EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS
London Art Week 02 December - 10 December 2021 Koopman Rare Art will be proudly exhibiting an important collection of silver from the Regency period; one of the most interesting and complex periods in British decorative arts. The highlight will be the Shield of Achilles which is one of the most influential works of art in history. In addition to this exhibition, Koopman Rare Art will be hosting a book launch for "Europe Divided: Huguenot Refugee Art & Culture", written by Dr Tessa Murdoch and published the Victoria and Albert Museum, on Wednesday, 1st December 2021, between 12.00 and 4.30 pm. The book focuses on Huguenot refugees, their history and impact. A curated selection of pieces by prominent Huguenot silversmiths will also be on display for the duration of the London Art Week. Koopman Rare Art will also be operating at extended opening hours, please telephone for further details.
TEFAF Online 01 November - 04 November 2020 For many decades now TEFAF art events have been synonymous with incredible works of art of the finest quality, a curated luxury environment and the friendly and relaxed atmosphere that makes it so unique. This year the online edition makes a debut with a number of features designed to translate the experience of TEFAF’s in-person fairs into a virtual setting.
Art City 23 October - 05 November 2020 Art City Fair aims to provide visitors with an immersive virtual reality experience that will give you unprecedented access to our gallery in London. The developers of the Fair worked very hard to deliver a website that is extremely user friendly and very easy to navigate, ensuring visitors of all ages and technological backgrounds a simple access and a smooth experience.
TEFAF Maastricht 05 March - 15 March 2020 TEFAF Maastricht is the offspring of two Dutch fairs launched in the mid-1970s: Pictura and De Antiquairs International. Pictura was the first international fine art fair in the Netherlands and launched in 1975. Antiqua, an antiques fair launched in 1978, became De Antiquairs International in 1982. Both fairs merged in 1985 under the banner of the Antiquairs International and Pictura Fine Art fair, held at Maastricht's Eurohal. A 10-day event organised by dealers under the umbrella of the non-profit European Fine Art Foundation, TEFAF Maastricht was subsequently launched at the MECC in 1988, with 89 participating dealers, the majority of them Dutch.It grew to rival known art centres like Paris and London and targeted wealthy collectors in Germany and Switzerland. Though the fair was founded as a fair for dealers in old masters art, more than half the participants have other specialities, including antiquities, furniture, decorative artwork from medieval times to today, rare books and jewellery. By 2014, 43% of dealers at TEFAF specialised in antiques (119 out of 274 galleries). A shortage of museum-quality historic paintings and collectors' shifting tastes have resulted in an increasing emphasis on more recent material. In 2000, for the first time TEFAF launched an independent study about the size and structure of the European art and antiques market, resulting in the annual publication of the Art Market Report.For years, the fair was considered "a footnote in the annual art market calendar", according to the Wall Street Journal. During the art market boom, collectors put a premium on high-profile contemporary art sales like the Art Basel fairs in Switzerland and Miami and the biannual modern and contemporary art sales of Christie's and Sotheby's in London and New York. The fair celebrates its 33rd anniversary this year and is today regarded as the world's leading art fair. In 2016, TEFAF formed a ten-year partnership with the Limburg provincial government, the city of Maastricht and the MECC Maastricht convention centre to improve the city’s infrastructure. TEFAF is regarded as unequalled in its level of quality and in the methods it employs to establish and guarantee the authenticity of every painting and object on offer. Participating dealers are admitted only after a strict selection process. TEFAF Maastricht's vetting system involves about 175 international experts in 29 different categories, who examine every work of art in the Fair for quality, authenticity and condition. A number of objects deemed inauthentic or of "poor quality" are regularly placed in storage until fair's end. Moreover, TEFAF has joined the leading platform for stolen art to guarantee a total transparency towards collectors. Representatives from about 225 major museums like the Louvre in Paris,the Prado in Madrid, the Frick Collection in New York, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, and the Getty Centre in Los Angeles regularly visit the fair
The Original Miami Beach Antique Show 04 January - 08 January 2020 The Original Miami Antique Show exhibits the finest antiques, art and jewelry collections in the resort city of Miami. The internationally renowned show is held at the Miami Beach Convention Center and features more than 600 established dealers from across the globe. Best known as America’s largest indoor antique show, we offer a vast selection of exceptional antiques year after year. Items range from a variety of historical time periods including the Renaissance, Georgian, Art Nouveau, Edwardian, Art Deco, and more. On the show floor, attendees can explore a variety of antique treasures such as fine art, American and European silver, antique jewelry, fancy colored diamonds, clocks and timepieces, Asian antiquities, rugs, porcelain, objects of virtue, and much more. Held at the beginning of each New Year, the event annually sets the pace in the antique market for the rest of the year. Thousands of antique enthusiasts, serious collectors, gallery owners, and top designers travel the world to purchase and invest in remarkable antique collections here.
Fine Art Asia 04 October - 07 October 2019 Since its inception in 2006, Fine Art Asia has become recognised as Asia’s leading international fine art fair. It is the only fair in Asia to showcase art and antiques from both Asia and the West. Fine Art Asia hosts leading Hong Kong and international galleries, and in 2017 the fair attracted 22,000 quality visitors from all over the world.
TEFAF New York Fall 27 October - 31 October 2018 It is TEFAF's third visit outside Europe and allows a vital, transatlantic meeting ground for a global community of dealers, collectors, curators, interior designers and art-and-antiques enthusiasts. Participating dealers were selected by a committee comprising four members of the TEFAF New York Board and four external US art experts. Each dealer is a leader in his or her respective field, many of them showing for the first time in New York or returning after a long absence. The fair offers an unparalleled chance to buy masterpieces across multiple collecting areas including furniture, decoration, ceramics, glass, silver, textiles, tapestries, antiquities, jewelry, paintings, sculptures, books, manuscripts, autographs, arms and armor, Tribal, Oceanic and Ethnographic Art, and Asian Art. It offers something of interest and quality for every visitor. TEFAF New York Fall takes over Park Avenue Armory's entire Manhattan building, using its soaring Wade Thompson Drill Hall as well as its distinctive and recently restored period rooms on the first and second floors.