• Wim Weijland's coup de coeur at BRAFA 2019

    At the international BRAFA Art Fair 2019, Wim Weijland, director of the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities) in Leiden, presents his 'coup de coeur' at the stand of Grusenmeyer - Woliner of Brussels (video in NL/EN; subtitles available).

    The Roman life-sized sculpture of the Goddess Athena dates back to the 1st century BC and is based on a 5th century BC Greek original, delicately worked out of fine marble from Prokonnêssos with an impressive hight of 137 cm.

    BRAFA takes place at Tour & Taxis in Brussels, from 26 January - 3 February, 2019. More information at

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  • Manolo Valdés, Coup de Coeur of Justine Verstraeten at BRAFA 2019

    Justine Verstraeten of Hiscox spotted her coup de coeur at the international BRAFA Art Fair with Galerie de la Béraudière, a mixed media work by Manolo Valdés (1942).

    Valdés established the artists' group Equipo Crónica in 1964 with Joan Toledo and Rafael Solbes in which he remained until Solbes' death in 1981. He now lives and works in New York City and Madrid. Influenced by Velázquez, Rembrandt, Rubens, Matisse, Picasso, and others Valdés creates large works in which the lighting and colors express a sensation of tactility. His work is forceful and decorated with historical art symbols. Valdés creates paintings, monumental sculptures, etchings, and collages.

    BRAFA takes place from 26 January - 3 February 2019. Learn more at

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  • Benoit Provost presents his 'coup de coeur' at BRAFA 2019

    Benoit Provost shows his 'coup de coeur' at the 64th edition of the BRAFA 2019, the international Brussels Art Fair: the dynamic, colourful work by Belgian artist Maurice Wyckaert (1923-1996). Several paintings are being presented by the Harold t'Kint de Roodenbeke Gallery, who specializes in Belgian and international 20th century art.

    A graduate in economics, Benoit Provost works daily with his team to create positive dynamics between companies, culture and heritage. After a career that has led to BOZAR, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Charleroi-Danses, he has been the General Manager of Prométhéa for five years. Convinced that culture is one of the pillars of our society, he sees support for cultural heritage and creation as an essential axis of corporate social responsibility. A shared vision within Prométhéa.

    Prométhéa's mission is the development of corporate philanthropy in the field of Culture and Heritage. Main reference in Belgium in terms of sponsorship, Prométhéa promotes exchanges between the patronage actors from the economic, political and cultural world and supports companies in their patronage strategy.

    BRAFA takes place at Tour & Taxis in Brussels, from 26 January - 3 February, 2019. More information at

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  • The coup de coeur of Guy van Wassenhove at BRAFA 2019

    The international BRAFA Art Fair 2019 in Brussels welcomes art collectors from all over Europe at Tour & Taxis in Brussels, between 26 January and 3 February, 2019. Guy van Wassenhove, Curator of the Fonds Baillet Latour, found his 'coup de coeur' at BRAFA with Dario Ghio. The gallery displays an exquisite micromosaic of an owl attacking a lamb, of circa 1810, made of the smallest glass pieces. The piece was created by Antonio Aguatti (before 1800-1846), one of the most important micromosaic masters from the Vatican City workshops.

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  • BRAFA 2019 features a unique Art Nouveau choker by Philippe Wolfers

    The international BRAFA Art Fair 2019 (26 January - 3 February) features breathtaking treasures from throughout the history of art. Epoque Fine Jewels is offering this Art Nouveau highlight by Philippe Wolfers of circa 1901-1902. This piece is the 'coup de coeur' of Werner Adriaenssens, a Professor of History of Decorative Arts at the VUB as well as curator Decorative Arts of the 20th Century at the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels.

    The jewel-encrusted ‘Glycines’ choker is a unique piece of Belgian heritage which once belonged to Sophie Willstädter, the wife of Philippe Wolfers. This choker is one of the most impressive pieces of jewelry ever designed by the Belgian goldsmith. Of the approximately 130 unique pieces of jewelry Philippe Wolfers designed under his own name (1897-1907), very few pieces of jewellery are still around. Dimensions: 35/38 cm x 6,3 cm.

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  • Interview with Goudji at the international BRAFA Art Fair 2019

    At the international BRAFA Art Fair 2019 (26 January - 3 February), Galerie Claude Bernard presents a remarkable solo show of the work of the celebrated French sculptor and goldsmith Goudji (1941), who was born in Georgia. His artwork combines dinandery technique with hard stone incrustations in metal.

    Visitors to the international art fair are able to enjoy around 70 pieces in gold and in silver which have been brought together for this occasion. In this video Goudji shows one of his top pieces, describing the theme and complicated technique. Video produced by Biapal

  • BRAFA 2019: Coup de Coeur by Robert Wilson

    At the BRAFA Art Fair 2019, theater director and playwright Robert Wilson was intrigued by Giancarlo Scaglia's 'Golden Aérea', presented by Bernier/Eliades Gallery. Here, Wilson shares his thoughts on why the Peruvian mixed media on Japanese paper appeals to him and how the artwork and the mixed, counterpoint set-up of the art fair perfectly links to his own world of directing.

