Hi all, The activities taking place in June in Brussels next month should prove to be very exciting! Last year the Brussels Non European Art Fair (BRUNEAF) had
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, May 15, 2007
The activities taking place in June in Brussels next month should prove to be very exciting!
Last year the Brussels Non European Art Fair (BRUNEAF) had quite a bit of
competition to deal with in Paris at the same time with the opening of the Musee du Quai Branly and the Verite auction, but this year the spotlight has pointed back to Brussels.
Alain de Monbrison, the Paris dealer who recently sold the $1 (+/-) million Benin bronze head to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and was one of the experts for the Verite sale in Paris last year, is putting his golden touch on an auction that is taking place this year in Brussels during the
same time as BRUNEAF.
Pierre Bergé & associés will host an auction of African, Oceanic, Asian and American Indian art as well as some Walker Evans photographs on June 7th at Salle des Beaux-Arts , Place du Grand Sablon 40 - 1000 Brussels. Alain de Monbrsion and Pierre Amrouche will be the experts for the African and Oceanic art for this auction, just as they were for the Verite sale last year. Public viewing of the auction offerings in Brussels : Friday June 1 to Wednesday June 6 (10am-6pm)and Thursday June 7 (10am-3pm) with
the sale to take place on June 7th, the day before the Sotheby's African and Oceanic auction in Paris.
Link below to the PDF catalog for the auction (very large file - 6MB! - but very nice). African art starts on page 60 of the catalog.
The Brussels Non European Art Fair (BRUNEAF) opens on June 6th and runs through June 10th. (Photos and text reviews of last year's event click here.) This year the show will feature an exciting exhibit of objects from the collection of Jean Willy Mestach which will run from June 6th to June 29th at the Salle des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. There will be an exhibition catalog published as well. CLICK HERE to read an interview with Willy Mestach that
was done by Ryann Willis.
I am very excited to have the opportunity to go to Brussels this year for my first time to go to BRUNEAF. I plan to go to all of the events taking place in Brussels that I've mentioned above, and also plan to do a photographic virtual tour of the events just as I did for Parcours des mondes in Paris last year.
I'll also be visiting the Royal Museum for Central Africa (aka Tervuren Museum) while I am in Brussels.
I'm starting my trip out in Amsterdam from June 2nd - 4th and plan to meet with a few collectors there, then plan to head to Brussels to preview the auction on the 5th and possibly head to Lille France to meet with a few members from the group before coming back to Brussels on the 6th for the beginning of BRUNEAF. If you're going to be in Brussels this year
and would like to try and meet up just send me an email.
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