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 2018

Exhibitor mix shaken up for TEFAF Maastricht 2019

01 October 2018

One-fifth of exhibitors change as New York events impact TEFAF flagship.

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Cultural exchanges: Dutch East India Company Kangxi vases from US collection underline TEFAF appeal

17 September 2018

A pair of Kangxi double gourd porcelain vases available at TEFAF New York Fall typify not only the quality on offer at the event but are also testament to its cross-cultural nature.

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From £1.15 to £65,000: Egyptian sarcophagus mask once in the Pitt Rivers collection comes to TEFAF New York

14 September 2018

An Egyptian sarcophagus mask of a woman dating back nearly 3000 years is on offer at next month’s TEFAF New York.

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Five highlights coming to TEFAF New York 2018

21 August 2018

French female arsonists, parrot tulips and a plague of fiery snakes are among the subjects in five highlight objects in this year’s TEFAF New York Fall.

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TEFAF takes New York fair management in house

04 July 2018

TEFAF has reorganised the management of its fairs in New York as its two-year management services agreement with US firm Artvest expires.

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TEFAF New York Fall’s 2018 exhibitor list reveals 10 newcomers

29 June 2018

TEFAF New York’s Fall exhibitor list comprises 93 dealers including 10 fresh faces to the fair such as Benjamin Proust and Galerie Cybele.

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Movers and shakers: the latest arts and antiques appointments including TEFAF Maastricht's new chair of paintings

07 June 2018

From TEFAF Maastricht and a new CEO at a US auction house to a Mod Brit specialist and a porter who used to take tea with John Major - another ATG round-up of the latest appointments.

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Surge in demand for art-secured loans as access to finance for art and antiques dealers remains poor

04 May 2018

Nearly 90% of art and antiques dealers want easier ways to borrow money to fund purchases and nearly a third believe the lack of available lending hampers growth, according to a recent report.

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TEFAF leaps into second spring

30 April 2018

New York City hosts another edition as the fair format becomes established in the US

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The late, late show at TEFAF

02 April 2018

Good things come to those who wait. That is exactly what happened for Lawrence Steigrad Fine Arts. At last year’s TEFAF Maastricht a Dutch collector showed interest in a painting on his stand by Jacob Henricus Maris.

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TEFAF Maastricht 2018: less footfall but fair expectations delivered in final sales report

19 March 2018

The 2018 edition of TEFAF Maastricht closed yesterday with a number of dealers telling ATG they had a better fair than they initially expected.

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TEFAF Maastricht 2018: Crowd control is just the ticket

19 March 2018

A change to TEFAF Maastricht’s opening day policy has been better for business, exhibitors tell ATG as we check the mood from the floor during the 2018 fair.

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Connections at TEFAF: the story of the 17th century salt cellar showing the flow of ideas between East and West – Video

14 March 2018

Highlighting the breadth of art and antiques across different categories at the TEFAF Maastricht fair, two pieces on separate stands helped tell the story of the development of the salt cellar in the 17th century.

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Halfway mark passed as sales tally continues at TEFAF Maastricht

13 March 2018

Among the dealers reporting steady sales during the first few days of TEFAF Maastricht’s 31st edition were Rupert Maas and Alon Zakaim. The two exhibitors spoke to ATG about business at the fair so far and were asked to discuss one individual painting on their respective stands.

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TEFAF 2018: ‘Self-regulate to avoid regulation,’ TEFAF Maastricht chief tells delegates

09 March 2018

The art market needs to address its issues around transparency if it wants to avoid enforced regulation, TEFAF Maastricht delegates were told this morning (March 9).

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TEFAF 2018 update: Christopher Columbus first account of New World priced at €1m among latest dealer sales

09 March 2018

Dealers reported new and old clients coming through the doors at TEFAF Maastricht as the flagship art and antiques fair opened to the public.

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“I wanted to enhance the atmosphere you get from this picture” – Old Master dealer explains using a ‘multimedia’ frame at TEFAF Maastricht

09 March 2018

Toby Campbell of London art dealership Rafael Valls speaks to ATG about TEFAF Maastricht’s opening day and explains why he chose to display an Old Master marine painting in a multimedia frame.

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TEFAF Maastricht 2018: Let the sales begin

08 March 2018

TEFAF Maastricht's preview opened today at the MECC with 275 exhibitors showcasing 7000 years of art history.

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Sneak preview of five TEFAF Maastricht highlights

02 March 2018

TEFAF Maastricht opens next week.

Spotlight on the TEFAF Showtime initiative to encourage fresh dealers

26 February 2018

To inject new blood into the senior ranks of TEFAF exhibitors, the fair’s organisers allow younger dealers, some from non-traditional disciplines, to do a live audition each year in the Showcase section. Kate Quill finds out what this tough test involves...

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