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  • Interior decorator Natalia Miyar finds inspiration at the BRAFA Art Fair

    Interior decorator Natalia Miyar is a regular visitor to the international BRAFA Art Fair in Brussels. Global travel, a rich cultural heritage, and an academic background are the driving forces that inspire Natalia Miyar’s work. Art and antiques are important to her projects, bringing soul into every room she designs. An intuitive creator with a love of beauty, Natalia approaches design with an understanding of balance and proportion. The results are spaces which are both serene and lively. Learn more at

    BRAFA is one of the leading European art and antiques fairs. Here, all art works on show are for sale and quality and authenticity are two of the key requirements exhibitors live up to. BRAFA is an eclectic fair which encompasses a variety of specialities, from antiquity to the 21st century. BRAFA 2019 opens from 26 January - 3 February at Tour & Taxis, in Brussels, Belgium. Learn more at

  • Anne Adriaens-Pannier explores the BRAFA Art Fair 2018

    Anne Adriaens-Pannier is Honorary Curator at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and Artistic Director of Het Spilliaert Huis. In this video she highlights three different artworks, created by Fred Eerdekens (1951), George Rickey (1907 - 2002) and Cy Twombly (1928 - 2011) and shown at the international BRAFA Art Fair (27 January - 4 February 2018) with the Samuel Vanhoegaerden Gallery. The gallery specializes in paintings and sculptures dating from 1945 until today. It has organized solo shows devoted to the Belgian artists Panamarenko, Christian Dotremont, Bram Bogart and Fred Eerdekens and has published a catalogue on each occasion. It has also exhibited works by international artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann, Alexander Calder and, more recently, Hans Hartung. Video produced by Biapal

  • The BRAFA 2018 coup de coeur of Nicolas Cauwe

    The BRAFA 2018 coup de coeur of Nicolas Cauwe Nicolas Cauwe, Curator of the Prehistoric and Oceanic collections at the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels, presents his 'coup de coeur' at BRAFA 2018: a New Caledonian Kanak chiefs ceremonial sceptre, ‘Gi Okono’ (19th century). Symbolising the strength and power of the chief and his clan, these ceremonial sceptres have beautiful circular blades made from a light green serpentine, sanded flat to a special thinness. The object is part of the collection of Finch & Co, who offers a curiosity cabinet with objects that are curious, entertaining and thought provoking. Video by Biapal

  • Eric Hemeleers visits BRAFA 2018

    Eric Hemeleers, Chief Executive Officer of Eeckman Art & Insurance, visited BRAFA 2018 (27 January - 4 February) where he found his coup de coeur, a 19th century tribal 'chasse mousse' from the D.R. of Congo, on display with Deletailly Gallery. A symbol of power and authority for the chief, the flywhisk was also used to keep flies away.
    The Deletaille Gallery specializes in traditional forms of art from ancient African, Indonesian, Pre-Columbian and Oceanic cultures, focusing primarily on high-quality works of art and exceptional textiles. Video by Biapal

  • Miluska van 't Lam visits BRAFA 2018

    Miluska van 't Lam, Main Editor of Residence magazine, invited some 20 interior designers to Brussels for a first-time visit to the BRAFA Art Fair (27 January - 4 February 2018). During her visit, she spotted the 1979 Zephyr chair by Wendell Castle (1932-2018) at Galerie Le Beau. The American furniture artist, who sadly past away last January, was a leading figure in the American craft movement.
    Galerie Le Beau is dedicated to the promotion of the great designers of the 20th century, and their careful selection includes rare works that combine refined craftsmanship and timeless style by Scandinavian, American, French, Brazilian and Italian designers. Video by Biapal

  • Kate Hume visits BRAFA 2018

    Kate Hume is a renowned British interior designer with an extensive international clientele. She is one of the designers who joined Residence Magazine for a first-time visit to the international BRAFA Art Fair (27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018). In this video she reveals her 'coup the coeur' at the fair, an elegant interior created by Delen Private Bank to welcome its guests.
    Since 2007, Delen Private Bank is partner and main sponsor of BRAFA. The slogan underlining the harmonious cooperation between the partners is ‘Delen Private Bank, Supporting Fine Arts’, with which Delen Private Bank wants to emphasise its profound wish to support fine arts in order to maintain the cultural heritage for present and future generations.

