As the world grapples with COVID-19, TEFAF made the appropriate decision to shortened the fair. TEFAF closed on the 11th, four days sooner than planned. You probably arranged to visit over the weekend but missed the opportunity.
There's that FOMO creeping in again.
If like us, you didn’t make it to TEFAF in time, don’t worry, you know we got you.
The African art exhibitors at the fair graciously provided photographs of their booths and the artworks on display to let us fully experience the fair—you can now visit from the comfort of your home.
In 2002, Didier Claes opened his first gallery focusing on presenting high-quality art objects from great Western collections. Today didier Claes Gallery is housed in a prestigious space in Brussels, and includes many American and European collectors among its clientele, as well as international museums.
Bernard de Grunne has been immersed in the world of great tribal sculpture for more than 40 years as he actively accompanied his father Baudouin de Grunne in building one of the finest collection of tribal art from 1968 to 1995. He started dealing for his own account in 1995 and now has a reputation for quality, scholarship and professionalism.
For over thirty years Gallery Bernard Dulon focused on the representation of the art of ancient tribal societies. Dulon has held a number of famous exhibitions such as Lumière Noire (1997), Carnets de Voyage in cooperation with the MRAC of Tervuren for Musée du Président Jacques Chirac (2010), and A Dan Mask (2018).
The gallery is showing selected tribal works of art, participating in many French and international events. Yann Ferrandin regularly stages eye-opening thematic exhibitions which often lead to the publication of catalogues that soon become reference works.
Beginning in the 1920s, his great-uncle, Charles Ratton, and his grandfather, Maurice Ratton, were Parisian pioneers of the Tribal Arts. Today, thirty-year-old Lucas Ratton perpetuates the family tradition of excellence in his gallery located 33 rue de Seine in Paris. The gallery specializes in ritual African art.
TAFETA is a London-based gallery specializing in 20th-century and contemporary African art. Established in 2013, the gallery remains one of the leading purveyors of some of the most important 20th-century artists of African descent.