Aspen antiques fair this week
July 8, 2009
ASPEN – The seventh annual Aspen Antiques & Fine Arts Fair takes place Thursday through Sunday at the Aspen Ice Garden. More than 30 exhibitors from around the world will display for sale more than $60 million in merchandise. Examples of pieces to be shown at this year’s fair include works from Pissarro and Godward; silver by Joseph Preedy and Paul Storr; a 7.42 carat, internally flawless Golconda diamond ring and more. The fair hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The fair is free and open to the public.Scott Fetzer, owner of Fetzer Antiques, a local, family-owned business for more than 45 years, specializing in rare and imported fine antiques, created and produces the Aspen Antiques & Fine Arts Fair. An example of one of the wares to be found at this year’s fair is the painting “Fenaison a Eragny,” done by Camille Pissarro. Pissarro is counted among the most prolific artists of the 19th century and widely considered the father of Impressionism. The piece displayed at the fair is priced at $2.45 million.To attend the preview party on Thursday evening from 5-8 p.m., call 704-1333. Admission to the preview party is free, but tickets are required. For more information on the fair, visit http://www.aspenartfairs.com.