After the very successful TEFAF (The European Fine Art Fair) debut last fall (see Haute Living New York’s coverage), TEFAF New York Spring is promising to be an equally impressive premier edition, showcasing 92 top international galleries and dealers. The focus will be on modern and contemporary art and design. A small number of dealers will exhibit jewelry, African and Oceanic art, and antiquities. Taking place May 4-8 at The Park Avenue Armory, the fair will kick off with an opening night party hosted by The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering on May 3, and will run from 5-9 PM. Proceeds from the gala will benefit The Society of MSK’s patient care, research, and education programs at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. as well as the cultural programs produced by the Park Avenue Armory.
Opening night for TEFAF last fall saw close to 2000 guests with key city influencers and prominent social figures in attendance, among them Caryn Zucker, Ronald Lauder, Daisy Soros, Hilary and Wilbur Ross, Irene Roosevelt Aitken, Emily T. Frick, Peter and Jamee Gregory, Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler, Veronica Swanson Beard, Claiborne Swanson Frank, Cynthia Frank, Roman and Helena Martinez, Carlos Souza, Michael Boodro, Gaetano Sciuto, Travis Acquavella, Antoinette Guerrini Maraldi, Andrew and Denise Saul, Melinda Blinken, Michael and Shelley Carr, Judy Gordon Cox, Jordan and Marcie Pantzer, Craig Thompson, MD and Tullia Lindsten, MD, PhD, Lavinia Branca Snyder, Timothy Haynes, Juan Pablo and Pilar Molyneux, Alex Papachristidis, and Rachel Hovnanian.