Hunters & Collectors [13x26min]

HUNTERS & COLLECTORS introduces you to the passionate & eccentric dealer-detectives
who hunt priceless, museum quality artworks.
These are the "expert's expert".

Hunters & Collectors Ep1 Tomasso Brothers [UK], David Tunick [NY] , Paul van Rosmalen Borzo [Holland]

Dino Tomasso

Tomasso Brothers Fine Art was established in 1993 and is based at Bardon Hall, Leeds. Dino and Raffaello are recognised internationally for specialising in important European sculpture from the early Renaissance to the Neo-Classical periods with a particular knowledge of European Renaissance bronzes. They also have interests in several other fields including Old Master paintings, antiquities, fine furniture and objects. They have promoted and supported, through loans and exhibitions, major international institutions such as the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; the Centro Internazionale, Carrara; The National Gallery, Prague; and the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. In addition, the company has advised a number of private collectors of European sculpture and Old Master paintings and made significant sales to some of the world's most prestigious museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Bode Museum, Berlin; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, (Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation and Rienzi Collection): The Liechtenstein Collection, Vienna; Yale Center for British Art; the Art Institute of Chicago; and the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. Tomasso Brothers Fine Art was one of the sponsors of the landmark show Bronze at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2012.

David Tunick

Works of art on paper: old master and modern prints and drawings David Tunick, Inc. was founded in 1966. We specialize in fine prints and drawings from the 15th to the mid-20th century. Our gallery is housed in an elegant townhouse on the Upper East Side, and we welcome visitors who are interested in works on paper by such masters as Rembrandt, Dürer, Goya, Fragonard, Matisse, Picasso and many others. We are a member of the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), Chambre Syndicale de l’Estampe (Paris), the Confédération Internationale des Négociants en Oeuvres d’Art (CINOA), the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA), and The European Fine Arts Foundation (TEFAF). Additionally, we participate in the ADAA Art Show, the TEFAF Maastricht Art Fair, and the IFPDA Print Fair on a yearly basis. We work with major museums and private collectors throughout the world, and our clients include such leading institutions as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, the Pierpont Morgan Library, the National Gallery of Art (Washington), Yale University Art Gallery, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Chicago Institute of Art, the British Museum, and the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Our inventory is extensive, and we welcome inquiries. In addition to buying and selling works on paper, we also provide cataloguing, authentication, and appraisal services.

Paul van Rosmalen Borzo [Holland]

20th century art Borzo is one of the oldest established art galleries in The Netherlands. In Modern Art the gallery has a special focus on international avantgarde movements from the 20th Century, often with Dutch roots, such as “De Stijl” and “NUL” (Zero). Furthermore the gallery shows Geometrical Abstraction, Abstract Expressionism, Nouvelle Ecole de Paris and Minimalism, a.o. The Contemporary Art section shows internationally renowned artists, primarily from The Netherlands. In 1824 the Italian-born Joseph Borzo settled in 's-Hertogenbosch and married Anna Sala, compatriot and the daughter of immigrants, descendants of a family of art dealers from Leiden and The Hague‘s Hertogenbosch. In 1924 Jan van Rosmalen sr. bought the property and the firm, carried on the business and steered it through the crisis and war years. The next generation: Jan van Rosmalen jr., later with two younger brothers, took over after liberation, continuing the business and in the following decades further expanded it into a leading art dealership in The Netherlands. When Paul van Rosmalen took over Borzo in 1987, he knew that his ambitions and interests in the history of art were different: the core of the collection shifted from 19th to 20th century, from Haagse School to Ecole de Paris, from Amsterdamse School to De Stijl, Nul and Minimalism, from impressionism to expressionism, from the Dutch sphere of interest to art with greater international significance. More attention would also be paid to contemporary art.."

