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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Two British firms added to TEFAF New York roster

03 February 2024

TEFAF New York returns to the Park Avenue Armory in May with 90 exhibitors including nine newcomers.

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Two Old Master artworks to benefit from this year’s TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund

20 January 2024

Museums in Ireland and Connecticut are recipients of the annual grant

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TEFAF announces cultural partnerships for two events at upcoming fair

18 January 2024

TEFAF Maastricht will host a new event and a loan exhibition, both championing the preservation of cultural heritage.

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TEFAF Maastricht returns for 2024 with a new section and new dealers

29 November 2023

TEFAF Maastricht, organised by The European Fine Art Foundation, has announced its 2024 dates.

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TEFAF New York fair sales highlights

22 May 2023

An Egyptian polychrome sarcophagus panel from the Late Dynastic Period was one of the highlight sales at the recent TEFAF New York.

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Big Apple TEFAF all set to open

08 May 2023

TEFAF New York returns this year to the Park Avenue Armory from May 12-16.

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Millennials and museums flock to TEFAF Maastricht

03 April 2023

Dealers at the Dutch art and antiques fair noticed a welcome trend of more eclectic tastes among younger buyers

Younger buyers boost TEFAF

03 April 2023

Dealers at TEFAF Maastricht welcomed a batch of younger buyers during the most recent staging.

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Art reunited: two pairs of historical coincidences brought together at TEFAF

27 March 2023

A still-life and the vessel it depicts showed up at the same Maastricht fair unexpectedly this year, as did a painting and its study

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Dealers land major sales as museums return to TEFAF

13 March 2023

Museum buyers were out in force for the early days of TEFAF Maastricht.

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TEFAF Maastricht early sales include £1.4m bronze

09 March 2023

The fair is embracing the chance to go "back to normal" for the first time since 2019

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TEFAF vetting practices criticised by former committee member

09 March 2023

A former member of the vetting committee at TEFAF Maastricht, which opens today, has criticised the fair for “vetting decisions being overruled or ignored”.

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Dealers line up discoveries for TEFAF

06 March 2023

Discoveries by dealers will be among the highlights offered at this year’s TEFAF Maastricht, opening this week.

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Coming to TEFAF: Shapero Rare Books

27 February 2023

Rare books specialist Shapero Rare Books run by Bernard Shapero is a regular exhibitor at TEFAF.

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Coming to TEFAF: Rafael Valls

27 February 2023

Fraser Short is gallery manager at Old Masters specialist Rafael Valls, one of the regular returning dealers at this year’s TEFAF Maastricht.

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Coming to TEFAF: Callisto Fine Arts

27 February 2023

Carlo Milano of Callisto Fine Arts specialises in European sculpture, works of art and Old Master paintings, and is one of 10 exhibitors joining the Showcase this year.

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Art and antiques fair TEFAF takes safety first option

27 February 2023

Improved security is one of the priorities at the fair after the shock of a jewellery robbery last year.

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Restored and reattributed: Dealer Rupert Maas reveals Harold Knight picture

13 February 2023

An unidentified but engaging portrait of a young boy that was bought by art dealer Rupert Maas at a regional auction last year has been restored and fully attributed to Harold Knight (1874-1961).

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UK dealers star in TEFAF Showcase spot

02 January 2023

UK dealers Elliott Fine Art, Callisto Fine Arts, Ben Hunter and Willoughby Gerrish are among the chosen new galleries to exhibit at TEFAF Maastricht’s Showcase this year.

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A new TEFAF boss and recent auction house hires – the latest Movers & Shakers

15 December 2022

A round up of recent appointments across the world of art and antiques.

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