NEW YORK, NY.-
The third edition of TEFAF New York Fall
opened on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the Park Avenue Armory, following a packed Preview on Friday, October 26. Museum-quality works attracted high-level interest and resulted in the attendance of major collectors and international institutions. Early sales at the Fair across a range of collecting categories had already taken place by the end of the Preview as conversations and commerce continue.
Since its inception in 2016, TEFAF New York Fall has reinvigorated the conversation around historic art by presenting a unique platform in the U.S. -- coalescing a community of collectors, academics, art lovers, professionals and institutions. By translating its strict standards of quality and presentation established by its flagship event in Maastricht, TEFAF has quickly captured the imagination the art community in New York and beyond. The TEFAF Fairs in New York offer a glimpse into Maastricht and have introduced an important new audience to the storied TEFAF experience.
This years Fair, which runs through Wednesday, October 31, features 93 of the worlds leading art and antiques dealers. New exhibitors include Antonacci Lapiccirella Fine Art, Galerie Cybele, Giacometti Old Master Paintings Srl, Sebastian Izzard LLC, Stephen Ongpin Fine Art and more. Sales were reported throughout the preview and opening day, from the opening moments until the floor closed at 8pm.
Early sales highlights include:
● Carlo Orsi-Trinity Fine Art (UK: Stand 337) sold Guiseppe Maria Mazzas (1653-1741) Portrait of a Young Nobleman to a private collector for a seven figure asking price as well as Pseudo Carosellis A Sorceress with the Head of Medusa, the birth of Pegasus in the background
● Aronson Antiquairs (Netherlands; Stand 338) sold Delftware Pair of Polychrome Groups of Two Gentlemen in a Boat to a private collector in the range of $100,000
● Burzio (UK; Stand 211) sold Georges Jacobs (1739-1814) The Etruscan Chair (Siege A LAntique) to a Private Collector of Jacobs work.
● A. Aardewerk Antiquair Juwelier (The Netherlands; Stand 335) sold Adam van Vianen s (1568 1627) Galatea Salt (Utrecht 1624)
● Kunstkammer Georg Laue (Germany; Stand 347) sold Leonhard Kerns (1588-1662) Pieta (1615) and Girl (1635)
● Jaime Eguiguren (Argentina; Stand 362) sold Christoph Gertners (1580 - 1623) painting Adoration of the Shepherds
● Talabardon & Gautier (France; Stand 375) sold Pierre Puvis De Chavannes (18241898) St. Radegonde Taking the Veil
● Macconnal-Mason (UK; Stand 326) sold Interior, Light of Spring by artist Carl Vilhelm Holsoe (1863-1935)
● Charles Ede (UK; Stand 101) sold the Roman bronze lion head handles (1st-2nd century AD), Roman bronze lamp stand (1st-2nd century AD) and Egyptian terracotta rippled bowl (Early 3rd millennium BC)
● Wildenstein & Co. Inc. (USA; Stand 103) sold French painter Elisabeth Louise Vigee Le Bruns (1755-1842) Portrait of the Duc de Riviere (1828)
● Maria Kiang Chinese Art (China; Stand 324) sold A Zitan Lotus Leaf Tray and An Agate Mallow-shaped Cup With Handle
● Elle Shushan (USA; Stand 314) sold Henry Bone, R.A.s (1775-1834) Jane, Duchess of Gordon ● Galleria Carlo Virgilio & Co. (Italy, Stand 364) sold Caterina de Julianis (1670-1743) Penitent Magdalene (1717)
● Stephen Ongpin Fine Art (UK; Stand 355) sold Andres-Jean Le Bruns (1757-1811) An Allegory of the Arts Vanquishing Time, Surmounted by a Medallion Portrait of King Stanislaw August of Poland as Patron of the Arts
● Tomasso Brothers Fine Art (UK: Stand 207) sold Foot of Mercury in white marble, dating to the 1st-2nd century AD, priced in the region of $350,000, and an early dog portrait by the Dutch still life artist Dirck de Horn, titled Spaniels and Pointer in a Landscape
TEFAF New York Fall is accompanied by a dynamic roster of programs, including TEFAF New Yorks Coffee Talks and TEFAF Afternoons series, panel discussions, receptions, and more. On opening day, Andrea Bayer from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Christopher Apostle from Sothebys and collector, Jon Landau came together with moderator John Marciari, Charles W. Engelhard Curator and Head, Drawings and Prints, Morgan Library & Museum to discuss Its Tintorettos 500th Birthday and Were Still Celebrating. Later in the day, panelists from Courtauld Institute of Art, Sunderlande Art Agency and Peabody Essex Museum tackled Old Wine in New Bottles: How to Look at Indian Modern Art in a discussion moderated by Boon Hui Tan, Vice President, Director, Asia Society Museum.
Notable attendees to the Fair have included collectors and philanthropists Henry and MarieJosée Kravis; fashion designer Mary McFadden; fashion designers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen; actor Steve Martin; fashion designer Carolina Herrera and Reinaldo Herrera; architect Peter Marino; Denise LeFrak Calicchio; Jerry Lauren. From the museum community, representatives have included J. Paul Getty Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam), The Louvre, El Museo del Barrio, Art Gallery of Ontario, The Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Fine Art, Boston, Dulwich Picture Gallery (UK), National Gallery Washington, Detroit Institute of Arts, J. Paul Getty Museum, LACMA, The National Trust (UK), Frick Collection, TEFAF New York Falls opening celebrations on Friday, October 26 also included The Society of Memorial Sloan Ketterings third annual Opening Night Benefit, the proceeds of which will support The Societys 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.