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    A NON-STOP SOFA MAKES 15,500 AT DE VERES

    Tuesday, May 24th, 2022
    THIS NON STOP SOFA MADE 15,500 AT HAMMER

    A rare 1970’s ‘Non Stop’ sofa by Ueli Berger, Eleanore Peduzzi-Riva and Hans Ulrich for De Sede, Switzerland made a hammer price of 15,500 at de Veres Art and Design auction in Dublin today. This iconic piece of 20th century design is upholstered in black leather and felt composed of 20 individual pieces that zip together. It can configure into a number of different positions and broken down into smaller sofas if needed. It earned a place in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s largest sofa with an example that boasted more than 400 connected sections. This version has 20 sections and measures 5m in a straight length.

    TEFAF NEW YORK NOW OPEN WITH GLOBAL TREASURES

    Friday, May 6th, 2022
    FRANCIS BACON – POPE circa 1958

    Helly Nahmad is offering this Francis Bacon Pope at TEFAF New York which runs from today until May 12. It is among a number of stellar highlights at the fair which features world class dealers. Bacon worked on his pope paintings, variations on the magnificent portrait of Pope Innocent X, for more than 20 years. There is work by Frantisek Kupka, Claude Lalanne, Louise Bourgeois, Edvard Munch, Marc Chagall, Yves Klein, Lucio Fontana, Giorgio Morande, Jean Prouve with Charlotte Perriand, Roy Lichtenstein, Anselm Kiefer to be seen here.

    TEFAF New York was founded in early 2016, originally as two annual art fairs in New York at the Park Avenue Armory — TEFAF New York Fall and TEFAF New York Spring. Today, TEFAF New York is one singular, annual fair that encapsulates modern and contemporary art, jewellery, antiques, and design, featuring around 90 leading exhibitors from around the globe. Tom Postma Design, celebrated for its innovative work with leading museums, galleries, and art fairs, has developed designs for the fairs that interplay with the spectacular spaces while giving them a lighter, contemporary look and feel. Exhibitor stands will flow throughout the Armory’s landmark building encompassing the Wade Thompson Drill Hall and extending to both the first and second floors of the Armory’s period rooms, creating a fair of unprecedented depth and impact in New York City.

    A FIRST LOOK AT TEFAF NEW YORK SPRING

    Tuesday, April 12th, 2022
    Keith Haring – Piglet Goes Shopping 1989

    Robilant + Voena will present Piglet Goes Shopping by Keith Haring at TEFAF New York from May 6-10. A first look at the fair has just been released, with 15 works from the upcoming event offering a glimpse into the quality, breadth, and depth of artworks available from 91 dealers. Among them is work by Modigliani, Picasso, Giorgio Morandi, Richard Diebenkorn, Kehinde Wiley, Pierre Soulages, Francois-Xavier Lalanne and Cy Twombly. The fair, at the Park Avenue Armoury, has been widely recognised for introducing new ways of looking at, thinking about, and experiencing art.

    THE WINTER SHOW OPENS IN NEW YORK

    Friday, April 1st, 2022
    Alexander Calder – Spirale (1965)

    Among the highlights at The Winter Show which opens in New York today is this unique tapestry designed by Alexander Calder and woven in the Cauquil-Prince workshop in Paris. It is being show by Boccara Gallery of New York, the leading gallery specialising in modern and antique tapestry. The postponed fair, which runs until April 10, is at 660 Madison Avenue, the former flagship location of Barney’s. More than 60 exhibitors are spread over four floors in the building. Among them are Aronson of Amsterdam, Daniel Crouch Rare Books, Hirschl and Adler Galleries, Hyde Park Antiques, Koopman Rare Art, Richard Green, Ronald Phillips and Veronique Bamps of Monaco. On show is a collection of museum-quality works that span art, antiques, and design, from antiquities to contemporary art.

    ALL THE FUN OF THE ANTIQUE FAIR IN CORK THIS WEEKEND

    Saturday, March 19th, 2022
    Dinner plate from the Cork Mansion House service

    Contemporary Irish art, jewellery, antique furniture, vintage re-designs, silver and collectibles will rub shoulders at the Kingsley Hotel in Cork today and tomorrow.  All the fun of the fair is guaranteed to mark the return of Hibernian Antique Fairs – after several failed attempts – with their first live event in Cork in more than two years. The Cork fair has always been a draw and the hope this time is that absence has made the heart grow fonder.  Organiser Robin O’Donnell promises a full house with dealers from far and wide including some new ones.