Hunters & Collectors Ep2 Luca Buccellatti & Gianmaria Buccellati

Gianmaria & Luca [Milan] According to family history, the Buccellati's first foray into the jewellery trade was in the mid-eighteenth century when Contardo Buccellati worked as a goldsmith in Milan. In 1903, Mario Buccellati revived the family tradition, apprenticing at Milan’s prestigious Beltrami & Beltrami. In 1919, Buccellati took over the firm, changing its name to Buccellati. International acclaim came quickly. Exhibiting at Madrid’s 1920 Exposition, Mario Buccellati caught the public’s attention when he hurled an expensive compact out a window when a woman asked for a discount, shouting, “I am not a tradesman!”[1] The next day, hundreds turned up to look at his booth, curious to see the unknown jeweller’s pieces. Everything sold. Buccellati was then invited to exhibit his work at a solo show; Spanish aristocrats came in droves, including the royal family who became lifelong clients..



Hunters & Collectors ep3 Johnny Van Haeften [London], Angela Westwater- Sperone Westwater [NY], François Laffanour[Paris]


17th century Dutch and Flemish Old Master paintings

Johnny Van Haeften, although of Dutch origins, was born and educated in England. After leaving Christie’s in 1977, he formed Johnny Van Haeften Limited and opened the present gallery at 13 Duke Street, St. James’s, in 1982. For thirty-three years he has pursued his passion for seventeenth century Dutch and Flemish Old Master paintings and is now the only London dealer specialising in this field. Johnny Van Haeften is a former council member of the British Antique Dealers Association and has previously acted as Vice Chairman of the Society of London Art Dealers. He is currently on the Executive Committee of the European Fine Art Foundation and is a member of the Reviewing Committee for the Export of Works of Art.


Sperone Westwater Fischer was founded in 1975, when Italian art dealer Gian Enzo Sperone, Angela Westwater, and German art dealer Konrad Fischer opened a space at 142 Greene Street in SoHo, New York. (The gallery's name was changed to Sperone Westwater in 1982.) An additional space was later established at 121 Greene Street. The founders' original program showcased a European avant-garde alongside a core group of American artists to whom its founders were committed. Notable early exhibitions include a 1977 show of minimalist works by Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, and Sol Lewitt; seven of Bruce Nauman's seminal early shows; eleven Richard Long exhibitions; and the installation of one of Mario Merz's celebrated glass and neon igloos in 1979 -- part of the gallery's ongoing dedication to Arte Povera artists, including Alighiero Boetti. Renowned American artists Bruce Nauman and Susan Rothenberg have been with Sperone Westwater since 1975 and 1987, respectively. They are joined by established and internationally-recognized artists, including Guillermo Kuitca, Richard Long, Malcolm Morley, Evan Penny, William Wegman and Not Vital, as well as a younger generation of artists like Bertozzi & Casoni, Wim Delvoye, Kim Dingle, Charles LeDray, Tom Sachs, Jan Worst and Liu Ye. Sperone Westwater also has in its inventory work by Carla Accardi, Alighiero Boetti, Lucio Fontana, Heinz Mack, Piero Manzoni, Mario Merz, Otto 'Piene, Julian Schnabel, Richard Tuttle, and ZERO Group. In September 2010, Sperone Westwater inaugurated a new Foster + Partners designed building at 257 Bowery in New York. Today, over 35 years after its conception, the gallery continues to exhibit an international roster of prominent artists working in a wide variety of media.

Francois Laffanour DOWNTOWN

For more than thirty years, FrançoisLaffanour has been recognized as one of the very earliest visionary champions of Charlotte Perriand, Jean Prouvé and Le Corbusier. At a very early stage, his intuition steered him towards Ron Arad, to whom his gallery has already dedicated two solo shows, in 2005 and then in 2008. In tandem, he collaborated on his public exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou in 2008, as well as at the MoMA in 2009."

