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Celebrating the Best: New book published to mark the silver jubilee of TEFAF Maastricht

MAASTRICHT.- TEFAF Maastricht has much to celebrate. The art market has changed enormously since the Fair was founded 25 years ago and TEFAF has been at the forefront of a revolution in the way that art is bought and sold. Celebrating the Best, 25 Years of TEFAF Maastricht, published to mark the Fair’s Silver Jubilee, looks at its part in what has been a turbulent quarter of a century in the history of the art market. The authors, Paula Weideger, Will Bennett, Diana Cawdell and Gareth Harris, have talked to the dealers who founded the Fair, those who work behind the scenes, some of the private collectors and museum curators who buy there, leading citizens of Maastricht and others who have contributed to its success. The extracts below give a flavour of the book, copies of which will be available at TEFAF Maastricht, which takes place from 16-25 March 2012 at the MECC