TEFAF New York Announces Lineup for Inaugural Spring Fair

The upcoming edition will focus on modern and contemporary design.

Axel Vervoordt Gallery took over a historic room on the second floor of the Armory for TEFAF New York in 2016. Courtesy of Axel Vervoordt Gallery.

The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF), the Netherlands-based enterprise, has announced the exhibitor lineup for the first edition of its stateside spring fair.

Having introduced the New York edition last fall with an emphasis on Old Masters and classical art, the upcoming edition of the fair will focus on modern and contemporary design.

It will take place again at the Park Avenue Armory, running from May 4–8, with a VIP preview on May 3. Along with modern and contemporary art, the fair will also showcase jewelry, African and Oceanic art, and antiquities. The roster of 92 dealers is a vibrant mix of TEFAF regulars, such as Axel Vervoordt alongside contemporary powerhouses such as David Zwirner, Lisson, Acquavella and Paul Kasmin, to name just a few.

The same high standards—each object at the fair is individually vetted—that have made TEFAF “a beloved cultural event in Europe” also helped this past fall’s New York fair become a success, pointed out CEO Patrick van Maris. “We are excited to introduce a second fair in New York,” he writes. “Modern and contemporary art have long enjoyed a presence at TEFAF Maastricht, and we are looking forward to celebrating this on a larger scale in the United States.”

TEFAF New York at the Park Avenue Armory. Photo by Eileen Kinsella

TEFAF New York at the Park Avenue Armory. Photo by Eileen Kinsella

Dutch architect Tom Postma will design the fair, adding new design elements that reflect the spring focus on modern and contemporary. Dealers will showcase their wares in the Drill Hall in rooms on the first and second floor of the Armory.

San Francisco dealer Anthony Meier told artnet News he is looking forward to the inaugural fair, citing “an amazing mix of galleries.” The dealer said he plans to have “some stellar works by Judd, Albers, and Richter” to name a few.

Art dealers seem happy with the results. “Everything about [TEFAF New York] was beyond anything we have experienced at  any fairs,” wrote Bernard Goldberg of Bernard Goldberg Fine Arts in an email to artnet News. “We were delighted to be invited again and it is our intention to feature three extraordinary large scale works of Thomas Hart Benton that are fresh to the market.”

Here is the complete list of exhibitors:

Acquavella Galleries/ New York

Adrian Sassoon/ London

Alon Zakaim Fine Art/ London

Anthony Meier Fine Arts/ San Francisco

Applicat-Prazan/ Paris

Axel Vervoordt/ Antwerp

Barbara Mathes Gallery/ New York

Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art/ Düsseldorf

Ben Brown Fine Arts/ London

Bergamin & Gomide/ São Paulo

Berggruen Gallery/San Francisco

Bernard Goldberg Fine Arts, LLC/ New York

Bowman Sculpture/ London

Cahn International AG/ Basel

Cardi Gallery/ Milan

Carpenters Workshop Gallery/ New York

Charles Ede Ltd/ London

Connaught Brown/ London

Dansk Møbelkunst Gallery/ Copenhagen

David Ghezelbash Archéologie/ Paris

David Tunick, Inc./ New York

David Zwirner/ New York and London

DeLorenzo Gallery/ New York

Demisch Danant/ New York

Di Donna Galleries/ New York

Dickinson/ New York

Didier Ltd/ London

Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art/ New York

Eykyn Maclean/ New York

Francis M. Naumann Fine Art/ New York

Galería Sur/ Departamento de Maldonado, Uruguay

Galerie Boulakia/ Paris

Galerie Gmurzynska/ Zurich

Galerie Jacques Germain/ Montreal

Galerie Karsten Greve AG/ Cologne, Paris, and St. Mortiz

Galerie kreo/ London and Paris

Galerie Lefebvre/ Paris

Galerie Meyer – Oceanic Art/ Paris

Galerie Perrotin/ New York and Paris

Galerie Thomas/ Munich

Gana Art Gallery/ Seoul

Hammer Galleries/ New York

Hans P. Kraus/ New York

Hauser & Wirth/Los Angeles, New York, London and Zurich

Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert/ London

Helly Nahmad Gallery/ New York

Hidde van Seggelen/ London

Hostler Burrows/ New York

James Butterwick/ London

John Szoke Gallery/ New York

Keitelman Gallery/ Brussels

L’Arc en Seine/ Paris

Laffanour – Galerie Downtown/ Paris

Leon Tovar Gallery/ Paris

Lisson Gallery/ New York and London

Luhring Augustine/ New York

Magen H Inc/ New York

Marlborough Gallery/ New York and London

Mazzoleni/ London and Torino

Merrin Gallery, Inc./ New York

Modernity/ Stockholm

Offer Waterman/ London

Osborne Samuel Ltd/ London

Oscar Graf/ Paris

Patrick Derom Gallery/ Brussels

Paul Kasmin Gallery/ New York

Peter Freeman/ New York

Petzel Gallery/ New York

Phoenix Ancient Art/ New York

REZA/ Paris

Richard Gray Gallery/ New York and Chicago

Richard Green/ London

Richard Nagy Ltd./London

Robilant + Voena/ London

Rossi & Rossi/ London

Sean Kelly/ New York

Simon Teakle Fine Jewelr/ Greenwich

Skarstedt Gallery/ New York and London

Stellan Holm Gallery/ New York

Tambaran Gallery/ New York

Thomas Gibson Fine Art Ltd/ London

Tina Kim Gallery/ New York

Tornabuoni Arte/ Firenze

Vallois/ Paris

Van de Weghe Fine Art/ New YOrk

Vedovi Gallery/ Brussels

Vintage 20/ New York

White Cube/ London

Wienerroither & Kohlbacher/ Vienna

Yufuku Gallery/ Tokyo

Yves Macaux/ Ixelles


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