Emperor Hadrian’s architectural masterwork

Phoenix Ancient Art Booth Design

Phoenix Ancient Art Booth Design

The upcoming TEFAF NY Fall inaugural edition will be highlighted by various objects that have taken their inspiration from the Pantheon in Rome.  The brainchild of Phoenix Ancient Art and Stabilo, the Dutch master sand-builder, this is a tribute to Emperor Hadrian’s architectural masterwork.  Together, they have recreated an eye-catching Patheon booth at the Park Avenue Armory location.  It features a vaulted dome ceiling as well as an original central oculus that illuminates the space.  In the world of antiquities, the Emperor Hadrian is seen to be an architect, emperor and arts connoisseur.

Phoenix Ancient Art’s co-founder Hicham Aboutaam explained: “I never miss an opportunity to visit and experience the Pantheon whenever I am in Rome. The inspiration of this domed temple, a unique masterwork of architecture, lies not only in its perfect form and unparalleled preservation, but also in the embodiment of the spirit of the Classical world seen in all of its ancient glory — all the more remarkable as it is still visible in our own time.”

Also displayed at the exhibition will be a whole slew of “fine and decorative art from antiquity to 1920.” As was noted in The Observer earlier this year, the event “provides what other fairs only dream of delivering: one-stop shopping for the cultural elite.”  This marks the first time that the fair is taking place in a non-European country and will feature 94 of the most “illustrious dealers of fine art, design, furniture and jewelry from antiquity through the early 20th century,” from around the world.

Other European exhibitors in the upcoming TEFAF New York event include: A. Aardewerk (The Hague), Agnews (London), Alberto Di Castro (Rome), Alessandra Di Castro (Rome), Amells (Stockholm), Apter Fredericks (London), Bowman Sculpture (London), Reza (Paris), Moretti Fine Art (London), Wartski (London), Robbig Munchen (Munich), Richard Green (London), Tomasso Brothers Fine Arts (Leeds), etc.

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