TEFAF Returns In All Its Glory To Park Avenue Armory In May
By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, April 27, 2018
For many reasons, TEFAF is possibly one of the best fairs for antiques, art, and design in the world. Firstly, there will be 90 galleries and dealers participating in the spring show, all of whom are first class in their fields. Secondly, every item on display has been carefully examined and vetted for authenticity, condition, provenance, and quality — ensuring that whatever you see is an original work from the artist’s hands. And thirdly, this range of unique art and design objects is rarely seen in public and when it is, certainly not this close-up. In short, it’s a fantastic opportunity to see high quality works and talk to the people who are passionate about them. TEFAF Returns.
This spring show has three areas of interest spanning several thousand years of art. Modern art and design are represented by many galleries including Galerie Lefebvre (photographer František Drtikol), Galerie Natalie Seroussi (painter Wifredo Lam), and Modernity Stockholm (furniture by Peder Moos and Josef Frank).
Ancient and tribal art is being shown from the galleries Charles Ede (sculptures), Galerie Bernard Dulon (African art), and The Merrin Gallery, Inc (ethnographic and ancient art), among others.
Highlights of contemporary art and design can be seen at Galerie Kreo (industrial designer Konstantin Grcic), Galerie Gisela Capitain (photographer Zoe Leonard), and Reza (jewelry creations).
There will also be a series of talks on current issues in the art world. Panelists include art advisors, collectors, and museum professionals sharing their expertise. These events are free with admission, but seating is limited. Details are here.
The show runs from May 4 — 8 and is located at the Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue, between 66th and 67th Streets. General information is available here.
Friday, May 4: 12pm-8pm
Saturday, May 5: 12pm-8pm
Sunday, May 6: 12pm-6pm
Monday, May 7: 12pm-8pm
Tuesday, May 8: 12pm-6pm
One Day Ticket: $55
Multiple Day Ticket: $75
Student One Day Ticket (must show valid student ID at door): $25
To purchase tickets for entry click here.
Cover: Alexander Calder: ‘Dancers and Sphere;’ painted metal sheet, wire, string and motor (110 volts) 55 x 65 x 29 cm (21 x 25 x 11 in.); 1938; courtesy of TEFAF.