7 Art Movements to Collect at TEFAF

Next week, The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) opens in New York City—and you can preview the booths before the crowds online.  

The prestigious fair highlights some of art history’s most popular and overlooked styles, from the ancient era to today. Below, discover seven (of the many) art movements you can explore at TEFAF.

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Purism

In 1918, the architect Le Corbusier and the painter Amédée Ozenfant launched the Purism movement, reacting against the fragmented forms of Cubism with a smooth, simplified aesthetic.


The Blue Rider

The painters of The Blue RiderWassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc, and Gabriele Münter, among them—found common ground in the spiritual value of art, exploring how colors and forms could evoke higher symbolism.


Art Deco

Spanning design, art, and architecture, Art Deco was a highly influential style in the 1920s and ’30s, characterized by rich materials, geometric patterns, and decorative ornamentation.


Black Mountain College

Based in North Carolina, Black Mountain College was an incubator for some of the greatest artists of the 20th century, including Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell, John Cage, and Josef Albers.


Group Zero

The experimental artists of Group Zero manipulated nails, wires, and more to create monochromatic abstractions that seem to vibrate in space.


Mid-Century Modern

Mid-Century Modern design rejected ornamentation and embraced new materials and technologies—and remains one of the most collectible design movements today.


Ancient Art

Carved from marble over a thousand years ago, ancient Greek and Roman sculptures are some of the oldest collectibles you can find at the fair.

Explore more art and design at TEFAF