After its New York iteration, which took place in May, TEFAF is back in its hometown of Maastricht. It’s the first time the fair in the Dutch city since 2020, when multiple exhibitors claimed they got Covid there. This time, about 242 dealers from 20 different countries have shown up at the Maastricht Exhibition & Conference Centre. The fair’s design has slightly changed for this edition, the TEFAF’s 35th in Maastricht—ceilings above the booths have been removed to enhance air circulation.
TEFAF, which is best known for featuring antiquities and Old Masters paintings, is welcoming six first-time exhibitors in the Showcase section, including five from France (Imperial Art, Galerie Mendes, Galerie Pavec, Royal Provenance, and Nicolas Bourriaud). “TEFAF is like the Holy Grail for antiques dealers. We are happy we could make it this year,” said Bourriaud on opening day this past Friday.
Below, a look at the best booths at this year’s marquee Dutch iteration of TEFAF, which runs through Thursday, June 30.