TEFAF Maastricht 2017 Opens March 10

Posted in Art Market by Editor on March 4, 2017

TEFAF Maastricht
Maastricht, 10–19 March 2017

The 30th edition of TEFAF Maastricht welcomes 270 internationally renowned exhibitors to the Fair including five young and recently established dealers to TEFAF Showcase. As the world’s leading fine art and antiques Fair, TEFAF Maastricht provides an unrivaled meeting place for the best dealers in the world, attracting major international private and institutional collectors. Through the careful selection of its exhibitors, TEFAF enables visitors to make unexpected connections across disciplines creating a marketplace for the highest level of collecting at all of its Fairs. TEFAF Maastricht 2017 takes place March 10–19 at the MECC (Maastricht Exhibition and Congress Centre), Maastricht in The Netherlands.

TEFAF Maastricht is divided into nine sections (TEFAF Antiques, TEFAF Classical Antiquities, TEFAF Curated, TEFAF Design, TEFAF Haute Joaillerie, TEFAF Modern, TEFAF Paintings, TEFAF Paper, TEFAF Showcase) with the selected dealers presenting over 7,000 years of art history under one roof. The Fair looks forward to welcoming 18 new exhibitors in 2017, who will both strengthen and extend the range of objects being shown at the Fair.

More information is available here»

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From a press release (27 February) from Tomasso Brothers Fine Art:

Paul Heermann (1673–1732), Saturn and Ops, white marble; 139.5cm (55in) high, 66cm (26in) wide, 53cm (21in) deep.

Paul Heermann (1673–1732), Saturn and Ops, white marble; 139.5cm (55in) high, 66cm (26in) wide, 53cm (21in) deep.

Among the highlights offered by Tomasso Brothers Fine Art is a remarkable Saturn and Ops by Paul Heermann (1673–1732), the German late Baroque sculptor to the Courts of Bohemia and Saxony. Ops, the Roman goddess of abundance and fertility, is depicted with her consort Saturn, the early Roman god of agriculture, forming an allegorical representation of Summer and Winter. Related works by Heerman include two busts of Winter: one in the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden and another at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

Working with his uncle Johann Georg Heermann, the Electoral Saxon sculptor, Paul Heermann executed his most important, late seventeenth-century project, the spectacular grand staircase on the external façade of the Troja Castle in Prague, where another depiction of Saturn is prominently positioned. The present sculptural group was recorded at the historically important Schloss and estate of Rittergut Lucklum, Germany, by 1806, where it remained in situ until the late twentieth century. It will be offered with a price in the region of €2million.

The gallery’s essay on Saturn and Ops is available as
a PDF file here»







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