Even after decades of leadership in the international art and antique fair arena, Anna and Brian Haughton continue to imbue a sense of excitement and discovery to their flagship fair, the IFAADS, which runs from October 22-28, 2010 at the Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue at 67th Street, New York City. The venerable show is a top destination for collectors, dealers and interior designers year after year, gratifying visitors with a stunning visual mix of art and antiques of the highest quality and rarity. The organizers have long maintained the strong synergy of dealers and collecting areas while growing and changing with the market and its demands.
This glamorous and strictly-vetted showcase brings together exceptional works of art, among them many of museum quality. Furniture, paintings, sculpture, textiles, ceramics, glass, clocks, watches, arms, armour, rare books, manuscripts, jewelry, objets de vertu, Fabergé, silver, antiquities and ethnographic art, are among the many different categories included and for sale. Prices start from as little as a few hundred dollars and rise into the millions.
The Haughtons and the IFAADS came to New York in 1989 at a time when the practice of “vetting” at fairs was still a strictly European practice and not readily accepted by the shows in America. Brian Haughton said: “the collectors who attend our fairs are generally highly sophisticated in their taste and are often extremely knowledgeable, but the vetting process, which we introduced to fairs in America in 1989, is an invaluable resource that gives buyers the extra security that they can buy with confidence. We believe our vetting committee members, some of the most prestigious experts in the world, continue to maintain the most stringent conditions in the industry.”
New Exhibitors in 2010:
Sandra Cronan Ltd., UK, has developed a reputation as one of London's leading sources for exceptional and esoteric jewels dating from the 17th Century through to the early 20th century
Galerie Fleury, France -- Paintings and Sculpture, post impressionism to the 1980s.
Japonesque, San Francisco, CA (shown right) is a unique gallery specializing in fine aesthetic works executed from the elements of nature - clay, wood, bamboo, iron, bronze and linen with a distinctive Japanese view. The collection - art, antiques and everyday items such as furniture and tableware reflects Director Koichi Hara’s belief that beauty can be found in useful objects inspired by nature. Some of the world's most noted artists and artisans are featured with a dramatic expression of the Japanese reverence for the pure, natural bond between craft and art.
Jane Kahan Gallery, NY is an internationally known, New York City art gallery dealing in Modern Master painting, sculpture, museum-quality prints, ceramics and fine art tapestries with particular expertise in the works of Picasso, Chagall, Leger and Miro.
Jack Kilgore & Co. Inc., New York specializes in C16th, C17th & C18th Dutch & Flemish Old Master paintings.
Tai Gallery/Textile Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico, is one of the world's finest galleries featuring the art of traditional textiles and Japanese bamboo art. Since 1978, owners Mary Hunt Kahlenberg and Robert T. Coffland have hosted this selective gallery, combining her renowned knowledge of the field with his contemporary art sensibility to offer visually dazzling, museum quality textiles and bamboo art from around the world. In 2006 TAI added the field of contemporary Japanese photography to its collections.
The Silver Fund Ltd. UK specializes in superb examples of Georg Jensen sterling silver and jewellery. They are the largest dealer worldwide in estate Georg Jensen silver offering a comprehensive collection of Georg Jensen hollowware. Their inventory includes exceptional 20th century silver designed by Jean Puiforcat, William Spratling, Antonio Pineda and many other great 20th century designers.
For complete fair and exhibitor information and highlights, please visit: www.haughton.com
As fair organizers and ceramic dealers, Anna and Brian Haughton have been at the top of their profession for nearly 30 years and are widely respected as true pioneers and visionaries in the industry.
Although they are well-known for their expertise running highly-successful specialty fairs in New York and London, they are now focused on their general art and antique fairs: the flagship International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show and Art Antiques London which was launched in London, June 10-16, 2010. Held in a purpose-built marquee in Kensington Gardens, beside the Albert Memorial, opposite The Royal Albert Hall, Art Antiques London proved to be a resounding success and will be repeated next year June 9-15, 2011 in the same location.
From its inception, The International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show has been held with the cooperation of The National Antique & Art Dealers Association of America (NAADAA), a powerhouse trade organization, founded in 1954, which is comprised of forty-five elite American art and antique dealers, many representing firms that have been in existence for over 100 years.
11:00 am to 7:30 pm except for Sunday and Thursday, closing at 6:00 pm.
$20 (Tickets available on the door).
All bags, backpacks and tote bags must be checked.
The Park Avenue Armory,
Park Avenue at 67th Street,
New York, NYC
New York:+ 1 212 642 8572
London:+ 44 (0)20 7389 6555
Organisers Office:+1 646 619 6030 (from 16th October)
For Media Inquiries:
Magda Grigorian Tel (212) 877-0202, email: Haughton.firstname.lastname@example.org
15 Duke Street
London, United Kingdom
+ 44 (0)20 7389 6555
About Haughton International Fairs
Husband and wife team Brian and Anna Haughton, from London, have been a strong force in the art market for nearly 30 years as the organisers of four international fairs in New York and a fifth in London. They were the first to give a substantial body of top European and subsequently Far Eastern dealers the opportunity to exhibit in the United States. Throughout, the Haughtons’ aim has been to create “an international community of interest in art, antiques and design – one in which commerce and academia live harmoniously.” They boldly entered the American fairs arena in 1989 with The International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show and a line-up of exhibitors drawn from among the world’s most prestigious art dealers, including many of the top names in New York itself and, with them, a fabulous selection of high-end art and antiques. Taking place at New York’s Park Avenue Armory (Park Avenue at 67th Street) it quickly became one of the most important fairs in the world. Prior to this the Haughtons had already initiated their idea of creating an international forum with The International Ceramics Fair & Seminar, held annually in London every June since 1982. Art Antiques London will now incorporate The Ceramics Fair and bring in new and exciting collecting areas.