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.
Free & Confidential Expertises by Appointment.
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16 November 2021
Mona Lisa, in the footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci
27-29 October 2021
Preview of an exceptional and rare revival of Leonardo da Vinci's iconic portrait of Mona Lisa, executed in France in the 17th century. It will be exhibited alongside other masterpieces by the Old Masters that will be sold in Paris on 9th November.
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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.
The auction house Artcurial has unveiled an exceptional Mona Lisa that will come under the hammer on 9th November 2021. Incredibly faithful to the original, this version, painted around 1600, highlights the early fascination for Leonardo da Vinci and his work. The portrait with the mysterious smile will be exhibited across Europe from October, in Vienna, Brussels and Paris.
For its second session of the year in the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo, Artcurial achieved a fantastic auction week dedicated to Jewellery, Watches, Hermès & Luxury bags, Motorcars and Monaco Sculptures, with several records and a strong presence of international collectors. With a sales total of €21.5M, the auction house confirmed its leadership position in the Principality.
This exceptional acrostic bracelet, which most probably belonged to Queen Louise-Marie of Belgium, was sold in a bidding war for over €70,000 in July 2021 in Monaco. Made of 18k yellow gold, the bracelet held eight finely chiselled souvenir medallions set with fine stones to compose the first names of members of the family of the first King of the Belgians. On opening, the medallion reveals a miniature eye in the style of the painter Winterhalter. This gold bracelet was part of a set of six jewels from a European princely collection.
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.
Marie Sanna-Legrand, Director of Watch Departement and and Geoffroy Ader, Expert in Watches, describe a dynamic and growing market, looking for big names and iconic models that resonate.
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