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TEFAF Maastricht 2019

2019 3/16(Sat) - 3/24(Sun)

Early Access Day (Invite only) : 14th March (thu), 11am-7pm
VIP Preview Day: 15th March (fri), 11am-7pm
Venue: MECC Maastricht Forum 100
6229 GV Maastricht, The Netherlands
Booth: 237

A LIGHT HOUSE CALLED KANATA A LIGHT HOUSE CALLED KANATA

A month has passed since the end of TEFAF Maastricht 2019, and we will like to take this opportunity to extend our deepest gratitude and many thanks to all who have helped to make this year’s show, our 7th consecutive participation at TEFAF, our very best show ever, with various sales figures broken and kind words of praise received from the many visitors to our stand.

TEFAF Maastricht (fair entrance)

Creating a two-tier stand for the 2nd consecutive year, many of our oldest clients had mentioned that not only was our stand design a great improvement from last year’s two-floor stand (well done, Kumiko!), but the calibre and range of works exhibited at TEFAF Maastricht 2019 was our best ever, with highest accolades given to new artists such as Joseph Walsh in wood and Masanori Maeda in painting, together with the usual sold-out veteran artists such as Niyoko Ikuta in glass, Yoshiro Kimura in porcelain and Keizo Sugitani in abstract stoneware, as well as great momentum from younger sold-out artists such as Kentaro Sato in Japanese painting and Kosuke Kato in Damascus steel. Sato in particular virtually stole the show with his masterpiece “Céleste”, which drew tour groups and great crowds to gaze upon its starry night on a daily basis.

Yufuku’s stand (ground floor)

And as always, Kumiko, the heart and soul of Yufuku, did an incredible job with organising the mammoth show that is TEFAF, while Wahei, who cannot believe that he’s on his 17th year as an art dealer, was very happy to welcome old friends to our stand to chat, while meeting many wonderful new friends in the charming city that is Maastricht.

Thank you as always for your kind support throughout the years. It is because of you that we can do the things we do. We now look forward to exhibiting for the very first time at Masterpiece London in late June.

With deep gratitude,

Team Yufuku

Wahei, Kumiko, Ren, Yoriko, Maho, Akira, Ami and Takeshi

Yufuku’s stand (ground floor - angle 2)
Mihara, Tsumori and Yonemoto work
Sato, Yokoyama and Sugitani work
Stairs to upper level (Maeda, Mikagi and Kato work)
Upper floor of Yufuku stand
Upper floor of Yufuku stand (angle 2)
Joseph Walsh and Moriyama work
All 4 works by Niyoko Ikuta sold out on the very first preview day
Stand filled with visitors
Wahei explaining the new work by Takafumi Asakura
Kumiko explaining the work by Naoki Takeyama
Kumiko introducing Joseph’s work to clients
Akira passionately explaining a Takaoka work to clients
Takeshi explaining the glass work made by Sachi Fujikake
Ren and a Moriyama work
Ami with clients
Wahei giving a lecture to a group of students from Sotheby’s
The young artist Yasutaka Baba and Wahei
Team Yufuku together with the glass artist Sachi Fujikake, her son and husband.
Team Yufuku (from left: Ami, Kumiko, Wahei, Ren, Takeshi and Akira)

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