Magazine article The Spectator

Maastricht Treats

Magazine article The Spectator

Maastricht Treats

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The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) takes place in Maastricht, Netherlands, every year. It showcases the finest examples that the most prestigious commercial galleries of the international art world have to offer - from ancient to contemporary art and design.

Exhibits are heavily vetted and scrutinised for their provenance before the wealthiest dealers, collectors and heads of museums are allowed in to make their purchases. It is a true celebration of the global art market. So exclusive is the fair that buyers remain unnamed and big institutions delay announcing formally what they have acquired. Sales are, however, happening on a grand scale.

Daniel Katz gallery (London) has sold a pair of magnificent marble sculptures, 'Jupiter and Juno', by Giuseppe Piamontini (1664-1742), on offer for ? …

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