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.

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Charlotte van Leerdam shares her views!

Managing Director of TEFAF New York

TEFAF New York 2022

Location

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

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Opening hours

5 May 2022: 12pm – 8pm (VIP Preview)
6-10 May 2022: 12pm – 6pm

Entrance Fee

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

Mediums

Painting
Sculpture
Jewelry
Photography…

Art Periods

Antique
Modern
Contemporary
Primitive

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Insights TEFAF New York

Jenny Gibb IFPDA Print Fair

Charlotte van Leerdam

Managing Director of TEFAF New York

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.”

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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?

I highly suggest attending our flagship Fair, TEFAF Maastricht , and PAN Amsterdam , which focuses on a wide range of work, focusing on the Dutch market.

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