until February 17
April 25 – 27
In this ‘Modern Times’ auction, the collection of Lies and Cees Soons could be high profile. The collection comprises some 150 lots with paintings, prints and drawings from the 1970s and 1980s by foreign and Belgian artists.
For instance, pieces by Lucio Fontana, Gianfranco Zappettini, Lourdès Castro, Antonio Segui, Richard Paul Lohse and Key Hiraga have been catalogued but it was still mainly work by young wolves from the Netherlands and Belgium that the collector couple focused on. Thus, on 25 April, work by Karel Appel, Klaas Gubbels, Rob Van Kroningsbruggen, Ad Dekkers, Ria Van Eyk, Willem Hussem, Jaap Wagemaker and, of course, Roger Raveel and Raoul De Keyser will be auctioned.
It may be said that the Dutch couple Soons, residing in Antwerp in recent years, was one of the first to discover the latter, even before that happened in our own Belgium/Flanders.
No fewer than ten works (four paintings, two drawings and four prints) by this extremely important post-war painter predominate in this varied display.