A retrospective falls always to the point. It usually goes hand in hand with the return of an artist on the market. And it has taken the lead. We never had seen so many paintings of Vasarely at the Brafa fair in brussels which has closed its doors on Sunday at Tour & Taxis. “The link of Vasarely with Belgium is very strong, the collectors have bought it very early in the post-war years,” explains Emmanuel Van de Putte, director of Sotheby’s in Brussels, member of the scientific council of the Fondation Vasarely for the past ten years.
“It is Belgium that has believed in first in the exponent, as early as 1960, at the Palais des beaux-arts, with works from private collections that we will be able to review it at the Centre Pompidou, add this last. In the 1970s and 1980s, the relay was taken by merchants such as Emile Veranneman, which has opened its foundation in Kruishoutem, or Charles Kriwin, which has sold in his gallery in brussels hundreds of Vasarely. And thirty years …
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