THE INTERNATIONAL ART COMMUNITY CONVERGES FOR TEFAF NEW YORK FALL’S SECOND ANNUAL EDITION
October 26, 2017 (New York, NY)
– The second edition of TEFAF New York Fall, which debuted to widespread success in 2016, opens to the public this week, on Saturday, October 28, and runs through Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at the historic Park Avenue Armory. Featuring 95 of the world’s preeminent art and antiques dealers, the Fair will present museum-quality fine and decorative art from antiquity to 1920, as well as rare books and manuscripts, jewelry, portrait miniatures, arms and armor, and much more. In addition to the many dealers returning to TEFAF New York Fall this year, the Fair will welcome 12 new participants representing a range of periods and genres.
For more than three decades, TEFAF has been widely regarded as the world’s preeminent organization devoted to fine art, antiques and design, celebrated for its dedication to historical importance and unrivalled quality. From ancient Egyptian statues and Roman marbles, to Italian Renaissance furniture, Fabergé jewels, and Japanese folded screens, and paintings by some of the greatest old and modern masters, TEFAF New York Fall offers a sweeping snapshot of cultural evolution, both geographically and temporally, in a beautifully curated display at the Armory.
The breadth of TEFAF New York Fall begins with a masterful array of antiquities, including a circa 600 BC Osiris statuette
in exceptional condition and of rare portrait-like quality from Egypt’s Late Dynastic Period from exhibitor Charles Ede
(UK, stand 14) – to a multi-layered and brightly colored panel by Angelo Caroselli
(1585-1653) from exhibitor Colnaghi
(UK; Spain, stand 7) – a rare example of a 17th-century ‘Sacra Conversazione’
with a donor. Rich in detail and of fine quality, this work can also be considered an important example of Caroselli’s production, seamlessly integrating a variety of painterly influences, from the frieze-like arrangement of antiquity to Poussin and Caravaggio.
The decorative arts category is well represented by new exhibitor J. Kugel
(France, stand 70) showing a Large Pietra Dura Table Top on A Giltwood Base
(The top: Florence, grand-ducal workshops, circa 1650; the base: probably Germany, late 17th century). From exhibitor Burzio
(Italy, stand 47) is an exceptional pair of Royal Louis XV Pliants (folding stools),
circa 1755-59, by Nicolas-Quinibert Foliot
(1706-76), a specific model that was almost exclusively supplied to the Royal court. The crowned ‘ML’ brands and various inventories numbers trace their provenance back to one of the most iconic patrons during the reign of Louis XV (1710-74), his daughter Madame Louise-Elizabeth, Madame Infante, Duchess of Parma (1727-59).
In addition to the works for sale, an exhibition of never-before-seen large-scale photographs by contemporary artist Vera Lutter (b.1960), on loan from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
and entitled Painting on Paper: Vera Lutter’s Old Master Photographs
, will be on view throughout the run of the Fair.
TEFAF New York Fall is accompanied by a dynamic roster of cultural programming, including a special featured event – a Conversation with Michael Govan
, CEO and Director of LACMA on Saturday October 28, 2017 from 4:00 to 5:00 PM
in the Empire Restaurant, Board of Officers Room at the Park Avenue Armory
. Govan will join Thomas Marks
, Editor, Apollo Magazine, for a conversation about Vera Lutter’s residency at LACMA and his plans for the museum’s future. More information on the complete line-up of TEFAF New York Cultural Programming can be found here
On Friday, October 27, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering
will host its Opening Night Benefit
. Amy Astley
, Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Digest, will serve as Honorary Design Chair of the evening, and the proceeds will support The Society’s patient care, research, and education programs at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, as well as the acclaimed cultural programs produced by the Park Avenue Armory. Opening Night tickets are available for purchase at www.giving.mskcc.org/tefaf, or by calling +1 212.639.7972.