Saturday, October 4, 2008

The International Art and Design Fair

The International Art and Design Fair is currently being held at the Park Avenue Armory in New York. I went there today and looked around. The exhibition is a mixture of art pieces, sculpture, furniture and jewelry. Most of the jewelry were antique pieces. The Macklowe Gallery had some beautiful art deco pieces including a classic ruby and diamond platinum bracelet for $95,000. Their display had a a range of antique Tiffany, Cartier, and Bulgari pieces. Charon Kransen Arts had some exciting European and Asian designers on display. Charon Kransen probably had the most original and unusual jewelry.

The star of the show was Rami G. Abboud, a jeweler from Paris. When you look at his pieces, you imagine that there is a party going on in his head and he has translated this into jewelry art form. Although the pieces have a sense of chaos about them, they are well structured and exciting.

The fair is worth a visit if you are in town.

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