The Art Newspaper, April 1, 2015

At TEFAF Maastricht, art dealers mix old and new more than ever
New works accompanied masterpieces as the fair followed the market

Indeed, some dealers employ this style of presentation to bring in business. “I’m hoping to catch of the eye of a collector who would otherwise walk by a section of antiques,” said the antiquarian.

He gave a 2009 photograph of young girl in 17th-century Dutch dress by Marie Cécile Thijs pride of place over the mantel. It was the only contemporary work on a stand otherwise dominated by 18th-century Delft pottery and sold, to a Delftware collector.

Image: Marie Cecile Thijs 'Girl with White Collar at Table' at TEFAF 2015

By Julia Halperin and Emily Sharpe

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The Art Newspaper, April 1, 2015

At TEFAF Maastricht, art dealers mix old and new more than ever
New works accompanied masterpieces as the fair followed the market

Indeed, some dealers employ this style of presentation to bring in business. “I’m hoping to catch of the eye of a collector who would otherwise walk by a section of antiques,” said the antiquarian.

He gave a 2009 photograph of young girl in 17th-century Dutch dress by Marie Cécile Thijs pride of place over the mantel. It was the only contemporary work on a stand otherwise dominated by 18th-century Delft pottery and sold, to a Delftware collector.

Image: Marie Cecile Thijs 'Girl with White Collar at Table' at TEFAF 2015

By Julia Halperin and Emily Sharpe

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