10 Things we learned at TEFAF (Christies.com)

Artist Giovanni Corvaja posing with his golden handkerchief at TEFAF March 13 2015

Giovanni Corvaja posing with his golden handkerchief at The European Fine Art Fair, TEFAF, on March 13, 2015 in Maastricht, Netherlands. Photo by Menachem Wecker

Perusing the tens of thousands of works in the some 275 booths at The European Fine Art Fair, it’s easy to experience TEFAF as a set of digits: the number of private jets landing at the Maastricht airport in central Holland, the staggering volume of tulips that adorn the fair halls, the scope of the foot traffic, the price tags commanded by the objects on offer — not to mention the designer ensembles that convert the convention center aisles into a veritable catwalk.

Of course, one also inevitably stumbles across fascinating curiousities with unique stories to tell, some of which are part of emerging market trends. Here are 10 such discoveries that particularly captivated us…

My full article “10 Things we learned at TEFAF,” about the European Fine Art Fair in Maastricht, appears on Christies.com in its Art World News.

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