I love art in any form. October 21st was the U.S. debut of TEFAF, the European Fine Art Foundation, Europe’s largest and most prestigious art fair. And when they say prestigious they were not kidding: the art was nothing but amazing.
Presented by the Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering and sponsored by ELLE DÉCOR and FENDI, the event took place at the Park Avenue Armory, and the entire evening was special and unique.
If you like visiting museums, galleries or European cities, this is like a trip into the past with a taste of Europe where you could see paintings from Degas and Munch, old roman statues or Jewelry from various designers. There was everything you could think of. Coins, armor, statues, furniture, European, Asian, and African. You name it, it was there.
If you have the option of visiting, be sure to check it out. For the preview event the catered food was delicious and the liquor was high-end. They did serve oysters and drink options throughout the event, and not exclusively during the opening event, so worth a visit after work.
Some of my favorite pieces being presented were: A moving image of a drawing of old Amsterdam from the Rijks Museum; an small, old Greek statue of a woman; an exquisite emerald necklace; a self-portrait of Munch and another from his more sexually inclined days with two naked ladies from the waist up; and a few books with pornographic images. I never knew art could be so dirty… they were beautiful!
The list of galleries is too large to mention, but I can only encourage you to go should the event pop up again next year or should you travel to the Netherlands, then take a small trip to visit TEFAF there at Maastricht.
Images by Socially Superlative