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.

In light of global health concerns regarding COVID-19, TEFAF New York will take place exclusively online. Please scroll down for more information.

Nathan Clements-Gillespie

Sofie Scheerlinck shares her views!

Managing Director of TEFAF New York

TEFAF New York Fall 2021


Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Ave
New York, NY 10065
United States

Opening hours

2021: TBA

Entrance Fee

General Admission: $55
Multi-Day Pass: $75
Students: $25
Children Under 12: Free



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TEFAF New York 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

Nathan Clements-Gillespie

Sofie Scheerlinck

Managing Director of TEFAF New York

What would you say is the DNA of TEFAF New York Fall?

TEFAF New York Fall is a pilar in the arts community for blue-chip work from antiquity and old masters through prewar modern. 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, 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 Fall, you can find the finest galleries from around the world dealing in ancient to prewar modern art, spanning 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.

“Walking through TEFAF New York Fall is truly akin to stepping foot in a world-class museum that will never appear in the same way again.”

Frieze Masters


Who is the typical attendee of TEFAF New York Fall?

Each year, TEFAF New York Fall attracts art lovers, collectors, design professionals, and museum curators from around the world.

What makes TEFAF New York Fall so special?

The geographical, cultural, and centuries-wide expanse of both fine and decorative art TEFAF New York Fall presents sets it apart from any other fair in New York. Walking through TEFAF New York Fall is truly akin to stepping foot in a world-class museum that will never appear in the same way again. From ancient art to old masters, major collectors flock to this Fair for premier offerings in work created before the second World War.

What are two other art fairs you would suggest?

I highly suggest attending our other two Fairs, TEFAF Maastricht 2021, which has the widest selection of master works, and TEFAF New York Spring 2021, which focuses on modern and contemporary art.

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