Six renowned Dutch art dealers join forces in organizing an sales exposition
at the Ballroom of the Amsterdam Hilton from September 3rd through 6th. The room will be transformed into a luxurious and intimate boutique-event at which visitors can safely roam around, in line with the latest guidelines of the Dutch CDC (RIVM).
The six internationally oriented art-colleagues have known each other for years, amongst others from their participation in TEFAF Maastricht, worlds leading art and antiques fair. Since this and other larger scale events cannot take place, these colleagues who complement each others specialities, decided to unite in one luxurious and intimate sales exposition which can be visited in complete safety.
We didnt only feel to see each other again, but also to receive our clientele in a setting, that we know from art fairs like TEFAF Maastricht, says Robert Aronson. It is easier to adhere to the guidelines of the Dutch Centers for Desease Control (RIVM) at a smaller event. It is something that we have given a lot of attention. We will only allow 40 visitors in at any moment and the building has a modern air purification system, which draws outside air through HEPA filters. We adhere to the highest standards colleague Emiel Aardewerk is quick to underscore.
The participating dealers are A. Aardewerk from The Hague, specialists in antique silver and jewelry; Kunstgalerij Albricht from Oosterbeek, 19th and 20th century paintings; Aronson Antiquairs from Amsterdam, specialists in 17th and 18th century Delftware; Bijl-Van Urk from Alkmaar, 17th century Old Master Paintings; Jaski Gallery from Amsterdam, modern and contemporary art; and Kollenburg Antiquairs from Oirschot, 17th and 18th century applied arts.
At the sales exhibition they will show the most beautiful and special objects in their respective fields. Aardewerk will bring a series of four early candlesticks in the stand that was purpose built for TEFAF New York. Albricht will exhibit two Impressionist paintings by H.W. Mesdag and a so far unknown work by Isaac Israels. Aronson will show a recently purchased so called tulip vase by Adrianus Kocx. Bijl will present one of only seven known floral still lives by Dirck de Bray from circa 1665. Jaski has a large and colorful canvas by Karel Appel from 1974, which was never shown before and Kollenburg will show a recently acquired Japanese lacquer Cantoor on gilt wooden Régence console from circa 1690.
The Amsterdam Hilton Ballroom has a separate entrance at the Apollolaan in Amsterdam-South. The first two days, September 3rd and 4th, are by invitation only. With the limited amount of visitors that is allowed in at any given time, it is possible that the patience of the visitors is being asked before entering the room. But this can of course be done by waiting in the pleasant and dedicated Art Affair lounge or with a lunch on the Hilton terrace.