TEFAF New York Spring Offers First Look at its Inaugural Fair, May 4-8, 2017

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Tête d’Homme Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Oil on canvas Signed lower right ‘Picasso’ and dated on the reverse ‘2.4.65.IV’ 1965
Van de Weghe Fine Art


 May 4-8, 2017 at the Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY

TEFAF New York has released a “first look” at the inaugural TEFAF New York Spring Fair that will take place at the historic Park Avenue Armory in New York City from May 4-8, 2017, with the Opening VIP Preview on May 3, 2017. The Fair will feature 92 of the world’s most illustrious dealers who specialize in Modern and Contemporary Art and Design. In addition, a small number of dealers will exhibit jewelry, African & Oceanic art, and antiquities. The inclusion of African & Oceanic works and classical antiquities will cement the coherent aesthetic that is popular among contemporary and modern collectors.

TEFAF New York Spring follows the successful first edition of TEFAF New York Fall, launched in October 2016 at the Park Avenue Armory, concentrating on fine and decorative art from antiquity to 1920. Both TEFAF New York Fairs are an important expansion of the TEFAF portfolio, providing an additional platform for today’s collectors and museums.

 Among the world-class dealers exhibiting at TEFAF New York Spring are Acquavella Galleries, Applicat-Prazan, Di Donna, Richard Green, Hauser & Wirth, Paul Kasmin, Sean Kelly, Eykyn Maclean, Helly Nahmad, Lisson Gallery, Galerie Perrotin, Christophe van de Weghe, White Cube and David Zwirner.


White Cube, London-Hong Kong, Stand 65

Campbell’s Elvis

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)

Silkscreen ink and acrylic on canvas. Provenance: Salvador Dalí, Cadaques;

A Woman (Marilyn), 1965 Willem de Kooning (1904- 1997)
Edward Tyler Nahem

Galerie Folker Skulima, Berlin; Michael Kohn Gallery,Los Angeles; Steve Wynn, Las Vegas; Gagosian Gallery, New York; Robert Shapazian, Los Angeles

Acquavella Galleries, New York, Stand 66

David, Pluto and Eli, 2001

Lucian Freud (1922-2011)

Oil on canvas

Hauser & Wirth New York, Stand 6


Lygia Pape (1927- 2004)

Woodcut print on Japanese paper

Unique variant of 2


Signed and dated lower right ‘Pape 56’

Van de Weghe Fine Art, New York, Stand 8 (illustrated)

Tête d’Homme

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Oil on canvas

Signed lower right ‘Picasso’ and dated

on the reverse ‘2.4.65.IV’


Exhibitor: David Zwirner, New York, Stand 67

Homage to the Square

Josef Albers (1888 - 1976)

Oil on Masonite

Initialed and dated lower right

Connecticut, 1971


The Estate of Josef Albers; The Josef and

Anni Albers Foundation

Di Donna Galleries, New York, Stand 1

L'Explication, 1962

René Magritte, (1898 – 1967)

Gouache on paper

L’Explication is an important example of Magritte’s theory of ‘elective affinities’ where he explored the conscious combination of two distinct objects and how they can create a harmonic dynamism as successfully as two completely unrelated objects. This work is part of Di Donna’s stand exhibition at TEFAF New York Spring, “A Surrealist Banquet” featuring Surrealist works of art on the theme of “Dining.”

Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, Stand 5 (illustrated)

Le Nouveau-Né, 1920

Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957)

Polished bronze

Edition of 8 (#4/8), Edition cast by Susse Fondeur, Paris, in 2003

Richard Green, London, Stand 25

Doric Light

Sean Scully RA (Dublin, 1945)

Oil on linen

Signed, dated and inscribed on the reverse

‘DORIC / LIGHT Sean / Scully /12 – 11’

2011, Provenance:Timothy Taylor, London; Private

Collection, Europe

Eykyn Maclean, New York-London,

Stand 12

Three Figures

Henry Moore (1898-1986)

Watercolour wash, wax crayon, charcoal (rubbed),

pen and ink over pencil

Signed and dated lower right ‘Moore ‘42’

Galerie Perrotin, New York, Stand 73


Hans Hartung (1904 – 1989)

Vinyl On Canvas, 1962

Helly Nahmad Gallery, New York

Stand 21

Soirée snob chez la princesse from 1944.

