Mark Lyman, the new man at Palm Beach.

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Mr Lyman has also been made vice president of the Sculpture Objects & Functional Art fairs (SOFA), highly successful and acclaimed events which he founded and sold to dmg.

A renowned promoter, Lyman has been credited with effectively introducing contemporary decorative arts to a broad public audience.

Such an experienced, safe pair of hands will be particularly welcome at The Palm Beach Fair, which has seen a number of unsettling changes in senior personnel recently.

"The Palm Beach Fair already enjoys international status as America's best fine art and antiques fair, but we have plans to further improve the experience," he told ATG.