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TEFAF New York Offers First Look at Debut Fair

Thursday, October 13, 2016
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The international art fair TEFAF New York, a joint venture between TEFAF and Artvest Partners, has released a first look at their inaugural fair that will be taking place at Park Avenue Armory from October 22 – 26. The fair will feature 94 of the world’s most illustrious dealers of fine art, design, furniture and jewelry from antiquity through the early 20th century.


TEFAF New York is the centerpiece of the newly launched TEFAF Week, which is a week of exhibitions, lectures and art events scheduled to coincide with the fair at the Park Avenue Armory. Its mission is to celebrate the fine arts sector by bringing together the world’s top specialist dealers and museum curators and directors. The event is seen as a major step for the world’s top art and antique dealers to build their name and presence in North America.


The exhibitors at TEFAF are all world renowned leaders in their respective fields, with a number of them showing for the first time in New York or returning after a significant hiatus. A few of the art industry insiders and companies exhibiting includes A. Aardewerk Antiquair Juwelier, Adam Williams Fine Art Ltd., Agnews, Alberto Di Castro, Alessandra Di Castro, Åmells, Antiquariaat Forum bv, Ben Janssens Oriental Art Ltd., Benappi, Burzio, Carlo Orsi, Christophe de Quénetain, Daniel Katz Ltd., De Jonckheere, Dickinson and Eguiguren Arte de Hispanoamérica.


The Kunstkammer Georg Laue, Blumka Gallery and Kunsthandlung Julius Böhler have joined forces to present a mini-exhibition at this year’s show. They will be showcasing a selection of works from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque periods in a setting designed by TEFAF Fair Designer Tom Postma to enhance the historic room where the exhibition will be mounted.


Hirschl & Adler, a popular gallery among the AVENUE crowd, will be presenting a display cabinet that shows the Herter Brothers’ ability to blend different aesthetics, influences and exotic materials to create sophisticated works.


Wallace Chan, who is coming all the way from Hong Kong, is a jewelry designer who will be introducing his work to the United States for the first time. This year, he became the first Chinese jewelry designer to exhibit at TEFAF.


The beneficiaries of the Opening Night on October 21 will be The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s patient care, research and education programs at MSK; as well as the acclaimed cultural programs produced by the Park Avenue Armory.


Opening Night tickets are available for purchase by calling 212.639.7972.


Visit TEFAF’s website at tefaf.com.


 





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