TEFAF New York
With an increasing success of TEFAF Maastricht, since its creation in 1988 in the Netherlands, TEFAF is widely seen as the world’s most important art fair in terms of quality. In October 2016 and May 2017, TEFAF launched two other fairs: TEFAF New York Fall, covering fine and decorative art from antiquity to 1920 and TEFAF New York Spring, focused on modern and contemporary art & design. They merged in 2022 to take place once a year in spring. The fair takes place in the distinguished Park Avenue Armory in early May, to coincide with auctions, exhibitions and other art fairs in New York. TEFAF New York is the ideal place to discover and buy arts from today’s most talented artists, presented by the world’s leading art dealers and galleries.
Charlotte van Leerdam shares her views!
Managing Director of TEFAF
TEFAF New York 2022
Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue
New York 10065 NY
6 May 2022: 12pm – 8pm (VIP Preview)
7-10 May 2022: 12pm – 6pm
Adult Single Entry: $55
Adult Multiple Entry: $75
Student Single Entry: $25
Children Under 12: FREE
This new TEFAF Online will feature 250 world-class exhibitors who will present up to three artworks that tell a single, compelling story when in conversation with one another.
9 – 13 October 2021
Insights TEFAF New York
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.
“TEFAF New York stands as a mecca for a community of collectors and designers, offering unrivaled quality and prestige.”
Who is the typical attendee of TEFAF New York?
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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