On 15 March, Bernaerts' new spaces 'Box' and 'Parcours' will open their doors to the public after a seven month renovation project.
New exposition space was created along with the new offices were items for the upcoming sales will be on a continuous display. Also with the creation of new offices on the first floor, there will be a fluid connection between offices, storage, the new exposition spaces and the familiar ones 'Verlat' and 'Museum'. All centered around the heart of Bernaerts, the 'Patio'.
Bernaerts is more than ever heading for a bright international future!
Detail Jozef Peeters
EN AVANT (ANTWERP)
To inaugurate the new space, Bernaerts is proud to present some high end avant garde paintings, drawings and sculptures. A very rare Felix De Boeck painting from 1922 will stand out, along with the plaster 'Fallen soldier' from Oscar Jespers, once in the possession of the poet Paul Van Ostaijen.
Most attention though will be shed on the Antwerp avant garde artist par excellence, Jozef Peeters. He'll be leading the pack with one of his only two known paintings on glass (est.: € 40000-50000), a great painting 'Polder' from 1919 and reworked in 1957 (est. € 35000-50000) and a magnificent drawing from 1925 (est.: € 20000-25000).
Paul Joostens will also have is share with two exquisite drawings 'Barème théologique' and 'Sodome moderne' from 1924 and a lavishly illustrated letter to his once brother-in-arm Paul Van Ostaijen, dating from early 1921.
And no great sale without the ever present Floris Jespers, this time with a marvelous 'églomisé' painting, some great 'Congo' canvases and a very subtle marine.
Detail Frits Van den Berghe
Equally fascinating are the two recently restituted works by Frits Van den Berghe, one canvas representing a couple and one drawing of a reclining figure.
The surrealist master Paul Delvaux has three highly distinctive drawings on this sale, depicting his famous nudes. One drawing even has a preliminary sketch on the reverse of the fabulous 'Les Grandes Sirènes' painting, now in the collection of the MET in New York.
Detail Paul Delvaux
Somewhat forgotten by the the wider audience is Henri Evenepoel. In this sale we proudly present a most refined drawing 'Ouvriers revenant du travail' (est.: € 10000-12000), made after the oil painting now in the collection of the KMSKA.
Not to be forgotten are the works by Juliette Wytsman, Gustave De Smet, Hubert Malfait, Albert Saverijs, Eugeen Van Mieghem and Jakob Smits, or the refined private collection of Art Deco sculptures by artists such as Victor Seiffert, Joe Descomps, Bohumil Rezl, Paul Philippe, André-Vincent Becquerel, Samuel Lipchyztz, Louis Sosson, Ferdinand Preiss, Demeter Haralamb Chiparus, René Marquet, Joseph Bernard en Philippe Wolfers.
MODERN & CONTEMPORARY
In the Post War section, most, if not all, attention will go to the extremely rare 'Achrome' by Piero Manzoni from 1958, (est.: € 300000-400000). The artist presented it as a gift to the Antwerp artist Guy Vandenbranden in the early sixties when they were both well acquainted.
It comes from the same private Antwerp collection from which we offer an equally fascinating painting 'Gouttes d'eau' (1976) by the South Korean artist Tschang-Yeul Kim, some Lucio Fontana editions, 'Concetto spaziale, natura' from 1963 and 'Concetto Spaziale, Teatrino' from 1966, edition of 12) and a magnificent Christo drawing 'Valley curtain (project for Colorado) from 1971.
Detail Kim Tschang Yeul
At the 'Works on Paper' sale we also offer two 1975 drawings from the Dutch master Jan Schoonhoven, resp. est. € 10000-12000 and 8000-10000, a typical 'Torsion' on paper by Walter Leblanc from 1972, a 1988 drawing by the internationally acclaimed artist Raoul De Keyser and drawings/ prints/ editions by Sandro Chia, Mimmo Rotella, Raveel, Verstockt, Luc Tuymans, Panamarenko, Louise Bourgeois, Thierry De Cordier, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Matthew Barney, James Lee Byars a.o.
Detail Walter Leblanc
The design sale will be dominated by early 1960 designs by Pieter De Bruyne, along with some fine pieces by Paul Kjaerholm, Charles & Ray Eamers, Gino Sarfatti a.o.
Detail Pieter De Bruyne
For this upcoming sale 'Modern Masters' and 'Works on paper' in March 2018, we are looking for high quality works by Modern and Contemporary artists.
Expo: 15 16 17 18 March between 10AM-6PM
19 & 20 March: Modern Masters
21 March: Design
22 March: Works on Paper
Experts Art & Antiques
Experts Works on Paper