The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) announces extraordinary masterpieces and robust programming highlighting the second edition of TEFAF Online, live to visitors worldwide September 9—13, 2021, with an invite-only Early Access Day 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, TEFAF Collections 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 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 will offer 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 will continue 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.
Christophe de Quénetain’s €200,000 Crab Hails from the Reign of Rudolf II
Crab (Renaissance Inkstand), 16th century. Bronze, 14.5 x 10 x 4.5 cm (5.7 x 3.9 x 1.8 in.), Christophe de Quénetain at TEFAF Online 2021.
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.
FD Gallery Showcases One-of-a-Kind Luminous CarTer Art Deco Natural Pearl Necklace
Cartier. Necklace, 1930s. Natural pearls, diamonds, and platinum,15 x 19.5 cm (5.9 x 7.7 in.). FD Gallery at TEFAF Online 2021. Copyright: FD Gallery
This midcentury natural pearl and diamond necklace, circa 1930 by Cartier and presented by FD Gallery, New York, is a one-of-a-kind creation from the most sought after period of Cartier’s storied history. The asking price for this beautiful work is US$300,000– 500,000.
Salomon Lilian Presents Extraordinary Pair of 17th Century Trompe L’Oeil Game Paintings
Christoffel Pierson, Pair of Still Lifes with Falconry Instruments, 17th century. Oil on canvas, 79 x 110 cm (31 x 43.3 in.) and 79 x 109.6 cm (31 x 43 in.). Salomon Lilian at TEFAF Online 2021.
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.
STEINITZ Showcases Cherished Rothschild CollecTon Work
Bernard III Van Risen Burgh, Commode, Circa 1765–70. Oak carcass, Japanese lacquered panels, ebony veneer, gilt bronze, andportor marble,93.5 x 163.5 x 59 cm (36.8 x 64.4 x 23.2 in.). STEINITZ at TEFAF Online 2021. Copyright: ©paulsteinitz
STEINITZ, Paris, will present an extremely rare commode, circa 1765–70, by Bernard III Van Risen Burgh (d. 1760). 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.
Wildenstein & Co. Inc. Showcases Exquisite Gouaches of Versailles
Wildenstein & Co. Inc., New York, will present a Pair of Fan Designs Depicting the Courtyard and Garden Façades of the Château de
Versailles, circa 1680, by 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.
Attributed to Henri Gascar, Pair of Fan Designs Depicting the Courtyard and Garden Façades of the Château de Versailles, Circa 1675-80. Gouache and gold on vellum laid on oak panel, 22.4 x 42.8 cm (8.8 x 16.8 in.). Wildenstein & Co. at TEFAF Online 2021. Copyright: Wildenstein & Co. Inc.
Porcini Showcases a Rare Work by Giovanni Battista Caracciolo
Giovanni Battista (Battistello) Caracciolo, Holy Family with St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist, 17th century. Oil on wood, 53 x 36 cm (20.9 x 14.2 in.). Porcini at TEFAF Online 2021.
Identified by Roberto Longhi (1943) as a work of Battistello (1578–1635), one of Caravaggio’s leading and most genuine Neapolitan followers, this liile panel, Holy Family with St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist, complements a series of small-sized compositions that the artist painted around the beginning of the 17th century. These include a work that stands out for its very similar setting: The Annunciation, signed, displayed at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Harlord.
Van de Weghe Presents Iconic US$2 Million Work From Keith Haring
Keith Haring, Untitled (Knokke #3), 1987. Oil on canvas, 99.5 x 99.5 cm (39.3 x 39.3 in.). Van de Weghe at TEFAF Online 2021.
Van de Weghe, New York, will showcase Untitled (Knokke #3), 1987, by Keith Haring (1958–1990). Haring created this work during a stint in Belgium when he had an exhibition at the Casino Knokke in 1987. The fish in the painMng, called “haring” in Dutch, is traditionally eaten in this manner. The price of this work is between US$1.8 million and US$2 million.
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. Ivory with traces of polychrome, 18.4 x 9.2 x 1 cm (7.2 x 3.6 x 0.4 in.). Brimo de Laroussilhe at TEFAF Online 2021. Copyright: © Brimo de Laroussilhe – Hugues Dubois
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. The asking price for this work is €380,000.
