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BRUSSELS ART WALK, supported by BRAFA

 

 

 

Huberty & Breyne
Brussels Art Walk supported by BRAFA
©Courtesy: Brafa

 

From Thursday, February 17th until Sunday, February 20th, 2022, in Brussels, collectors and art lovers will be able to meet up and discover the most beautiful pieces exhibited by 37 galleries who are represented at Brafa. This initiative, called the  Brussels Art Walk, supported by BRAFA, was proposed by several Brussels dealers who will welcome their Belgian and foreign colleagues to exhibit in their galleries, offering an eclectic mix of artworks spanning over 2000 years of history, from archaeology to contemporary art.

 

 

Collectors Gallery
Pol Bury (La Louvière 1922-2005 Paris)
‘Sphères’ necklace, 1985
A kinetic necklace decorated with 37 moving spheres and designed for Editions Artcurial Paris
Gold gilded silver – Ø 12 cm
Limited edition, signed and numbered
Provenance: private collection, Paris
©Courtesy: BRAFA

 


8 Parisian galleries, 1 London gallery and 1 gallery from Barcelona will feature amongst these 37 participants. The Brussels Art Walk, supported by BRAFA, will mainly take place in the Sablon, in the lower part of the city, as well as in the galleries on both sides of the Avenue Louise.

 

 

Harold t’Kint de Roodenbeke
David Hockney (UK, Bradford 1937)
Audrey on the sofa, 2002
Watercolour on paper – 26 x 27 cm
Signed and dated
Provenance: David Graves, assistant of David Hockney
Passionate about his dogs, Hockney produced many paintings, drawings and lithographs on this theme. ©Courtesy: BRAFA

 

 

THE PHILOSOPHY 

The initiative aims to support Brafa exhibitors by offering them additional visibility, but its objective is also to maintain a link with collectors and to reach a new audience. It favours conviviality and exchanges, essential in these times of restrictions. Nothing beats the emotion experienced in front of a work of art! The galleries are well aware of this, and since Brafa 2022 has been postponed to June 19th26th, they will present a sample of what the fair brilliantly succeeds in delivering every year: a perfect blend of styles and eras, a true journey through time and across cultures !

 

 

Galerie Bertrand de Lavergne
A polychrome enamelled porcelain snuff bottle in the form of a boy holding a double gourd vase in his arms. Qianlong mark. China, 19th century. H 4.5 cm.
Provenance: French private collection; sale organised by Millon Jutheau (Hôtel Drouot) of 2 July 1984, n° 26, p. 6 of the catalogue
©Courtesy: BRAFA

 

 

Harold t’Kint de Roodenbeke, the Chairman of Brafa, explains:

We have colleagues from Ghent, Paris, London who will take up residence in galleries and exhibition spaces in the centre, in the Sablon, and near the Avenue Louise. This circuit promises to be a joy for art lovers, who will rediscover the eclecticism of Brafa, since the dealers will exhibit their most beautiful pieces from the fields of ancient, modern and contemporary art, tribal art, archaeology, furniture from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, sculptures, silverware and porcelain.”

 

 

Finch & Co
A Very Rare Roman Period Jewish Lead Roundel from a Sarcophagus Depicting a Menorah Surrounded by Vines in High Relief with Two Bunches of Grapes
Holy Lands – 2nd Century B.C to 2nd Century A.D
Ø 22 cm – approx: 1 cm deep – 8¾ ins dia. (max) approx: ³⁄₈ ins deep / 23.5 cm high – 9¼ ins high (with base)
Provenance: ex private English collection believed to have been in the same family since the 1950’s; thence by descent; sold at auction 2020
cfr An analysis report of the lead carried out by, CEZA and Prof. Dr. Ernst Pernicka, Germany, sample receipt, 26, January 2021, report date, 10th March 2021 is available confirming the dating of the lead relief. ©Courtesy: BRAFA

 

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Francis Maere Fine Arts
Pol Bury (Haine-Sainte-Pierre 1922-2005 Paris)
Volume figé, 1990
Mirror – H 24 x W 30 x D 30 cm
Signed on the base MK 1/8
©Courtesy: BRAFA

 

In the Sablon district :

The Maison Costermans, specialised in furniture and art objects from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, will be welcoming Belgian and French colleagues. From Paris, the Ary Jan Gallery, together with the Mathivet Gallery, will present a set of works by FrançoisXavier and Claude Lalanne in an original scenography combining Art Deco furniture and modern paintings by Marcel Delmotte, Amédée MarcelClément, JeanPierre Cassigneul… Jean Lemaire will also be exhibiting at this address, with porcelains from Brussels, Tournai, China and Meissen. Francis Maere, based in Ghent, will show a series of kinetic sculptures by Pol Bury, amongst other artists. Pol Bury will also be exhibited at the Collectors Gallery, which proposes jewellery and objects by twentieth and twentyfirst century artists and designers.

