TEFAF 2019

Confidence shone through at the refreshed TEFAF Maastricht 2019, which ran from the 16th – 24th March with Early Acces Day on the 14th March and Preview Day on 15th March. Sales were reported from the opening hours of the Early Access Day and continued throughout the Fair, with works going to private and institutional collectors from around the world. TEFAF Maastricht, the worlds leading art Fair, continues to act as a beacon for the art market, welcoming around 70,000 visitors during the course of the Fair.

Paul Smeets, Chairman of Paintings, said, “the introduction of a new selection protocol and changing the composition of the vetting committees to include only museum curators and academics, has introduced a fresh rigour to TEFAF Maastricht, which has had a marked impact on the look and feel of this year’s Fair”.

As visitors entered TEFAF Maastricht 2019, they were greeted by two eye-catching and fantastical works at Daniel Katz Gallery (Stand 100) in TEFAF Antiques. The Faun and Fauness, by Francesco Toso and previously owned by Elsa Schiaparelli, made for an enticingly macabre entrance into the stand, and it paid dividends. The sculptures, which had an asking price of €385,000 for the pair, were sold to a private European collector.