TEFAF Stories offers unique perspectives into the world of fine art, antiques, and design.
Meet the Experts
Introducing TEFAF’s Newest Exhibitors
From Mughal miniatures and antique tapestry to Himalayan art and contemporary ceramics, get to know the stories behind these galleries and their artworks
September 9, 2021
Three Experts on the Power of Collecting Historic Decorative Arts Today
Oscar Graf, Laura Kugel, and Robert Aronson discuss opportunities—and inspiration—in the current decorative arts market
September 9, 2021
When Worlds Collide: Sean Kelly and Charis Tyndall on Creating Conversation Between the Contemporary and the Ancient
In a special episode of “The Grand Tourist” podcast, the two art dealers reflect on how bringing works together can change your perception of time
September 8, 2021
Interview with Gary and Anita Klesch
“The number one rule is you have to fall in love with a painting.”
October 30, 2020
Interview with Patricia Cisneros
“I would encourage people to look deep into their souls” : Collector, Patricia Cisneros on responsibility to cultural history.
September 20, 2020
Museum Restoration Fund
Found in Hundreds of Pieces, New Technologies Reconstructed This Delicate Tower of Nanjing
Digital techniques and 3D printing were of importance for this restoration at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Rennes, supported by the TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund
September 27, 2021
Early Masterpiece by Zurbarán Mesmerizes After Restoration at the Wadsworth Atheneum
The Baroque painting conveys its spiritual intensity once more after restoration supported by the TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund
August 27, 2021
Rembrandt’s Brushstrokes Are Revealed after Restoration of This Portrait from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The quality and beauty of this unknown woman are uncovered after restoration supported by the TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund
July 15, 2021
Civic Pride: The City as Collector
This discussion will explore what it means for a city to collect, or for a museum to collect objects relating to the history and artistic production of cities.
November 25, 2020
Old Masters, New Spaces: Historical Art in Modernist Buildings
This discussion will place the Frick’s venture in the context of other modernist spaces in which historical collections have been displayed.
November 20, 2020
Retrieving Lost Identities: The Black Figure in Art, Past and Present
One of the most urgent and compelling topics shaping the art world today is the pictorial representation of the black figure— a complex and highly charged subject whose dynamics extend far beyond the studio, gallery, and classroom.
September 8, 2020
Stone and Faith: Rebuilding Notre Dame
Notre Dame’s reconstruction whether viewed through a spiritual, aesthetic, or historic lens, will continue to fascinate and frustrate us. It will also yield practical lessons about a host of preservation, heritage, and its institutional role in the city itself.
September 1, 2020
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“Little did I know that the Skulpturensammlung is full of unnoticed treasures, and so far, I stumbled from one discovery to the next, without having time to work on that catalogue.” — Claudia Kryza-Gersch, curator of Renaissance and Baroque sculpture at the sculpture collection in Dresden and member of one of #TEFAF’s vetting committees.
@colnaghi1760 is currently presenting “Humble Works” in its London gallery.
Painted by the famous Neoclassical sculptor #AntonioCanova, an interesting story lies hidden behind this painting.