TEFAF New York
6 May – 10 May 2022
Park Avenue Armory
In New York, all eyes are on TEFAF. The European Fine Art Fair is returning IRL for the first time since March 2020 – the last edition was held in the fair’s hometown of Maastricht just before lockdowns struck, and its comeback heralds a joyous reminder of what life once was. 2022 marks several significant birthdays – TEFAF’s 35th anniversary, and ten years of their Museum Restoration Fund.
91 distinguished galleries from around the world will participate, presenting modern and contemporary art, jewellery, antiquities, and design. “We’re thrilled to open our doors again in New York, welcoming guests to an immersive and profound art experience,” said Charlotte van Leerdam, Managing Director of TEFAF. “With world-class dealers, and museum-quality material at every turn, this edition of the fair will continue TEFAF’s legacy in promoting unparalleled quality and prestige across the artistic landscape.” The Creative Spaces is set to be star of the show, featuring pieces by Anselm Kiefer, Duane Hanson and the late Carmen Herrera, but there’s’ plenty for the culturally curious to look out for: “Gorilles de Pierre” by François-Xavier Lalanne will be a key piece off the back of the recent announcement of the Sotheby’s sale and joint exhibition across Ben Brown Fine Arts and Claridge’s ArtSpace, as will the bronze bust “Barthélémy Senghor” by art world darling Kehinde Wiley.
Maybe art fairs are like buses – after such a long hiatus, the next edition will be in June in Maastrich with 19 new additions. Get those walking shoes on and book a plane ticket, it looks like in person is back for good.