Hunters & Collectors Ep4 Jean-David Cahn [Basel], Sebastien Barquet [NY], Applicat Prazan [Paris]

Jean-David Cahn Greek, Roman and Egyptian antiquities

Jean-David Cahn AG was founded in 1999 and continues a proud family tradition which reaches back for almost 150 years. The first catalogues of the Münzhandlung Cahn appeared in 1863 in Frankfurt am Main. After Hitler ascended to power, the company was forcefully arianised. The family emigrated to Basel and refounded the company. It was succeeded by Münzen und Medaillen in 1941. In 1988 Herbert A. Cahn, Honorary Professor of Numismatics at the Universities of Heidelberg and Freiburg im Breisgau, spun off the antiquities department and founded H.A.C. Kunst der Antike. Following Herbert A. Cahn’s retirement, the company was dissolved in 1998. Subsequently, a new company, Jean-David Cahn AG, was formed by his son. Jean-David Cahn retained his father’s specialisation in ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian art. In addition to this, he endeavoured to create a dialogue with other forms of art. This lead to interdisciplinary exhibitions such as „Apollon und Dionysos“ (1999) and „Augenblick und Ewigkeit“ (2004) with the renowned dealer in old master paintings, Konrad Bernheimer. Jean-David Cahn studied Classical Archaeology in Basle. In 1988 he worked for the Antikenmuseum Basle und Sammlung Ludwig, whose collection of arms and armour he published. He also contributed to the catalogue of the exhibition „Glories of the Past: Ancient Art from the Shelby White and Leon Levy Collection“ which was shown at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in 1990. Jean-David Cahn joined Sir John Boardman in Oxford to prepare his doctorate on decorated arms and armour in 1989. He was Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College from 1990-1996. Furthermore, he is a founding member of the IADAA (International Association of Dealers in Ancient Art) and a sought-after expert in questions on the art trade. He has, for instance, advised the Council of Europe. He is currently preparing a publication on the arms and armour in The Sackler Museums, Harvard University, and directs various Vetting Committees on ancient art, for instance that of TEFAF Maastricht. He is also a Board Member of IADAA, VSAK (Verband Schweizerischer Antiquare und Kunsthändler) and TEFAF.

Nicholas Kilner

Sebastian + Barquet Gallery was established in New York in 2005 with the intention of providing collectors with access to the finest available examples of 20th Century Design. Sebastian + Barquet has two locations in New York’s Chelsea design district and maintains a presence at the principal design fairs worldwide. With a focus on masterworks of American and European design of the 1940’s -1980’s, the gallery is dedicated to presenting well-curated, museum-quality exhibitions that celebrate the works of established masters while simultaneously showcasing the work of lesser-known designers. The gallery’s exhibited artists include international designers who have left an indelible mark on the design landscape, such as Buckminster Fuller, Vladimir Kagan, George Nakashima, Isamu Noguchi, Gio Ponti and Jean Prouvé.

Franck Prazan

Ecole de Paris from the 50´s

Since its creation, Applicat´s vocation has always been to exhibit and support the Paris School of the 50s and more especially the Abstract, Cobra and Surrealist movements. Due to its action outside the Parisian gallery, it has contributed towards reviving unquestionably new ideas, but that the last two decades had unfortunately forgotten. Today, that period of the history of Art has rightfully found its place: an essential place. Bernard Prazan, an art-collector of long standing, founded his first gallery in 1989. Specialized since its inception in top quality paintings by the principal Artists of the Post-War School of Paris, Applicat-Prazan settled down in 1993 at 16 rue de Seine, on the Left Bank in Paris in the very heart of the art gallery district of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. The end of 2010 saw the opening of a second address on the Right Bank at 14 avenue Matignon. Since 2004 Franck Prazan has been running the gallery: Before succeeding his Father, he was formerly Managing Director of Christie’s in France. As such, he oversaw its development from a simple representative office to a fully fledged auction house, moving the company to the Avenue Matignon in Paris.."


Hunters Collectors Ep5 Sladmore [London], Tornbuoni[Italy], Christophe de Quénetain [Paris]

Edward Horswell

19th and 20th Century Sculpture

The Sladmore Gallery has its origins in a private collection of nineteenth century bronze animal sculpture, assembled by Jane Horswell in the 1960’s at Sladmore Farm in Buckinghamshire. In 1968 the gallery moved to the three floor mews premises off Berkeley Square, where Sladmore Contemporary is still located today, in the heart of London’s Gallery district. The Sladmore Gallery with its collection of 19th and 20th century sculpture is now located nearby at our recently refurbished new Jermyn Street

