TEFAF. NEW YORK
The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) is an annual art, antiques and design fair, organized by The European Fine Art Foundation in the MECC in Maastricht, Netherlands. It was first held in 1988. Modelled on the popular event held each year in The Netherlands, the non-profit foundation has expanded to New York, putting on two shows each year in May and October. These fairs attract hundreds of the world’s top galleries and thousands of eager art-hunters. The 10-day fair attracts about 75,000 visitors and is considered one of the world's leading art fairs.
Presenting the world's leading galleries from 20 countries, TEFAF Maastricht showcases some of the best works of art currently on the market for 10 days each year. In addition to the traditional areas of Old Master Paintings and antique Works of Art, visitors can see and buy a wide variety of Classical Modern and Contemporary Art, as well as Jewellery, 20th Century Design, and Works on Paper.
TEFAF is regarded as unequalled in its level of quality and in the methods it employs to establish and guarantee the authenticity of every painting and object on offer. Participating dealers are admitted only after a strict selection process.
Representatives from about 225 major museums like the Louvre in Paris, the Prado in Madrid, the Frick Collection in New York, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, and the Getty Center in Los Angeles regularly visit the fair.