The TEFAF Art Fair 2015
If it’s a 10 million Vincent van Gogh as you see below, a original Banksy or a 90 crt. yellow diamond from Graff, all this and much more is for sale at the Tefaf Art Fair 2015 in Maastricht, The Netherlands. At TEFAF Maastricht, the world’s greatest art and antiques fair, you can buy masterpieces of art, antiques and design from 275 of the world’s most prestigious dealers….
90 cry Yellow Graff Diamond above and below the Bansky for € 550.000,=
TEFAF Maastricht (13-22 March 2015) is universally regarded as the world’s leading art fair, setting the standard for excellence in the art market. The Fair truly is an event not to be missed by collectors and museum representatives.
Presenting 275 of the world’s leading galleries from 20 countries, TEFAF Maastricht is a continuously evolving showcase for the best works of art currently on the market. In addition to the traditional areas of Old Master Paintings and antique Works of Art, you can see and buy at TEFAF Maastricht a wide variety of Classical Modern and Contemporary Art, Photographs, as well as Jewellery, 20th Century Design and Works on Paper.
TEFAF Maastricht is 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. TEFAF Maastricht’s ground breaking vetting system involves no fewer than 175 international experts in 29 different categories, who examine every work of art in the Fair for quality, authenticity and condition, ensuring that you can buy with the greatest possible confidence.
Over the years TEFAF Maastricht has established an unrivalled reputation as the world’s leading fair for art, antiques and design. It aims to strengthen this position by focusing on three core values – Excellence, Expertise and Elegance. These project and reinforce the character of a fair that defines excellence in art and attracts collectors, connoisseurs, curators and other art lovers from around the world. TEFAF continually improves the breadth, quality and display of the items for sale, while at the same time presenting memorable exhibitions and taking ground-breaking initiatives that have changed the way the fine art world does business. As you will see, TEFAF Maastricht’s pre-eminent position today is a result of much hard work over many years.
TEFAF Maastricht is unrivalled in its standard of quality and in the methods it uses to establish the authenticity of every painting and object on sale. Participating dealers are admitted only after a strict selection process. TEFAF’s ground-breaking vetting system involves no fewer than 175 international experts in 29 different categories, who examine every work of art for quality, authenticity and condition. It means that you can buy with the greatest possible confidence. Modern and contemporary art is also vetted, a procedure that is by no means common at other general or specialist art fairs. Highly sophisticated technical equipment, such as the advanced Hirox digital microscope and the portable X-ray fluorescence spectrometer, supports the vetting members’ personal expertise. TEFAF was also the first to introduce The Art Loss Register at the fair in 2000. This, the largest private database of stolen art, provides information about registered stolen art. It goes without saying that any stolen objects are removed from the fair immediately.
The spring-like atmosphere that surrounded TEFAF 2014 was echoed in the Fair, where strong sales, record crowds — more than 74,000 visitors — and buyer confidence generated a buoyant mood and a new-found market optimism. Museum sales were widespread and many dealers talked of sales to new clients. Fair architect Tom Postma made new designs for all the restaurants and food courts at the Fair, re-interpreting their individual characters and atmosphere. The steel sculpture in the entrance hall, ‘Janey Waney’ by Alexander Calder, went on temporary display in the garden of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam after the Fair. TEFAF also hosted Timeless Beauty, a magnificent loan exhibition of around thirty-five drawings from the National Graphic Arts Collection, Munich. The TEFAF Art Symposium was devoted to the topic of design. Addicted to Vintage: Trends in 20th-Century Design brought together leading international interior designers, design experts and journalists to discuss why this market has exploded over the past ten years.
The 2014 TEFAF Art Market Report by Dr Clare McAndrew had a special focus on the United States and on China. The report showed that the global art and antiques market is almost back to the extraordinary heights of the pre-recession boom years. Following his unfortunate cycling accident in August, Ben Janssens decided in February to resign as chairman of the TEFAF Maastricht Executive Committee. Willem van Roijen, who has been a member of TEFAF’s Board since 1997, was appointed as his successor. Between August and February, Robert Aronson, a member of the board since 2011, assumed Ben Janssens’ duties. In March 2013 TEFAF announced that it was exploring the possibilities of developing a high-end art fair for China. As the feedback from many dealers indicated that most felt that exhibiting in mainland China is something that they would consider at a later date, it was concluded in December 2013 that a fair in Beijing was not viable at present.
13 – 22 March 2015
Daily 11am – 7pm
Sunday 22 March 11am – 6pm
Maastricht Exhibition &
Congress Centre (MECC)
6229 GV Maastricht, Netherlands
+31 (0)43 38 38 383
Damien Hirst for lots more below..
Thats what I call a table 😉
€ 44.000 classic chair…
600.000 pound sterling, sold at first day..
Enjoy the rest of my impressions…
€ 250.000 for the side table..
Entrance ticket € 40
Combined ticket entrance and catalogue € 55
Double ticket, including one catalogue € 95
Season ticket, including one catalogue € 115
Children 12-18 years € 20
Children 0-12 years free
Catalogue € 25
Order tickets and publications in the webshop.