James!

    Qué cosas más lindas, que suerte de haber estado allí!

    Ese color te sienta muy bien.

    cariños

    Maria

  3. Christiane von Könemann says:

    Was für schöne Sachen! Würde gerne einige davon haben!

    liebste Grüsse

    Deine Christiane

  4. Lil´Lilly says:

    The wallpaper is really beautiful, would like to have it!

  5. Pink Cinnamon says:

    honey u look absolutely fabtastic, I am sure you had the best outfit at the art fair!

  6. The mint green is you! You look very handsome in front of that Larry Zox. All this and Buccellati, too! 🙂

  7. Soren Romer says:

    Hahaha! Phenomenal pics! I’m thrilled!

  8. Maria Juana de Esquivel says:

    James! te ves divino! qué ganas de haber estado allí contigo! combinas muy bien con todo!

  9. Mara Helmrich von Elgott says:

    Lieber James,

    Es sieht aus als ob Du eine sehr schöne Zeit hattest, das freut mich sehr!

    Wünsche Dir ein schönes Wochenende!

    Liebste Grüsse

    Deine Mara

  10. Lola Montes says:

    Me encanta Buccellati, siempre tiene cosas super originales!

    Un gran beso para tí estás guapísimo

    cariños

    Lola

  11. Peal Hammond says:

    There are really beautiful things! specially this Larry Zox painting!

  12. Simpática says:

    simplemente fascinante!!!

  13. Secret Admirer says:

    these busts are amazing, there should be one of you!

  14. Tom Cavendish says:

    Hey James!

    Nice outfit! I was traveling but wherever I go WIJW goes with me! Nice to see you at the art fair in Palm Beach!

    Hugs

    Tom

  15. Liesel says:

    James Darling,

    It would be lovely to visit the AIFAF with you!

    kisses

    Liesel

  16. Maria Paula says:

    Guapo! como siempre espectacular!

  17. Monaco Girl says:

    My red monaco is a masterpiece too, it should be at AIFAF!

  18. Dagmar von Schwarzenberg says:

    Ausgezeichnet!

  19. Edie B. says:

    This wallpaper is very similar to the one I had in my room in the Hamptons…….I miss old times

    kisses

    Edie

  20. Freiin von Spiering says:

    Die Sachen sehen toll aus, nächstes Jahr fahre ich auf jeden Fall dorthin!

    Alles Liebe

    Marie FvS

  21. It was lovely to see you! Chic, Chic, Chic!

  22. Dean Farris says:

    Beautiful coverage James !

    I especially like the shot of you in front of the chinoiserie wallpaper…

    Great job !

    Dean

  23. JP says:

    You look absolutely gorgeous and totally refreshing in mint green, darling. Cool as a cucumber.

    The Delaunay mosaic and Brad Howe mobile are sublime.

  24. i love no socks.
    great james.

    kisses

  25. Bruno says:

    Buccellati is pure beauty! You’ve been so lucky to watch and hold those pieces!

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