TEFAF MAASTRICHT 2019
TEFAF Maastricht has long distinguished itself as the unrivalled destination art Fair. This year TEFAF implemented a new, more transparent selection procedure, which has resulted in a number of new dealers being invited to take part in the Fair. Of the 279 exhibitors taking part in TEFAF Maastricht 2019, 40 are new to the Fair. The impact of this, development is a revitalised Fair that remains an unparalleled attraction for private collectors, museum curators, patrons, art market professionals and art lovers from all over the world. TEFAF Maastricht 2019 takes place at the MECC (Maastricht Exhibition & Confrence Centre) from 16 – 24 March 2019.
Out of all sections of the Fair, TEFAF Modern sees the greatest number of new exhibitors, with 14 new exhibitors participating, a number of whom plan to present single-artist stands. Parisian dealers kamel mennour (Stand 527), for example, focuses on the work of Ugo Rondinone (b. 1963) and the stand is a curated display on the use of stone in contemporary art. Highlights from the stand include The Cordial (2017), and The Faithful (2019), both crafted from blue stone and stainless steel.
Alongside this, Sprüth Magers (Stand 502) highlights the work of German Conceptual artist Rosemarie Trockel (b.1952). Trockel came to prominence in the heyday of 1980s Cologne, and has worked in a variety of materials, including wool, bronze and found objects. The display at TEFAF Maastricht shines a spotlight on her ceramic works, many of which are her most recent pieces. Mathias Rastorfer, CEO of Galerie Gmurzynska (Stand 404), whose gallery is returning to TEFAF Maastricht for the first time in 17 years, remarks “Maastricht finds itself in a very special moment – where other art fairs move increasingly to Contemporary, TEFAF Maastricht is further developing into an all-encompassing destination Fair, which has great future potential.”
For Rastorfer, at a time when prices in the modern and contemporary market are at an all time high, the need for connoisseurship becomes even more important. The core theme of their stand is the 20th-century dialogue with abstraction, demonstrating the impact of early figurative works moving into abstraction in the early 20th century. A highlight of the stand will be the pencil, Indian ink, watercolour, decal and collage on paper work Métamorphose, 1936, by Joan Miró (1893 - 1983).
TEFAF Paintings provides a rich section for visitors to explore enticing works of art, from Old Masters to early Modern. Richard Green (Stand 302) is celebrating the father and son dynasty of Camille and Lucien Pissarro in a dedicated exhibition on their stand. Highlighting the familial connections with France and Britain, as well as the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist movements, the exhibition reflects the undeniable influence of these two heavy-weight painters. Works include Apples on a tablecloth against a lace-curtained window (1885) by Lucien Pissarro (1863 – 1944) and Dans le pre en automne a Eragny (1901) by Camille Pissarro (1830 – 1903).
Robilant + Voena (Stand 380) is bringing an important, Italian re-attribution to TEFAF Maastricht. The exquisite Still Life of Fruit with Three Figures of Children (Allegory of Autumn) was listed as ‘17th century Italian school’ when acquired by the gallery, who have now re- attributed it to Bartolomeo Cavarozzi (1587 - 1625). The work will be offered in the region of €1 million. For the first time at TEFAF Maastricht, an exhibitor is incorporating virtual reality into their stand presentation. Daniel Crouch Rare Books (Stand 264), in TEFAF Antiques, is planning to offer visitors to the Fair a chance to get inside his maps through Oculus Rift. The gallery will bring half a dozen headsets and offer tours of the first printed map of Amsterdam, a 1544 woodcut by Cornelius Anthonisz (1499 – c.1557), in addition to Michel-Etienne Turgot’s (1690 - 1751) monumental 1739 wall map of Paris. Originals of both maps will also be available for sale. Each virtual reality session will last 3 minutes and will include information about the maps as well as an immersive fly-through.
￼Koopman Rare Art (Stand 156) is exhibiting, what their director Lewis Smith describes as “The most spectacular example of Regency silver of all time”. The work itself is a highly important, Royal George IV, silver-gilt masterpiece – The Shield of Achilles. Made by one of the most pre- eminent English silversmth’s, Philip Rundell (1743 – 1827), the circular shield is cast in silvergilt and chased after a design by John Flaxman (1755 – 1826). The piece has a asking price in the region of £5 million. New York based Siegelson (Stand 146), one of two new jewellery dealers to TEFAF Antiques, is bringing a striking diamond and black lacquer ‘bande’ ring by Suzanne Belperron (1900 – 1983), one of the most talented and distinctive jewellery designers of the 20th century. Belperron stepped away from the ideals of classical jewellery design and developed a signature style that placed emphasis in bold, curvaceous forms.
TEFAF La Haute Joaillerie, which can be found within TEFAF Antiques, welcomes a new exhibitor to the section – Cindy Chao (Stand 139). This section provides visitors with an highly curated selection of the world’s finest jewellers and jewellery dealers. Cindy Chao is presenting an exceptional ‘Greenovia Brooch’, crafted from titanium, 18k White gold and silver, set with a 105-carat Chrysoberyl Cat’s eye, diamonds and nearly 2,500 pieces of 6 varieties of green gemstones.
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OPENING HOURS TEFAF MAASTRICHT 2019
Thursday March 15
10 AM - 7 PM Early Access Day (Invite only)
Friday March 16
11 AM - 7 PM Preview Day (Invite only)
Saturday March 17 - Saturday March 223
11 AM - 7 PM (General Admission)
Sunday March 24
11 AM - 6 PM (General Admission)
General admission tickets are €40