TEFAF ONLINE 2021
A Robust Lineup of Programming Tailored to a Global Digital Audience
The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) is presenting extraordinary masterpieces and robust programming highlighting the second edition of TEFAF Online, this digital edition of TEFAF runs from September 9–13, 2021, with an invitation-only preview event on September 8, 2021.
The unparalleled variety and quality of the nearly 700 works hailing from more than 260 exhibitors from across the globe is highlighted by sixteen exemplary works offered by the world’s most distinguished dealers representing the breadth and splendor of art, jewelry, and design across all eras of art history. TEFAF Online is accompanied by rich and engaging virtual programming including a new digital feature, TEFAF Collections. With selections curated by some of the most talented names in art and design, TEFAFCollections provide an elevated and immersive experience of discovery and scholarship for our global audience.
To promote creative exploration and storytelling across artworks, eras, and mediums, TEFAF has created new TEFAF Collections in collaboration with some of the most illustrious minds in the worlds of art and design. These pages feature the favorite works of interior designer Pierre Yovanovitch, artist Erwin Wurm, Yale Center for British Art director Courtney J. Martin, designer Faye Toogood, curator Amin Jaffer, and Hispanic Society of America director Guillaume Kientz.
TEFAF Collections takes visitors inside collector homes, artist studios, and galleries across the globe.
TEFAF STORIES & VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING
TEFAF Stories is a hub for articles, videos, and rich content that pulls back the curtain on the world of TEFAF. Editorial features offers unique perspectives into the worlds of collecting, fine art, antiques, and design via profiles of art dealer and collector Axel Vervoordt, artist Hitomi Hosono, jeweler Otto Jakob, and more. TEFAF Talks and Meet the Experts continues from past fairs, showcasing live panels in partnership with the Financial Times and Apollo, and intimate conversations with leading dealers. Discussions will range from a debate on the rise of the private museum in the 21st century to a conversation on pioneering women collectors, whose visionary leadership is the foundation of some of the world’s most renowned museums.
Visitors to TEFAF Online can expect exciting new features, which will showcase and connect the rich array of works featured in the fair.
Each exhibitor will also present up to three artworks that tell a single, compelling story when in conversation with one another.
Together with a culturally rich itinerary that fosters an intimate and educational experience, TEFAF Online promises to be the fair for seasoned collectors, new buyers, and art lovers worldwide.
Salomon Lilian Presents Extraordinary Pair of 17th Century Trompe L’Oeil Game Paintings
Pair of Still Lifes with Falconry Instruments by Christoffel Pierson (1631–1714), presented by Salomon Lilian, Amsterdam/Geneva, is part of the so-called trompe l’oeil game genre. These paintings gained popularity in the Netherlands in the mid-17th century and are extremely rare to be seen as a pair in such extraordinary condition.
Wildenstein & Co. Inc. Showcases Exquisite Gouaches of Versailles
Wildenstein & Co. Inc., New York, presents a Pair of Fan Designs Depicting the Courtyard and Garden Façades of the de Versailles, circa 1680, attributed to the artist Henri Gascar (1635–1701). Originally meant to be two sides of a folding fan, the gouaches were considered so precious they came to be treasured as works of art in their own right. Gouache and gold on vellum laid on oak panel.
Brimo de Laroussilhe Presents Extraordinary Sister Work to Louvre Museum Ivory Masterpiece Right Wing of a Diptych – Scenes of the Passion of Christ, circa 1280–1300, presented by Brimo de Laroussilhe, Paris, is the complementary wing to a work which has been housed at the Louvre Museum since the middle of the 19th century. Each wing, framed by a smooth edge, is divided into three registers by two mouldings sculpted with a frieze of roses.
Heribert Tenschert Showcases Illuminated Manuscript from Famed Rothschild Collection Book of Hours of Françoise of Bellecombe, circa 1485–90, presented by Heribert Tenschert, Ramsen, is written in Latin on vellum and contains 103 miniatures (18 full page and 85 smaller) by the Master of the Chronique Scandaleuse. Illuminated manuscript on vellum with 103 miniatures.
STEINITZ Showcases Cherished Rothschild Collection Work
STEINITZ, Paris, presents an extremely rare commode, circa 1765–70, by Bernard III Van Risen Burgh. The commode originally hails from the collection of Armand-Frédéric-Ernest Nogaret (1734–1806), Secretary to the King and Treasurer of the Count d’Artois, later becoming part of the Rothschild Collection for almost a century.
Epoque Fine Jewels Brings Massive 17.04 Carat Sapphire Ring to the Fair
Epoque Fine Jewels, Kortrijk, will offer Cocktail Ring, circa 1965–70 by René Boivin (1864–1917). It is an exceptional example of the sculptural and bold style of the House of René Boivin, and, until now, had been held in a private collection.
One of Claude Lalanne’s Most Iconic Works to Appear at TEFAF
Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, presents Choupatte, circa 2014–15, by Claude Lalanne (1925–2019). A counterpart to this work is currently displayed in the gardens of the Petit Trianon at the Palace of Versailles.
Sèvres Brings Limited Edition Work Signed by Doshi Levien
A new dealer to TEFAF and one of the most venerated porcelain manufacturers in Europe, Sèvres will offer Chandigarh Cabinet, 2017, from Doshi Levien. This stunning contemporary cabinet is part of a limited edition of eight.
Leon Tovar Gallery Spotlights Latin American Artists Working in Paris in the 1960s
Leon Tovar Gallery, New York, highlights the work of three artists whose careers overlapped in the experimental artistic context of1960s Paris. One of the works is Cubo y Extensión, 1971, by Jesús Rafael Soto (1923–2005), which was exhibited previously at El Museo del Barrio in the exhibition, The Illusive Eye.
Christophe de Quénetain’s €200,000 Crab Hails from the Reign of Rudolf II Crab (Italian Renaissance Inkstand), circa 16th century, presented by Christophe de Quénetain, is one of three works inspired by crabs which de Quénetain will present at the fair.
The trio will reveal how artists across centuries and cultures have interpreted the symbol of the crab in art, which historically represents sensitivity, protection, shyness, and an emphasis on naturalism.