Brussels Fairs

Art and antiques fairs taking place in Brussels include a number of events throughout the year including BRAFA, Eurantica Fine Art Fair, Art Brussels, Paris Tableau Brussels and specialist tribal art event BRUNEAF.


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A gathering of Cultures in Brussels

28 May 2018

One of the longest-standing events in the tribal art dealing fraternity takes place this month in Brussels, a key centre of the tribal art market.

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.

Xavier Eeckhout

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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When the tribal art world comes to Brussels

22 May 2017

'Cultures – The World Arts Fair' is a gallery-based event staged every June in the antique-dealing district of Brussels known as The Sablon.

Line up announced for first ‘Paris Tableau’ fair in Brussels

20 March 2017

The organisers of Paris Tableau have released the exhibitor list for the first edition of the specialist Old Master paintings fair taking place 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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Success à la Carte

26 January 2005

ANTO CARTE (1886-1954) has emerged as the darling of the Belgian auction scene in recent years, and was again responsible for the country’s top saleroom price in December.

Compensation for those who have been grounded

13 May 2003

MAGRITTE'S Oiseau du Ciel, pictured right, commissioned by Belgium’s Sabena airline in 1965, was sold at auction in Brussels on May 5 for a triple-estimate €3.4m (£2.3m).

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