Galerie Chenel Presents Work From the Roman Gardens of Villa Pamphilj for €1.8 Million
Aphrodite, the So-Called Venus Genitrix, 1st century AD. Marble, 125 x 38 x 36 cm (49.2 x 15 x 14.2 in.). Galerie Chenel at TEFAF Online 2021. Copyright: Galerie Chenel
Aphrodite, the so-called Venus Genitrix, 1st century AD, will be presented by Galerie Chenel, Paris. This splendid Roman sculpture of the goddess of love is striking in its sensuality and the realistic representation of her figure. Formerly in the Pamphilj collection, in the gardens of Villa Pamphilj in Rome, from at least the second half of the 17th century, the work was restored as Euterpe and reported in the same collection in 1850. It will be offered for €1.8 million.
Heribert Tenschert Showcases Illuminated Manuscript from Famed Rothschild Collection
Master of the Chronique Scandaleuse,Book of Hours of Françoise of Bellecombe, Circa 1485–90. Illuminated manuscript on vellum with 103 miniatures. Octavo 19.8 x 13.7 x 5.5 cm (7.8 x 5.4 x 2.1 in.). Heribert Tenschert - Antiquariat Bibermühl at TEFAF Online 2021. Copyright: Heribert Tenschert
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.
White Cube Offers Trio of Works By David Hammons
David Hammons, Fly Jar, 1998. Glass, wood, metal zipper sliders, metal mesh, metal wire, and glue, 17.8 x 15.8 x 15.2 cm (7 x 6.3 x 6 in.). White Cube at TEFAF Online 2021. Copyright artworks: © David Hammons. Copyright photography: © 2021 White Cube
David Hammons, Untitled (Penis Print), Circa 1969-73. Body print 15.2 x 20.3 cm (6 x 8 in.). White Cube at TEFAF Online 2021. Copyright artworks: © David Hammons. Copyright photography: © 2021 White Cube
David Hammons, Untitled, 1976/77. Wire, rope, pipe cleaner, hair, rubber, mesh, aluminium, sandpaper, and thumb tack, 25.4 x 72.4 x 15.2 cm (10 x 28.5 x 6 in.). White Cube at TEFAF Online 2021. Copyright artworks: © David Hammons. Copyright photography: © 2021 White Cube
White Cube, New York, will present Fly Jar, 1998, Untitled (Penis Print), circa 1969–73, and Untitled, circa 1976–77, all by contemporary artist David Hammons (b. 1943), recently the subject of a solo presentation at The Drawing Center in New York.
Sèvres Brings Limited EdiTon Work Signed by Doshi & Levien
Doshi Levien, Chandigarh Cabinet, 2017. Enameled porcelain, porcelain biscuit, 24 carats gold, lacquered wood, metal, and brass, 100 x 45 x 81 cm (39.4 x 17.7 x 31.9 in.). Sèvres TEFAF Online 2021. Copyright: Sèvres - Manufacture & Musée nationaux
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 ediMon of eigh
Epoque Fine Jewels Brings Massive 17.04 Carat Sapphire Ring to the Fair
René Boivin, Cocktail Ring, 1965-70, 18 karat gold, sapphires and diamonds, 2.1 x 2 cm (0.8 x 0.7 in.). Epoque Fine Jewels at TEFAF Online 2021. Copyright: Epoque Fine Jewels, Belgium.
Epoque Fine Jewels, Kortrijk, will offer Cocktail Ring, circa 1965–70 by René Boivin (1864–1917). It is an exceptional example of thesculptural 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
Claude Lalanne, Choupatte, Circa 2014–15. Bronze, 56 x 66 cm. (22 x 26 in.). Ben Brown Fine Arts at TEFAF Online 2021. Copyright: Courtesy Ben Brown Fine Arts
Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, will present 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.
Tornabuoni Arte Shows Work by Lucio Fontana, Founder of Spatialism
Lucio Fontana, Attesa, 1964. Water-based paint on canvas, 65 x 54 cm (25.6 x 21.3 in.). Tornabuoni Arte at TEFAF Online 2021. Copyright: Tornabuoni Art
Tornabuoni Arte, Florence, will explore the richness and interest in space and three-dimensionality for Italian artists through three works, one of which will be Attesa, 1964, by the world-renowned artist and Spatialist pioneer Lucio Fontana (1899–1968).