 

 

Costermans & Pelgrims de Bigard
Sebastien Vrancx (Antwerp, 1573-1647)
Allegory of winter
Oil on panel – 51.8 x 66 cm
Provenance: Comte François de Robiano, Senateur; his sale, Brussels, Barbé, 1 May 1837, lot 72 (as Pierre Brueghel); General van der Meeren; Alexandre van der Beeken Pasteel; his sale, Eindhoven, 1869 (as Pierre Brueghel); Edmond de Ryckman de Betz; thence by descent to the present owners ©Courtesy: BRAFA

 


At the Desmet Gallery, where ancient goddesses rub shoulders with emperors or neoclassical eighteenthcentury vestal virgins, one of the highlights will be a superb bust of the emperor Nerva, Rome, 1800. The gallery will be turned into a wonderful cabinet of curiosity with the presence of the London exhibitor Finch & Co, which will present a varied collection of art objects from five continents including a rare Roman Jewish lead medallion from a sarcophagus with a representation of a Menorah.

 

 

Gallery Desmet
Bust of the Roman Emperor Nerva
White marble – Rome, c 1800
Model said to be by Alessandro Algardi (1598-1654)
Cf. Albani Collection Inv. n° A 43: Sala degli Imperatori, Palazzo Nuovo, Musei
Capitolini (Inv. 437) – Roma
H 59 x W 25 x D 29 cm
©Courtesy: BRAFA

 

 

In the Old Masters field, Jan Muller, usually based in Ghent, will exhibit together with his cousin Klaas Muller. The first will present a still life by Frans Snijders (Antwerp, 15791657), amongst other things, and the second, a traditional inn scene by David Teniers the Younger (Antwerp, 16101690).

 

 

 

Thomas Deprez Fine Arts, specialised in latecentury Belgian art from 1880 to 1914, will receive visitors in his gallery for a special exhibition on the topic of industry in the fine and decorative arts. ManMade: Art & Industry in findesiècle Belgium presents a fine selection of paintings, drawings and sculptures by Constantin Meunier, and works by Emile Claus, Xavier Mellery… surrounded by furniture, ceramics and glassware by pioneers of Belgian Art Nouveau; Philippe Wolfers, A.W. Finch, Paul Du Bois and Léon Ledru.

 

 

Herwig Simons Fine Arts
Floor lamp
Gilded wood and tortoise-shell veneer
Maison Franck, Antwerp, circa 1950
H 170 cm x Ø 45 cm
©Courtesy: BRAFA

 

 

In the Louise district:

Enjoy a stopover in the world of Philippe d’Arschot to contemplate pieces of European goldsmithery from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century, as well as rings and jewels from the Renaissance period, including a delicate seventeenthcentury engraved silver pomander, a scentcontainer with sixcompartments for fragrant pastes or herbs.

 

 

d’Arschot & Cie
Silver pomander
Model with six numbered and hinged compartments, fitted with a sliding lid
The unscrewable base reveals a small spoon and is engraved with the initials H. S
The Netherlands or Germany, 1620-1630
H 6.3 cm
©Courtesy: BRAFA

 


With the Liquid Light exhibition, Baronian Xippas presents monochromes by Joseph Marioni, a major representative of abstract expressionism from the New York School. Nearby, Nosbaum Reding, a contemporary art gallery from Luxembourg hostes De Wit Fine Tapestries, based in Mechelen. The abstract works of the German artist Peter Zimmermann will be presented alongside a selection of ancient tapestries, in a heterogeneous dialogue combining ancient and contemporary art.

 

 

 

The Galerie de la Béraudière brings a note of surprise to the Germaine Richier et La Couleur exhibition, whose staging was developed by Charles Kaisin. Mustsees: the praying mantis that welcomes visitors and a powerful bat that dominates the gallery space.

 

 

Galerie de la Béraudière
Current exhibition: Germaine Richier
2022 Brussels Art Walk supported by BRAFA
©Courtesy: BRAFA

 

Didier Claes  presents a selection of masks and statues from Central and Western Africa One of the centerpieces: an elegant Songye dagger from Central Africa. He will share his gallery with a colleague from Barcelona, Guilhem Montagut, whose highlight is a mask of the Ijo people of Nigeria dating from the nineteenth century. Still in connection with the African continent, the MARUANI MERCIER gallery will show a solo exhibition, Rumors of Blackness, by the young Ghanaian artist Kwesi Botchway, who creates portraits in bright colours that proudly evoke African identity, dignity, and beauty, as well as some universal themes: the place of women in society.

 

 

 

 

BRUSSELS ART WALK, supported by BRAFA 

17 – 20 Febrary 2022

Brussels, Belgium

Galerie Alexis Bordes
Alphonse Osbert (Paris, 1857-1939)
Méditation, 1907
Oil on canvas – 24.6 x 41.2 cm
Signed, dated, titled and numbered on the back of the canvas: n ° 294 / A.Osbert / Méditation / 1907
Provenance: private collection, Belgium
©Courtesy: BRAFA

 

 

Opening dates and hours:

Thursday, February 17th, 2022 14h0021h00

Friday, February 18th, 2022 11h0018h00

Saturday, February 19th, 2022 11h0018h00

Sunday, February 20th, 2022 11h0018h00

 

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