Gallery Tornabuoni

International modern and contemporary art Also present in Italy (Florence, Milan, Portofino and Forte di Marmi) and in Switzerland (Crans-Montana). Highly specialized in Italian Art from the second half of the XXth century (Alighiero e Boetti, Agostino Bonalumi, Enrico Castellani, Dadamaino, Piero Dorazio, Lucio Fontana, and Piero Manzoni), Tornabuoni Art also proposes permanent works by international avant-garde artists of the XXth century (Picasso, Miro, Kandinsky, Hartung, Poliakoff, Dubuffet, Lam, Matta, Christo, Wesselmann, Warhol, and Basquiat, just to name a few) as well as by the main artists in the Italian Novecento (De Chirico, Morandi, Balla, Severini and Sironi).

Christophe de Quénetain (Paris)

Furniture and Decorative arts Born in 1974 in Paris,

Christophe de Quénetain studied at Lycée Kléber in Strasbourg and at the Université Robert Schuman in Strasbourg, France, where he obtained a Law degree. ?He read History of Art at the Ecole du Louvre in Paris and had two BAs with honors in "Histoire des arts appliqués à l'industrie" (History of Industrial Decorative Arts) and "Architecture, Décor et Ameublement des Grandes Demeures" (Great house's architecture, design, decoration and furnishing). Christophe also studied with skilled cabinetmakers of the famous Ecole Boulle where he developed wooden works expertise. After training at the Centre de Recherches Historiques sur les Maîtres Ebénistes (Cabinet Maker Research Center), he joined in 2000 the Galerie Chevalier in Paris where he was in charge of the documentation and the organisation of major international fairs –Biennale Internationale des Antiquaires and TEFAF- and of the show –"Tapisseries coptes, textiles d'Egypte IVe-XIIe siècle". Galerie Chevallier is specialised in the finest French, Flemish and European tapestries, working for museums and prominent collectors (Copt tapestries, Egyptian textiles from the 4th to the 12th Century). After completing his thesis at the Ecole Pratiques des Hautes Etudes in Paris, he gave lectures on Fine Arts at Christie’s Education in Paris from 2002 to 2007. Christophe also joined the international auction house, Pierre Bergé & Associés in 2005 where he was the director for French and Continental Furniture and Fine Arts department. At Pierre Bergé & Associés, Christophe developed a strong professional relationship with an international client basis of prominent collectors, renowned interior designers and curators from major international museums. Christophe's knowledge and expertise have been acknowledged and recognised by senior curatorial staff of major international museums, as Musée du Louvre, Chateau de Versailles in France, the Frick Collection in New York, the Norton Simon Museum in Passadena, the Huntington Collection in San Marino, the John P. Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the National Gallery of Art in Ottawa, Canada... with whom he has kept a strong relationship.

Hunters & Collectors Ep6 James Mayor, Fernando Botero

James Mayor

Dada, Surrealism and International Pop-Art The Mayor Gallery, was the first Gallery to open its doors in Cork Street. Founded by Fred Mayor (1903-1973) in 1925. Many artists exhibited for the first time in England at the Mayor Gallery and they included, amongst others, Bacon, Calder, Ernst, Klee, Masson, Miro and Paolozzi. The Mayor Gallery was also the centre of UNIT ONE, a group that included Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson, Paul Nash, Edward Wadsworth, Edward Burra and others. James Mayor, Fred´s son, took over the Gallery in 1973 since then the Mayor Gallery has shown the work of many leading American artists. They include: Hesse, Lichtenstein, Martin, Oldenburg, Rauschenberg, Rosenquist, Ryman, Twombly, Warhol and Wesselmann. The Gallery continues to show the works of leading American Pop artists, but remains London's foremost Gallery for Dada and Surrealism.

Fernando Botero

"Fernando Botero's distinctive style of smooth inflated shapes with unexpected shifts in scale is today instantly recognizable. It reflects the artist's constant search to give volume presence and reality. The parameters of proportion in his world are innovative and almost always surprising. . Today Fernando Botero divides his time between Paris, New York and Tuscany. His paintings, sculptures, and drawings are exhibited and represented in museum collections throughout the world."

