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There’s Nothing Like an Art Fair

4 March 2024

TEFAF Maastricht, the European Fine Art Foundation’s annual March fair, marks the celebratory kickoff to the season.

The high values of works headed to this year’s fair indicate that sellers are keen to bring the prestige. They include a Vincent van Gogh portrait priced at $4.95 million; Artemisia Gentileschi’s “The Penitent Magdalene,” for upward of $5 million; and four volumes of John James Audubon’s rare book, “Birds of America,” priced at $12.5 million.

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There's Nothing Like an Art Fair

4 March 2024

TEFAF Maastricht, the European Fine Art Foundation’s annual March fair, marks the celebratory kickoff to the season.

The high values of works headed to this year’s fair indicate that sellers are keen to bring the prestige. They include a Vincent van Gogh portrait priced at $4.95 million; Artemisia Gentileschi’s “The Penitent Magdalene,” for upward of $5 million; and four volumes of John James Audubon’s rare book, “Birds of America,” priced at $12.5 million.

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Audubon's Birds of America Cover

Audubon Taking Flight at TEFAF Maastricht

4 March 2024

TEFAF Maastricht will have John James Audubon’s Birds of America (1827-38). Priced at $12.5mn, this rare four-volume edition will be available through Daniel Crouch and Stéphane Clavreuil.

With 435 etched and coloured plates, showing 1,065 individual birds and representing 489 species, there are believed to be fewer than 200 existing copies of Audubon’s magnum opus.

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“Maps are storytellers. The first thing that hooks me is what tale a map tells”

29 February 2024

This year at TEFAF Maastricht (March 9-14), Daniel Crouch will be offering the William B Ginsberg Collection for £5 million, comprising 19 of the earliest world maps. This includes what is believed to be the first modern, formally printed map, published in 1475 in the first edition of the Rudimentum novitiorum.

 

Louisa McKenzie guides us through a story of the world’s rare and fascinating maps.

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Nine Bookshops to Visit in London

3 January 2024

With so many bookshops in London, here are nine of the must-visits. We’ve been counted as one of the top places for bibliophiles, especially for those wishing to explore atlases, sea charts, maps, plans, and voyages across the centuries.

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Unlocking the Secrets of Time: The San Zeno Calendar and the Astronomicum Caesareum

19 October 2023

Delve into the fascinating stories behind two significant timekeeping objects between the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

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Here Are 9 Treasures That Caught Our Eye at TEFAF Maastricht—From Antique Playing Cards to a Rediscovered Ambrosi Sculpture

17 March 2023

One of the biggest art fairs in the world, TEFAF Maastricht, in its 2023 edition, brought together some 270 dealers from around the world, collectively offering 7,000 years of art history in nearly every conceivable medium, from grand Old Master paintings to African tribal art to fine jewelry. Sifting through the countless gems is an overwhelming proposition, with treasures everywhere you turn your head.

Here are nine of our favorites.

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The Best Booths at TEFAF Maastricht from Rediscovered Old Masters to a Collection of 160 Decks of Historical Playing Cards

15 March 2023

A sense of abundance was palpable in more ways than one at the VIP opening of the 2023 edition of the European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) in Maastricht, the Netherlands, on March 9–10.

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The past's treasures are not in Vogue, except at this Art Fair

10 March 2023

TEFAF Maastricht in the Netherlands is the last remaining fair for pre-20th-century works that is truly international. Can young collector, who mostly prefer contemporary art, be encouraged to buy?

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Playing-card collectors look for the art of the deal

3 March 2023

Frank van den Bergh is selling 146 decks made across 300 years at the Tefaf fair

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Coming home: New York Winter Show staged at regular venue for first time since 2020

2 January 2023

The 69th edition of the venerable fair takes place at its traditional venue of the Park Lane Armory

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Antique Atlases: Snapshots of History

19 December 2022

Google Maps may be available to nearly everyone in the world today, but it hasn’t always been this way. Maps and atlases served as navigational aids going back millennia.

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What Comes Next? TEFAF’s Young Dealers Reflect on the Future of the Art Market

22 November 2022

From collecting trends to emerging technologies, 28 specialists from leading galleries around the globe explore what the future might hold

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