BRAFA

BRAFA is a long-running art and antiques fair held annually in Brussels, Belgium dating back to 1956.

Organised by the Belgian Antiques Fair Association, it takes place in January at the former industrial complex Tour & Taxis. Traditionally the event kicks off the new year's fairs calendar in Europe.


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BRAFA fair report: Bright start for new Brussels venue

11 July 2022

BRAFA’s new Expo base hailed as a success as Belgian fair returns to face-to-face business

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SUMMER OF ART AND ANTIQUES: Introduction - get ready for events galore

13 June 2022

The summer season is back in force. For the first time since 2019 there is a wealth of major art and antiques events for eager buyers and dealers.

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Busy Brussels: BRAFA and Civilisations fairs coming up

30 May 2022

From mid-June Brussels will be a hive of activity on the art and antiques front with plenty on offer to interest residents and draw visitors to the city.

Galleries team up for a Brussels fair taster

07 February 2022

With Brussels’ major art and antiques fair BRAFA postponed from its usual January slot until June, a group of exhibitors have got together to present a foretaste of the type of pieces on offer later in the year at Brussels Expo in galleries around the city under the title Brussels Art Walk supported by BRAFA.

Fair dates for the diary as La Biennale and BRAFA both return

22 November 2021

La Biennale fair opens in Paris this week at the Grand Palais Ephémère and runs from November 26-December 5.

News in Brief – including the postponement of BRAFA Art Fair

12 October 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the organiser's decision to postpone the BRAFA Art Fair in Brussels due to take place in January.

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TEFAF Maastricht 2021 moved to May

08 October 2020

The planned TEFAF Maastricht fair scheduled for next year has moved to May.

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Items seized after Interpol ‘checks’ at BRAFA

03 February 2020

A group of objects belonging to dealers who took part in the BRAFA art fair in Brussels were seized following an investigation by Interpol.

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BRAFA 2020: Eight stands that caught our eye

30 January 2020

BRAFA art fair in Brussels opened to the public earlier this week following several private views that kicked-off the event.

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Exhibitors explain BRAFA fair’s long-lasting appeal

13 January 2020

BRAFA Art Fair, Brussels’ major international art and antiques show, is one of the earliest events in the European fairs calendar.

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What can BRAFA fair offer for the entry-level collector?

30 January 2019

Big international art fairs are inevitably a showcase for the exhibitors’ showstoppers. At one level, these key pieces highlight the galleries’ specialities and rare finds that they have been saving up for the occasion.

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BRAFA: the Brussels art and antiques fair that ranges far and wide

21 January 2019

One of the attractions of BRAFA, the Brussels art and antiques fair which is traditionally a new-year opener in continental Europe, is its breadth. This is not a specialist event: it concentrates on quality across a range of disciplines.

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Gallery Desmet at BRAFA 2019

21 January 2019

Among the numerous dealers at BRAFA showing early works of art is Brussels’ Gallery Desmet, which specialises in sculpture and objects ranging from Antiquity to the Grand Tour.

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Whitford Fine Art at BRAFA 2019

21 January 2019

Whitford Fine Art from London is a long-standing BRAFA stalwart (understandably given that the gallery’s core stock is work by 20th century Belgian and international artists).

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Didier Claes at BRAFA 2019

21 January 2019

With so many tribal art galleries concentrated in Brussels it is no surprise to find 10 specialists in the field showing at BRAFA, six of them from the Belgian capital.

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Xavier Eeckhout at BRAFA 2019

21 January 2019

Another returning BRAFA exhibitor is the Paris dealer Xavier Eckhout, who specialises in animalier sculpture from 1880- 1950.

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Finch & Co at BRAFA 2019

21 January 2019

Finch & Co from London has been showing at BRAFA for 12 years. “We regard it as one of the most successful and well-organised art and antique events in Europe,” notes the firm’s Jan Finch.

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Beyond BRAFA 2019: more art and antiques events to attend in Brussels

21 January 2019

BRAFA is a big draw for the visitor in late January but as well as enjoying all that Brussels has to offer in general cultural terms there are other art and antiques-related events on at the same time.

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Sixteen new exhibitors and a guest appearance from Gilbert & George at BRAFA 2019

04 January 2019

The 64th edition of Brussels’ BRAFA Art Fair will feature 133 dealers and galleries from 16 different countries.

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V&A Museum buys large embroidery made for Louis XIV’s mistress at Brussels fair

03 April 2018

The Victoria & Albert Museum has purchased a rare 17th century wall hanging from the Belgian restorer and weaver De Wit Fine Tapestries.

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