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BRAFA 2024 key work revealed by Vice-Chairman Didier Claes

Tap into the BRAFA 2024 mood and get inspired to meet 132 exhibitors from around the world and their wonders: it is an unmissable event to exchange with professionals who can share their passion with you.

Didier Claes, BRAFA's Vice-Chairman of Non-European art and specialist in classical art from Africa, shares his highlight of the fair in this video, explaining his choice. Tune in and learn why, according to him, this Picasso musketeer, offered by the Hélène Bailly Gallery, is a key exhibit not to miss at the fair. Why? Next to celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Spanish master's death, he was undeniably inspired by anonymous African artists. It is safe to say that the greatest and most majestic masterpieces in art history emerged from this.

Featured artwork: Pablo Picasso (Malaga 1881-1973 Mougins), Le Peintre (Mousquetaire aux 2 visages), 1967. Oil on canvas, 100 x 81 cm. Signed: Picasso and dated: 21/2/67 top left.
Provenance: Galerie Louise Leiris; Galerie Taménaga (label on reverse); former collection Pierre and Jeannine Consten
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Didier Claes is an African art specialist. On the strength of his atypical career and his early discoveries of exceptional pieces, he is now one of the most widely renowned specialists in the domain of ancient African art. In 2002, Didier Claes opened his first gallery in the famous Sablon district in Brussels. Since then, he has devoted himself to presenting high quality works of art from important Western collections, and contributing to leading Belgian and international events. The gallery is currently located in a prestigious space in the Avenue Louise area. Clients include numerous American and European collectors as well as international museums and institutions.

Founded : 2002


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S.N.A. Syndicat National des Antiquaires Négociants en Objets d'Art Tableaux anciens et modernes de France, C.B.E.O.A Chambre Belge des Experts en Oeuvres d´Art , ROCAD.be (Royal Chamber of Art dealers)


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