Tefaf New York Spring Rede nes Modernism

The sec­ond edi­tion of Tefaf New York Spring held from May 4-8,2018 at the his­toric park Av­enue Ar­monry, was a ma­jor draw for fa­mous col­lec­tors and in­ter­na­tional in­sti­tu­tions, re­sult­ing in sig­nif­i­cant sales across the fair.

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A joint ven­ture be­tween Tefaf and Artvest’s co-founders Jeff Rabin and Michael Plum­mer, Tefaf New York was founded in early 2016 to host two an­nual art fairs in New York at the Park Av­enue Ar­mory – Tefaf New York Fall and Tefaf New York Spring. Tefaf is ded­i­cated to modern and con­tem­po­rary art and de­sign, fea­tur­ing 90 ex­hibitors from across the globe, among them 24 new par­tic­i­pants in­clud­ing Gagosian, Glad­stone Gallery, Mar­ian Good­man Gallery, L vy Gorvy, Matthew Marks Gallery, and Taf n.

Tom Postma De­sign, known for its in­no­va­tive work with lead­ing mu­se­ums, gal­leries, and art fairs, has de­vel­oped de­signs for the Tefaf fairs that lend the im­pres­sive spa­ces a lighter, con­tem­po­rary look.

Apart from sculp­tors, painters and other artists, avant-garde jew­ellery de­sign­ers took part in the pres­ti­gious fair. Ate­lier Taf n, USA, high­lighted a range of new de­signs by founder James Taf n de Givenchy (b. 1963) in his rst display at Tefaf, in­clud­ing a set of “con­crete” ear clips that cap­ture the brand’s iconic peb­ble de­sign. Pi­o­neer­ing the use of ce­ramic in jew­ellery in 2006, Givenchy has ma­nip­u­lated grey ce­ramic to re ect the raw qual­ity of ce­ment, and paired it with a col­lec­tion of re­verse-set emer­alds. The “peb­bles” are set with­out pat­tern, re -ect­ing the col­lec­tion’s con­tem­po­rary aes­thetic.

In ad­di­tion to show­cas­ing the best of to­day’s modern and con­tem­po­rary art mar­ket, Tefaf New York Spring also fea­tured ex­hibitors fo­cus­ing on jew­ellery, African and Oceanic art, and an­tiq­ui­ties to pro­vide a more in­clu­sive un­der­stand­ing of how the art of to­day has been in uenced by the masters of the past.

This time, Tefaf, the not-for-pro t foun­da­tion that or­gan­ises three art fairs in­ter­na­tion­ally—Tefaf Maas­tricht, Tefaf New York Fall, and Tefaf New York Spring— part­nered with Artsy, the global plat­form for dis­cov­er­ing and col­lect­ing art, to bring art­works from the fair’s un­par­al­leled group of in­ter­na­tional ne and dec­o­ra­tive arts deal­ers to a world­wide au­di­ence on­line for the rst time.

The part­ner­ship rep­re­sented a syn­ergy be­tween the two or­gan­i­sa­tions and their unique do­mains of ex­per­tise— Tefaf’s un­ri­valled em­pha­sis on con­nois­seur­ship and qual­ity and Artsy’s best-in-class 21st-cen­tury tech­nolo­gies. Through Tefaf’s pres­ence on Artsy, any col­lec­tor in the world will be able to ac­cess Tefaf’s ex­tra­or­di­nary, rare trea­sures and master­pieces from all eras, vet­ted by the most re­spected ex­perts in the worlds of art and an­tiques.

“Part­ner­ing with Artsy is an op­por­tu­nity to broaden Tefaf’s reach into the digital com­mu­nity to en­gage a new gen­er­a­tion of de­vel­op­ing and more sea­soned col­lec­tors who are in­creas­ingly us­ing on­line sources for mak­ing de­ci­sions on their art pur­chases,” said Michael Plum­mer, co-man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Tefaf New York.

