This year, the fair was comprised of eight sections of specialists: paintings, antiques, La Haute Joaillerie, tribal art, modern art, ancient art, design, and works on paper. With 270 dealers from over twenty countries, the fair welcomed over 50,000 visitors, the majority of whom flew in for the affair. This was a great turnout for TEFAF, whose 2020 edition was the last of the in-person art fairs before Covid, and their 2022 edition was victim to a jewelry heist.
Art & Object spoke to a fairgoer, Brent Hubbard, of Hubbard & Hubbard, LLC, about what it was like to be at the fair again. “As ever, the atmosphere was subtly festive and lively. Of late, at most art fairs, all fairgoers know what’s around the next corner—they’ve likely seen it before, and they’ll see it again. But TEFAF Maastricht is fabled as the fair that showcases hidden gems and unfolds new ones.