For its 67th edition, BRAFA is leaving Tour & Taxis for Brussels Expo, while maintaining its highly successful eclectic, across-the-board approach.
Pieter Bruegel the Younger (1564-1636), Kermesse of Saint George with the Dance Around the Maypole, 54.6 x 75.7 cm/21.5 x 29.8 in (detail). De Jonckheere Gallery.
In June 2022, Brussels is the place to be, especially at BRAFA! The reputation of the fair created in 1956 has grown so impressively in the last decade that it is now a must. One telling indication, beyond the unanimously rosy opinions of professionals, is that although BRAFA’s dates overlap with those of TEFAF in Maastricht (June 25 to 30), 30-odd dealers are participating in both events. Of course, there is a strong need to meet up with art lovers in person, but the Belgian fair has successfully established itself in terms of both the quality and diversity of its exhibitors and the level of collectors it attracts. "Though we wanted to, we have not always been able to attend BRAFA, whose dates are very close to Maastricht, a flagship exhibition for Old Masters," says Georges de Jonckheere. "As I’m Belgian and was one of the first to participate 45 years ago, it’s obvious that I support this exhibition, where we meet up with local and international collectors and top dealers." As a worthy Old Master representative, he has reserved a Kermesse of Saint George with the Dance Around the Maypole by Bruegel the Younger…
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