Since its opening in 2012, the Brussels Artcurial office has become an essential destination for collectors and Brussels art lovers. Located in a superb mansion on the edge of the Cambre woods, the office is situated in the heart of the magnificent residential area, les Ambassade.
A great number of events dot the activity calendar of the Belgium office such as themed comic book exhibitions or Belgium artists, preliminary presentations of the season’s highlights, offering a panorama of the masterpieces soon to be auctioned and conferences organised in its offices or at the heart of the exhibitions in local regional museums. Artcurial office is a significant participant in charitable events, such as the Luxembourg Red Cross Ball.
Complimentary and confidential valuation days, covering all areas of interest are offered by Artcurial, and where our specialists travel to Brussels at the dates specified below. They can also, by simple appointment and throughout the year, come to meet you, in Belgium, the Netherlands or Luxembourg, at home or your bank vault, to establish with you the most appropriate sales strategy for your property.
With regards to succession or insurance inventories, our teams offer bespoke advises thanks to a network of extremely dynamic tax attorneys and notaries.
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6 May 2021
Old Master & 19th Century Art
Old Masters & 19th Century Art
From Italy to France, a European passion
Wednesday 5th to Friday 7th May 2021, 10am-6pm
Contemporary African Art
The reinvented portrait
From Wednesday 12th May to Friday 4th June 2021, 10am-6pm
The exhibition will be closed on 13th 14th and 24th May
5, avenue Franklin Roosevelt
Trilingual in French, Dutch and English, Vinciane holds a degree in Art History in contemporary art from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, and a diploma from CREPAC, majoring in Antique Dealing/Fine Art Broker Business Management. She also followed an additional course organised by IESA Belgium. Vinciane then joined Sotheby's, first in London, then in Brussels as an expert-liaison and later as Director of the Decorative Arts Departments. Since 2012, Vinciane de Traux is Director of the Belgium Artcurial office and manages the Benelux Artcurial activities, putting her skills, enthusiasm and network at the service of the auction house’s development.
Charles Adrien Prosper d'Épinay (1836-1914)
Portrait of Sarah Bernhardt as Hermione
H.: 60 cm / 23.63 in.
Estimate: €100,000 - 200,000
Auction on 10th June 2021
Prior to the dedicated auction that will take place in Paris on 9th June, a selection of works from the collection From Italy to France, a European Passion will be exhibited for the first time in Brussels.
From 5th to 7th May, discover a preview of this collection which highlights French artists who lived and worked in Italy: Joseph Vernet, Jean-Baptiste Marie Pierre, Charles-Joseph Natoire, Jacques Stella and Joseph-Marie Vien.
This exhibition, in all its diversity, highlights the Northern schools with a selection of very high quality paintings. First up is the impressive Christ with the Instruments of the Passion by Maerten van Heemskerck, a true manifesto of Mannerism with its exaggeration of line and modernity of colour. Sebastian Vrancx's lively village scene illustrates the theme of everyday life in the countryside, so dear to Flemish painters in the tradition of Brueghel, and so popular with art lovers. Frans Snyders' Two monkeys by a fruit basket testifies to the liveliness of the Flemish still-life, as practised in the wake of Rubens' studio, whilst the exceptional composition by Jan Jansz. van de Velde III demonstrates the Dutch side of this pictorial genre through its sobriety and precision. Finally, there is a rare painting by Adam de Coster, a representative of Northern Caravaggism, in which the beholder is seized by the intense gaze of an old man, lit by the flame of a candle.
From May 12th to June 4th, Artcurial invites you to discover in Brussels a selection of works from the upcoming Contemporary African Art sale. Gathered under the theme of the Portrait, these works will highlight the many ways in which artists from the continent are redefining this medium in order to reflect the concerns of younger generations around the world. These artists, rarely exhibited in Belgium, who live and work in Cameroon, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa or Zimbabwe, are emerging figures in the African contemporary art market. The cosmopolitan African identity, open to the world, is reflected in the works of these artists.
Artcurial beats the world record for an original comic book board with The Blue Lotus by Hergé! On Thursday 14th January, Artcurial offered this exceptional work at auction, never seen before on the market: the project by Hergé for the cover of the original edition of The Blue Lotus, a 1936 album of Tintin. The work was sold for €3.2 M, also becoming Hergé’s new world record.
The Artcurial Belgium team wishes all customers and friends of the company a happy new year 2021!
Meet us during the next appraisal days in Belgium.
The year 2020 was notably marked by a number of records and millionaire auctions, such as an important stabile by Alexander Calder sold for €4.9M and the masterpiece the Penitent Magdalene by Salaì, a pupil of Leonardo da Vinci, which sold for €1.7M. Find out more in our video…
On Wednesday 18th November, an important discovery in the history of art came under the hammer of Matthieu Fournier: the Penitent Magdelene by Leonardo da Vinci’s closest collaborator, Gian Giacomo Caprotti, better known as Salaì. Identified by art historians, this oil on panel, one of very few works attributed to Salaì, is imbued with an intimate understanding of Leonardo’s technique. This coveted masterpiece sold for €1.7M, a new world record for the artist.
Le mercredi 8 juillet, Artcurial consacrait une soirée à ses grandes ventes d’Art Moderne et Contemporain. A cette occasion, la maison présentait un stabile monumental d’Alexander Calder, haut de plus de 3,5 mètres. Cette sculpture impressionnante crée l’événement en s’envolant à près de 5 M€ / 5,6 M$ frais inclus, le double de son estimation. Il s’agit d’un record en Europe pour un stabile de l’artiste vendu aux enchères.
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