TEFAF New York Fall Gears Up For Its Second Showing

EFAF New York Fall - Elie Nadelman
Elie Nadelman, Walnut. Source: TEFAF

On October 28, TEFAF (The European Fine Art Fair) New York will debut its second fall fair in NYC. Featuring luxury, decorative arts, jewellery and more this fair will showcase items from antiquity through the 1920s. TEFAF New York Fall will return to the same location at the Park Avenue Armory  and will be on display through November 1.

TEFAF New York Fall - Van Cleef
Van Cleef & Arpels Platinum, sapphires and diamonds brooch. Source: TEFAF

TEFAF New York Fall is giving the art world a new take on the art fair by offering exhibitor presentations, unique curated experiences, as well as a bevy of items, and collaborations from across different institutions. It is also bringing an array of items into the North American marketplace while also offering a unique buying and viewing experience. Some of the vast range of objects that will on sale include: furniture, decorative arts, ceramics, glass, silver, textiles, tapestries, and much more.

With the debut of the fall 2017 TEFAF fair only days away, Patrick van Maris, CEO of TEFAF said, “We are delighted to return to the Park Avenue Armory to build on the successful debuts of TEFAF New York Fall in October of 2016 and TEFAF New York Spring in 2017. We are very grateful that New York has given TEFAF such a warm reception and helped it become part of the vitally important cultural landscape here.”

TEFAF New York Fall - Ceramic
Monumental blue and white flower vase (Circa 1686-1701). Source: TEFAF

Van Maris added, “As the United States is the largest art market in the world, we are looking forward to further our presence in New York while continuing to showcase the very best the art world has to

TEFAF New York Fall - Caylus Gallery
Alonso Sánchez Coello, Portrait Of Don Juan De Austria(Circa 1565-70) Source: TEFAF

This year’s exciting fall showcase will feature dealers from across the globe. Some new comers for the 2017 fall edition include: Caylus Gallery, Daxer & Marschall Kunsthandel, Galerie Canesso , Galerie Delalande, Maria Kiang Chinese Art, Mullany, and Talabardon & Gautie Thomas Colville Fine Art, among others. In total, there will be 93 dealers who will have their works on display this year the at the Armory.

TEFAF New York Fall - In the Garden
Winslow Homer, In the Garden (1875). Source: TEFAF

The dealers at this year’s fair have also gone through a thorough vetting process. The featured dealers were chosen by a committee comprising of four members of TEFAF’s board and four leading US art experts. Each of the dealers are experts in their field of work which only adds to level of expertise and quality that this fair produces. With this degree of precision and vetting, fairgoers will be hard-pressed to find another art fair that takes this much pride in the level of dealers and works that will be displayed.

TEFAF New York Fall - Klinger
Max Klinger, Galatea (1906). Source: TEFAF

Prior to the NYC expansion of the fair, TEFAF also holds the annual MECC (Maastricht Exhibition & Congress Center) in the Netherlands. MECC brings together the past and present of the art world through curated exhibitions as well as the items on display. The show boasts showing 7,000 years of art. In the last three years, MECC has offered a curated portion which features a group of elite galleries that were selected to showcase specific works of art organized around a larger theme. The 2017 edition was curated by Penelope Curtis, Director of the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and the 2018 version will be sure to offer an equally exciting array of works.

TEFAF New York Fall - Flower Vessel
Kenzo Ochi, Flower Vessel. Source: TEFAF

TEFAF which was founded in 1988, has helped to create a new set of standards within the art market and beyond. Over the last three decades, the organization has run as a non-profit and has become a gold standard in the industry. TEFAF also produces the Art Market Report, an annual report on the art world which “uses data from auctioneers, dealers, collectors, industry observers and art sales databases to produce what is the most comprehensive summary of its kind available.” The report which has been put out since 2000, helps to give a broader sense of the art market from various perspectives.

As excited art goers wait to see what this year’s fair will bring, TEFAF New York Fall will be sure to deliver given the amount of works on display as well as the exciting programs that will be offered. The fair will also include a special exhibition featuring the work of photographer Vera Lutter tilted “Painting on Paper: Vera Lutter’s Old Master Photographs.” The fair will also feature a series of talks given by the artist as well as Michael Govan, Director of the LA County Museum of Art. By helping to bring together all corners of the art world, TEFAF New York is setting a precedence while also offering art lovers a chance to see works in a new and exciting ways.

To find out more information about this year’s fair click here.

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About the Author:

Anni Irish has been a contributing writer to several online publications including Boston based publication, The Dig, New York Arts Magazine, and ArteFuse among others. She holds a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University, an MA in Gender and Cultural Studies from Simmons College, and an MA in Performance Studies from New York University.