The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) is well-known for being the world´s premier fair for fine art, antiques and design. This year, the international fair will be opening its doors since March 11th until the 19th. With a roster of 270 distinguished dealers from approximately 20 nations, the exhibition provides a platform to showcase the most exceptional artworks currently available in the market. In addition to the conventional areas of Old Master paintings, antiquities, and classical artifacts that account for roughly half of the exhibition, visitors can also discover modern and contemporary art, jewelry, 20th-century design, and works on paper.
After a global pandemic, an attempted armed robbery in last year´s edition and four changes in leadership within three years, the world´s leading art and antiques fair brand is reinstating its slot. During the heist, which occurred last summer, five thieves made off with numerous jewels, including the most expensive one: a necklace featuring the world´s largest yellow diamond, valued at an estimated 27 million euros. Despite the incident, the fair´s appeal remains undiminished, and it continues to be popular among art dealers and gallery owners eager to acquire a piece.
In the 36th edition of TEFAF, a floral detail has been included in white and pink. Visitors, who typically number up to 75,000, stop in front of it to take photographs and pose for them while enjoying the displayed pieces. Guests include investors, art collectors, museums, members of royal families and celebrities in order to expand their art and jewelry collections.
Among the new additions are the European galleries of Nicolas Bourriaud (France), Prahlad Bubbar (UK), Berardi (Italy) and Firdes Laméris (Netherlands). The North American galleries Aicon and Rosenberg are also making their debut, as well as PKM, which will be the sole representative of South Korea.
On the other hand, TEFAF Showcase will feature ten new galleries joining this section dedicated to up-and-coming dealers. Between the regular participants are the five Spanish galleries that attend every year: Caylus, Colnaghi, Deborah Elviera, Mayoral and Artur Ramón. It is also worth mentioning the presence of the influential White Cube, which made its debut in Maastricht last year.
Each object exhibited and sold at TEFAF has undergone rigorous authenticity and origin checks to ensure that they are not copies or stoles art. All pieces offered have museum quality, making the fair an attractive destination for museums directors from around the world. Apart from being able to purchase the pieces of the collections, the fair is open to any visitor who admires art and wants to see the unique pieces that TEFAF holds within its walls. Tickets are available online in their official website and at the entrance of the venue.