As the fourth iteration of TEFAF New York Fall approaches, the Fair reveals a ‘First Look’ at a selection of works to be unveiled at the Park Avenue Armory, November 1-5, 2019. Covering a staggering 7,000 years of art history, TEFAF represents, in aggregate, the finest showing of art, antiques and design, from antiquity to contemporary, at any New York fair.

Illustrating TEFAF New York’s breadth and depth will be outstanding pieces such as a George III Carved Giltwood Chimneypiece, 1760, attributed to Matthias Lock, in Giltwood and Marble at Ronald Phillips LTD / Stand 357, from Stedcombe House, Devon, England; Man with a Brush Cut by Karel Appel (Amsterdam, 1921 – Zurich, 2006), Oil on burlap, at new exhibitor Galerie De La Béraudière / Stand 104; and a rare Pair of Japanese Six-Fold Screens with Cherry Trees and Chrysanthemums on a Gold Ground from the Hasegawa School in Ink, color, gold leaf, paper, Momoyama period, 16th-17th Century at  Gregg Baker / Stand 353. 

TEFAF has been widely recognized for introducing new ways of looking at, thinking about, and experiencing art. Building on the success of the past three editions, the Fair reinforces the continued relevance of historic art in the current art market bringing together an international community of the most discerning art collectors, curators, interior designers and specialists.  For the first time, the historic works which make up the core of TEFAF New York Fall will be complemented by works from modern and contemporary dealers in unique booth collaborations, set in select historic rooms of the Armory.

“We are proud to be working with a globally and stylistically diverse range of 90 specialist dealers,” says Sofie Scheerlinck, Managing Director of TEFAF New York. “The breadth of this Fair is even greater this year with the addition of some exciting new exhibitors, alongside an already eminent roster of specialists, all of whom represent the top of their fields in quality and taste. At each Fair we work to bring visitors a truly extraordinary experience at the Armory through outstanding programming, special exhibitions, installations, design and events. This year is no exception.”

Of those 90 galleries, TEFAF New York welcomes 17 new exhibitors to TEFAF New York Fall 2019. Here is a First Look:

  • Anne-Sophie Duval (Stand 203) widely known as one of the most important specialists of Art Deco furniture and applied arts of the early twentieth-century is based in Paris, France, where it has been in operation since 1972.
  • Artvera’s (Stand 373) is a Geneva-based gallery specializing in European masters of modern art since 2007. To complement its 20th century Modern masters, Artvera’s also showcases noteworthy nationally and internationally established and emerging contemporary artists.
  • Bacarelli & Botticelli, Gallery based in Florence, gives special consideration to the relationship between human physiognomy and animal depiction in ancient art.
  • Founded in 1986 in Milan, Bottegantica (Stand 367) specializes in 19th and 20th century paintings from the most distinguished artists of the time.
  • Brun Fine Art (Stand 377) is a Milan-based gallery with locations in Florence and London, specializing in Italian and continental sculpture, antique furniture, and decorative works from the 15th to the 19th century.
  • Cortesi Gallery (Stand 211) was founded in 2013 in Switzerland, specializing in European artistic movements from the 60s to the present day. The gallery is known for its collaborative exhibitions with specialists, including guest curators and educators.
  • Galerie Alain Marcelpoil (Stand 207) Alain Marcelpoil is a renowned expert in the field of Art Deco and is recognized internationally as the leading specialist in the work of designer Andre Sornay (1902-2000). The gallery was founded by Alain Marcelpoil and Nicole Marcelpoil in Paris, France in 2006.
  • Founded in 1992, Galerie de la Béraudière (Stand 104) is a renowned Paris-based gallery with locations in Geneva and Brussels. Its collection gives particular focus to the surrealist movement, providing top quality paintings and sculptures to collectors and institutions.
  • Established in 1998, Galerie Zlotowski (Stand 318) is dedicated to modern and avant-garde art of the early 20th century, including European paintings, drawings and sculpture from 1870 onwards.
  • Hazlitt (Stand 376) is a leading firm of London-based Art Dealers specialising in Master Paintings and Drawings from the 16th to the 20th century.
  • Deriving its name from the ancient Greek word for “beauty,” Kallos Gallery (Stand 352) is a London gallery founded in 2014 specializing in antiquities and ancient art.
  • Montreal gallery Landau Fine Art (Stand 337) is focused primarily on the great masters of the early to mid 20th century.
  • Spanish gallery Mayoral (Stand 202) focuses on informalism as well as on Catalan and Spanish post-war art as well as the great avant-garde artists of the 20th century.
  • Michael Goedhuis (Stand 313) established in 1989, offers Chinese contemporary art, with a particular focus on ink paintings, as well as Chinese and Japanese bronzes from the 11th century A.D onwards.
  • Nicolás Cortés (Stand 303) Madrid-based specialists in European painting and sculpture and arts of the Spanish-speaking world.
  • SHIBUNKAKU (Stand 101) was established in Kyoto in 1937. Initially specializing in early modern and modern Japanese fine art with an emphasis on calligraphy and painting, the gallery later expanded its expertise to postwar and contemporary art.
  • Stuart Lochhead Sculpture (Stand 376) offers the best in all media from antiquity to the 20th century, featuring celebrated and little known sculptors alike.

TEFAF New York Fall 2019 and long-standing sponsorship partner Bank of America are pleased to present the next installment in the celebrated portrait series “Artfully Dressed: Women in the Art World,” by Amsterdam-based photographer Carla van de Puttelaar. Sixty of Puttelaar’s powerful and diverse photographs will line the hallways of the first and second floors of the Park Avenue Armory, where the Fair will take place from November 1 – 5, 2019. The exhibition is curated by Rachel Kaminsky, Program Director of this portrait series.

Van de Puttelaar’s work celebrates the accomplishments, strength and beauty of prominent and promising women in the art world across a wide spectrum of professions, nationalities, ages and cultural backgrounds. Begun in Spring 2017, this project’s original aim was to heighten the visibility of these talented women through portraiture, and has since grown to a series of over 400 professionals from every continent. A trained art historian, Van de Puttelaar draws inspiration from great Old Master portrait painters such as Anthony van Dyck, Frans Hals and Peter Lely.

“It is a pleasure to partner with Bank of America on this project that is, at its core, so meaningful to both our institutions as we seek to shine a spotlight on the women who are changing our world for the better.” says Sofie Scheerlinck, Managing Director of TEFAF New York. “There can be no better place to view these moving photographs than at TEFAF New York Fall, where they are juxtaposed by ancient and old master work as a testament to the enduring power of the portrait and its ability to tell untold stories that matter.”

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