Activities & Events


Future Events for 2013:

May 9, 2013 - Scholarship fundraising dinner at Benoit, NYC

November 2013 - Annual meeting in NYC - day to be announced.

Past Events:

June 4th, 2010 at 7:00 PM - A dinner to benefit French-American projects in the field of contemporary art on the occasion of the Yves Klein exhibition at the Hirshhorn Museum. Please click the links below to view the letter from George Sape, President, and the save-the-date card.


Mr. George P. Sape, Mrs. Jane Nahmad, Mrs. Jeri L. Sape and Hon. Albert H. Nahmad

Mr. George P. Sape, Mr. Richard E. Gutman, Mrs. Rosann Gutman, Mrs. Jane Nahmad, Mrs. Jeri L. Sape and Hon. Albert H. Nahmad 

H.E. Pierre Vimont, Ms. Laura Pels and Mr. Francis Morrissey

H.E. Pierre Vimont, Mrs. Susan Bender and Mr. Stuart M. Gerson

Mr. George P. Sape and H.E. Pierre Vimont

H.E. Pierre Vimont, Mr. David Villarrubia and Mrs. Brandi Walker

Mrs. Jeri L. Sape, Mr. David B. Ford, Mrs. Deborah Epstein, Mr. George P. Sape and Hon. Maguy Maccario

 Mr. Thomas Shiah, Mrs. Patricia Shiah and H.E. Pierre Vimont

Mr. George P. Sape, Mrs. Jeri L. Sape and H.E. Pierre Vimont

 Mr. Sebastian E. Cassetta, Mrs. Elizabeth de Cuevas, Mrs. Jeri L. Sape, Mrs. Linn Casetta and Mr. Douglas E. Barzelay

 Ms. Alyce K. Sigler, Mr. Stephan A. Kaplan, Mr. Edward Blindel and Dr. Adrian A. Shelby


 YK Letter.pdf

YK Save-the-Date.pdf

ASFOM - Yves Klein Background.doc


First Meeting of the ASFOM

December 10, 1997

Present at the first ASFOM annual meeting were standing from left to right Guy Wildenstein, Joseph Baillio, Albert Avedon, Kostia Zabotin, Richard Bernstein, Myron Hurwitz, Roger Fessaguet, Jean-Jacques de Saint Andrieu, John Haskell and William May. Seated from left to right Odile Duff, Anne Tuckerman, Jacqueline Chambord and Jacqueline Desrez.

Past Lectures—Conferences

  • Lecture from Adam Gopnick "American in Paris" a literary anthology
  • Lecture from Jean-Philippe Clarac and Olivier Deloeuil of Opera Francais de New York "Claude Debussy's Pelleas and Melisande"
  • Visit of the Grand Chancelier, General Jean-Pierre Kelche at the French Consulate in NYC
  • Lecture from Jean-Marie Besset, playwright adapter, director
  • Society Dinner at restaurant "La Cote Basque"
  • Lecture from Judith Thurman "Re-vive la Reine or Marie Antoinette revisited"
  • Lecture from Annie Cohen-solal "Between Paris and New York, a new ecology of the visual arts"
  • Lecture from Benjamin Millepied, choreographer, principal dancer of the New York City Ballet "About music and dance at the Joyce Theatre"
  • Lecture from Robert Paxton, Professor at Columbia University, "an American Historian in search of Vichy, France"
  • Lecture from Guy Sorman, French writer, author and columnist
  • Lecture from William May, Statue of Liberty-Ellis Foundation