Scott Reyburn has the announcement that Artvest Partners is converting its art fair into an extension of TEFAF, the heavily juried Dutch fair that takes place in March.
Reyburn isn’t dancing around the issue:
Awkward to get to (unless by private plane), overstocked with unfashionable old masters and situated in the middle of a continent with plenty of economic problems, Tefaf has been looking to widen its reach for some time.
Reyburn’s report suggests the New York fairs will be smaller than the Maastricht fair but not what the requirements will be for exhibitors:
The Netherlands-based event, organized by dealers under the umbrella of the European Fine Art Foundation, a nonprofit body, is collaborating with the New York art advisers Artvest Partners to hold two annual fairs at the Park Avenue Armory, Tefaf said on Wednesday.
Tefaf|New York|Fall will open in October to showcase dealers specializing in artworks from antiquity to the 20th century. Tefaf|New York|Spring, scheduled for May 2017, will focus on high-end modern art and design. Each fair is to feature about 80 to 90 international exhibitors.
Maastricht Art Fair Widens Its Reach, to New York (The New York Times)