Grow or Go: Do Art Fairs Need to Expand to Survive?

artnet news | Brian Boucher, with additional reporting by Eileen Kinsella:

TEFAF, the prestigious annual fair that has called Maastricht, the Netherlands, home for four decades, is now breaking into the crowded New York art fair landscape with not one but two fairs. One, premiering in October 2016, will show art from antiquity to the twentieth century. Another, launching in May 2017, will emphasize modern and contemporary art and design. The New York expansion is, as per the fair’s organizers, the result of years of research and may increase the already cutthroat competition on the New York fair scene… Read more

Image: The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF), Maastricht, 2013. Photo: Harry Heuts, courtesy TEFAF.