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.


TEFAF Maastricht

TEFAF Maastricht Showcase expands

21 November 2022

TEFAF Maastricht is expanding its Showcase section to include 10 galleries next year.

TEFAF date revealed for 2023

14 November 2022

TEFAF Maastricht is returning to its spring slot next year.

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Strong sales at TEFAF and Masterpiece despite a dates clash

25 July 2022

Sales abounded at TEFAF Maastricht and Masterpiece London this summer.

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To be or not to be at both fairs, that was the question

25 July 2022

When a new client with an interest in Roman marbles visited Charles Ede at TEFAF, they liked what they saw but thought they would come back.

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TEFAF Maastricht returns – but not in March

25 July 2022

A portrait of a boy with a white cravat by Michaelina Wautier (1604- 89) was among the highlight sales at TEFAF Maastricht.

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A robbery but also robust results as TEFAF kicks off

04 July 2022

Thieves hit TEFAF Maastricht last week, entering the venue and smashing a jewellery case on the stand of London’s Symbolic & Chase.

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Thieves attack TEFAF Maastricht fair

28 June 2022

Thieves entered the TEFAF Maastricht venue and stole jewellery from dealer Symbolic & Chase by smashing a display case.

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Early trading brings brisk sales at TEFAF

27 June 2022

The TEFAF Maastricht fair opened with a raft of high-value sales last week.

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A flurry of museum and private sales mark TEFAF Maastricht's return

24 June 2022

The Metropolitan Museum of Art was among those making purchases at TEFAF Maastricht as it opened for the first time in two years today.

Chaworth Roll

Medieval map lays out the routes to royalty

20 June 2022

The Chaworth Roll, a 14th century genealogy of the kings of England that includes the second-earliest recorded road map of the country, is on offer at TEFAF Maastricht this week.

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TEFAF: Special date for the summer

13 June 2022

Flagship art fair TEFAF Maastricht has a later date than before as it returns to being an in-person event this year.

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SUMMER OF ART AND ANTIQUES: Introduction - get ready for events galore

13 June 2022

The summer season is back in force. For the first time since 2019 there is a wealth of major art and antiques events for eager buyers and dealers.

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Traders and buyers united by cross purposes

30 May 2022

TEFAF New York and Eye of the Collector are both cross-collecting fairs with an emphasis on Contemporary art but staged in historic buildings and also offering antiques.

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Covid and data drive ticketing changes at fairs

02 May 2022

Dealers and fairgoers are having to come to terms with widespread changes in the ticketing of fairs.

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TEFAF New York back in the groove two years later

25 April 2022

With heroic bearing, patrician features and draped fabric fit for a Roman emperor, an iron bust by Kehinde Wiley exemplifies the spirit of TEFAF New York.

TEFAF Maastricht

First timers offered chance at TEFAF

11 April 2022

TEFAF Maastricht hosts 19 first-time exhibitors this year plus six new galleries in its Showcase.

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Stand prices rise for shorter TEFAF fair

21 March 2022

Exhibitors at the trade showpiece TEFAF Maastricht will pay significantly more for their stands this summer despite the fair being smaller and shorter than in previous years.

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International fairs on the rise again as the shadow of the pandemic fades

14 March 2022

Old Masters dealers on the international fairs circuit have a robust range of exhibiting options ahead, despite nearly two years of pandemic-related disruption.

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TEFAF to clash with Masterpiece London in busy June schedule

24 January 2022

The June calendar for art and antiques fairs is filling up as TEFAF revealed new dates.

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June fair calendar fills up as TEFAF reveals new date

18 January 2022

TEFAF Maastricht has announced a new date following its postponement in March.

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