Joan Miró (1893-1983) Pastel and gouache on paper, Helly Nahmad Gallery will be mounting a special curated booth exhibition devoted to the work of Joan Miró at TEFAF New York Spring

Campbell’s Elvis Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Silkscreen ink and acrylic on canvas
White Cube

Applicat-Prazan, Paris, Stand 59

Nu à la chaise

Wifredo Lam (1902-1982)

Tempera on paper mounted on canvas,
Signed and dated lower left and

signed and dated on the reverse, 1942

Provenance: Family of the Artist, Paris;

Private Collection, Miami

Vallois, Paris and New York, Stand 63

Religieuse Floor Lamp

Pierre Chareau (1883-1950)

Mahogany and alabaster

Delorenzo Gallery, New York, Stand 31

Bronze armchair, “model no. 1793”

Armand-Albert Rateau (1882-1938), circa 1919

This chair is one of seven known examples of the model.

Six chairs were originally made for Charles and Florence Blumenthal’s

New York City residence. The seventh chair, once in the possession of

Madame Rateau, is now in the collection of the

Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris

REZA, Paris, Stand 11

'Cornes d’Abondance' Earrings’

Earrings featuring 62 pebble pigeon blood rubies from Mozambique weighing 52.46 carats, 398 diamonds weighing 21.95 carats

and 304 round cut rubies 11.39 carats.

Set on white gold with some parts plated in black rhodium.

Full exhibitor list for TEFAF New York Spring can be found here


  • Acquavella Galleries
  • Adrian Sassoon
  • Alon Zakaim Fine Art
  • Anthony Meier Fine Arts
  • Applicat-Prazan
  • Axel Vervoordt
  • Barbara Mathes Gallery
  • Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art
  • Ben Brown Fine Arts
  • Bergamin & Gomide
  • Berggruen Gallery
  • Bernard Goldberg Fine Arts, LLC
  • Bowman Sculpture
  • Cahn International AG
  • Cardi Gallery
  • Carpenters Workshop Gallery
  • Charles Ede Ltd
  • Chenel
  • Connaught Brown
  • Dansk Møbelkunst Gallery
  • David Ghezelbash Archéologie
  • David Tunick, Inc.
  • David Zwirner
  • DeLorenzo Gallery
  • Demisch Danant
  • Di Donna Galleries
  • Dickinson
  • Didier Ltd
  • Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art
  • Eykyn Maclean
  • Francis M. Naumann Fine Art
  • Galería Sur
  • Galerie Boulakia
  • Galerie Gmurzynska
  • Galerie Jacques Germain
  • Galerie Karsten Greve AG
  • Galerie kreo
  • Galerie Lefebvre
  • Galerie Meyer - Oceanic Art
  • Galerie Perrotin
  • Galerie Thomas
  • Gana Art
  • Hammer Galleries
  • Hans P. Kraus
  • Hauser & Wirth
  • Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert
  • Helly Nahmad Gallery
  • Hidde van Seggelen
  • Hostler Burrows
  • James Butterwick
  • John Szoke Gallery
  • Keitelman Gallery
  • L'Arc en Seine
  • Laffanour - Galerie Downtown/Paris
  • Leon Tovar Gallery
  • Lisson Gallery
  • Luhring Augustine
  • Magen H Inc
  • Marlborough Gallery
  • Mazzoleni
  • Merrin Gallery, Inc.
  • Modernity
  • Offer Waterman
  • Osborne Samuel Ltd
  • Oscar Graf
  • Patrick Derom Gallery
  • Paul Kasmin Gallery
  • Peter Freeman
  • Petzel Gallery
  • Phoenix Ancient Art
  • REZA
  • Richard Gray Gallery
  • Richard Green
  • Richard Nagy Ltd.
  • Robilant + Voena
  • Rossi & Rossi
  • Sean Kelly
  • Simon Teakle Fine Jewelry
  • Skarstedt Gallery
  • Stellan Holm Gallery
  • Tambaran Gallery
  • Thomas Gibson Fine Art Ltd
  • Tina Kim Gallery
  • Tornabuoni Arte
  • Vallois
  • Van de Weghe Fine Art
  • Vedovi Gallery
  • Vintage 20
  • White Cube
  • Wienerroither & Kohlbacher
  • Yufuku Gallery
  • Yves Macaux


TEFAF is a not-for-profit foundation acting as an expert guide for both private and institutional collectors in a global art marketplace, and inspiring lovers and buyers of art everywhere. TEFAF now runs three Fairs internationally: TEFAF Maastricht, TEFAF New York Fall and TEFAF New York Spring.

