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Record Attendance Marks Opening of 14th American International Fine Art Fair

PALM BEACH, FL.- International Fine Art Expositions (IFAE) founders and AIFAF organizers David and Lee Ann Lester reported that a record 5,100 collectors attended the opening Vernissage honoring the Norton Museum of Art Tuesday evening at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Sales during the first day of the fair indicate that the US art economy is rebounding strongly – consistent with very strong auction sales in New York on Wednesday – where a Giacometti sculpture sold for a record $105 million – a new high for any work of art. The American International Fine Art Fair continues its run through February 8. The numerous sales reported over AIFAF’s first day included: • The Richard Green Gallery’s sale of Eugene von Blaas’s “Conversation on the Terrace, Venice” priced at $1 million • Surovek Gallery’s sale