Kunstpedia reports there was an incident at TEFAF where an 11.65 ct. pink sapphire platinum ring valued at €860,000 was stolen from Hancocks stand.
Even with that loss, there were still more gains to be recorded at the Maastricht fair:
- Gallery Thomas, Munich: a gouache on black cardboard work entitled Walking Couple 1916 by Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), which sold for a price in the region of €400,000 and an oil on panel painting by August Macke (1887-1914) entitled, Two Riding Persons, 1911 with a sale price in the region of €250,000. An oil on panel painting by Paul Klee (1879-1940), See=Gespenst, 1933 formerly in the collection of Daniel Henry Kahnweiler was sold by Salis & Vertes from Zurich to a private collector.
- Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, London, New York made a number of sales including Wrapped Walk Way: Sonsbeek ’71 by Christo (b. 1935) from the Lauffs Collection, which sold to a European private collector.
- An oil and tempera painting with pencil underdrawing on canvas, circa 1832-3, entitled The Gleaning Field by Samuel Palmer was sold by London specialist Lowell Libson to an American private client
- Photography dealer, Johannes Faber from Vienna, sold eight photographs to a mixture of new European and American clients, including Nude with Skull, multicolour bromide print, Prague 1922, signed by the artist, Frantisek Dritikol for €22,000.
- Galerie Canesso, Paris sold Portrait of a Man by Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem (1562-1638) to an American collector while De Jonkheere from Paris sold twelve round oil on panel paintings, a number of which are signed and dated 1599, entitled The Twelve Months of the Year, by Abel Grimmer (1570-1618).
Grand Theft at TEFAF in the Final Hour (Kunstpedia)