Highlights at TEFAF 2013


2015-06-26 11:02:52


Highlights at TEFAF 2013

The world’s leading art fair TEFAF Maastricht opens today for its 2013 event, running from March 15-24.

A year on from the highs of 2012’s 25th anniversary, TEFAF continues set the standards for excellence in art and antiques dealing.

Showcasing 260 of the world’s leading galleries, TEFAF presents the best of the Old Masters right through to modern and contemporary masterpieces.

One piece already attracting great attention from art investors in a Velazquez painting, a portrait of a bearded man, offered with a price tag of $14 million.

Another highlight, coming to the market for the first time in over four centuries, is Jan Brueghel the Elder’s 1594 painting The Crucifixion.

Johann Heinrich Fuseli’s circa 1786 Shakespearean scene The Three Witches is joined by Sir Anthony van Dyck’s portrait of an Italian noble woman, circa 1621-7.

One dealer displays an oil-on-canvas Jacob Jordaens, the meeting of Nausicaa and Odysseus. Another dealer unites this composition with a preliminary study made by Jordaens for this work.

But it is not all about Old Masters. One dealer is showing a 1960 Alberto Giacometti bronze bust, titled ‘Annette’, for $4.5 million.

Jeff Koon’s Metallic Venus, completed in the last three years, will also be on view. Roy Lichtenstein’s The Den, 1990-06, is offered by one dealer.

Accompanying this fine spread of art is a fine array of jewellery, antiques, decorative arts, furniture, books and antiquities. It is sure to be an exciting fair.

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