Art

Can’t Wait For TEFAF New York? Here’s A Sneak Peek

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
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The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) New York is returning to the Park Avenue Armory for its second fall edition, from October 28 to November 1. What exactly makes this year’s showcase stand out? A diverse selection of works from ten new exhibitors across the globe.


The venue will once again be decorated by Dutch designer Tom Postma. Walk from booth to booth and you’ll find collectibles from antiquity through the early 20th century on view and for purchase. Think: tapestries, paintings, jewelry, sculptures, furniture and books from 93 dealers in total. Each piece of work has undergone a strict vetting process from a committee of experts who pour hours into examining its quality and authenticity. A loan exhibition from the Los Angeles County Museum (LACMA), featuring photographs by Vera Lutter will also be featured.


To kick off the art fair, The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) will host an opening night party on October 27. “This fabulous event brings together the best of art and philanthropy,” says Jamee Gregory, newly appointed president of The Society of MSK. “I’m so honored to be a part of it.” 


Proceeds from the event benefit the organization’s patient care, research and education programs at the MSK Cancer Center in addition to cultural programs produced by the Park Avenue Armory. Chairs of the evening include Fiona Druckenmiller, Shabnam Henry, Carolina de Neufville, Elizabeth Singer and Caryn Zucker.


TEFAF was founded by art dealers back in 1988 in Maastricht and is run as a non-profit organization. As of 2016, it has expanded to New York and shown three times a year (Maastricht in March, New York in May and October). 


“For the year ahead, we aim to further grow our presence in New York City with additional programming and other events,” says Jeff Rabin, managing director of TEFAF New York. “We are looking to build on our successes and the momentum of past fairs, offering the same richly curated experience exhibitors and attendees have come to know and expect.” 


As a universal language, art knows no boundaries. For a sneak peek of items that will be on view, click through the gallery above.



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