[ TEFAF @ Maastricht ]

11 march 2020


TOM WESSELMANN (1931-2004) ~ Steel Drawing (Sitting Nude) ~ 1987 ~ Enamel on laser-cut steel ~ Number 14 of 25
@gallery Sidney Janis Gallery, New York

tripping on art in Maastricht ~ TEFAF 2020


www.arty-farty.fun's Etienne Verbist @ TEFAF 2020, Maastricht

The entrance 

arty-farty.fun's opinion: *****
The entrance to the 2020 edition of TEFAF in Maastricht, decorated, as always, with the most beautiful flower bouquets.

founder Robert Bowman (L) and Arty-Farty.fun's Etienne Verbist (R)

Robert Bowman from Bowman Sculpture

arty-farty.fun's opinion: *****
great to discuss with passionate dealers with a story.
showing August Rodin, who pushed at the boundaries of sculpture in new and radical ways.

meet 'n greet between Matijn Wijn , CEO of www.oestercompagnie.com, & Etienne Verbist of www.arty-farty.com,  followed by a overwhelming oyster tasting feast.
Thanks for your hospitality, Matijn!

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entre-acte ~ flabergasting meet & greet  with Martijn Wijn,  CEO of www.oestercompagnie.com

Jacob Twyford, Senior Director WADDINGTON CUSTOT meets Etienne Verbist, arty-farty.fun

Barry Flanagan (1941-2009) Moon Gold Hare 2008 bronze and gilded bronze 64 1/8 x 57 3/8 x 15 1/8 in/162.9 x 145.8 x 38.5 cm AC1 from an edition of 8 plus 4 artist's casts

Jacob Twyford, from Waddington-Custot 

arty-farty.fun's opinion: ****

Barry Flanagan, his relatively traditional bronzes of exuberant, loose-limbed hares are very funny. Even more when you realize that the penis of the hares needed to be reduced in size (half) to make them acceptable for the art market:)

Félix LABISSE ~ Marchiennes 1905 – Neuilly sur Seine 1982 ~  Jean-Louis Barrault playing "The trial, 1947 ~ Oil on canvas, 73,2 x 91,8 cm ~ Signed lower right: LABISSE Signed, dated and titled: J. L. Barrault dans "Le Procès" de Kafka Labisse. 47 (on the reverse)
PROVENANCE: Galerie Isy Brachot, Brussels Oscar Mairlot. Verviers before 1970) Belgium, private collection. 

Felix Labisse

arty-farty.fun's opinion: ****
Félix Labisse a  Belgian /French Surrealist painter, illustrator, and designer rediscoverd, on his way back to the art market.

JEAN-MICHEL RENARD ~ historical, rare and unusual musical instruments @ renard-music.net @ "Fontenille", 03330 BELLENAVES (France) « The Silk Road » >>> Statue of Elvis Presley playing a Vietnamese style guitar in the shape of a gun. XXIst c. Bronze patinated polyester on wooden base painted faux-marble. Contemporary work by the group
"ICONA" (International Corporation Of Nameless Artists) "ICONA", is made up of visual artists from multiple horizons and multiple origins, who collaborate by internet for the conception of works. Here the statue of Elvis Presley is a nightclub sign of American origin, the guitar "gun" was carved in Vietnam and the assembly was carried out in France... H: 2,80 m. Unique edition

Jean-Michel Renard

arty-farty.fun's opinion: ****
historical, rare and unusual musical instruments showing contemporary work by the group "ICONA" (International Corporation Of Nameless Artists made up of visual artists from multiple horizons and multiple origins, who collaborate by internet for the conception of works).

Carlo Dolci Florence 1616-1687 ~ 
Mater Dolorosa ~ 1653 ~ Oil on canvas ~  Signed and dated 1653 75 x 63.5 cm. (29 % x 25 in.)
COLNAGHI gallery

abrubt end of the fair, 4 last days cancelled

Aux Portes du Temps - our Belgian basecamp @ Jodoigne

debriefing dinner @ our fav hometown diner ~ Aux Portes du Temps @Jodoigne