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1 May 2017
The Art Newspaper: Contemporary art and a Surrealist feast
Tefaf's transplant takes root in New York
Contemporary art and a Surrealist feast are on the menu for second north American outing of Maastricht-based import
by EMILY SHARPE | 1 May 2017
The European Fine Art Fair (Tefaf) returns to Manhattan just eight months after the New York spinoff’s launch by the Dutch stalwart in co-operation with Artvest Partners. This time, the focus is on Modern and contemporary art and design.
Taking up residence in the Armory’s period rooms are 15 dealers, including the Di Donna gallery, which is cooking up a Surrealist feast with gastronomy-themed works by artists such as Magritte, Arp and Dalí. Emmanuel Di Donna says that he wanted to embrace the dining room’s “intrinsic charm and quirkiness” with a presentation mirroring the “eclectic nature of Tefaf: a 20th-century version of a Surrealist cabinet de curiosités, celebrating earthly pleasures”. The exhibit will be shown at the gallery’s Madison Avenue space after the fair.
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