TEFAF Maastricht - The World's Greatest Art Fair - 18-27 March 2011

By Tefaf, PRNE
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

MAASTRICHT, The Netherlands, February 2, 2011 - TEFAF Maastricht is the finest art and antiques fair in the
world. From 18-27 March 2011 more than 30,000 works of art spanning 7,000
years will go on sale at the MECC (Maastricht Exhibition and Congress Centre)
in the city of Maastricht in the southern Netherlands. The European Fine Art
Fair (TEFAF) attracts major collectors and museum curators from all over the
globe. Last year more than 170 private jets flew into the local airport
during the Fair with 82 arriving for the glamorous opening night party at
which some 12,500 glasses of champagne were served.

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The reason that serious collectors and important museum buyers regard a
visit to TEFAF as essential is that they will not find such an extraordinary
range of high quality art and antiques anywhere else. Modern art, Old Master
paintings, drawings, ceramics, Asian art, silver, antiquities, furniture and
masterpieces of modern design are just some of the superb pieces to be found
in the Fair's nine sections. The 260 exhibitors from 16 countries save their
best works for TEFAF and their connoisseurship is reinforced by rigorous
vetting by 26 teams of some 170 international experts. This ensures that the
Fair's reputation for exhibiting only the best is maintained.

    Among the many highlights of TEFAF Maastricht 2011 will be:

    - Pierre-Auguste Renoir's superb painting of his son Claude
      exhibited by Hammer Galleries of New York as part of a special show
      of 20 works by the great Frenchman.
    - Henry Moore's magnificent sculpture Mother and Child Block
      Seat brought by Landau Fine Art of Montreal.
    - A rare and important 7,000 year-old Greek idol recently
      rediscovered by Rupert Wace Ancient Art of London.
    - A pair of stunningly beautiful 17th century German amber and ivory
      altarpieces shown by Kunstkammer Georg Laue from Munich.

This year the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam will lend rare prints personally
selected by Wim Pijbes, its General Director, for a special exhibition at
TEFAF. Nothing better illustrates the high regard that the world's top
museums have for this incomparable art fair.

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