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Art and Antiquities Show in the Superlative:
Deutsche Bank as Co-Sponsor of the 2005 TEFAF FAIR

Fair booths at TEFAF 2004

Each year, TEFAF, the internationally renowned art and antiquities fair, transforms the old Dutch city of Maastricht into a pilgrimage for collectors, museum people, and art enthusiasts. And now, on March 4, it will be happening again: for nine days, 201 exhibitors from Europe, North and South America, and Canada will be offering over 20,000 art treasures for sale from all over the world. This year’s selection has been expanded to include an exhibition by the Detroit Institute of Art, which will be showing 35 Old Master paintings and sculptures, many of which were purchased at the TEFAF in Maastricht.

As in the past year, Deutsche Bank is once again present as co-sponsor of the fair. An extensive accompanying program offers guests in the VIP lounge, already a tradition in its own right, "Expert Talks" with art authorities at the bank, gallery dealers, and other professionals aimed at providing insight into the market’s various opportunities and risks. This year, what’s new is Deutsche Bank’s stand in the public section of the fair; designed in light ivory tones, it serves as an exhibition and catalogue presentation area.

Its theme is an ornamental, somewhat surreal garden pavilion designed in the "chinoiserie" aesthetic, yet nonetheless modern. The works exhibited by the Deutsche Bank Art Collection are almost exclusively black and white drawings and works on paper, such as Kara Walker’s series The Emancipation Approximation (1999-2000) or works by Ugo Rondinone and the young New York artist Mark Dean Veca.

Fair booth in the Antiks section at TEFAF 2004

As a show of superlatives, TEFAF resembles a magnificently furnished museum in which everything can be purchased. Among the highlights in the "Antiques and Art Objects" section is the remarkable portrait A Philosopher by Jan Lievens (1607–1674) from the year 1629, introduced by Salomon Lilian from Amsterdam. Sarti from Paris is showing Portrait of A Young Boy (ca. 1475) by Pietro di Cristofano Vannucci, known as Perugino (1448-1532) – one of the most important exponents of Renaissance painting at the TEFAF Maastricht 2005.

The section "Modern Art" also offers an outstanding selection of works of art including the large-scale seminal Philip Guston painting Waking Up from 1975, presented by the Timothy Taylor Gallery in London and offered for 3 million U.S. dollars. Landau Fine Art from Montreal is showing one of Paul Klee’s rare paintings from 1931 titled Bridged. In addition, Landau is also offering the colorful Jean Dubuffet work La Berceuse du Chien from 1943. Beck & Eggeling, Düsseldorf, is showing three paintings by Emil Nolde (1867-1956) at the TEFAF Maastricht, including Family Portrait made in 1947 in Seebüll.