The International Fine Art & Antiques Show

New York, NY, USA

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The International Show, formerly The International Fine Art & Antiques Show, founded in 1989, brings together art dealers and collectors from all over the world in New York for one of the world’s most prestigious art fairs.

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History of The Show

From classical to modern, the International Show has it all – and they are genuine. Artworks are available in many categories, including armor, bronzes, carpets, furniture, glass, jewelry, books and manuscripts, maps, porcelain, pottery and silver.

The show was founded by art dealer Brian Haughton and his wife, Anna, in 1989. It was their attempt to bring an international art show to the United States. They ran it for 28 years at the Park Avenue Armory in New York. It became world known. All the artwork for sale was extensively vetted to make sure it was genuine.

Some 100 dealers would pull tens of thousands of art connoisseurs to New York for the first big show of the fall season. Over the life of the annual show, it also raised money for charity. The Haughtons have donated more than $20 million to The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

In 2016, the Haughtons turned over running the show to The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF), which plans to have two shows in New York every year, one in the spring and one in the fall. TEFAF New York Fall will feature more historic works and will be held in October. TEFAF New York Spring will be held in May and focus on modern art and design. About 100 dealers are expected at each of them.

TEFAF, which has a reputation in the art world for quality antiques and artwork, also holds a show in March every year in Maastricht, Netherlands.

The International Fine Art & Antiques Show

The International Show marks their expansion to the United States.

TEFAF is a nonprofit that was founded by dealers themselves in 1988. When it first started, it focused on antiques but, through the years, to meet the demands of private collectors, has broadened its scope. It now features works from every period in history, including more recent pieces. The show expanded its focus to include not only the antiques wanted by museum buyers but also the more contemporary works sought by the buying public.

It seems to have worked. Its most recent show in Maastricht drew 75,000 visitors from 60 countries to see works from 275 of the top galleries in the world.

What You’ll See

For the $25 admission fee, you’ll get to see million-dollar pieces of art.

For example, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., in 1993, paid $14 million for a landscape painted by Bernardo Bellotto and called “Fortress of Konigstein.” It was one of a series of five commissioned by

Friedrich Augustus II, for the royal collection in Dresden.

Since the fairs are dealer-run, they want to make sure buyers are getting the genuine thing.

In Maastricht, a 1950 painted plaster corset done by Frida Kahlo was on display for $3.5 million. The scene depicts a hammer and a sickle and an embryo in the womb. That didn’t sell but a 6-foot-8 piece of art made of painted nails call “Weiss (White),” done by Günther Uecker did – for $2 million.

Look Around New York

Among the other places to see fine artwork while visiting New York are:

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave.
    A world famous collection of all sorts of art and a store that is a favorite of visitors.
  • The Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St.
    Works from van Gogh to Andy Warhol.
  • Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Ave.
    Worth seeing just the building itself, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
  • The Frick Collection, 1 E. 70th St.
    Located in the former home of industrialist Henry Clay Frick, it has many paintings of the Old Masters.
  • Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort St.
    Many of the artists represented here are still living.
  • Neue Galerie New York, 1048 5th Ave.
    Dedicated to early 20th century German and Austrian art.
  • Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle
    Ceramics, furniture, design.
  • Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, 80 Hanson Place
    Artworks representing the issues faced by displace Africans.
  • American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square
    Traditional folk and contemporary art.

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