Abigail Esman’s somewhat breathless post on Brafa contains a few sales:
Roman statuary and […] Serra oilstick painting graced the stand of the inimitable Axel Vervoordt, whose skill at combining beautiful objects in an interior knows no equal; two 1968 Daninos “bubble chairs” at the Paris based Galerie Parisienne (22,000 euros each, though one sold the first night) set players up for a rousing game of chess with a 1968 set designed by Michel Guino for Jacques Lacloche of valves, motor shafts, and other engine parts; and at Bernard de Leye Antiquites, an exuberantly Rococo setting showed off French, 18th-century dishes of gilt silver.
And among the more amusing highlights at this year’s Brafa was an installation at Antwerp’s Ronny van de Velde of specially-commissioned miniature museum rooms created by various contemporary Belgian artists. Inspired by Marchel Duchamp’s “Boit en Valise” (an example of which was also available – and quickly sold — at Ronny van de Velde for 150,000 euros), the mini museums explore “exhibitions” of surrealism, photography, bio-art, and – in one particularly clever example – parodies of works by renowned Belgian artists like Wim Villevoye.
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