Take A Look At The Highlights Of BRAFA, The Showcase Of Fine Arts ⇒ BRAFA Art Fair is an incredible art fair, which started this year’s edition on January 26th and said goodbye on February 3rd. Created in 1956, it is, without a single doubt, one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious art fairs, renowned for the high-quality fine art, antiques, contemporary art and design it showcases. CovetED brings you some of the highlights of this amazing event.
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D’Arschot and Cie – “Nef”. Made of Silver and Silver-gilt by the Silversmith Heinrich Winterstein. Photo: ©Brussels Art Fair
La Pendulerie – “Athena Clock”, attributed to Claude Galle (Paris, 1759-1815). Made of gilt, patinated bronze and Italian red griotte marble. Photo: ©BRAFA
Having taken place from the end of January to the beginning of February, BRAFA is one of the first major art events of the year, crucial to understanding the market’s top trends.
Bernard Bouisset – “Triceratops Bracelet” by David Webb. Made of Gold. Photo: ©BRAFA
The event was located at Tour & Taxis, a magnificent place that is part of Brussels’ industrial heritage. This cosmopolitan capital of Europe is notorious for its delicious food and impressive museums, monuments and boutique shops.
Bowman Sculpture – “Le Baiser” (1886) by Auguste Rodin. Made of bronze with brown and lighter brown patination. Photo: ©BRAFA
Gallery Desmet – “Madonna and Child” by Lucca, (1436-1501). Made of Terra Cotta. Photo: ©BRAFA
The selection process for BRAFA’s exhibitors is rigorous, and all pieces are examined by an international committee of experts before the fair opens its doors to the public. This allows visitors to buy everything they ever dreamed of with absolute confidence.
Galerie Sismann – “Angel”. Made of painted wood. Photo: ©BRAFA
This extraordinary exhibition of high quality and rare pieces from the Bronze Age to the present day, covering 5000 years of history, attracts prominent art collectors and art lovers, all of them curious to see what the market’s novelties are.
Galerie Bertrand de Lavergne – Iron red ground moonflask decorated with flowers. Made of Chinese red porcelain. Kangxi period (1662-1722). Photo: ©BRAFA
Lemaire – Coffee pot. Made of soft porcelain from Tournai with fretel in period gilded bronze. Purple monochrome decoration of an eagle depicting Jupiter. Double gold and purple filet with fine torsos ribs. Brand with crossed swords in gold. In the background is a column marked with the letters SPQR, an emblem of the Roman Republic and on which an armour rests. Tournai, second period, (1763-1775). Photo: ©BRAFA
For over sixty years, the reputation of the event and its team grew. Nowadays, the fair welcomes everyone that wishes to experience elegance, beauty and innovation. Explore it and take your time to carefully admire your favourite masterpieces.
Marc Heiremans – “Two Sassi stones” by Antonio Da Ros (Venice, 1936). Made of free-blown murano glass with applied murrine bands. Photo: ©BRAFA
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