PLENTY OF INSPIRATION AT PAN AMSTERDAM
From 18-25 November 2012 PAN Amsterdam will be providing plenty of inspiration for its visitors.
The Road to Van Eyck - Museum Boijmans van Beuningen
Friso Lammertse, curator of Old Master paintings and sculpture and the man behind The Road to Van Eyck, makes a selection from the objects at PAN in which he sees the influence of Jan van Eyck. Each object will be accompanied by an explanation of why he has chosen it. A list of the fifteen or so pieces he selects, with notes on each of them, will be available at the information desk (in Dutch).
400 Years of Canals - I Amsterdam
A small exhibition of eight artistic photographs of exceptional canal-side houses taken by Wijnanda Deroo and Thijs Wolzak kicks off Amsterdam 2013 and the celebration of 400 years of canals. Since PAN Amsterdam was launched in 1987, the city and the fair have developed a close relationship, not just in name but because of the fair’s ‘street plan’. The photographs will be displayed in the Keizergracht, the name of the fair’s centre aisle for twenty-six years.
VHOK - Jan des Bouvrie
At the request of the Dutch Antique Dealers Association (VHOK), Jan des Bouvrie is staging an exciting combination of a modern interior and antique art at the entrance to the fair. The VHOK wants to show that unique objects with a past can work beautifully in a contemporary setting – and meet the demand for individuality and authenticity. It also illustrates and promotes the current eclectic trend in collecting and interior design.
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PAN AMSTERDAM BREAKS VISITOR RECORD
GLITTERING ANNIVERSARY AT PAN AMSTERDAM
PAN Amsterdam is celebrating. From 20-27 November 2011 the leading contemporary fair for art, antiques and design is being staged in the Parkhal of the RAI in Amsterdam for the twenty-fifth time. In 2010 PAN Amsterdam attracted more than 46,000 art lovers. This is more than any other national art and antiques fair in Europe.
Modern and contemporary art, design, silver, archaeology and Japanese
prints have been the most popular areas. The organizers and the exhibitors are preparing for an extra-special celebratory fair to mark this milestone. At the same time the silver anniversary is faced with the challenge of continuing this success story by continuing to innovate and retaining its authenticity.
Fred Brom of Steltman Juwelier and a member of the board of PAN Amsterdam has brought together 25 tiaras and coronets from different collections to delight visitors to PAN. The result is literally and figuratively a glittering array of tiaras and coronets with a variety of stories and provenances covering almost 2,500 years of history. The oldest – on loan from the Allard Pierson Museum – is a Greek diadem of gold olive leaves from the third century BC. The most recent was made in 2010 by Leontine Apperloo as a graduation project for the Schoonhoven Technical College. Lenders include private individuals and museums as well as renowned jewellers from the Netherlands and abroad. Among them are Mellerio of Paris and Wartski, the British court jewellers who made the wedding ring for Kate Middleton. In November the exhibition will occupy a prominent place on the fair floor.
PAN AMSTERDAM BREAKS VISITOR RECORD
PAN Amsterdam 2010 attracted 46,129 visitors, almost 10% more people than in 2009. This is more than any other national art and antiques fair in Europe. Modern and contemporary art, design, silver, archaeology and Japanese prints have been the most popular areas. In 2011 PAN Amsterdam will run from Saturday 20 November to Sunday 27 November in RAI Parkhal.
Galerie Mokum sold the highlight of the collection, Paradise, the painting by Dick Pieters, for more than € 100,000. Nude with Elbow, an important vintage silver print from the 1950s by Bill Brandt, was sold by Kahmann Gallery for € 16,500. The Briton Bill Brandt is regarded as the photographer who put art photography on the map. A portrait of a woman by Rembrandt's contemporary Jacob Backer at Bijl-van Urk is going to the Kremer Collection. A Belgian private collector purchased the installation Confronting Time by Bibimichèle from Galerie Ron Mandos for € 90,000.
Several museums made acquisitions at PAN Amsterdam. The Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Keramiekmuseum Princessehof and the Ernsting Stiftung, a German glass museum, bought glass, ceramic and porcelain objects from Galerie Carla Koch. The painting Children in the Sarphatipark
by Else Berg, a view from her studio, can now be seen at Martin Seegers Kunstbemiddeling. After the fair it will be going to the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam.
PAN AMSTERDAM HIGHLIGHT SOLD
PAN Amsterdam 2010, the art, antiques and design fair for today, has got off to a flying start. Dealer in Asian Art, Floris Van der Ven summed up the general impression of the opening in these words, 'Most people are finding it easier to make up their minds than they did last year, although you still have to work hard for the large pieces.' One of the finest pictures of a Kimono Girl by George Hendrik Breitner (1857-1923) is one of the first highlights to be sold. It was sold by Kunsthandel Peter Pappot for somewhere between € 500,000 and € 600,000. The model was probably his muse Geesje Kwak. On opening day the fair attracted around 6,700 visitors—3% up on last year. The 24th PAN Amsterdam runs until Sunday 28 November in the RAI Parkhal.
The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam bought an extremely rare aircraft seat from De Andere Tijd. The 1932 imitation leather passenger seat was used in the Fokker aircraft on intercontinental routes. Very few examples have survived, as these aircraft only had four passenger seats.
The Rijksmuseum voor Oudheden, Leiden, bought items from Robert Schreuder Antiquair that included a nineteenth-century copy of an ancient Egyptian statue. Classical antiquity in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries is a new area of special interest for the museum.