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Artur Ramon

Asked what nationalities are his main customers at Maastricht, he says “mostly Spanish but also Americans, French and Dutch”. He meets clients here from the global international market who don’t often come to Barcelona, where the market is much more local, and also Spanish clients who do not visit the gallery.

In more recent TEFAF editions he has also encountered something that didn’t happen in the past – new clients for local Spanish artists. “We sold a beautiful watercolour by Ramon Tusquets to a Turkish customer and a drawing by Josep Taipo to a Chinese client.”

Asked how he attracts the visitors’ attention and makes his booth stand out, Ramon says “it’s not easy”, adding: “TEFAF is a challenge and we have to concentrate all our energy on this goal knowing that you to have to represent your firm in just 42sqm.”

He says his firm works hard all year from one edition to the other looking for the best, fresh new works, trying to buy privately rather than from auction.