Tefaf Maastricht

A definite Dürer? AI research says German artist 82% likely to have painted portrait of peasant woman

A European private collection asked the Swiss company Art Recognition to authenticate the piece

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Focus, not faff: considered adjustments prove welcome at TEFAF Maastricht

A shorter runtime, a new Focus section and outreach to young buyers show promise as a way forward for the venerable Dutch fair


Tefaf Maastricht: the wish list

An ancient sculpture of Dionysus, a pivotal Van Gogh and a coral lace Magdalene are among this year’s gems

Maastricht’s historic Tefaf fair bets on new attractions

With contemporary works, fresh initiatives and a shorter runtime, Tefaf hopes to extend its appeal while keeping its special magic alive


Tefaf’s new Focus stands aim to be more than just another ‘special’ section

Made up of ten main fair exhibitors doing double duty, the section offers the space to experiment.

Must-see shows in and around Maastricht during Tefaf

From an Isaac Julien retrospective and an artist’s haunted hotel to the story of the city's 17th-century siege

Are young collectors buying Old Masters? Dealers at Tefaf Maastricht bank on changing tastes

The sector could benefit from cross-over buyers influenced by fashion designers and institutions looking to diversify collections

After an attempted robbery at gunpoint and leadership changes, Tefaf Maastricht resolves to get back to business

The art and antiques fair returns to its normal March slot with increased security after a slimmed-down version last year

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From a rediscovered Montelupo statue to a never publicly displayed Richter painting: our pick of the highlights from March's sales

Plus, a painting by an overlooked Surrealist woman artist, and a postcard by M.F. Husain, made for a friend over tea and kebabs

Tefaf appoints Bart Drenth as global managing director

The organisation's fourth leader in three years, he will oversee both Maastricht and New York events alongside chairman Hidde van Seggelen

Crime news

Tefaf Maastricht fair evacuated after attempted armed robbery

Several men ambushed a jewellery stand—though the fair has now been secured

Galleries bring out their prized works for first Tefaf Maastricht since pandemic—but sales are slower than usual

Dealers say that the two-year gap between the Dutch fair's editions has helped galleries to bring higher quality works

Rediscovered Sebastiano Ricci painting to be unveiled at Tefaf Maastricht

The work’s last public appearance was on 10 March 1838 in a Christie’s London sale. “It’s like a 300-year-old brand new painting,” says dealer Christopher Bishop.

Hectic June awaits: Tefaf Maastricht announces new fair dates (right after Art Basel)

The Dutch art and antiques fair was forced to postpone its March event due to continuing Covid-19 restrictions, but will now run from 25 to 30 June

Tefaf Maastricht 'postpones' March fair—but some exhibitors are outraged over refund policy

The Dutch event is asking all dealers to pay €7,500 "towards expenses and other contractual obligations". A new date for the fair next year is to be confirmed

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From a Roly-Poly chair to a 15th-century illuminated manuscript made for the King of France: five highlights from Tefaf Online

Our pick of items that are for sale via the fair's online platform, which replaces the IRL fair which had been scheduled to run this week in Maastricht

Manet of the Valleys: portrait of the artist's bespectacled cousin to be restored by National Museum Wales

Painting will undergo extensive technical examination and cleaning thanks to €20,000 grant from Tefaf fund

Tefaf Maastricht 2021 cancelled after multiple delays

The cancellation of the Dutch art fair, scheduled for this September, casts some doubt on whether Art Basel will go ahead as planned just a fortnight later

Tefaf Maastricht 2021 postponed again—this time to September

Dutch art fair will now run immediately before the delayed Art Basel, while Tefaf New York Spring has been cancelled altogether this year

Tefaf Maastricht shifts back from March to May as Covid-19 disruption extends into 2021

The 34th edition of the Dutch art fair will run from 31 May to 6 June, two days shorter than normal, while the fate of Tefaf New York Spring hangs in the balance

All change at Tefaf: finance chief takes on managing director role as art fair reduces New York staff

Charlotte van Leerdam will take on additional role as organiser of Maastricht and New York events as Sofie Scheerlinck steps down and chief executive is not replaced

Tefaf cancels postponed autumn edition in New York

Citing international travel restrictions and the city's strict reopening plan following coronavirus lockdown, the fair's organisers say too many uncertainties remain

Nanne Dekking steps down as Tefaf chairman, replaced by Hidde van Seggelen

Art dealer takes the reins of the fair's executive committee, while four women join the board of trustees

Mona Lisa, Rembrandt and Venus enjoy a well-earned rest during lockdown

After the coronavirus pandemic, we will need our museums' masterpieces as never before

Tefaf Maastricht comes under fire as Covid-19 cases surge among the fair's attendees

Infected participants criticise fair’s decision to open in March as virus was spreading

US dealers rush to leave Maastricht as Trump’s European travel ban causes confusion

Aiming to stop the spread of coronavirus, the suspension begins at midnight on Friday and is expected to last 30 days

In unprecedented move, Tefaf Maastricht shuts early due to coronavirus

Dutch fair will close tonight following news that an exhibitor has tested positive for the disease

Tefaf Maastricht exhibitor tests positive for coronavirus

Art dealer did not show any symptoms at the fair and was diagnosed in his home town on Monday

Dickinson sells €15m Van Gogh painting at Tefaf Maastricht—the highest value reported sale so far at the Dutch fair

Peasant Woman in front of a Farmhouse, once sold in a farmyard auction for £4, sold to a private collector

Fairs in a time of coronavirus: trepidation turns to relief at a quieter—but not disastrous—Tefaf Maastricht

It was touch and go as to whether the 33rd edition of the Dutch fair would go ahead, but so far most exhibitors seem relieved even if business is slower