Photographer:Fotograaf: Loraine Bodewes Fotografie
It's like a museum with the most unexpected valuables; with no student reduction
There is no doubt about it: The European Fine Art Fair in the MECC, popularly known as TEFAF, is exquisite. It is like a museum with the most unexpected valuables, albeit without attendants sitting on chairs in a corner keeping an eye on things, but with gallery owners and their staff. This is definitely not a museum but a fair, it is business. And so it was announced on Sunday evening that a “flying start” had been made with “extremely good sales”. In TEFAF terms, this means a turnover of millions. For Old Dutch masters, for a Roman urn from the beginning of the first century AD, which until recently was used as the base of a floor lamp. And exactly because it is a fair, says the spokesperson, the entrance charge of 55 euros (including catalogue) will not be reduced, nor will there be a student reduction.