  • Angela Rosengart visits BRAFA 2018

    Angela Rosengart, daughter of the internationally renowned art dealer Siegfried Rosengart (1894-1985), was a regular visitor of the studios of artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Braque and Miro from childhood. She and her father built up one of the most important private collections of 20th century masterpieces in the world, uniting over 350 artworks including a number by Klee and Picasso. Gathered together in a foundation which became a museum in 2002 in Lucerne, the collection attracts thousands of visitors. In this video, produced by Biapal, Angela Rosengart shares her favorite piece at BRAFA 2018 with us. A work at Galerie Boulakia: ‘Jardin suspendu’, 1955, by Maria Helena Vieira Da Silva (Lisbon 1908-1992 Paris).

  • Anne Adriaens-Pannier shares her Coup de Coeur at BRAFA 2018

    Anne Adriaens-Pannier, Honorary Curator at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and Artistic Director of Het Spilliaert Huis shares her 'coup de coeur' with us, Robert Indiana's Love sculpture, at Guy Pieters Gallery. It is indeed a matter of the heart... Visit the international BRAFA Art Fair at Tour & Taxis, Brussels between 27 January - 4 February 2018. Video by Biapal

  • BRAFA 2018: the 'Coup de coeur' of Roger-Pierre Turine

    Roger-Pierre Turine is an art journalist working for La libre Belgique. At the international BRAFA Art Fair 2018 in Brussels, he shares his favourite piece, a series of paintings created by the painter Jacques Truphémus (1922-2017). The works are shown by Galerie Claude Bernard, which was founded in Paris in 1957. The gallery focuses on contemporary figurative painting and sculpture and, since 1999, it also exhibits photography. BRAFA 2018 takes place from 27 January - 4 February at Tour & Taxis in Brussels. Video by Biapal.

  • BRAFA 2018: the 'Coup de Coeur' of Dominique Szymusiak

    This BRAFA 'Coup de Coeur' video features Dominique Szymusiak, former head curator of the Musée Matisse in Cateau-Cambresis. She talks about a unique Matisse aquarelle, shown at the international fair BRAFA (27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018) by Galerie Berès: a delicate and loving portrait of his daughter Marguerite. Video by Biapal.

  • Michel Draguet visits the BRAFA Art Fair 2018

    Michel Draguet, General Director of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium shares his favourite artwork at the BRAFA Art Fair... A Discover the international art fair from 27 January to 4 February onwards. The painting by Marc Mendelson is shown by the Seghers Gallery which also showcases works by artists such as Pierre Alechinsky, Louise Bourgeois, Pol Bury, Salvador Dali, Edgar Degas, Jean Dubuffet, James Ensor, Félicien Rops, Antoni Tapies and Ossip Zadkine. Video produced by Biapal.
    On Sunday February 4th, Mr Draguet will lecture at the fair on Magritte’s legacy, and the different ways he inspired artists like Marcel Broodthaers, Robert Rauschenberg, Gavin Turk and others. Learn more at


    Fiona Lebecque, assistant curator at the Archaelogical Society of Namur and speaker at the BRAFA ART TALKS shares her 'coup de coeur' for a silver mounted coconut cup and cover made in Mechelen (1602-1603) and presented by Philippe d'Arschot & Cie. Video produced by Biapal

  • Art collector Jan Huyghebaert on James Ensor

    Art collector Jan Huyghebaert gives away his his « coup de cœur » at the Brafa 2017: a powerful work from 1937 by James Ensor of Galerie Seghers. Video produced by Biapal

  • Businessman and art collector Baudouin Michiels on a creation of Bernard Frize.

    Baudouin Michiels shares his « coup de cœur » for Rikhan, an acrylic and resin on canvas of 2004 of the French artist Bernard Frize (born in 1954), presented by Albert Baronian. Video produced by Biapal

  • Art collector Peter Silverman on a painting by Christoffel Van Den Berghe

    Art collector Peter Silverman shares his « coup de cœur » for the Company playing music in a park near a castle by Christoffel Van Den Berghe at Jan Muller Antiques. Video produced by Biapal

  • Art collector Peter Silverman on a Nicolas de Staël painting

    Peter Silverman, art collector, shares his « coup de coeur » at BRAFA 2017 with a Nicolas de Staël painting, 'Les Martigues' (1954) presented by Bailly Gallery. Video produced by Biapal

  • Guido Gryseels, director of the Royal Museum of Central Africa

    Guido Gryseels, director of the Royal Museum of Central Africa shares his « coup de coeur » at BRAFA 2017 with a rare pende mask presented by Bernard de Grunne. Video produced by Biapal

  • Jan Fabre

    By François de Callataÿ, Head of department at the Royal Library of Belgium. Video produced by Biapal

  • Léon Spillaert

    By Boris Wastiau, Director of the MEG, Geneva; Video produced by Biapal

  • Horus statue

    By Alessia Fassone, Curator of the Egyptian Museum, Turin. Video produced by Biapal

  • Lucio Fontana

    By Sophie Lauwers, Head of Exhibitions at BOZAR, Brussels. Video produced by Biapal