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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New appointments across the art trade at associations and fairs

23 June 2020

An update on art dealer Movers and Shakers.

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TEFAF Maastricht – why the show went on

23 March 2020

The world's leading art and antiques fair shuts early but dealers report significant sales at testing time

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Coronavirus fears force cancellations across antiques fairs calendar

16 March 2020

Salon du Dessin, Art & Antiques for Everyone and Chelsea shelved but TOAF to go ahead

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TEFAF Maastricht 2020 to close early due to coronavirus

11 March 2020

TEFAF Maastricht will close earlier than planned, at 7pm Wednesday, March 11.

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TEFAF Maastricht remains quieter but stand-out sales continue as Van Gogh sells for around €12m

09 March 2020

Monday in Maastricht at TEFAF was a quieter experience as visitor numbers (anecdotally) remained down into the second week of the art and antiques fair.

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Early sales give TEFAF a boost

09 March 2020

Significant sales were made in the opening hours of the 33rd edition of TEFAF Maastricht - despite the absence of some major international buyers due to fears over coronavirus.

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TEFAF Maastricht hit by drop in opening day visitor numbers but sales continue

06 March 2020

TEFAF Maastricht was visited by 4000 people on its Early Access day on Thursday, a 29% drop from last year.

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Dealers keep calm and carry on in the face of challenges as TEFAF Maastricht kicks off

06 March 2020

Despite the apparent loss of some major international buyers due to fears over Coronavirus, the 33rd edition of TEFAF Maastricht hosted more dealers than ever, many of whom stayed cool and made sales.

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Siege of Maastricht map among highlights at TEFAF Maastricht

04 March 2020

The city of Maastricht itself will take pride of place on Daniel Crouch Rare Books’ stand at TEFAF, set to open tomorrow.

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Design and book fairs in Milan and Paris latest to be cancelled amid spread of coronavirus but TEFAF Maastricht and Salon du Dessin to go ahead

02 March 2020

Milan’s design fair 'Salone del Mobile' and Paris’ book fair 'Salon du Livre' have postponed planned events this month due to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus.

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Dealers ready for biggest-ever TEFAF as van Maris bows out

24 February 2020

Dealers from around the world are preparing for TEFAF Maastricht, the world’s showpiece event for traditional art and antiques. The fair returns this year for the 33rd time, bigger than ever.

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Dealer delights: 16 highlights from around the stands at TEFAF Maastricht 2020

24 February 2020

Our selection of highlights from this year’s TEFAF Maastricht

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Bigger and better: TEFAF Maastricht hosts more dealers and introduces a suite of updates

24 February 2020

The 33rd edition of TEFAF Maastricht is the largest yet, building on the formidable foundations already laid but with a suite of updates aimed at maintaining the fair’s impressive reputation

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Three new faces at TEFAF Maastricht 2020

24 February 2020

Three individual profiles of first-time exhibitors at TEFAF Maastricht 2020: Runjeet Singh, Stuart Lochhead and Aline Chastel.

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TEFAF's Patrick van Maris to leave in May

21 January 2020

Patrick van Maris van Dijk is stepping down as president and CEO of TEFAF.

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TEFAF New York Fall widens timeline for fourth edition

14 October 2019

Booth collaborations at TEFAF New York Fall encourage cross-collecting by visitors

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TEFAF New York Fall adds collaborative element for fourth edition as exhibitor line up is announced

10 September 2019

Old Master dealer Colnaghi and antiquities specialist Cahn are among exhibitors participating in series of curated booth collaborations debuting at the fourth edition of TEFAF New York Fall.

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TEFAF opens Showcase applications

18 July 2019

TEFAF is accepting applications for its 2020 Maastricht Showcase.

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Getty museum buys Stoss crucifix and Joseph Wright of Derby painting

11 June 2019

The J Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles has emerged as the buyer of two major works: Corpus Christi, a small, 15th century wooden sculpture by Veit Stoss, and Two Boys with a Bladder (1769-70), a painting by Joseph Wright of Derby.

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Dates for TEFAF Maastricht 2020 announced

23 May 2019

Dates for next year’s TEFAF Maastricht fair have been announced.

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