The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) is a major art and antiques fair in the world. From 18-27 March 2011, more than 30,000 works of art spanning 7,000 years will go on sale at the MECC (Maastricht Exhibition and Congress Centre) in the city of Maastricht in the southern Netherlands.
The Fair attracts major collectors and museum curators from all over the globe. Modern art, Old Master paintings, drawings, ceramics, Asian art, silver, antiquities, furniture and masterpieces of modern design are just some of the pieces to be found in the Fair’s nine sections.
The 260 exhibitors from 16 countries save their best works for TEFAF and their connoisseurship is reinforced by rigorous vetting by 26 teams of some 170 international experts, informed TEFAF today, Feb. 2.
Among the highlights of TEFAF Maastricht 2011 will be:
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s painting of his son Claude exhibited by Hammer Galleries of New York as part of a special show of 20 works by the great Frenchman.
- Henry Moore’s sculpture Mother and Child Block Seat brought by Landau Fine Art of Montreal.
- A rare 7,000 year-old Greek idol recently rediscovered by Rupert Wace Ancient Art of London.
- A pair of 17th century German amber and ivory altarpieces shown by Kunstkammer Georg Laue from Munich.
This year the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam will lend rare prints selected by Wim Pijbes, its general director, for a special exhibition at TEFAF.