Nov 1st – 4th 2020
TEFAF Online will serve the art community in place of this year’s annual TEFAF New York Fair by gathering the majority of the TEFAF global community -- 283 exhibitors will be directly accessible to buyers in real-time -- to present 7,000 years of art history.
This iteration of the fair will continue TEFAF’s tradition of presenting only the finest quality by inviting each exhibitor to showcase only one work of art which represents their expertise. This singular “masterpiece” format, offering a new dimension in the digital fair space, will create a collection of works at the very top of their respective segments of the market. The experience of attending the digital Fair will evoke much the same intensity of inspiration which would come from walking into a dealer’s gallery. Contextualizing images, text, and videos explaining each exhibitor’s specific choice will live on the online platform, sharing dealers’ passions for their area of specialty and fascinating art lovers across the globe. A live interactive component will enable collectors and exhibitors to engage with each other directly.
Upholding TEFAF’s strict standards, every work presented at TEFAF Online, will be vetted through digital means by TEFAF’s independent vetting committees.
CHAMPIONING THE FINEST ART FROM ACROSS THE AGES
Established in 1988, TEFAF is widely regarded as the world’s pre-eminent organization for fine art, antiques, and design. TEFAF runs three Fairs internationally - TEFAF Maastricht, which covers 7,000 years of art history; TEFAF New York Spring, focused on modern and contemporary art & design; and TEFAF New York Fall, covering fine and decorative art from antiquity to 1920.
TEFAF gives international dealers the platform to present museum-quality works of all eras and genres to a broad base of collectors and connoisseurs.
In addition to its annual TEFAF Masstricht fair in March at the MECC (Maastricht Exhibition & Congress Center) in the Netherlands, TEFAF expanded to the United States in October 2016. It presents two additional Fairs - TEFAF New York Fall and TEFAF New York Spring - held in October and May respectively, in the global art center, New York City.
CREATING AN ART COMMUNITY
TEFAF champions the finest art through the ages and from around the world. It brings together a network of top international dealers, who, through a combination of expertise and accessibility, inspire lovers of art from around the world.
OVER THIRTY YEARS OF EXCELLENCE
Founded by art dealers in 1988 and run as a non-profit foundation, TEFAF has a proud history of showcasing masterpieces in every category of fine art – from antiques, Old Masters and Haute Joaillerie to contemporary painting, works on paper and 20th century design.
TEFAF is unrivalled in the rigor with which it checks the quality, authenticity, and condition of the works of art on sale at its Fairs. Using the latest technical equipment, its vetting committees scrutinize every item to be presented, so buyers can feel confident that any object offered for sale has passed through the hands and under the eyes of leading international experts.
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