Don't miss the King Baudouin Foundation's stand at BRAFA, from 19 to 26 June (Brussels Expo, Heysel, stand 115). Come and immerse yourself in culture, take some time out to enjoy our impressive Belgian heritage, discover our recent acquisitions or attend a fascinating Brafa Art Talk at our stand.
The biggest eyecatcher on the stand is a skeleton of a woolly rhinoceros that lived in the Ice Age. The Foundation does not receive a donation like that every day! This excellently preserved fossil has a fascination for people of all ages. KBF has given it on loan to the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences.
Another superb item is the Medusa necklace. This masterpiece by Philippe Wolfers is internationally recognised as an icon of art nouveau jewellery. It has now been purchased by the King Baudouin Foundation's Heritage Fund so it will be preserved for everyone to enjoy, and it will have a place in the Wolfers store at the Art & History Museum in Brussels. You can see it in advance at BRAFA, alongside numerous other works of art by Wolfers and Horta. Just a foretaste of the coming ‘year of art nouveau’ in 2023!
Do you like ancient works of art, or do you prefer modern and contemporary art? There is something for everyone in KBF’s diverse collection. A 17th century View of Antwerp and 18th century decorative items from the renowned Looz collection, which are being publicly exhibited for the first time at BRAFA, can be seen in dialogue with contemporary porcelain by Piet Stockmans, abstract art by Wyckaert and Drybergh, and a superb piece by world famous Belgian artist Pol Bury.
Practical information: BRAFA art fair from 19 to 26 June 2022 NEW VENUE! Brussels Expo, Heysel Open from 11:00 to 19:00 Nocturne on Thursday 23 June www.brafa.art
KBF has been working to preserve our heritage for more than 30 years. Every year at BRAFA the Foundation publicly exhibits a selection of its most recent acquisitions (both purchases and donations).