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.


UK dealers form largest group of TEFAF New York exhibitors

21 June 2016

Dealers from the UK will hold more stands than those from any other country at the inaugural TEFAF New York fair this autumn.

Exhibitors unveiled for debut TEFAF New York

10 June 2016

TEFAF New York has announced the exhibitor list for its over-subscribed inaugural fair this autumn.

Colnaghi's stand at TEFAF 2016

TEFAF 2016: final reports indicate solid sales overall

24 March 2016

The 29th staging of TEFAF Maastricht will go down as a good edition of the fair with dealers reporting decent sales overall and the changes made for this year’s event meeting general approval among the standholders.

TEFAF 2016 stand of dealers Charles Ede

Ten things we learned at TEFAF 2016

21 March 2016

ATG reporter Frances Allitt took her first trip to TEFAF Maastricht and, as well as witnessing the colour, excitement and love for art and objects that pervade the fair, she also learned some valuable lessons from dealers and visitors.

Roelandt Savery at Colnaghi TEFAF

TEFAF 2016: dealers report museum purchases among string of sales on opening day

11 March 2016

The aisles were busy at the opening of the 29th edition of TEFAF Maastricht 2016 and a decent stream of sales to private buyers added to the buzz created by some significant museum acquisitions.

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10 shots of the TEFAF preview

10 March 2016

With the preview of TEFAF 2016 now underway, ATG gives you a snapshot around the stands of the fair.

TEFAF Report shows 7% fall in global art sales as Chinese market takes hit

09 March 2016

Global art sales fell during 2015 with the most significant a decline coming in the Chinese market.

Park Avenue Armory

TEFAF takes bite of the Big Apple

09 February 2016

The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF), umbrella organiser of the world’s foremost art and antiques fair in Maastricht, are launching two boutique events in the Park Avenue Armory, New York.

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Crowds throng to TEFAF Maastricht

16 March 2015

‘TEFAF Maastricht’ opened last week to bright spring sunshine and the usual heaving crowds thronging around the 280 stands.

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TEFAF: What has sold so far?

16 March 2015

More news of sales is filtering through from the first weekend at TEFAF Maastricht, where more than 10,000 visitors attended the fair preview last Thursday March 12.

What the TEFAF Art Market 2015 Report tells us

11 March 2015

COMMENT: The TEFAF Report shows that the art market has fully recovered since the 2008 financial crash, but still faces a number of challenges, such as late or non-payment.

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TEFAF Report 2015: Global art market grows 7% in 2014

11 March 2015

Post-War and Contemporary art accounts for almost half of total spend at auction

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World’s top art and antiques fair dominates the global agenda 40 years on

05 March 2015

Every year on the cusp between winter and spring, the enormous ‘TEFAF Maastricht’ arrives at the Maastricht Exhibition & Conference Centre (MECC), a rare souk of art, antiques and design from antiquity to contemporary, Boulle to Basquiat.

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The place where the masters still assume centre stage

05 March 2015

Old Master paintings rarely take centre stage over Modern, Impressionist or Contemporary art these days. Yet this most traditional of collecting disciplines remains the soul of TEFAF Maastricht, the umbilical cord to its genesis as the Pictura fair.

TEFAF stage talks in London to promote fair

30 January 2015

A series of three events aimed at collectors and art enthusiasts in the run up to TEFAF Maastricht (March 13-22) launches next week in London to promote the fair.

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TEFAF appoints new head

20 January 2015

After 17 years as managing director of TEFAF Maastricht, Paul Hustinx will step down shortly after this year’s fair to be replaced by new chief executive officer Patrick van Maris.

TEFAF Showcase dealers announced

07 January 2015

The list of five successful applicants for the 2015 TEFAF Maastricht ‘Showcase’ has been announced and, while it includes three Parisian galleries, unusually this year’s selection does not include any British dealers.

TEFAF unveil their new idea for hooking the big fish at Maastricht

13 November 2014

Visitors to ‘TEFAF Maastricht’ 2015 will be greeted by a revamped entrance to the fair alongside a new ‘curated space’ of work by post-Modern and contemporary artists to tie in with the ‘TEFAF Modern section’.

US share of booming art market grows

20 March 2014

New York has firmly reinforced its status as the capital of the global art market with a 25% growth in the value of US sales last year.

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Early sales at TEFAF Maastricht

20 March 2014

Bright spring sunshine greeted the opening of this year’s TEFAF Maastricht in sharp contrast to last year when freak snowfall disrupted many visitors’ travel plans to the southern Netherlands.

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