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.
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TEFAF is a not-for-profit foundation acting as an expert guide for both private and institutional collectors in a global art marketplace, and inspiring lovers and buyers of art everywhere. TEFAF now runs three Fairs internationally: TEFAF Maastricht, TEFAF New York Fall and TEFAF New York Spring.
About TEFAF New York
A joint venture between TEFAF and Artvest’s Co-Founders Jeff Rabin and Michael Plummer, TEFAF New York was founded in early 2016 to host two annual art fairs in New York at the Park Avenue Armory, TEFAF New York Fall and TEFAF New York Spring. Each Fair features over 90 leading exhibitors from the around the globe. Tom Postma Design, celebrated for its innovative work with leading museums, galleries, and art fairs, has developed designs for the Fairs that interplay with the spectacular spaces while giving them a lighter, contemporary look and feel. Exhibitor stands will flow throughout the Armory’s landmark building encompassing the Wade Thompson Drill Hall and extending to both the first and second floors of the Armory’s period rooms, creating a Fair of unprecedented depth and impact in New York City.
TEFAF New York Fall 2017 will be held October 28 through November 1, 2017.
About TEFAF Maastricht
TEFAF Maastricht, the world’s leading art and antiques Fair, champions the finest art dealers and experts from around the world. It was the first art fair to be run by dealers for dealers, and inspires lovers and buyers of art everywhere. The 31st
edition of TEFAF Maastricht will be held in the Maastricht Exhibition & Congress Centre from March 10-18, 2018.
Since 2005, TEFAF has been supporting research and international collaboration by means of a special Chair of Oncology at the research institute GROW, the School for Oncology and Developmental Biology at the Maastricht University Medical Centre.
About TEFAF’s Sponsors:
Athena Art Finance
Launched in October 2015 with $280 million of equity capital led by the Carlyle Group and investors of the private equity unit of the Pictet Group, Athena is an independent specialty finance company, dedicated to serving the financing needs of the global art market. Building upon the strength of its founding shareholders, The Carlyle Group and investors of the private equity unit of the Pictet Group, Athena specializes in lending solutions secured by blue-chip fine art collections. www.athena-art.com
Bank of America
Painting on Paper: Vera Lutter's Old Master Photographs
at TEFAF New York Fall, is sponsored by Bank of America, which supports more than 2,000 nonprofit arts organizations worldwide each year through exhibitions, loans from the Bank of America collection, grants, education programs, and employment opportunities. Since 2010, Bank of America has awarded a series of grants l as part of its Art Conservation Project, providing funding to conserve more than 120 projects in 30 countries on six continents to date. The full list of 2017 grant recipients will be announced at a special event during TEFAF New York Fall.
As the Build Partner for TEFAF, Stabilo International has been integral to launching TEFAF in New York. Their long-standing relationship with TEFAF Maastricht, in conjunction with the skill and expertise they bring to the complex needs of building in the historic Park Avenue Armory, are crucial to reaching the elevated levels of presentation for which TEFAF is so well-known.
Stabilo International is headquartered in The Netherlands and for more than twenty-five years they have been setting up the infrastructure for fairs across the globe.
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