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TEFAF in Pictures



Every spring for the past 27 years, The European Fine Art Fair—popularly known as TEFAF—has taken the charming, medieval city of Maastricht by—if not storm—then a certain type of established taste. This year, 275 exhibitors from 20 countries offered antiques, tribal arts, rare books and manuscripts, maps, jewelry, Old Master paintings and sculptures, modern and contemporary art, photography, crafts, and design—the whole gamut of cultural artifacts. More than 10,000 connoisseurs—and an international mix of curators, collectors, and dealers—attended opening day and turned the nine-hour reception into a feast for the body, and a water-cooler for interested parties seeking an available Rubens, Rembrandt, or Van Gogh. 

AXA Art CEO Christiane Fischer with Robert Indiana's LOVE 

Antwerp gallerist Alex Vervoodt and Gutai artist Tsuyoshi Maekawa

TEFAF Board President Baron and Baroness Willem van Dedem

London gallerist Ben Brown with a new Frank Stella

New York gallerist Christophe Van de Weghe with Richard Prince and Calder

Paul Kasmin Gallery director Clara Ha with Warhol's portrait of Sydney Janis

Collectors Carl Christian Aegidius and Marieke Sanders, Janne Aegidius and Pieter Sanders with Amsterdam gallerist Ron Mandos
(center) with Christopher Wool

London and Hong Kong gallerist Fabio Rossi

Brussels gallerist Flore de Brantes seated on a Pablo Reinoso

London gallerist Gerard Faggionato with Boetti

London gallerist James Mayor with Gunther Uecker

Artist Jan Worst with his painting at Ben Brown Fine Arts

Urban strategist Kai van Hasselt and Rijksmuseum developmental funds manager Meike Le Coultre

Old Masters dealer Konrad Bernheimer

Parisian design dealer Francois Laffanour

New York gallerist Lawrence Luhring and writer Lucrecia Zappi

TEFAF's American Ambassador Michel Witmer

Michiel and Mary Alice van der Wal with their newborn with Dubuffet

Collector and Wolfsonian founder Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. with Pistoletto

Brussels gallerist Paolo Vedovi with Richter and Calder

New York gallerist Paul Kasmin with Hantai and Les Lalanne

London antiquities dealer Raffaello Tomasso with Hirst

New York Old Masters dealer Richard Feigen with Bacon

London gallerist Richard Nagy with Christian Schad

Montreal gallerist Robert Landau with Dubuffet

Rotterdam's Galerie Vivid co-founders Saskia Copper and Aad Krol

London gallerist Simon Dickinson with Van Gogh

Michael Goedhuis director Sophie Kempson with Qui Deshu and Xie Aige

Bonnefanten Museum director Stijne Huijts with Basquiat

Paris and Salzburg Gallerist Thaddaeus Ropac

London's Hamiltons Gallery co-founder Tim Jefferies with Irving Penn

New York gallerist Tina Kim with Anish Kapoor

TEFAF designer Tom Postma

Artscribes Judd Tully, Carol Vogel, and Scott Reyburn

Sperone Westwater director Walter Biggs

Artist Wim Delvoye and art advisor Victoria Golembiovskaya






Paul Laster

Paul Laster is a writer, editor, curator, artist and lecturer. He’s a contributing editor at ArtAsiaPacific and Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art and writer for Time Out New York, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Galerie Magazine, Sculpture, Art & Object, Cultured, Architectural Digest, Garage, Surface, Ocula, Observer, ArtPulse, Conceptual Fine Arts and Glasstire. He was the founding editor of Artkrush, started The Daily Beast’s art section, and was art editor of Russell Simmons’ OneWorld Magazine, as well as a curator at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, now MoMA PS1.



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