TEFAF New York Fall
TEFAF is the acronym of The European Fine Art Fair, a show known throughout the world for its second to none quality. Founded by art dealers in Maastricht in 1988, it has grown to become one of the most awaited art events. In October 2016, TEFAF arrived in the United States with its TEFAF New York Fall, followed in May 2017 by the launch of TEFAF New York Spring. The Autumn edition focuses on fine and decorative arts from antiquity to 1920. Held at the beginning of November in the iconic Park Avenue Armory, TEFAF New York Fall showcases the globe’s top dealers and galleries. Collectors and visitors can admire and purchase a wide range of pieces from Old Master paintings to antique bronzes, fine ceramic, oriental rugs, ancient furniture and more. Each and every items exhibited has been carefully vetted by a committee of experts to ensure the authenticity.
Charlotte van Leerdam shares her views!
Managing Director of TEFAF
TEFAF New York Fall 2021
Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Ave
New York, NY 10065
General Admission: $55
Multi-Day Pass: $75
Children Under 12: Free
TEFAF Viewing Room
In this marketplace, each of the 300 international galleries showcases one artwork, carefully vetted by an independent vetting commitee.
1 – 4 November 2020
Insights TEFAF New York Fall
Charlotte van Leerdam
Managing Director of TEFAF
What would you say is the DNA of TEFAF New York?
TEFAF New York is known for its emphasis on museum-quality artwork from across the ages. While each is distinctive in its own way, all TEFAF Fairs globally share core values and attributes, set by our flagship Fair in Maastricht. At the heart of these Fairs is TEFAF’s commitment to quality and vetting, and presenting the finest artwork in the world.
What type of galleries are chosen to exhibit, and why?
TEFAF hand selects every gallery that exhibits at its Fairs. Each of our specialist dealers are chosen from among those at the top of their respective collecting fields in their areas of expertise. At TEFAF New York, you can find the finest galleries from around the world dealing in the disciplines of painting, sculpture, furniture, design, jewelry, works on paper, antiques and more.
What is the price range of pieces? Who is the average buyer?
The TEFAF buyer is a discerning member of the art community. TEFAF has a proud history of showcasing masterpieces in every category of fine art collecting. Buyers who visit the Fair are sure to walk away with top quality pieces for a range of prices. In certain cases, works will sell in the range of millions.
“Each of our specialist dealers are chosen from among those at the top of their respective collecting fields in their areas of expertise.”
Who is the typical attendee of TEFAF New York Fall?
TEFAF New York attracts art lovers, collectors, design professionals, and museum curators from around the world.
What strategy – physical as digital – will you adopt in the short to medium term?
The geographical, cultural, and centuries-wide expanse of both fine and decorative art TEFAF New York presents sets it apart from any other fair in New York. Walking through TEFAF New York is truly akin to stepping foot in a world-class museum that will never appear in the same way again. TEFAF New York stands as a mecca for a community of collectors and designers, offering unrivaled quality and prestige.
What are two other art fairs you would suggest?
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TEFAF New York Spring is dedicated to modern and contemporary art, as well as design. Held in Manhattan, this fair showcases museum-quality pieces by some of the most talented artists.