TEFAF NEW YORK FALL REDEFINES THE ART FAIR EXPERIENCE IN AMERICA
November 1, 2018 (New York, NY)
– The third edition of TEFAF New York Fall
came to a close yesterday, October 31, 2018, at the Park Avenue Armory. The Fair presented 93 of the world’s top art and antiques dealers, including 10 new participants, with museum-worthy fine and decorative arts ranging from antiquity to the early 20th
-century, fostering a rare, diverse and vibrant visual experience.
TEFAF New York has reimagined the art fair experience in America as an essential meeting ground for the global art community. It brings together international collectors, connoisseurs, museum leaders and the public -- from Europe, Asia and the Americas, who come to view, buy, discuss and study. The Fair’s supreme-quality works of art combined with elevated and thoughtful programming and amenities, consistently attract a high-caliber, well-educated and focused audience.
“TEFAF New York continues to go from strength to strength, offering a very unique and gratifying experience for visitors. We strive to create something completely different at the Armory and the public has shown that they truly appreciate fairs of this caliber here in their own backyard. We are thrilled with the response from the collecting community and look forward to the Spring edition in May with great anticipation,” said Sofie Scheerlinck, Managing Director of TEFAF New York.
“TEFAF New York is a great window into the US market. This is our third year in a row, and we really believe that the success of these first editions is only the beginning,” commented Carlo Orsi of Carlo Orsi - Trinity Fine Art
(Italy, UK; Stand 337),
“Sales have been strong since the first day, but what really keeps us coming back is the number of great new contacts we’re making each year.”
Jamie Drake, eminent interior designer, and principle of Drake/Anderson, remarked in a design-themed panel discussion, part of ‘TEFAF AFTERNOONS’ on October 30th in the Armory’s landmark Veteran’s Room, “Fairs like TEFAF have redefined art in New York, if not in America.”
Following the Preview on Friday, October 26, which drew important sales within minutes of opening, TEFAF New York Fall continued to welcome collectors, artists and celebrities from across the globe, including musician Jon Bon Jovi
, fashion designer Tory Burch
, contemporary artist Ai Weiwei
, and businesswoman Martha Stewart.
Important sales in the last days of the Fair included:
- Hirschl & Adler Galleries (USA; Stand 370) sold Gilbert Stuart’s (1755–1828) George Washington (The Munro-Lenox Portrait)
- Haboldt · Pictura (Netherlands, USA, France; Stand 341) sold Luca Cambiaso’s (1527-1585) A Portrait of a Young Gentleman in Armor, possibly a Member of the Doria Family, a holding a Baton (1570) and Jacob Jordaens’ (1593-1678) Mercury, standing, seen from Behind and Julius Porcellis’s (1610-1654) Three-masters in a Gale and Cornelis Ketel’s (1548-1616) Portrait of a Man aged 52. (probably) Jacob Jansz Banninck and Jacob van Ruisdael (1628-1682) A River Landscape with Cottages and Figures
- Taylor | Graham (USA; Stand 366) sold Leon-Ernest Drivier’s (1878-1951) L’Ombre et la Lumiere (1910)
- Blumka Gallery & Julius Bohler (USA, Germany; Stand 345) sold Attr. to Balthasar Permoser’s (1651-1732) A Pilgrim as a Memento Mori
- Maria Kiang Chinese Art (China; Stand 324) sold A Rootwood Scrollrest to contemporary artist Ai Weiwei
- Peter Finer (USA; Stand 306) sold A Parade Shield For The Trabantenleibgaride, Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg
- Ronald Phillips (UK; Stand 357) sold Thomas Chippendale’s (1718-1779) A George II Giltwood Eagle as well as A George III Ormolu Mounted White Painted Oval Wine Cooler
- Sebastian Izzard LLC. (USA; Stand 343) sold Katsukawa Shun’ei (1762-1819) Actors in a theatrical scene on a riverbank and Ryukosai Jokei (1777-1809) A full-length portrait of the actor Ichikawa Danzo IV in a theatrical role
- Daxer & Marschall (Germany; Stand 372) sold Georges Seurat’s (1859-1891) Un Soir, Gravelines (1890) to a private collector
- Tomasso Brothers Fine Art (UK: Stand 207) sold Figure of a Grieving Youth dating to the first half of the 16th century
- Benjamin Proust - Fine Art Limited (UK: Stand 307) sold a Cycladic Head (2600 - 2500 BC)
- Jorge Welsh Works Of Art (UK, Portugal; Sharp 331) sold a Chinese export porcelain Qing dynasty, Qianlong (1736-1795) dinner service, Kangxi (1662-1722) underglaze blue porcelain, Chinese Famille Rose porcelain and examples of Chinese painted enamel on copper varying from 5 to 6 figures prices
- Lowell Libson & Jonny Yarker LTD (UK; Sharp 361) sold Sir Joshua Reynolds’ (1723-1792) Elizabeth Rolleston With Her Son Samuel (1776)
TEFAF New York Fall 2018 was accompanied by a fascinating roster of cultural programs, including the Fair’s signature “Coffee Talks” and “TEFAF Afternoons” series. Programming featured panel discussions with leaders of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Morgan Library & Museum; Louvre Museum; Minneapolis Institute of Art; Guggenheim Museum; New York Botanical Gardens; Asia Society Museum; Smithsonian Institution, among other institutions.