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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Art consultant appointed TEFAF chairman

11 July 2017

The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) has appointed Nanne Dekking as chairman who succeeds Willem van Roijen.

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TEFAF takes first steps towards launching e-commerce platform

03 July 2017

TEFAF is to trial its own online selling platform at the fair organisation’s autumn New York event, with a view to building a permanent e-commerce presence.

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TEFAF exhibitor list released for second annual New York edition

30 June 2017

The second TEFAF New York Fall features a total of 93 exhibitors at the Park Avenue Armory.

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Modern leanings at TEFAF

02 May 2017

The second TEFAF New York event opens this week, running from May 4-8 at the Park Avenue Armory. It is the second event that TEFAF has staged in the Big Apple in the past 12 months, the first of which was its inaugural ‘Fall’ edition last October. Whereas that event focused on art from antiquity to 1920, this edition features modern and contemporary art and design.

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Eight to join TEFAF board of trustees

27 April 2017

TEFAF has appointed eight new art world professionals to its board of trustees, increasing its membership from 12 to 14.

Exhibitors call for change at TEFAF flagship

01 April 2017

Established dealers are calling for a “shake up” at the venerable TEFAF Maastricht in the wake of its 30th showing last month. Proposals include moving the fair to Amsterdam, making it shorter and including fewer exhibitors.

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Should TEFAF move from Maastricht?

27 March 2017

While dealers are always discussing ways a fair can be improved, one issue raised at this year’s TEFAF Maastricht by a number of exhibitors was whether the fair should move to Amsterdam.

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Professor Rachel Pownall: TEFAF report’s new author

25 March 2017

Since its launch in 2002 the TEFAF Art Market Report has established itself as the art and antiques trade’s key annual barometer of size and trends.

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Early fruits of labour at TEFAF

18 March 2017

A previously unknown work by Bartolomeo Cavarozzi (1587-1625) was snapped up within minutes of the opening of TEFAF in Maastricht.

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TEFAF Maastricht 2017: Highlights and high points

17 March 2017

The second week of Maastricht’s TEFAF is usually quieter than the first but a consistent trickle of visitors continued to pass through the fair into the final days.

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Private deals are thriving in times of tension

11 March 2017

Latest TEFAF market report says uncertainty drives confidentiality

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TEFAF 2017: more sales announced and one work removed for being too provocative

10 March 2017

The official opening day of TEFAF Maastricht continued to glean sales for dealers with a number of strong six-figure sales adding to the handful of seven-figure sales reported at yesterday’s preview event.

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American buyers in evidence among early sales at TEFAF Maastricht

10 March 2017

Yesterday at his stand Geoffrey Munn, managing director at jeweller dealer Wartski, described the Maastricht TEFAF fair as "a fascinating mix of art and mammon".

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Touchdown at TEFAF: 10 shots from the preview day at the Maastricht fair

09 March 2017

TEFAF Maastricht's preview opened today at the MECC. The fair opens to the public tomorrow and runs from March 10-19. Here ATG takes a sneak peek at the fair, its exhibitors and its visitors.

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Rupert Maas offers Glyn Philpot's Little Dancer at TEFAF

04 March 2017

Rupert Maas describes The Little Dancer by Glyn Philpot (1884-1937) as “a haunting masterpiece of figure painting in which a tense drama of maternal love and of awakening independence is played out before us”.

Johnny van Haeften’s stand at TEFAF Maastricht

Image gallery: 12 highlights from TEFAF Maastricht 2017

23 February 2017

The launch of two annual New York fairs may have given TEFAF roots in another continent but the Maastricht fair remains the ‘mothership’ of the organisation. For most of the 270 dealers exhibiting, the event represents a crucial part of the financial year as they vie to attract collectors and institutions from across the world buy the best items they have to offer. The 30th edition of TEFAF Maastricht opens on March 10 (with an invitation-only preview on the day before) and runs until March 17. Here are 12 highlights from around the stands.

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TEFAF features treasures loaned from the Galleria Borghese in tribute to classic collector

21 February 2017

Treasures from the Galleria Borghese in Rome will feature in a loan exhibition at this year’s TEFAF Maastricht.

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White Cube signs up for TEFAF New York as exhibitor list given modern focus

06 February 2017

TEFAF has released the exhibitor list for its second fair in New York which runs at the Park Avenue Armory next May. Among the new galleries signing up is Contemporary art powerhouse White Cube.

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TEFAF Maastricht exhibitor list reveals 18 new exhibitors and some notable departures

30 November 2016

TEFAF have revealed the list of 270 exhibitors standing at the next Maastricht fair in March.

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TEFAF closes its six-day run with strong sales to the US market

28 October 2016

The inaugural TEFAF New York closed earlier this week following a six-day run and sales across a number of disciplines.

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