Paintings like Mr. Brainwash’s Mickey and Goofy are yet another reason for attending shows like the Naples International Art & Antique Fair that winds up today at the Naples International Pavilion in North Naples. In few other places can collectors encounter acclaimed pieces like Monet’s Eglise de Varengeville, effet Matinel within 100 feet of a work as controversial as a Mickey and Goofy, all without fear that either is a forgery or fraud.
“That’s the attraction of a show like Naples International,” observes Art Link International’s Howard Brassner. “The artworks are all vetted. Before it is ever put on the wall, it is looked over by a panel of experts.”
One such expert is Corfield Morris, an international firm that provides impartial, professional advice to clients on every aspect of sourcing, buying, selling and maintaining fine and decorative art and jewelry. The company is led by former directors of Sotheby’s and other world-leading experts. Like Tim Corfield, a second-generation antiques expert who has accrued a lifetime’s knowledge of fine furniture.
A member of The British Antique Dealers Association, Tim has an unerring eye for a genuine piece. Having managed a large restoration business, he also is an expert in assessing restoration requirements. Tim has helped create and maintain a number of important private collections in Britain and the United States, notably in Silicon Valley and New York, and today at 2:00 p.m., he will present works of art from the fair’s exhibitors and discuss how art and antique expert assess the quality of the work, research its provenance and determine its investment value.
For more information about Naples International Art & Antique Fair, please telephone 239-949-5411 or visit www.ifae.com. The Naples International Pavilion is located at 4835 Immokalee Road in North Naples. It’s located at the intersection of Immokalee Road and Livingston Road and is just one-half mile west of the I-75 interchange.