Most HNWIs (High Net Worth Individuals) live in the United States, Japan, and Germany, and account for a 53% share of the global art market!
Join us at the TEFAF Maastricht Art Symposium to learn more about what influences and motivates them when they buy art.
We are already looking forward this year’s TEFAF Maastricht, which is considered to be the world’s leading art and antiques fair. From March 14 through 25, 2013, 265 dealers from 19 countries will bring the best of their collections to Maastricht, in the southern part of the Netherlands. TEFAF’s strict vetting is conducted by 175 experts in 29 disciplines. The authenticity, quality, and condition of each artwork are carefully examined before the fair opens to the public.
The 2013 edition will host a loan exhibition of rarely seen drawings by Vincent van Gogh. The 15 drawings loaned by the Amsterdam Van Gogh Museum have been specially chosen to illustrate van Gogh’s development as an artist!
Take a look at some of the galleries that we’re looking forward to seeing at the fair.
One of the most notable photographers of the 20th century, Irving Penn (American, 1917–2009) is celebrated for his compelling portraits, scenes, and still lifes, in genres ranging from fashion to travel photography.
From an art market perspective, Penn has consistently performed well at auction, and is currently ranked number four on the all-time top selling photographers list. He is surpassed only by Andreas Gursky, Cindy Sherman, and Richard Prince.
TEFAF Art Symposium
One of the subjects of this year’s TEFAF Art Symposium will be to examine top performing artists and how they continue to dominate the market.
"Between 2004 and 2013, the artnet index of the Chinese contemporary symbolist and surrealist painter Zhang Xiaogang, for example, increased by nearly 2100%," says Thomas Galbraith, our director of global strategy.
Would you like to know why artists such as Zhang Xiaogang have dominated the market and, most importantly, how? Then join us at the TEFAF Art Symposium on Friday March 15, 2013!
30 years after his death, Joan Miró (Spanish, 1893–1983) continues to be one of the most notable Modern artists of the last century. In 2012, the artist shattered multiple auction records; he is currently ranked number 16 on the all-time top selling artists list.
Find out everything you need to know about the market for Miró on TEFAF Masstricht’s Artist Watch.
The Richter Market
Gerhard Richter is a preeminent post-war painter and the top-selling living artist to date. During the 2011 season, Richter generated US$200 million at auctions!
Find out more about the Richter market on TEFAF Maastricht's Artist Watch.
TEFAF Global Art Market Report
How big is the global art market? A new report from The European Fine Art Foundation sets the total size of the global art market at about $60.8 billion!