Sales to Both Private and Institutional Collectors
In an unprecedented move, TEFAF Maastricht 2020 closed on Wednesday 11 March, 4 days earlier than the scheduled closing date of Sunday 15 March, in response to the developing coronavirus situation. Over the duration of the fair, which held an Early Access Day (5 March 2020) and Preview Day (6 March) and opened to the public on Saturday 7-Wednesday 11 March, the fair welcomed around 28,500 visitorsover the 7 days.
TEFAF is extremely grateful to all our exhibitors and staff for their commitment to the fair this year and for creating one of the most beautiful fairs to date.
In the face of these challenges, exhibitors reported sales throughout theduration of thefair to both private and institutional collectors. Nanne Dekking, Chairman of the board of trustees at TEFAF said: "Given the recent developments in the regions around Maastricht and increasing concerns, we no longer feel it is appropriate to continue as planned. We want to thank our exhibitors, visitors and staff for their trust and support in this unprecedented situation. The TEFAF community has always excelled in bringing the best art in the world to Maastricht, we are proud to have witnessed how professional and how united our TEFAF family stood during this fair and unprecedented circumstances."
Image: R. Eberhard, messekompakr.com, EBERHARD print & medien agentur gmbh