Brussels Antiques and Fine Art Fair over for another yearBy Artkhade with Art Media Agency
Brussels, 31 January 2012
The 57th edition of the Brussels Antiques and Fine Art Fair (BRAFA) took place between 21 and 29 January. For the eighth consecutive year, “Tours & Taxis”, a former train depot, was the venue chosen to host the event. 122 galleries, 60% from outside Belgium, made the trip to Brussels to exhibit at the fair which was, once more, under the direction of Beatrix Bourdon.
Gradually increasing from 2010, the fair attracted 46,000 visitors, who got the chance to see examples of ancient, modern, contemporary art in the form of paintings, sculptures, objets d’art, photographs and even Oceanic, tribal and oriental art. Ancient art remains the fair’s speciality, with De Backker Gallery selling a Hugo Van der Goes piece entitled Nativity for between €300,000 and €400,000 according to Artinfo, as well as a Madonna for €150,000.
Few other results have been released to the public, but in general it would seem that both exhibitors and organisers are satisfied.