International Fine Art Expositions (IFAE) has announced the debut of Miami Art + Design (MA+D), a collaboration with SNA, the organizer of the prestigious Paris Biennale and co-organizer of New York’s Salon: Art + Design. These two entities will jointly organize the new fair, set to premiere February 12-18, 2014 in a spectacular new state-of-the-art waterfront location in Miami’s Noguchi Bayfront Park.
“This collaboration will bring Miami a new major ‘in season’ international event,” said David Lester of Bonita Springs-based IFAE. “The new waterfront location in the heart of Miami’s Arts & Entertainment District, next to Museum Park, is one of the most extraordinary and exciting fair locations in the world.”
The fair will feature the best of American and European art and design.
“This fair will be especially attractive to collectors, architects, and designers from throughout the United States and Latin America,” said Christian Deydier, President of SNA. “Miami is a vibrant, exciting city that has become a major cultural meeting point for the Americas.”
The Lesters and David Setford of IFAE will guide the fair with a Committee from SNA composed of Benoit Sapiro, Barry Friedman, Christian Deydier and Robert Vallois.
IFAE is owned and operated by veteran fair organizers David and Lee Ann Lester. The dynamic pair has organized over 70 international art fairs in art capitals around the world including New York, Chicago, Hong Kong, and London. The firm founded Miami’s original international art fair, Art Miami, in the Miami Beach Convention Center in 1991, the Palm Beach International Art & Antique Fair (now American International Fine Art Fair) in 1997, Art Palm Beach in 1998, and Art Sarasota, Art Greenwich, Art Naples Contemporary Art Fair and Naples International Art & Antique Fair in 2011.
This December, the organizers will launch the International Contemporary Jewelry Fair (ICJF) – a new specialty fair for innovative jewelry design that will take place on the firm’s extraordinary 228′ purpose-built megayacht, SeaFair.
The Syndicat National des Antiquaires (SNA) – is the largest association of art and design dealers in France and the producers of the famous Paris Biennale. The association was founded in 1947, with the motto of “authenticity, quality and integrity” thereby ensuring compliance with a code of honor to which all its members adhere.
The Syndicat National des Antiquaires has been organizing the Biennale des Antiquaires since 1962. The Biennale, with its 119 exhibitors, features a wide range of specialties presented by internationally renowned professionals in antiques, fine arts and jewelry. In addition to the Biennale, the SNA will be co- organizing the new Salon: Art + Design in New York, to be held November 8-12, 2012 at the Park Armory Arts Center.
For more information on IFAE, please visit www.ifae.com. For more information on the SNA, please visit: www.sna-france.com.