    Regulars making a welcome return include Irish Antique Dealers Association members like James Weldon silver and jewellery, Treasures Irish Art and Courtville Antiques. Among the newcomers are Cork Antiques, Midleton, James O’Hare fine art, Pauline Shields militaria and Richard Walshe coins and banknotes.  One newcomer sure to create a stir is Agness Vintage Redesigns.  In an era when there is zilch interest in the lower end of the ordinary brown furniture market this fledgling company founded by Agness Meehan will repurpose, upcycle, transform and make beautiful old Edwardian and Victorian pieces that might otherwise be in danger of being dumped in a skip.  What’s not to like?

    Brian Hurley from Kinsale will exhibit a plate from the Cork Mansion House Service, designed by the renowned Cork based architect George Richard Pain (1793 to 1838), who was a pupil of John Nash. There will be vintage rugs at Annamoe Antiques and Eily Henry will offer a collection of vintage fashion.

    Re-purposed vintage sewing machine

    TEFAF NEW YORK TO RETURN IN MAY

    Friday, February 25th, 2022
    HALLWAYS TEFAF NY Photo CreditMarkNiedermann

    For the first time since 2019, TEFAF New York is hosting an in-person fair–and it is anticipated to be as exceptional as ever. This year 91 distinguished galleries from around the world will participate presenting modern and contemporary art, jewellery, antiquities, and design. TEFAF New York will be at the Park Avenue Armory from May 6-10. The 2022 lineup comprises 78 returning dealers, and 13 dealers exhibiting for the first time. Exhibitors represent 14 countries. “We’re thrilled to open our doors again in New York, welcoming guests to an immersive and profound art experience,” said Charlotte van Leerdam, managing director, TEFAF. “With world-class dealers, and museum-quality material at every turn, this edition of the fair will continue TEFAF’s legacy in promoting unparalleled quality and prestige across the artistic landscape.” 

    THE NATIONAL ANTIQUES ART AND VINTAGE FAIR IN LIMERICK

    Saturday, February 12th, 2022

    The National Antiques Art and Vintage fair is back and it is taking place in Limerick today and tomorrow.  Reaction to the event has been phenomenal.  There is no doubt, according to organiser Robin O’Donnell of Hibernian Antique Fairs, that people are bursting to get back to normality. There will be furniture, art, silver, jewellery, vintage fashion, porcelain, glass, books and all sorts of collectibles on display. Exhibitors include members of the Irish Antique Dealers Association like James  Weldon, Courtville Antiques, Martin Maguire, Marie Curran, Treasures Athlone, Rory Byrne Donegal Antiques and Greene’s Antiques. This national Limerick based fair at the South Court Hotel is normally a crowd puller and usually draws people from Cork, Kerry, Galway, Tipperary, the Midlands and beyond. Doors are open from 11 am to 6 pm on both days.

    Complementary Translucence by Francis Tansey will be displayed  by Treasures Irish Art

    JUST THE PLACE TO PICK SOMETHING UP FOR YOUR VALENTINE

    Wednesday, February 9th, 2022

    In the unlikely event you may not have noticed it will be Valentine’s Day next Monday. James Weldon will bring this array of rings to the National Antiques, Art and Vintage Fair at the South Court Hotel in Limerick on February 12 and 13. Mr. Weldon will be in attendance on Sunday only, but never fear. There will be a great selection of antique furniture, art, silver, jewellery, vintage fashion, porcelain, glass, books and collectibles on display.

    NEW DATES ANNOUNCED FOR TEFAF MAASTRICHT

    Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

    The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) has announced new dates for the the 35th anniversary edition of TEFAF Maastricht. It will take place from June 25 – June 30, 2022 at the MECC. Originally scheduled as usual for March, TEFAF Maastricht was postponed in December due to mounting concerns around COVID-19.

    TEFAF Chairman, Hidde van Seggelen, says: “This was a complex situation which required the input and flexibility of many different individuals and organisations to enable us to reschedule TEFAF Maastricht. We are proud to join several other leading art fairs in June for a key moment in the art world calendar this year. This will be an exciting revival of TEFAF Maastricht in its 35th anniversary edition and an opportunity to once again bring together the world’s leading collectors and art lovers to meet, experience, and appreciate the rich art history for which TEFAF is known.”

    NATIONAL ANTIQUE FAIR AT SOUTH COURT HOTEL LIMERICK

    Saturday, October 23rd, 2021

    In what can be hailed as a welcome return to normality of a sort Ireland’s biggest antique fair for a long time is underway this weekend at the South Court Hotel in Limerick. Visitors are advised to bring their Covid certificates and to wrap up warmly as there will be plenty of ventilation. There is an array of art, furniture, old Irish glass and collectibles of every sort.

    Treasures are showing this 19th century Greek icon