browngrotta arts Will Exhibit Historically Important Textiles at the American
International Fine Art Fair at the Palm Beach County Convention Center from
With the cooperation of the Baruch Foundation and the Lenore G. Tawney Foundation
browngrotta arts will feature weavings, collages and mixed media sculptures by textile pioneers
Magdalena Abakanowicz and the late Lenore Tawney in its installation at AIFAF 2010.
Wilton, CT (PRWEB) January 27, 2010 -- From February 3 to the 8, browngrotta arts will join more than 80
international galleries exhibiting at the American International Fine Art Fair (AIFAF) in West Palm Beach,
AIFAF is recognized as the “crown jewel” of American art fairs and is the only American art and antiques fair
rated 5 stars by The Art Newspaper. AIFAF is a fully vetted fair, featuring prestigious international dealers
presenting a mix of paintings, sculpture, jewelry, antiques, contemporary design and decorative arts.
In its installation at AIFAF, browngrotta arts will feature the work of Magdalena Abakanowicz and Lenore
Tawney, artists whose work redefined weaving and sculpture in the 20th Century. Each received a Visionaries!
Award from the Museum of Arts and Design in 2000. In 1999, Tawney was selected a Master of the Medium by
the Renwick Alliance of the Renwick Museum, of the Smithsonian Institution. Abakanowicz received a Lifetime
Achievement Award for Contemporary Sculpture from the International Sculpture Center in 2005. The work of
both artists is found in major museums worldwide including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of
Modern Art, in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Stedlijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, the
National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan and the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
Abakanowicz is the best-known Polish artist in the world. She initially gained acclaim for her “Abakans,”
monumental woven works of sisal, ropes and other fibers that hung free in space. Next were headless human
forms of burlap and la