This is the Catalogue of TEFAF Maastricht 2017. It is our thirtieth fair in Maastricht, an important milestone we hope to celebrate in a fitting way.

TEFAF Maastricht 2017 is welcoming 19 new exhibitors. They are: Benjamin Proust Fine Art (UK), who participated in TEFAF Showcase in 2016 and is presenting Old Master sculpture and works of art; Medieval art specialists De Backker Medieval Art (Belgium); Native American works of art specialists Donald Ellis Gallery (USA); Frank C. Möller Fine Arts (Germany), who last participated in TEFAF Maastricht in 2015, specialists in 18th- and 19th-century furniture and objets d’art; Galerie Caratsch (Switzerland), specialists in modern and contemporary works of art; Galerie Bernard Dulon (France), specialists in African and Oceanic art; Rare and unusual antique ephemera is being presented by Galerie Delalande (France), who participated in TEFAF Showcase in 2013; Modern art specialists Galerie Haas (Switzerland); Galerie Jacques Barrère (France), specialists in Chinese and Japanese decorative arts; Galerie kreo (France), specialists in contemporary design objects; Gallo Fine Art (Italy), specialists in Venetian painting, sculpture and furniture from the 17th to the 19th centuries; Maruani Mercier Gallery (Belgium), specialists in works by contemporary American artists; 20th-century design specialists Jacksons (Sweden); also from Sweden Modernity, specialist in Scandinavian design; Matthiesen Gallery (UK), who will present French, Italian and Spanish Old Master Paintings, are returning to TEFAF Maastricht having last exhibited in 2015; Lyon based Galerie Michel Descours (France), specialists in paintings and drawings from the 16th to the 20th centuries; Mullany (UK), experts in continental sculpture, works of art, furniture and Old Master Paintings from 1200-1700; Salamon&C (Italy), specialists in both Old Master paintings & drawings and contemporary art; and finally, Sprovieri Gallery (UK), who participated in TEFAF Curated in 2016, is exhibiting contemporary art.
TEFAF Showcase was first initiated in 2008 to give recently established galleries the opportunity to participate in TEFAF Maastricht and to gain experience of being part of a major international art event. This year galleries from the UK, Belgium, France and Japan have been selected to take part. They present works across five different collecting disciplines - jewellery by contemporary artists; Indian, Himalayan and South East Asian art; master paintings and sculpture; contemporary Japanese art; African and Oceanic art. You will find more information on these selected galleries on page 16-19 in this catalogue.
TEFAF Maastricht is known for providing an unrivalled forum where historical connections are made and discovered. Designed to complement the fair’s modern and contemporary section, the third edition of TEFAF Curated ‘La Grande Horizontale’, will be curated by Penelope Curtis, director of the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon. Under the unifying theme of the reclining figure, Curtis aims to reflect on periods from the Antique to the present. The section will host a selected group of galleries each exhibiting works by contemporary artists. You will find more information on Penelope Curtis, the artists, the objects and the galleries on page 14-15.
Another special exhibition can be found in the TEFAF PAPER section upstairs. This year’s special loan exhibition is from the Galleria Borghese. Contrary to all other objects at the fair the artworks in this exhibition are not for sale.