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:
In the fair’s Discovery section for recent works by young and emerging artists, sales included:
In the fair’s newly launched Invited section for younger galleries exploring different business models, the itinerant Zurich-based Counter Space sold six works by Antoinette d’Ansembourg in the range of €1,300 ($1,450). Also in the Invited section, London-based dealer Alice Black, who was participating in a fair for the first time since opening her gallery in May 2017, made several sales. In a statement, Black noted: “our participation paid off, [. . .] the collectors at Art Brussels are decisive, knowledgeable, and their approach is well thought through, the work is really appreciated.”