8463 - TEFAF Maastricht releases 2017 exhibitor list and TEFAF showcase particIpants


TEFAF Maastricht 2016. Image: Harry Heuts.
The 30th edition of TEFAF Maastricht welcomes 270 internationally renowned exhibitors to the Fair including five young and recently established dealers to TEFAF Showcase. As the world’s leading fine art and antiques Fair, TEFAF Maastricht provides an unrivalled meeting place for the best dealers in the world, attracting major international private and institutional collectors. Through the careful selection of its exhibitors, TEFAF enables visitors to make unexpected connections across disciplines creating a marketplace for the highest level of collecting at all of its Fairs. TEFAF Maastricht 2017 takes place from 10-19 March at the MECC (Maastricht Exhibition and Congress Centre), Maastricht, The Netherlands.
TEFAF Maastricht is divided into nine sections (TEFAF Antiques, TEFAF Classical Antiquities, TEFAF Curated, TEFAF Design, TEFAF Haute Joaillerie, TEFAF Modern, TEFAF Paintings, TEFAF Paper, and TEFAF Showcase) with the selected dealers presenting over 7,000 years of art history under one roof. The Fair looks forward to welcoming 18 new exhibitors in 2017, who will both strengthen and extend the range of objects being shown at the Fair.

The new exhibitors for 2017 are: 
Benjamin Proust Fine Art (UK), who participated in TEFAF Showcase in 2016 and is presenting Old Master sculpture and works of art.  Medieval art specialists De Backker Medieval Art (Belgium).  Native American works of art specialists Donald Ellis Gallery (USA).  Frank C. Möller Fine Arts (Germany), who last participated in TEFAF Maastricht in 2012, specialists in 18th- and 19th-century furniture and objets d’art.  Galerie Andrea Caratsch (Switzerland), specialists in modern and contemporary works of art.  Galerie Bernard Dulon (France), specialists in African and Oceanic art.  Rare and unusual antique ephemera is being presented by Galerie Delalande (France), who participated in TEFAF Showcase in 2013.  Modern art specialists Galerie Haas (Switzerland).  Galerie Jacques Barrère (France), specialists in Chinese and Japanese decorative arts.  Galerie kreo (France), specialists in contemporary design objects.  Gallo Antiquariato di Gallo Giorgio (Italy), specialists in Venetian painting, sculpture and furniture from the 17th to the 19th centuries.  Jablonka Maruani Mercier Gallery (Belgium), specialists in works by contemporary American artists.  20th-century design specialists Jacksons (Sweden).  Matthiesen Gallery (UK), who will present French, Italian and Spanish Old Master Paintings, are returning to TEFAF Maastricht having last exhibited in 2015.  Lyon based Michel Descours (France), specialists in paintings and drawings from the 16th to the 20th centuries.  Mullany (UK), experts in continental sculpture, works of art, furniture and Old Master Paintings from 1200-1700.  Salamon&C (Italy), specialists in both Old Master paintings & drawings and contemporary art.  Sprovieri Gallery (UK), who participated in TEFAF Curated in 2016, is exhibiting contemporary art. 

East meets West in TEFAF Showcase with galleries from the UK, Belgium, France and Japan selected to take part. The dealers present works across five different collecting disciplines – jewellery by contemporary artists; Indian, Himalayan and South East Asian art; master paintings and sculpture; contemporary Japanese art; African and Oceanic art. The chosen galleries will exhibit in a specially designed area at the Fair.

TEFAF Showcase was established in 2008 to give recently established galleries the opportunity to participate in TEFAF Maastricht and to gain experience of being part of a major international art event. It also introduces collectors at the Fair to some of the most interesting emerging galleries from around the world.