Hunters & Collectors Ep7 Ben Brown Gallery London,[ incl Candida Höfer] Sophia Vari Botero

Ben Brown

Ben Brown founded Ben Brown Fine Arts on London’s Cork Street in January 2004 after spending 10 years as a director of Sotheby’s’ Contemporary Art department, and two years as co-managing director of Waddington Galleries. Ben Brown Fine Arts has a particular focus on 20th Century Italian Art, exhibiting works of established artists such as Lucio Fontana, Alighiero Boetti and Mimmo Rotella alongside internationally renowned gallery artists such as Ron Arad, Tony Bevan, Candida Höfer, Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne, Heinz Mack, Heribert C. Ottersbach, Matthias Schaller, Not Vital and Jan Worst. Consequently, the gallery has become attractive to those collectors with an appreciation for the old as well as an eye for the new.

Sophia Vari Botero

Born in 1940 in Vari near Athens. Lives and works in Paris and Pietrasanta in Italy Figurative at her beginnings as sculptress in 1975, Sophia Vari gradually finds an intense plentitude in freeing herself from the subject in order to measure herself against Time and Space. She discovers with passion the structure of the planes, the monumental. Her forms becom tangled, gather themselves, soar skywards, kink, unfold in extension, merge in ease. As Greek, she refuses what is approximate and her sense of perfection leads her to a rigour in her studies and search (her numerous journeys incite her to). Though abstract, her sculptures keep from her original land a certain classicism.

Hunters & Collectors ep8 Weiss [London], Maison Parisienne [Paris] , Art Jewels [London]

"Mark Weiss

The Weiss Gallery is the leading dealer in Tudor, Stuart and North European Old Master portraiture, and it is a pleasure to welcome you to our website where you will find an unequalled selection of historical portraits for sale. We would also encourage you to visit our splendid gallery, which is located at 59 Jermyn Street, in the heart of prestigious St James’s. Over the past decades, The Weiss Gallery has made many notable sales , which now grace distinguished private and public painting collections around the world. One of the gallery’s main strengths is its dedication to research. Indeed the many catalogues that we have produced over the years have become essential reading for scholars and collectors alike.


Jean-Marc Dimanche & Florence Guillier Bernard

There can be nothing exceptional without talent and French craftsmen are unique in this respect, combining culture and tradition, knowledge and expertise. Beyond the manual skill, there is a work of art; and beyond the work of art, there are the men and women whose everyday life is steeped in the outstanding art of rare objects and luxury materials. Imagine a company without a catalogue, a company that does not discuss products or ranges, a company in which every item is unique because it is made by the hand and heart of Man. maison parisienne is that company, offering a collection of rare objects created from the passion and expertise of a handful of craftsmen who design and make the most outstanding and most beautiful items possible, each in his or her own craft form. maison parisienne is that company, discovering and rediscovering a French lifestyle, showing audacity and contemporary design, working to pass it on and share it with enthusiasts, the initiated, collectors of emotions and lovers of the unusual and curious...

ART JEWELS Didier Haspeslagh

Didier Haspeslagh and Martine Newby Haspeslagh launched the gallery in 2006. It specializes in artist's jewels by post-war painters and sculptors and silver and gold wares by leading 20th century designers and architects. Since 2006 Didier Ltd has specialized in jewels designed by leading Modern Masters, painters and sculptors who are recognized internationally for their art, while the fact that they also created jewels often comes as a surprise. These jewels can be very intimtate expressions of their art, made either as unique pieces, often as personal gifts for family and friends, or produced in small limited editions. They are regarded by their creators as valid expressions of their art, small sculptures that were designed to be worn. Currently the gallery has over 200 jewels by over 100 different artists that date primarily from the 1940s to 1980s. With this historical perspective, the gallery is uniquely placed to acquire only the finest examples and does not deal in re-issues or pieces produced by artists' estates. After being neglected for fifty years this overlooked expression of the artists’ oeuvre is now regaining international recognition..

