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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Early sales at TEFAF New York as new fair makes its mark

25 October 2016

The organisers of TEFAF New York have reported a steady stream of sales as the inaugural fair appears to have made its mark on the arts scene in the Big Apple. Among the buyers at the busy invitation-only preview event were established collectors, museums and even CNN anchor Anderson Cooper.

Park Avenue Armory in New York

Dealers poised for opening of TEFAF New York – 10 highlights from around the stands

21 October 2016

The inaugural edition of ‘TEFAF New York’ opens today with an invitation-only preview as the organisers unveil the fair that represents their first transatlantic foray.

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$10m puts TEFAF – and New York – on the map

21 October 2016

Among the undisputed highlights of TEFAF New York Fall is the most expensive map ever offered on the open market.

TEFAF talks to tackle antiquities and fashion

19 October 2016

The ‘cultural programming’ built up around the inaugural ‘TEFAF New York Fall’ (October 21-26) includes a week of panel discussions and lectures scheduled to coincide with the fair at the Park Avenue Armory.

Dr Clare McAndrew

TEFAF to maintain annual art market report as Clare McAndrew joins Contemporary fair

21 June 2016

TEFAF have said they still will maintain an annual art market report despite losing the services of Dr Clare McAndrew who is joining up with Art Basel.

UK dealers form largest group of TEFAF New York exhibitors

21 June 2016

Dealers from the UK will hold more stands than those from any other country at the inaugural TEFAF New York fair this autumn.

Exhibitors unveiled for debut TEFAF New York

10 June 2016

TEFAF New York has announced the exhibitor list for its over-subscribed inaugural fair this autumn.

Colnaghi's stand at TEFAF 2016

TEFAF 2016: final reports indicate solid sales overall

24 March 2016

The 29th staging of TEFAF Maastricht will go down as a good edition of the fair with dealers reporting decent sales overall and the changes made for this year’s event meeting general approval among the standholders.

TEFAF 2016 stand of dealers Charles Ede

Ten things we learned at TEFAF 2016

21 March 2016

ATG reporter Frances Allitt took her first trip to TEFAF Maastricht and, as well as witnessing the colour, excitement and love for art and objects that pervade the fair, she also learned some valuable lessons from dealers and visitors.

Roelandt Savery at Colnaghi TEFAF

TEFAF 2016: dealers report museum purchases among string of sales on opening day

11 March 2016

The aisles were busy at the opening of the 29th edition of TEFAF Maastricht 2016 and a decent stream of sales to private buyers added to the buzz created by some significant museum acquisitions.

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10 shots of the TEFAF preview

10 March 2016

With the preview of TEFAF 2016 now underway, ATG gives you a snapshot around the stands of the fair.

TEFAF Report shows 7% fall in global art sales as Chinese market takes hit

09 March 2016

Global art sales fell during 2015 with the most significant a decline coming in the Chinese market.

Park Avenue Armory

TEFAF takes bite of the Big Apple

09 February 2016

The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF), umbrella organiser of the world’s foremost art and antiques fair in Maastricht, are launching two boutique events in the Park Avenue Armory, New York.

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Crowds throng to TEFAF Maastricht

16 March 2015

‘TEFAF Maastricht’ opened last week to bright spring sunshine and the usual heaving crowds thronging around the 280 stands.

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TEFAF: What has sold so far?

16 March 2015

More news of sales is filtering through from the first weekend at TEFAF Maastricht, where more than 10,000 visitors attended the fair preview last Thursday March 12.

What the TEFAF Art Market 2015 Report tells us

11 March 2015

COMMENT: The TEFAF Report shows that the art market has fully recovered since the 2008 financial crash, but still faces a number of challenges, such as late or non-payment.

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TEFAF Report 2015: Global art market grows 7% in 2014

11 March 2015

Post-War and Contemporary art accounts for almost half of total spend at auction

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World’s top art and antiques fair dominates the global agenda 40 years on

05 March 2015

Every year on the cusp between winter and spring, the enormous ‘TEFAF Maastricht’ arrives at the Maastricht Exhibition & Conference Centre (MECC), a rare souk of art, antiques and design from antiquity to contemporary, Boulle to Basquiat.

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The place where the masters still assume centre stage

05 March 2015

Old Master paintings rarely take centre stage over Modern, Impressionist or Contemporary art these days. Yet this most traditional of collecting disciplines remains the soul of TEFAF Maastricht, the umbilical cord to its genesis as the Pictura fair.

TEFAF stage talks in London to promote fair

30 January 2015

A series of three events aimed at collectors and art enthusiasts in the run up to TEFAF Maastricht (March 13-22) launches next week in London to promote the fair.

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