Art and Antiquities Show in the Superlative:
Bank as Co-Sponsor of the 2005 TEFAF FAIR
Fair booths at TEFAF 2004
TEFAF, the internationally renowned art and antiquities fair, transforms
the old Dutch city of
Maastricht into a pilgrimage for collectors, museum people, and art
enthusiasts. And now, on March 4, it will be happening again: for nine
days, 201 exhibitors from Europe, North and South America, and Canada will
be offering over 20,000 art treasures for sale from all over the world.
This year’s selection has been expanded to include an exhibition by the
Detroit Institute of Art, which will be showing 35 Old Master paintings
and sculptures, many of which were purchased at the TEFAF in Maastricht.
As in the past year, Deutsche Bank
is once again present as co-sponsor of the fair. An extensive accompanying
program offers guests in the VIP lounge, already a tradition in its own
right, "Expert Talks" with art authorities at the bank, gallery dealers,
and other professionals aimed at providing insight into the market’s
various opportunities and risks. This year, what’s new is Deutsche Bank’s
stand in the public section of the fair; designed in light ivory tones, it
serves as an exhibition and catalogue presentation area.
is an ornamental, somewhat surreal garden pavilion designed in the
"chinoiserie" aesthetic, yet nonetheless modern. The works exhibited by
the Deutsche Bank Art
Collection are almost exclusively black and white drawings and works
on paper, such as
Kara Walker’s series The Emancipation Approximation
(1999-2000) or works by
Ugo Rondinone and the young New York artist
Mark Dean Veca.
Fair booth in the Antiks section at TEFAF
As a show of superlatives, TEFAF
resembles a magnificently furnished museum in which everything can be
purchased. Among the highlights in the "Antiques and Art Objects" section
is the remarkable portrait A Philosopher by
Jan Lievens (1607–1674) from the year 1629, introduced by
Salomon Lilian from Amsterdam.
Sarti from Paris is showing Portrait of A Young Boy (ca. 1475) by
Pietro di Cristofano Vannucci, known as Perugino (1448-1532) – one of the
most important exponents of
Renaissance painting at the TEFAF Maastricht 2005.
"Modern Art" also offers an outstanding selection of works of art
including the large-scale seminal
Philip Guston painting Waking Up from 1975, presented by the
Timothy Taylor Gallery in London and offered for 3 million U.S. dollars.
Landau Fine Art from Montreal is showing one of
Paul Klee’s rare paintings from 1931 titled Bridged. In
addition, Landau is also offering the colorful
Jean Dubuffet work La Berceuse du Chien from 1943.
Beck & Eggeling, Düsseldorf, is showing three paintings by
Emil Nolde (1867-1956) at the TEFAF Maastricht, including Family
Portrait made in 1947 in Seebüll.