Since launch­ing in 2012, Artsy has forged re­la­tion­ships with thou­sands of gal­leries, auc­tion houses, art fairs, and in­sti­tu­tions to help their busi­nesses grow on­line. En­abling the growth of the over­all art mar­ket, Artsy pro­vides its part­ners with in­dus­try-lead­ing tech­nol­ogy ser­vices and ac­cess to their vast and grow­ing au­di­ence of over one mil­lion users. Artsy con­nects buy­ers with sellers from around the world, of­fer­ing over $10 bil­lion of to­tal in­ven­tory cur­rently for sale on Artsy.

ART DECO BRACELET FD GalleryCoral, di­a­mond, onyx, mother-of-pearl and plat­inum bracelet. France, 1930Bracelet of cal­i­bre-cut coral, onyx and mother-of-pearl, de­signed as an ab­stract curl­ing snake, set with rose-, sin­gle- and Euro­pean­cut di­a­monds.

AN EGYP­TIAN RE­VIVAL PEN­DANT NECK­LACE Lapis lazuli, di­a­mond, turquoise and emer­ald pen­dant neck­lace, signed ‘Cartier, Paris’ and num­bered ‘1641’ Paris, 1925.The neck­lace is cen­tred upon an an­cient carved ob­long lapis lazuli plaque, ap­plied with navette-shaped turquoise ac­cents, within a frame of cir­cu­lar-cut di­a­monds and cal­i­bre-cut emer­alds, sus­pended from a turquoise and di­a­mond sur­mount; sus­pended by a braided blue cord neck­lace.

BRANCHES COURTES EAR­RINGS RezaAn un­heated emer­ald-cut Burmese sap­phire weigh­ing 4.77 carats, a pear-shaped, min­i­mum oil SSEF emer­ald from Brazil weigh­ing 2.67 carats, 18 mar­quise-shaped di­a­monds, six pear-shaped di­a­monds and ten bril­liant­cut di­a­monds, set on sand­blasted and pol­ished white gold.

NECK­LACE Sin­gle strand natural grey pearl neck­lace, set with 51 natural pearls of grey tints, grad­u­at­ing in size from the cen­tre, with a bar­rel clasp pave-set with rose-cut di­a­monds.Ac­com­pa­nied by an SSEF Re­port no. 96172 dated Oc­to­ber 23rd 2017, stat­ing that the pearls are natural salt wa­ter, with

A PAIR OF EAR CLIPS (Saint-Claude, 1900 - Paris, 1983)One natural cream white but­ton pearl and one grey but­ton pearl, plat­inum and di­a­mond ear clips. Paris 1950s. Ac­com­pa­nied by an LFG Re­port #327612 stat­ing that the pearls are natural salt wa­ter, with no in­di­ca­tion of treat­ment.

BROOCH Spes­sar­tite cabo­chon, Burma sap­phire, ox­i­dised sil­ver, black­ened 18-karat white and rose gold brooch.

ZAMARAT NECK­LACE RezaNeck­lace fea­tur­ing Colom­bian emer­ald weigh­ing 19.78 carats, an A-shaped di­a­mond, 12 emer­ald beads, 24 cul­tured pearls and 155 bril­liant-cut di­a­monds, set on white gold.

Malaya Gar­net, ce­ramic and 18-karat rose gold ring.

BROOCH Hem­merleSap­phire, iron and white gold brooch, 2011.

A GEO­MET­RIC TIERED RING Suzanne Belper­ron (Saint-Claude, 1900 - Paris, 1983)Sil­ver and hematite ring, dec­o­rated with three pyra­mi­dal hematites, circa 1930s. Ac­com­pa­nied Baroin at­test­ing that it is a cre­ation of Suzanne Belper­ron be­fore 1935.

EAR PEN­DANTS Di­a­mond, brown di­a­mond, ce­ramic and 18-karat rose gold ear­rings.

RING Hem­merleSap­phire, cop­per and white gold ring, 2003.

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