Art Design

TEFAF Maastricht and Salone del Mobile Promise a European Spring Dedicated to Design

Image courtesy of Lisson Gallery.

In many ways, TEFAF Maastricht is the grand dame of art fairs: decorated, flamboyant, and indulgent. Not unlike her younger sister, TEFAF New York, which opens at the Park Avenue Armory every May, the original Dutch affair is known for bridging art of all periods with decorative objects and furniture from then and now. The 36th edition of the fair, better known as the European Fine Art Foundation, concluded last month at its usual massive venue, MECC, in the modest-sized Dutch town where banners commemorating the fair’s return decorated shops and bars.

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