TEFAF launched its New York edition with great expectations, and according to media reports, the fair did not disappoint. New York’s quintessential journal The Observer reported that from the point of view of guests’ experiences, TEFAF New York was “ a delight in all ways”. All visitors we knew explained the Fair “exceeded expectations”.
As the world’s premier art market event, The European Fine Art Fair is known for the quality of the work it offers and its stringent vetting practices. For its New York City debut, 94 dealers from 13 countries exhibited rarities, Old Masters, priceless art, jewels and antiquities to a truly international gathering. Several galleries displayed documents of provenance alongside the works on display.
TEFAF managed to transform both floors of the 19th Century Park Avenue Armory into a posh slice of the Maastricht experience, an undertaking by the Fair’s long-time architect/Designer Tom Postma. Counted among collectors, connoisseurs Museum Directors and guests at the VIP Preview were former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, actor Pierce Brosnan and CNN’s news anchor, Anderson Cooper.
For those in town to attend the Fair, TEFAF and its partner Artvest aligned with The Frick Museum, The Morgan Library and The Met to offer expanded programming for the week. With their interest peaked, international art fair enthusiasts look to the 2nd edition of TEFAF New York, which will take place in the Spring, May 4-9, 2017.