Fine Art

At Art Brussels, sales showed collector demand for works in the four- and five-figure range.

The 37th edition of Art Brussels closed on Sunday, with a total of 25,473 visitors passing through its aisles over a four-day run. In addition to major collectors such as London-based Muriel Salem, the Danish mega-collector Leif Djurhuus, New Yorkers Susan and Michael Hort, and Belgium’s own Alain Servais, the fair drew representatives from a bevvy of European institutions such as the Centre Pompidou , Jeu de Paume , and the Louvre in Paris, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and the Hamburger Kunsthalle. The fair’s 148 participating galleries reported a slew of sales, primarily in the four- and five-figure range. In the fair’s main section, dubbed Prime, sales included: Brussels-based outfit Harlan Levey Projects sold 20 works spanning all six artists shown in their booth, including Emmanuel Van der Auwera , which the gallery showed in the fair’s Solo section. Another Brussels gallery, Rodolphe Janssen, had a strong showing, with sales of works for between €6,000 and €55,000 ($6,700 and $61,400), including four pieces by Thomas Lerooy and works Louisa Gagliardi , Douglas Eynon , Marcel Berlanger, Betty Tompkins , and Gert & Uwe Tobias . It also sold out of works it was offering by the Belgian painter […]

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