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.


TEFAF NY Spring

Surge in demand for art-secured loans as access to finance for art and antiques dealers remains poor

04 May 2018

Nearly 90% of art and antiques dealers want easier ways to borrow money to fund purchases and nearly a third believe the lack of available lending hampers growth, according to a recent report.

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TEFAF leaps into second spring

30 April 2018

New York City hosts another edition as the fair format becomes established in the US

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The late, late show at TEFAF

02 April 2018

Good things come to those who wait. That is exactly what happened for Lawrence Steigrad Fine Arts. At last year’s TEFAF Maastricht a Dutch collector showed interest in a painting on his stand by Jacob Henricus Maris.

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TEFAF Maastricht 2018: less footfall but fair expectations delivered in final sales report

19 March 2018

The 2018 edition of TEFAF Maastricht closed yesterday with a number of dealers telling ATG they had a better fair than they initially expected.

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TEFAF Maastricht 2018: Crowd control is just the ticket

19 March 2018

A change to TEFAF Maastricht’s opening day policy has been better for business, exhibitors tell ATG as we check the mood from the floor during the 2018 fair.

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Connections at TEFAF: the story of the 17th century salt cellar showing the flow of ideas between East and West – Video

14 March 2018

Highlighting the breadth of art and antiques across different categories at the TEFAF Maastricht fair, two pieces on separate stands helped tell the story of the development of the salt cellar in the 17th century.

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Halfway mark passed as sales tally continues at TEFAF Maastricht

13 March 2018

Among the dealers reporting steady sales during the first few days of TEFAF Maastricht’s 31st edition were Rupert Maas and Alon Zakaim. The two exhibitors spoke to ATG about business at the fair so far and were asked to discuss one individual painting on their respective stands.

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TEFAF 2018: ‘Self-regulate to avoid regulation,’ TEFAF Maastricht chief tells delegates

09 March 2018

The art market needs to address its issues around transparency if it wants to avoid enforced regulation, TEFAF Maastricht delegates were told this morning (March 9).

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TEFAF 2018 update: Christopher Columbus first account of New World priced at €1m among latest dealer sales

09 March 2018

Dealers reported new and old clients coming through the doors at TEFAF Maastricht as the flagship art and antiques fair opened to the public.

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“I wanted to enhance the atmosphere you get from this picture” – Old Master dealer explains using a ‘multimedia’ frame at TEFAF Maastricht

09 March 2018

Toby Campbell of London art dealership Rafael Valls speaks to ATG about TEFAF Maastricht’s opening day and explains why he chose to display an Old Master marine painting in a multimedia frame.

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TEFAF Maastricht 2018: Let the sales begin

08 March 2018

TEFAF Maastricht's preview opened today at the MECC with 275 exhibitors showcasing 7000 years of art history.

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Sneak preview of five TEFAF Maastricht highlights

02 March 2018

TEFAF Maastricht opens next week.

Spotlight on the TEFAF Showtime initiative to encourage fresh dealers

26 February 2018

To inject new blood into the senior ranks of TEFAF exhibitors, the fair’s organisers allow younger dealers, some from non-traditional disciplines, to do a live audition each year in the Showcase section. Kate Quill finds out what this tough test involves...

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Dear diary: dealers reveal the ups and downs of preparations for TEFAF Maastricht

26 February 2018

Lifting the lid on what it takes to be an exhibitor at a TEFAF fair, ATG asked three dealers – one American, one British and one German – to chart their preparations, concerns and hopes as they head to Maastricht for the 2018 event. Compiled by Lisa Johnson.

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TEFAF Art Symposium focuses on 'Collecting in the 21st century'

26 February 2018

The TEFAF Art Symposium 2018 will focus on collecting in the 21st century.

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Foreword: the dealer’s tale at TEFAF Maastricht

26 February 2018

Glide through the richly carpeted, calm corridors of a TEFAF fair and it’s easy to be oblivious to the frenetic preparations that have led exhibitors to this pivotal moment in their sales calendar.

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Exhibitor opinion: view from the floor

26 February 2018

TEFAF exhibitors give their views on where ‘the greatest art show on earth’ stands today and its future. Peter Crush reports on ATG's latest 'Round Table' discussion.

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Selected highlights of the TEFAF Maastricht 2018 fair

26 February 2018

Whether it’s an object saved for years or an item secured only yesterday, TEFAF will boast a wide range for sale.

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The importance of TEFAF Maastricht and my star item this year – images and video

26 February 2018

Here we ask the dealers who participated in ATG's Round Table discussion the reasons why they choose to stand at the fair and ask them to pick out a star item they are taking this year.

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TEFAF Talk: Calls for art market to create standards association

15 February 2018

An art trade-wide association regulating standards and ethics should be launched, chairman of The Art Loss Register Julian Radcliffe has argued.

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