About TEFAF New York

A joint venture between TEFAF and Artvest Partners, TEFAF New York was founded in early 2016 to host two annual art fairs in New York at the Park Avenue Armory, TEFAF New York Fall and TEFAF New York Spring. Each Fair feature over 90 leading exhibitors from the around the globe. Tom Postma Design, celebrated for its innovative work with leading museums, galleries, and art fairs, has developed designs for the Fairs that interplay with the spectacular spaces while giving them a lighter, contemporary look and feel. Exhibitor stands will flow throughout the Armory’s landmark building encompassing the Wade Thompson Drill Hall and extending to both the first and second floors of the Armory’s period rooms, creating a Fair of unprecedented depth and impact in New York City.

TEFAF New York Fall 2017 will be held October 27 through 31, 2017.

TEFAF Maastricht

TEFAF Maastricht, the world’s leading art and antiques air, champions the finest art dealers and experts from around the world. It was the first art fair to be run by dealers for dealers, and inspires lovers and buyers of art everywhere. TEFAF is a not-for-profit foundation acting as an expert guide for both private and institutional collectors in the global art marketplace. The 31st edition of TEFAF Maastricht will be held in the Maastricht Exhibition & Congress Centre from March 9-18, 2018. 

 Since 2005, TEFAF has been supporting research and international collaboration by means of a special Chair of Oncology at the research institute GROW, the School for Oncology and Developmental Biology at the Maastricht University Medical Centre.

About Artvest

Artvest Partners LLC is an independent art advisory firm founded by Jeff Rabin and Michael Plummer that counsels private clients, museums, foundations, and Fortune 500 companies on valuations, market trends, acquisitions, dispositions, and business strategies related to art. Additionally, Artvest arranges art financing for private collectors and dealers. Since its founding in 2009, Artvest has guided clients from around the globe on projects in the billions of dollars. In 2014, Artvest was named as an Expert Witness for the Detroit Institute of Arts and the City of Detroit in the City’s Chapter 9 bankruptcy trial. From 2014 to 2016, Artvest owned and managed Spring Masters, an art fair held annually in May at the historic Park Avenue Armory. www.artvest.com

The Opening Night of TEFAF New York Spring

The beneficiaries of the Opening Night on May 3rd will be The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s patient care, research, and education programs at MSK; as well as the acclaimed cultural programs produced by the Park Avenue Armory. TEFAF New York will release more information about the programming and partnerships with prominent and upcoming international cultural players in the next few months. Opening Night tickets will be available for purchase by calling +1 212.639.7972.

The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering

The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), founded in 1946, is a volunteer-led organization within MSK dedicated to promoting the well-being of patients, supporting cancer research, and providing public education on the early prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer.

As the world’s oldest and largest private cancer center, MSK has devoted more than a century to advancing the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. With a passionate commitment to exceptional patient care, cutting-edge research, and superb educational programs, MSK has earned the distinction as one of the premier cancer centers worldwide. For more information, please visit www.thesocietyofmskcc.org

The beneficiaries of the Opening Night Reception on May 3 will be The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the acclaimed year–round cultural programs produced by the Park Avenue Armory.

About TEFAF’s Sponsors:

Invaluable, TEFAF’s Marquee Sponsor, is the world’s leading online marketplace for buying fine art, antiques and collectibles. Working with more than 4,000 of the world’s premier auction houses, dealers and galleries, Invaluable helps buyers from nearly 200 countries connect with the things they love. With best-in-class online bidding technology, along with a fixed-price retail platform, Invaluable provides sellers with e-commerce and marketing solutions, as well as auction management software.

Athena Art Finance

Launched in October 2015 with $280 million of equity capital led by the Carlyle Group and investors of the private equity unit of the Pictet Group, Athena is an independent specialty finance company, dedicated to serving the financing needs of the global art market. Building upon the strength of its founding shareholders, The Carlyle Group and investors of the private equity unit of the Pictet Group, Athena specializes in lending solutions secured by blue-chip fine art collections.

The beneficiaries of the Opening Night Reception on May 3 will be The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the acclaimed year–round cultural programs produced by the Park Avenue Armory.

Please visit www.tefaf.com for Opening Hours, Directions and Tickets


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