The New York Times’s report from Maastricht does its best to put a bright face on the fair but a somber tone keeps slipping in. Here’s Scott Reyburn’s take in a paragraph:
“It seems a lot more local this year,” said the London dealer Richard Nagy, a specialist in modern German and Austrian art, echoing the observation by other exhibitors that the Tefaf 2017 crowd was dominated by middle-aged European visitors. With few affluent Americans, Asians and Russians attending, sales were down for many of the dealers interviewed for this article.
Tefaf Maastricht, While ‘Softer,’ Still Impresses (The New York Times)