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Dutch diversity – Amsterdam’s Tribal Art Fair gets set for latest staging

20 October 2017

The global tribal art fair circuit moves to The Netherlands this month with the 15th staging of its annual ‘Tribal Art Fair’ taking place in Amsterdam at the De Duif church on Prinsengracht.

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Ancient ‘peat bog’ bronze sword sells to Dutch museum at Christie’s

24 July 2017

A museum in The Netherlands has bought a 3000-year-old ceremonial sword at a Christie’s auction. It had been found around 120 years ago in a peat bog.

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Why the Guus house is a jolly feast for the senses

18 April 2017

Maastricht in March. It’s difficult to think of anything other than TEFAF within this setting, but one local dealer has established his own tradition, coinciding with but apart from the fair.

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‘All risk’ insurance won’t cover Dutch theft

10 April 2017

An audacious robbery in Amsterdam has left a dealer without insurance cover for the theft of more than 250 Asian works of art.

Exhibitors call for change at TEFAF flagship

01 April 2017

Established dealers are calling for a “shake up” at the venerable TEFAF Maastricht in the wake of its 30th showing last month. Proposals include moving the fair to Amsterdam, making it shorter and including fewer exhibitors.

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Should TEFAF move from Maastricht?

27 March 2017

While dealers are always discussing ways a fair can be improved, one issue raised at this year’s TEFAF Maastricht by a number of exhibitors was whether the fair should move to Amsterdam.

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Early fruits of labour at TEFAF

18 March 2017

A previously unknown work by Bartolomeo Cavarozzi (1587-1625) was snapped up within minutes of the opening of TEFAF in Maastricht.

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TEFAF Maastricht 2017: Highlights and high points

17 March 2017

The second week of Maastricht’s TEFAF is usually quieter than the first but a consistent trickle of visitors continued to pass through the fair into the final days.

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TEFAF 2017: more sales announced and one work removed for being too provocative

10 March 2017

The official opening day of TEFAF Maastricht continued to glean sales for dealers with a number of strong six-figure sales adding to the handful of seven-figure sales reported at yesterday’s preview event.

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American buyers in evidence among early sales at TEFAF Maastricht

10 March 2017

Yesterday at his stand Geoffrey Munn, managing director at jeweller dealer Wartski, described the Maastricht TEFAF fair as "a fascinating mix of art and mammon".

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Touchdown at TEFAF: 10 shots from the preview day at the Maastricht fair

09 March 2017

TEFAF Maastricht's preview opened today at the MECC. The fair opens to the public tomorrow and runs from March 10-19. Here ATG takes a sneak peek at the fair, its exhibitors and its visitors.

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Image gallery: 12 highlights from TEFAF Maastricht 2017

23 February 2017

The launch of two annual New York fairs may have given TEFAF roots in another continent but the Maastricht fair remains the ‘mothership’ of the organisation. For most of the 270 dealers exhibiting, the event represents a crucial part of the financial year as they vie to attract collectors and institutions from across the world buy the best items they have to offer. The 30th edition of TEFAF Maastricht opens on March 10 (with an invitation-only preview on the day before) and runs until March 17. Here are 12 highlights from around the stands.

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Van Gogh Museum unveils new high-tech print series in London

09 February 2017

The Van Gogh Museum has unveiled a series of prints of nine works by the great artist recreated with three-dimensional technology.

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Three projects awarded TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund for 2017

16 January 2017

The Musée Rodin and the Detroit Institute of Arts have been awarded the TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund for conservation.

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TEFAF Maastricht exhibitor list reveals 18 new exhibitors and some notable departures

30 November 2016

TEFAF have revealed the list of 270 exhibitors standing at the next Maastricht fair in March.

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Rare Anne Frank poem sells at auction

25 November 2016

A handwritten poem by Anne Frank has sold at auction in the Netherlands at €140,000 (£119,000).

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D-Day flag bought at auction to go on public display

17 September 2016

The Dutch buyer of ‘the most valuable Second World War battle flag ever sold’ has loaned it to the National Military Museum in Soesterberg, the Netherlands.

Sotheby’s head of sculpture Eric Bijzet leaves company to become a dealer

19 May 2016

Eric Bijzet has become the latest expert to leave Sotheby’s as he plans to set up on his own as a dealer back home in Amsterdam.

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.

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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.