Hunters & Collectors ep9 Patrick Matthiesen [London], Otto Jacob [Germany]

Patrick Matthiesen

Old Master and 19th-century paintings The Matthiesen Gallery was founded in 1978 by Patrick Matthiesen, son of renowned Berlin and London dealer Francis Matthiesen, who had arranged the sale of pictures on behalf of The Hermitage. Now entering it fourth decade, this purpose-built gallery in the heart of St. James’s, has built an established and formidable reputation as a leading international dealer in important Italian, French and Spanish artworks, dating from the 14th Century up to and including many of the major nineteenth century schools. Beginning in 1981 with their exhibition Important Italian Baroque Paintings 1600-1700, the Matthiesen Gallery established its continuing commitment to mounting exhibitions accompanied by scholarly catalogues which not only fostered art historical discussion, but also in some cases, introduced new areas of connoisseurship and collection to the London and international markets. Other major exhibitions of Italian art include Early Italian Paintings 1300-1480 (1983); From Borso to Cesare d’Este 1450-1628 (1984), an extraordinary show of Ferrarese painting, which was presented with the co-operation of the Italian Government; and other dedicated exhibitions of later baroque paintings (1985 and 1986), Emilian paintings (1987), and rococo and early neo-classical paintings of the settecento (1987). Later, in 1996, the gallery mounted a landmark exhibition of Italian primitives, Gold Backs 1250-1480. This exhibition, which effectively introduced the study and connoisseurship of these rare works to the London market, was accompanied by a fully illustrated hardback catalogue written by several of the most renowned authorities in this field. To mark the turn of the millennium, in 2001 the gallery released a major catalogue of Italian art covering the period 1500-1720, which included the discovery of a painting attributed to the young Raphael. The following year the gallery published a newly discovered Andrea del Sarto. The gallery has also published other dedicated studies on Polidoro da Caravaggio, Jacobello del Fiore, Gaspare Vanvitelli, Francesco del Cairo, Niccolo Ranieri, and a rare and intact suite of important Florentine baroque paintings depicting The Four Seasons. The gallery’s commitment to French art has resulted in several successful exhibitions mounted in conjunction with the former Stair Sainty Matthiesen Gallery in New York, including Romance and Chivalry, an exhibition of ‘troubadour’ paintings (1997) and a survey of French landscape painting, The Gallic Prospect (1999). The gallery’s other dedicated studies of French painting include works on Jean-Baptiste Chardin, Jean-Victor Bertin (2004) and Jacques Blanchard (2008), the last two being at the time the first English language studies of these artists as well as an exhibition of French Painting 1789 - 1848 . Also in 2004 the gallery organised the exhibition Plein-air painting in Europe 1780-1850, a travelling exhibition of over 100 works of art, which was shown at the Shizuoka Prefectural Museum, Japan, The National Gallery of Victoria and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia and was accompanied by a catalogue including contributions from some of the most recognised curators and collectors in this field. In 1996, the gallery launched An Eye on Nature: Spanish Still Life Painting, which included masterworks by Luis Meléndez, Tomás Hiepes, Juan Sánchez Cotán, and Francisco de Zurbarán. Many of these works and indeed, this genre of painting had not been seen outside of Spain prior to the landmark exhibitions at the Kimball Museum, Fort Worth and the National Gallery in London. In the autumn of 2009 the Matthiesen Gallery continued its involvement in Spanish art with our exhibition The Mystery of Faith: An Eye on Spanish Sculpture 1550-1750 organised in association with Coll & Cortes, Madrid, the exhibition ran concurrently with the National Gallery’s ground-breaking show, The Sacred Made Real, Spanish Painting and Sculpture 1600-1700. In 2010 the gallery issued a catalogue on James Ward entitled The Lioness and a Heron.

Otto Jacob

At 17 years old Otto Jakob began to teach himself to make jewelry. Inspired by the magic and artistic power of Etruscan, Celtic and Hellenic masterpieces, he learned their complex techniques using treatises by Pliny and Cellini. Between 1977 and 1980 he studied painting with Georg Baselitz. Since 1980 he has devoted himself exclusively to the creation of jewelry.

