TEFAF

TEFAF stands for ‘The European Fine Art Fair’. It is an organisation that runs some of the world’s leading art and antiques fairs: TEFAF Maastricht, which takes place annually in March, and TEFAF New York which takes place twice a year in the autumn and spring.

The former event takes place at the Maastricht Exhibition and Congress Centre (MECC) in The Netherlands. The fair began life in 1975 as the bi-annual Pictura Fine Art Fair with 28 dealers specialising in Old Master paintings and medieval sculptures.

It has since expanded with exhibitors numbers increasing ten-fold and has become widely recognised as a leading art and antiques fair, attracting major collectors, both private and institutional, from around the world.


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Promotional feature: Keeper of the flame – exhibitor interview with Oliver Moss of Sydney L. Moss

04 March 2019

It’s 12 months since Oliver Moss took the helm of fourth-generation Chinese and Japanese art dealership Sydney L. Moss. A busy year culminated in Moss making Japanese sculpture discoveries that will form the centrepiece of the dealership’s 2019 TEFAF Maastricht stand.

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TEFAF Maastricht hosts virtual reality tour of 470-year-old Amsterdam map and four other fair highlights

14 February 2019

TEFAF Maastricht returns this year with a virtual reality exhibition set to transform the way a 16th century map of Amsterdam is experienced.

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UK dealers heading to TEFAF Maastricht 2019 ‘confident of return logistics' ahead of Brexit

04 February 2019

UK-based exhibitors at TEFAF’s Maastricht 2019 edition (March 16-24) tell ATG they have prioritised the return transport of art and objects from the event ahead of Brexit's scheduled date on March 29.

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New faces for art fair TEFAF Maastricht’s Showcase revealed

17 December 2018

London dealer ArtAncient is among the six selected to show at TEFAF Maastricht on March 16-24, 2019.

ATG letters: TEFAF dealers vetting decision is just bizarre

10 December 2018

MADAM – As someone who has been dealing in early furniture for over 50 years and who has served on vetting committees for the Grosvenor House and BADA fairs as well as having been a consultant for Sotheby’s, I find TEFAF’s decision to exclude dealers from their vetting is frankly bizarre.

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TEFAF New York Spring reveals exhibitor list for 2019

05 December 2018

Tribal art specialist Donald Ellis Gallery is among the 12 new exhibitors attending this year’s TEFAF New York Spring.

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Trade reacts to TEFAF ban on dealers vetting

26 November 2018

A number of dealers and auctioneers have reacted to TEFAF’s new policy on vetting which will prevent all commercial specialists from being members of its vetting panels.

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The big debate: should dealers be vetting?

26 November 2018

The TEFAF decision to remove dealers from vetting at their shows has caused debate (ATG Nos 2367 & 2368). Here, silver dealer Alastair Dickenson writes to ATG giving his view, while we canvass opinion from four more experts.

BADA tweaks fair vetting panels – but defends use of dealers after TEFAF change

19 November 2018

Dealer association BADA has introduced changes to the vetting committee of its fairs to “ensure independence”. While dealers can still hold vetting positions, the chairs of 16 specialist sub-committees must now be non-exhibitors.

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Trade excluded from future TEFAF vetting

12 November 2018

Art dealers and auction house specialists have been removed from all TEFAF vetting panels to avoid any potential conflict of interest.

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TEFAF ‘says farewell’ to dealer and auction house vetters after change in global policy

06 November 2018

Art dealers and auction house experts have been struck from all TEFAF vetting panels following the introduction of a new global policy.

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Mixed reviews despite strong individual sales at TEFAF New York Fall

05 November 2018

Though an assortment of highprofile sales took place at the recent TEFAF New York Fall, some participants reported that business was markedly slower than in other editions.

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What to see: Five places to view and buy antique jewellery this autumn

08 October 2018

Anyone who counts diamonds among their best friends has plenty to keep them busy this month.

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Exhibitor mix shaken up for TEFAF Maastricht 2019

01 October 2018

One-fifth of exhibitors change as New York events impact TEFAF flagship.

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Cultural exchanges: Dutch East India Company Kangxi vases from US collection underline TEFAF appeal

17 September 2018

A pair of Kangxi double gourd porcelain vases available at TEFAF New York Fall typify not only the quality on offer at the event but are also testament to its cross-cultural nature.

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From £1.15 to £65,000: Egyptian sarcophagus mask once in the Pitt Rivers collection comes to TEFAF New York

14 September 2018

An Egyptian sarcophagus mask of a woman dating back nearly 3000 years is on offer at next month’s TEFAF New York.

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Five highlights coming to TEFAF New York 2018

21 August 2018

French female arsonists, parrot tulips and a plague of fiery snakes are among the subjects in five highlight objects in this year’s TEFAF New York Fall.

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TEFAF takes New York fair management in house

04 July 2018

TEFAF has reorganised the management of its fairs in New York as its two-year management services agreement with US firm Artvest expires.

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TEFAF New York Fall’s 2018 exhibitor list reveals 10 newcomers

29 June 2018

TEFAF New York’s Fall exhibitor list comprises 93 dealers including 10 fresh faces to the fair such as Benjamin Proust and Galerie Cybele.

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Movers and shakers: the latest arts and antiques appointments including TEFAF Maastricht's new chair of paintings

07 June 2018

From TEFAF Maastricht and a new CEO at a US auction house to a Mod Brit specialist and a porter who used to take tea with John Major - another ATG round-up of the latest appointments.

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