The first fair will be focused on art through the centuries, whilst the second will showcase modern art and design. Together with Artvest, TEFAF will hold the fairs at Park Avenue Armory. Some 90 dealers will participate in the New York fairs, which will be on a smaller scale of operations in comparison to the 270 dealers that make the pilgrimage to Maastricht every March.

2015 edition of TEFAF Image via the Economist 2015 edition of TEFAF
Image via the Economist

Patrick van Maris van Dijk, the CEO of TEFAF, stated: "Among the different possibilities TEFAF has explored over the past couple of years, this partnership with Artvest in the Park Avenue Armory New York really stood out."

"It is a typical combination of ideal time, ideal place, ideal people. As the world's most buoyant art market, New York is a perfect match. The city's dynamism and its cultural and economic power provide the best possible circumstances for a TEFAF fair outside of Maastricht. It also provides a perfect window to TEFAF Maastricht for those in the United States who are not yet acquainted with TEFAF."