Sunday, March 24, 2013

TEFAF Maastricht 2013

Presenting more than 250 of leading galleries from across the world, TEFAF Maastricht (15-24 March 2013) has established itself as a comprehensive showcase for the best of art currently available on the market. Apart from the traditional Old Master Paintings, visitors get to check a wide array of Classical Modern & Contemporary Art. They can also see and buy jewelry, 20th century design as well as works on paper.

Facets of TEFAF
The event (15-24 March 2013) celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2012 and is now 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. TEFAF Maastricht’s ground breaking vetting system involves no fewer than 175 international experts in 29 different categories.
Old Masters
From the outset TEFAF has been world famous for Old Masters. The fair offers an extensive collection of Flemish, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, French, German and English paintings, prints and drawings from the 13th to the 19th century. Art experts estimate that seventy percent of all the top quality Old Masters for sale in the world can be seen at TEFAF.
TEFAF Modern
This section offers classical modern and contemporary art. Around forty-five top dealers present a cross-section of 20th and 21st-century art from around the globe, including masterpieces by Renoir, Picasso, Poliakoff and Kandinsky. The pieces on offer are very diverse like sculptures, paintings, drawings, photographs and video installations. Big names like Henry Moore, Willem de Kooning and Rothko are there apart from contemporary artists like Damien Hirst, Anish Kapoor and Francis Bacon.
Design section
TEFAF Maastricht constantly evolves to reinforce its position as the world’s most influential art and antiques fair. In 2009 a new section, called TEFAF Design, was introduced to strengthen its appeal in a field which attracts a growing number of private and professional collectors. TEFAF Design highlights leading international specialists in twentieth-century design and applied arts.

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