Rich Gannon, now retired from the NFL, devotes much of his free time to tracking down the best vintage oil and gas advertising he can find. (He also has an extensive collection of soft-drink memorabilia.)
On an icy weekend in January, experts and students from four states converged on the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum here to explore some rare examples of printing history and help bring them to life again.
The 2009 edition of the Brussels Antiques & Fine Arts Fair concluded with reports of “a feeling of relief tinged with optimism.” Over the course of its 10-day run, from Jan. 23 to Feb. 1, approximately 36,000 visitors attended, a slight drop from 2008.
When not chronicling the sights, sounds and sales at the Brussels Antiques & Fines Arts Fair, held from Jan. 23 to Feb. 1, a group of American writers also had the chance to visit three museums in this city that has been the cultural and economic crossroads of Europe for centuries.
After two days spent covering the Brussels Antiques & Fine Arts Fair, held Jan. 23 to Feb. 1, a group of American writers welcomed the chance to take a break from the cobblestone canyons of the city. Our destination was the rural suburbs of Brussels and the home/studio of sculptor Olivier Strebelle.
Victor Werner is the kind of antique dealer that collectors from America hope they’ll encounter on a visit to Europe: Gregarious and enthusiastic about his trade, he is eager to provide the stories for his pieces, which range from classical to quirky.
News and images from the 2009 Brussels Antiques & Fine Arts Fair.
BRUSSELS, Belgium – This city has grown to become the capital of the European Union, and a lavish January tradition has now placed it among the leaders in the world art markets.
Our day will come: We just have to make it happen.