TEFAF New York Spring

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 editions in New York. TEFAF New York Fall focuses on fine and decorative art from Antiquity to 1920, while TEFAF New York Spring is dedicated to modern and contemporary art & design. This edition 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 Spring 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.

Due to the health crisis, TEFAF New York has been postponed from October 31 to November 4, 2020.

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Managing Director of TEFAF

TEFAF New York Spring 2020


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

Opening hours

30 October: 12pm – 8pm (VIP Preview)
31 Oct.-4 Nov 2020: 12pm – 6pm

Entrance Fee

Adult Single Entry: $55
Adult Multiple Entry: $75
Student Single Entry: $25
Children Under 12: FREE



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Sofie Scheerlinck

Managing Director of TEFAF

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

Our Spring Fair is known for its emphasis on museum-quality postwar modern and contemporary artwork. 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 Spring, you can find the finest galleries from around the world dealing in modern and contemporary style work across 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 Spring stands as an annual mecca for this community of collectors and designers, offering unrivalled quality and prestige.”

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Who is the typical attendee of TEFAF New York Spring?

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

What makes TEFAF New York Spring so special?

Spring in New York City is an important and exciting moment for the modern and contemporary art world globally. Our Fair in early May enhances this season of auctions, exhibitions, and art activity in New York City. TEFAF New York Spring stands as an annual mecca for this community of collectors and designers, offering unrivalled quality and prestige.

What are two other art fairs you would suggest?

I would of course recommend our other Fairs, which are unique in their own right, TEFAF New York Fall 2020, which focuses on ancient to prewar modern art, and our flagship Fair, TEFAF Maastricht 2021.

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