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The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) at the Armory This Spring

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, April 27, 2017

TEFAF (The European Fine Art Fair) was founded 30 years ago by a group of art dealers looking to expand their base audience of connoisseurs and collectors. Held in Maastricht, The Netherlands every March, it has become one of the most highly regarded events in the art world. As the fair’s reputation grew, the founders began to consider expanding into the American market and as of last year, TEFAF New York began showing works from international dealers in the fine and decorative arts.

The spring installment of the fair has a stunning variety of works in 19th and 20th century art, contemporary art and design, as well as new booths displaying African and Oceanic art. Many galleries in the fair have New York locations but there are also representatives from North and South America, Europe, and Asia. This dynamic mix of cultures, aesthetics and time periods are in keeping with the modern collector’s interests as well as those who admire beautiful things.

Opening Hours:

Preview — Thursday, May 4: noon-8pm
Friday, May 5: noon-8pm
Saturday, May 6: noon-8pm
Sunday, May 7: noon-8pm
Monday, May 8: noon-6pm


$50 General one day admission
$25 Student admission (with valid ID)
$75 Run of Show



TEFAF New York Spring will be at the Park Avenue Armory, located at 643 Park Avenue, between 66th and 67th Streets. For general information click here; to purchase tickets click here.


Cover: Joan Miró ‘Soirée snob chez la princesse,’ 1944; courtesy of TEFAF.


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