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From Tefaf to Brafa, the crossover of art fairs


The traffic jam at the shows at the end of June did not benefit business. The meetings in Maastricht and Brussels, whose calendar overlaps, have suffered from the lack of international collectors.

Too many salons are killing salons!

Seeing their diary filled to capacity, many major collectors declined the trip to Tefaf Maastricht at the last minute.

Shifted from March to June after a year of interruption, the largest art and antiques fair in the world opened its doors to the public on June 25, the day Brafa closed in Brussels.

But VIPs could come there the day before to visit this tighter edition - 242 exhibitors against a little less than 300 usually - and shorter - until June 30.

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The number of admissions, not yet communicated, should be lower than in other years.

And the armed robbery in a jewelry gallery, forcing the fair to be evacuated on Tuesday, around 11:30 a.m., did not help the situation or the reputation of the fair.

Even if in a press release, it specified that “the rigorous procedures in force in terms of security were respected and all visitors were able to be evacuated without incident”

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Source: lefigaro

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