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TEFAF Maastricht releases first look at 2019 art fair

The TEFAF Art Fair attracts private collectors, museum curators, patrons, art market professionals and art lovers from all over the world.

Art Fair revitalized; adds 40 new exhibitors

Pair of antique cuff buttons by Alexis Falize

Pair of antique cuff buttons by Alexis Falize, enamel and gold, 1" dia., marked, Paris, circa 1880, 18K gold, each circular with a champlevé image of a rooster, central circular backing stamped with a maker and eagle head mark. Courtesy of TEFAF Maastricht exhibitor S. J. SHRUBSOLE, CORP.

THE NETHERLANDS — TEFAF Maastricht has long distinguished itself as the unrivaled destination art fair. This year TEFAF implemented a new, more transparent selection procedure, which has resulted in a number of new dealers being invited to take part in the Fair.

Of the 279 exhibitors taking part in TEFAF Maastricht 2019, 40 are new to the Fair. The impact of this development is a revitalized Fair that remains an unparalleled attraction for private collectors, museum curators, patrons, art market professionals and art lovers from all over the world. TEFAF Maastricht 2019 takes place at the MECC (Maastricht Exhibition & Conference Centre) from March 16-24, 2019.

New exhibitors: Modern

Out of all sections of the Fair, TEFAF Modern sees the greatest number of new exhibitors, with 13 new exhibitors participating, a number of whom plan to present single-artist stands.

Parisian dealers kamel mennour (Stand 527), for example, focuses on the work of Ugo Rondinone (b. 1963) and the stand is a curated display on the use of stone in contemporary art. Highlights from the stand include The Cordial (2017), and The Faithful (2019), both crafted from blue stone and stainless steel.

Alongside this, Sprüth Magers (Stand 502) highlights the work of German Conceptual artist Rosemarie Trockel (b. 1952). Trockel came to prominence in the heyday of 1980s Cologne, and has worked in a variety of materials. Her mediums of choice include wool, bronze and found objects. The display at TEFAF Maastricht shines a spotlight on Trockel's ceramic works.

On the horizon: TEFAF New York Spring is scheduled for May 3-7 at the Park Avenue Armory. TEFAF New York Fall is slated for Nov. 2-6, also at the Park Avenue Armory. 

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