BRAFA

BRAFA is a long-running art and antiques fair held annually in Brussels, Belgium dating back to 1956.

Organised by the Belgian Antiques Fair Association, it takes place in January at the former industrial complex Tour & Taxis. Traditionally the event kicks off the new year's fairs calendar in Europe.


Victoria and Albert Museum wall hanging

V&A Museum buys large embroidery made for Louis XIV’s mistress at Brussels fair

03 April 2018

The Victoria & Albert Museum has purchased a rare 17th century wall hanging from the Belgian restorer and weaver De Wit Fine Tapestries.

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Rembrandt Bugatti model of a puma among early sales at Brussels art fair BRAFA

02 February 2018

The BRAFA art fair is holding its latest staging at the Tour & Taxis exhibition centre in Brussels with a number of the exhibitors making good sales at the private view.

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BRAFA fronts up with 130 exhibitors and a high-profile guest

15 January 2018

Brussels gears up for its major art and antiques fair this month with the latest edition of BRAFA.

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Antiquities at BRAFA 2018

15 January 2018

Antiquities is one of BRAFA’s strong suits in terms of exhibitor volume. Around 10 specialists in this field are standing, plus a number of others that mix antiquities with, for example, Asian art.

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Impressionist, modern and contemporary art at BRAFA 2018

15 January 2018

The picture dealer element of BRAFA is substantial, but increasingly these days the emphasis is on works from the 19th century onwards, be they Impressionist and modern or post-war and contemporary art.

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Early works of art at BRAFA 2018

15 January 2018

BRAFA has long been a fair with a speciality in early (medieval and Renaissance) works of art, which is something that dates back to the years when it was a Belgian National fair in the city centre. It thus serves a venerable collecting tradition drawing in buyers from the local area and further afield.

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Tribal Art at BRAFA 2018

15 January 2018

Tribal art has long been a Belgian speciality due to the country’s colonial history in Africa. So it is not surprising to see this area well represented at BRAFA, with around a dozen participants in this field hailing from Paris, Brussels and as far away as Montreal.

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Curiosities at BRAFA 2018

15 January 2018

Some of the works on offer at BRAFA are simply too quirky to fit into any time-honoured collecting category, but they are often responsible for creating an eyecatching draw to a particular stand.

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Collaborations and cross-cultural displays at Winter Bruneaf

15 January 2018

While BRAFA understandably dominates much of the cultural headlines during this period, it is not the only show in town.

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Five favourites: ATG's top picks from around the BRAFA Art Fair

21 January 2017

Anne Crane selects five works which caught her eye at the BRAFA Fine Art fair which is on until January 29 at the Tour & Taxis in Brussels.

London dealers Finch and Co stand at BRAFA

Dealers gear up for BRAFA art fair in Brussels

11 January 2017

Over 130 dealers will start setting out their stands next week as the BRAFA art fair, Belgium’s premier art and antiques show, opens in Brussels on January 21.

Art Brussels’ inaugural sale at new venue

15 February 2016

Art Brussels’ first sale at its new location of Tour and Taxis, the same location as the BRAFA Art Fair, will run from April 22-24.

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BRAFA 2016 – bigger and better

05 February 2016

BRAFA, the Brussels art fair, opened its doors last month for its 61st edition, boosted in space and exhibitors by a new extension.

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Brussels Art Fair: the exhibitor’s view

13 January 2015

Now celebrating 60 years as a Belgian art and antiques fair, the Brussels Art Fair (BRAFA) obviously has staying power and many exhibitors make the return year on year to stand here. ATG’s Anne Crane asked one longstanding exhibitor, Francis Maere of Francis Maere Fine Arts from Brussels, why the event ticks all the boxes for him.

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