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.
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.