The world’s most prestigious international art fair TEFAF pops up in New York this autumn as a joint venture between TEFAF and Artvest Partners. Here is a “first look” at the line-up for the inaugural fair taking place at the historic Park Avenue Armory in New York City from October 22-26, 2016, with the Opening Night to be held on October 21.
The fair has also announced a 20th Century edition for Spring 2017. 20th century Art & Design celebrates NY as the world’s most buoyant art market, with its dynamism and its cultural and economic power, New York City provide the best possible context for a TEFAF fair outside of Maastricht. The Spring edition of TEFAF New York focuses on modern and contemporary art and design from the 20th century up through today. The fair will take place from May 5th – 9th, with an opening night on May 4th. It allows the leading art dealers in the world to meet curators and collectors at a prime location in Manhattan at a time that is most relevant to them. TEFAF New York Spring will complement the other events – fairs, auctions, and exhibitions – taking place in the City during this period that has made it such a destination on the global art calendar. Tom Postma Design, which is celebrated for its innovative work with leading museums, galleries, and art fairs, has developed a groundbreaking design for the Park Avenue Armory that interplays with the historic spaces yet creates a look and feel for the fair that is entirely contemporary.
The fair features 94 of the world’s most illustrious dealers of fine art, design, furniture, and jewelry from antiquity through the early 20th Century. TEFAF New York Fall is the essential next step for the world’s top art and antique dealers for whom North America is an important meeting ground in a global community of collectors, curators, interior designers, and art enthusiasts. Offering an unparalleled collection of museum quality works, the show will offer an exceptional opportunity to view and purchase the best pieces available on the market across multiple collecting areas, including furniture, decorations, objects, ceramics, glass, silver, textiles, tapestries, antiquities, jewelry, paintings, sculpture, arms and armour, books, manuscripts and autographs, Tribal, Oceanic and Ethnographic Art, Asian Art, and Fabergé, offering something of interest for every visitor to the fair.
TEFAF New York Fall will be the centerpiece of the newly launched TEFAF WEEK in New York, an event-filled week of exhibitions, lectures, and art events scheduled to coincide with the fair at the Park Avenue Armory. Its mission is to celebrate the fine and decorative arts sector in New York City during a time when the world’s top specialist dealers, museum curators/directors, collectors, and interior designers converge for TEFAF New York Fall. TEFAF WEEK is a partnership between TEFAF New York and distinguished cultural institutions and associations, world-class museums and top-tier fine and decorative art specialists in the New York metropolitan area.
The exhibitors of TEFAF New York Fall are leaders in their respective fields with a number of them showing for the first time in New York or returning after a significant hiatus. They are A. Aardewerk Antiquary Juwelier, Adam Williams Fine Art Ltd., Agnews, Alberto Di Castro, Alessandra Di Castro, Åmells, Antiquariaat Forum bv, Ben Janssens Oriental Art Ltd., Benappi, Burzio, Carlo Orsi, Christophe de Quénetain, Daniel Katz Ltd., De Jonckheere, Dickinson, Eguiguren Arte de Hispanoamérica, Eric Coatalem, G. Sarti Antiques Ltd., Galerie Didier Claes, Galerie Jacques Germain, Galerie Kevorkian, Galerie Meyer – Oceanic & Eskimo Art, Galerie Sanct Lucas GmbH, Galleria Carlo Virgilio & Co, Gallery Perrin, Hemmerle, Heribert TenschertAntiquariat Bibermühle AG, Jaime Eguiguren-Arte y Antigüedades, Jean-Luc Baroni Ltd, Joan Wijermars, Jorge Welsh Works of Art, Ltd., Julius Böhler Kunsthandlung GmbH, Kunstgalerij Albricht, Kunsthandel S. Mehringer OHG, Kunstkammer Georg Laue, Lowell Libson Ltd, Otto Jakob, Reza, Rob Smeets Old Master Paintings, Sam Fogg Ltd., Siegelson, Vanderven Oriental Art and Wallace Chan.
Photography: Harry Heuts © TEFAF 2016