TEFAF New York returns to the Park Avenue Armory in late October, following its inaugural autumn edition last year. Once again, the fair will showcase more than 90 international galleries specialising in everything from antiques and decorative arts to contemporary paintings.


SCHOLAR’S ROCK, QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY. COURTESY MARIA KIANG CHINESE ART.

Notable additions include Maria Kiang Chinese Art, known for its Buddhist art and Chinese scholarly objects, and Galerie J Kugel, which has participated exclusively in Maastricht in the Netherlands, TEFAF’s original base, since the 1990s.



ELIE NADELMAN, HEAD OF A WOMAN, CIRCA 1912–13, FROM BERNARD GOLDBERG FINE ARTS.

Among individual highlights is Elie Nadelman’s Head of a Woman, from circa 1912–13, at Bernard Goldberg Fine Arts. An elegant synthesis of Modern, Classical and European folk art influences, the sculpture is new to market, having been in the same family since its creation. 



VERA LUTTER, LUDOVICO MAZZANTI, THE DEATH OF LUCRETIA, C.1730: FEBRUARY 10 – MARCH 16, 2017, 2017.

In addition to the booths, the fair is offering a glimpse into a work-in-progress project by Vera Lutter, in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Supported by Sotheby’s, this loan exhibition presents the artist’s ongoing body of large-scale experimental photography inspired by LACMA’s architecture and collection, which will feature in a major survey at the museum in 2019. 

 

TEFAF New York Fall, Park Avenue Armory, 28 October–1 November. 

 

LEAD IMAGE: GIULIO CESARE PROCACCINI, THE YOUNG ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST AND TWO VERY YOUNG MEMBERS OF THE PATRON’S FAMILY, CIRCA 1620, FROM ROB SMEETS GALLERY.