"The crown jewel of the David and Lee Ann Lester’s growing fair circuit is the American International Fine Art Fair (AIFAF), Feb. 3-8, 2010, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Rated "five stars" by the Art Newspaper, AIFAF boasts 80 dealers from more than a dozen countries, a stellar array that includes, in alphabetical order, Adelson Gallery, Berry-Hill Galleries, Goedhuis Contemporary, Richard Green Gallery, Carlton Hobbs, Hollis Taggart Galleries, MacConnal-Mason Gallery, Mallett, Lawrence Steingrad Fine Arts, Galerie Thomas and Waterhouse & Dodd. Dickinson, which has branches in New York, London and two other cities, is bringing Vincent van Gogh’s 1889 The Park of the Hospital St. Paul. "
"Carlton Hobbs LLC. An Extremely Rare Tile Picture Depicting Liveried Servants Carrying Food Laden Platters. Attributed to Vicente Navarro."
"My dear friend Stefanie Rinza, managing director of the esteemed Carlton Hobbs gallery, observes that a growing number of contemporary art collectors are snatching up top tier antiques – “We’re seeing younger collectors with contemporary art in their homes’ minimalist interiors now buying truly important antiques which they perceive as works of art” – a perspective we here at WIJW are happy to share! We look forward to bringing you the highlights from this fair which will include our friends at Carlton Hobbs and many others."
"The big news is he will be selling over thirty of his works at the Carlton Hobbs gallery at 60 East 93rd Street, a former Vanderbilt mansion with the proportions, grandeur and floor-to-ceiling gravitas needed to show the pictures at their best, in an exhibition called “In the Grand Manner,” running from January 22-February 2."
Carlton Hobbs & Jean-Luc Baroni
"In the Grand Manner"
January 22 – February 2
As part of Master Drawings New York, London Old Masters dealer Jean-Luc Baroni is teaming up with antiques purveyor Carlton Hobbs, displaying works on paper along with important paintings and furniture at Hobbs’s Upper East Side gallery. Look for Giovanni Battista Tiepolo’s Portrait of a Lady as Flora (circa 1762), recently discovered in the attic of a French château, where it had been stashed more than 200 years ago because it was considered too risqué to hang.
Carlton Hobbs and Jean-Luc Baroni team up to present ‘In the Grand Manner’ at Carlton Hobbs’s gallery (60 East 93rd Street, New York; +1 212 432 9000) from 22 January to 2 February. The exhibition juxtaposes 35 16th- to 20thcentury Old Master paintings and drawings from Baroni with superb furniture from Carlton Hobbs. Sure to steal the show is Portrait of a Lady as ‘Flora’ by G.B. Tiepolo. Forgotten for over 200 years, it was recently discovered in the attic of a French château and is thought to be one of three portraits by the artist commissioned by the Empress Elizabeth of Russia. Also on show is an intriguing ink drawing by Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, A Group of Spectators, Probably at a Bullfight, Peeping through a Fence. Highlights of the furniture include a pair of marble chimneypieces, probably designed by William Kent for Wanstead House in Essex around 1730.
Carlton Hobbs and Jean-Luc Baroni Present "In the Grand Manner"
An exhibition featuring Master Works of Art and Furniture, including approximately thirty-five rare and highly important old master paintings and drawings from the 16th to the early 20th centuries, some on view for the first time in the United States.
Old Master week brings Jean-Luc Baroni to New York with and exhibit at Carlton Hobbs at 60 East 93rd St. opening today. Baroni is stocking the gallery with prominent pictures recently bought at auction like Tiepolo’s Portrait of a Lady as ‘Flora’ that he bought a year ago for $4.2m: