TEFAF Tales- Julie Manet and the Cicada
Mar17

TEFAF Tales- Julie Manet and the Cicada

First let me tell you about Julie Manet and that’s Julie with a long sweet “J” like Jacque not Jack. I wish you could hear Noemie from Eric Gillis gallery in Brussels say it “en Francais”. She introduced me to Julie last year and when I wanted to follow up, I had misplaced Noemi’s card. When you see something you like at an art or antique show and you hesitate, you often miss out. You come back and that spot on the wall or...

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The Vernissage for TEFAF…WOW!
Mar15

The Vernissage for TEFAF…WOW!

This is my third year attending the European Fine Art Fair in Maastricht and my second year attending the grand opening or “Vernissage”. If you are a fan of great art, fabulous food and the “best people watching ever” you would love this event. I wondered if there was any other event anywhere in the world that could compare so I asked several of the more important well traveled dealers their opinion. Everyone of them smiled and...

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Arriving in Maastricht 2017
Mar13

Arriving in Maastricht 2017

Maastricht is considered to be the oldest town in the Netherlands. If you look at a map of the Netherlands you will see a little bubble sticking off of the southeast corner of the country and that is primarily the province Limburg and that is where you will find its capital Maastricht on the Maas river about a 2 ½ hour train ride south of Amsterdam. Limburg is bordered on the south and west by Belgium, which is only a couple of miles...

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