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. TEFAF New York was founded in early 2016, originally as two annual art fairs in New York at the Park Avenue Armory—TEFAF New York Fall and TEFAF New York Spring. Today, TEFAF New York is one singular, annual fair that encapsulates modern and contemporary art, jewelry, antiques, and design, featuring around 90 leading exhibitors from around the globe. Tom Postma Design, celebrated for its innovative work with leading museums, galleries, and art fairs, has developed designs for the fair that interplay with the spectacular spaces while giving them a lighter, contemporary look and feel. Exhibitor stands will flow throughout the Armory’s landmark building encompassing the Wade Thompson Drill Hall and extending to both the first and second floors of the Armory’s period rooms, creating a fair of unprecedented depth and impact in New York City.
Bart Drent shares his views!
Global Director of TEFAF
1 minute in the booth
by Pauline Loeb
Hidde van Seggelen, President of TEFAF
Thaddaeus Ropac at TEFAF New York 2023
Almine Rech at TEFAF New York 2023
Galerie Max Hetzler at TEFAF New York 2023
LGDR at TEFAF New York 2023
Waddington-Custot at TEFAF New York 2023
Applicat-Prazan at TEFAF New York 2023
Friedman Benda at TEFAF New York 2023
TEFAF New York 2024
Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue
New York 10065 NY
Adult Single Entry: $55
Adult Multiple Entry: $75
Student Single Entry: $25
Children Under 12: FREE
Insights TEFAF New York
Global Director of TEFAF New York
What would you say is the DNA of TEFAF New York?
TEFAF New York looks to create new dialogues around artworks. The Fair features modern and contemporary art, antiquities, jewelry, and design objects from around the world. This mix of time periods from 21st century paintings to ancient Egyptian sculptures encourages conversations between the past and present. It is a unique and defining element of the Fair.
What type of galleries are chosen to exhibit, and why?
TEFAF New York brings together the world’s leading art galleries. The Fair selects every exhibitor and is dedicated to a thorough vetting process for every object, which is one of the main pillars of TEFAF’s success. It is imperative that dealers buy and sell the highest quality works of art currently on the market.
What is the price range of pieces? Who is the average buyer?
Presenting museum-quality works, visitors of TEFAF New York are looking to discover something new that speaks to them personally. There is a range of prices with some pieces in the millions.
“The Fair selects every exhibitor and is dedicated to a thorough vetting process for every object, which is one of the main pillars of TEFAF’s success.”
Who is the typical attendee of TEFAF New York?
The Fair hosts curators, collectors, and art lovers. Attendees are international from the gallery
and museum communities.
What strategy – physical as digital – will you adopt in the short to medium term?
Online continues to be part of the Fair, providing stories and content during TEFAF New York and highlighting works that are on view in-person.
What are two other art fairs you would suggest?
TEFAF Maastricht, the flagship Fair, is an incredible experience showcasing Old Master paintings, antiques, and classical antiquities that cover approximately half of the fair as well as modern and contemporary art, photography, jewelry, 20th century design, and works on paper. Also, it’s wonderful to be part of New York Art Week and the dynamic and vibrant art community of the city.
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