TEFAF Week Cultural Program

Coffee Talks and Special Events

Sat 28 Oct - Wed 1 Nov

At the fair

Special Event I Sat 28th
A Conversation with Michael Govan, CEO & Director of LACMA
4:00-5:00 PM Michael Govan, Director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) joins Thomas Marks, Editor, Apollo Magazine, for a conversation about photographer Vera Lutter’s residency at LACMA and his plans for the museum’s future. Read more
TEFAF Coffee Talks I Sat 28th
Hidden Splendor: What's happening in Venetian painting conservation
10:30-11:30 AM Providing a foretaste of the exhibition “Veronese in Murano. Two Venetian Renaissance Masterpieces Restored” at The Frick Collection, this discussion provides new insights into the artist’s materials and practice. This panel considers two recent restoration projects of works by Veronese and broader efforts to conserve the work of Venetian painters from this period. Read more
Special Event I Sun 29th
A Conversation with Vera Lutter
4:00-5:00 PM The artist discusses the exhibition “Painting on Paper: Vera Lutter’s Old Master Photographs” and her residency at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art with J. Patrice Marandel, Curator Emeritus, and former Chief Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, LACMA. Read more
TEFAF Coffee Talks I Sun 29th
Sculpture and Intimacy: Materiality and the Personal
10:30-11:30 AM How can we explain our instinctual desire to connect with sculpture? Read more
TEFAF Coffee Talks I Mon 30th
Fingerprints in the Paint and the Expert Eye
10:30-11:30 AM What questions does the specialist ask when poised before the canvas and how do they deal with surprises? Read more
TEFAF Coffee Talks I Tue 31st
Surface or Substance? Jewelry as Adornment and Power
10:30-11:30 AM Does our cross-cultural fascination with jewelry represent simply a superficial fancy for adorning ourselves, or can this impulse to ornament our bodies mean something more? Read more
TEFAF Coffee Talks I Wed 1st
Perils, Pitfalls, and Adventures in Art Finance
10:30-11:30 AM Art can be used as loan collateral, a consignment advance, an auction room guarantee, or to pay large estate taxes. It brings with it unique challenges – and drama - unlike any other asset. This panel of specialists has experienced it all and shares frontline stories from the war rooms of lending and finance. Read more