Hunters & Collectors ep10 Gregg Baker [London], Berko [Belgium], Aardewerk [NL]

Gregg Baker

The Gallery's main focus is on antique Japanese paper screens carrying the largest stock in Europe. We also offer a range of Buddhist art, dating from the Heian period (782-1184) onward. Other works of art include metalwork, lacquer, cloisonné, scrolls and scholar's objects not only from Japan but also selected works from China and Korea. We have been a strong supporter of Asian Art in London since its inception in 1997, holding a themed exhibition in the autumn of each year. In an effort to raise awareness of Japanese art, we give gallery talks to clients and to students from both SOAS and the British Museum which is always a great pleasure. Patrick Berko 19th century and early 20th century European paintings

Berko Fine Paintings

With galleries in Knokke-Zoute and Shanghai, Berko specialises in 19th century and early 20th century European paintings. Its main area of interest and research is 19th century Belgian paintings and it has issued various publications on this subject. Berko Fine Paintings covers the main genres of the 19th century: animaliers, seascapes, genre scenes, flowers paintings and still-lifes, landscapes and vedutas and Belle Epoque scenes. Born into a family of art and antique dealers, Patrick Berko has always had a passion for the academic, realist, orientalist and romantic schools of painting in addition to the Belle Epoque period of the early 20th Century. With his wife, Viviane, he has opened galleries in Knokke-Le-Zoute (in 1976), Paris (in 1978), Brussels (in 1983), Antwerp (in 1984), New York (in 1987), Tokyo (in 1989) and in Shanghai (in 2008). Specialists in quality European paintings. Patrick and Viviane Berko share their passion with their children Maximin, Irina and her husband Nicolas de Waziers, who manage the gallery in Shanghai.

Emiel and Esther Aardewerk [Holland]

Founded by Abraham Aardewerk in 1970, the family has now entered its fourth generation of antiques experts. With its traditions firmly rooted in the city of The Hague, the company’s history goes back to the turn of the 20th century, when Abraham’s grandfather started his own antiques shop on the Paviljoensgracht. Abraham’s parents later established their firm in the Lange Poten. In November 1970 Abraham and his wife Magdie opened their own showrooms at the Jan van Nassaustraat in The Hague. Emiel and Esther, having been raised amidst antiques, joined their father in the business in 1995. They are continuing to expand the firm’s expertise in antique Dutch silver and have been instrumental in further adding a department of fine jewellery.

Hunters & Collectors ep11 Kalman Maklary[Budapest], Trevor Philips [London], Heim[Paris]

Kálmán Makláry Fine Arts (Budapest)

The Kálmán Makláry Fine Arts gallery is dedicated to the artists of the Post-War School of Paris. Especially the Abstract and Surrealist movements with artists like Judit Reigl, Simon Hantai, François Fiedler, Alfred Reth, Arpad Szenes, Endre Rozsda and Victor Vasarely. Through it’s exhibitions outside the Budapest based gallery and it’s publications of books and catalogs, it has worked towards reviving unquestionably important artists, some of whom the last decades had unfortunately forgotten. The gallery works with museums and art collectors and develops with them long-term relationships of trust. Today, some of the gallery’s artists have already rightfully found their place in the major modern art museums around the world. It also handles and represents works by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Paul Kallos, Geza Szobel, Etienne Sandorfi, Tibor Csernus, Andre Balint and Kamill Major.

Saf Waterman

Mr Trevor Waterman is founder and chairman of the family run company and his son Saf Waterman managing director. Trevor Philip & Sons Ltd. has been at the current address since 1986 and specialises in antique globes, early scientific instruments including barometers, surveying instruments, microscopy, astronomy, navigation and time keeping, and more recently naval binoculars. Members of the British Antiques Dealers Association, the company exhibits once a year at TEFAF in Maastricht and has links with numerous international museums. Mr Waterman is a founder of the Scientific Instrument Society and the company supports various academic projects in many museums.

Jean-François Heim

Located near the Elysée Palace and in the heart of the famous "Faubourg Saint-Honoré" area where numerous art dealers are established, Jean-François Heim Gallery presents a collection of Old Master and 19th-century paintings, sculpture and drawings. Looking at the artistic world with a new and even scientific eye, Jean-François Heim supplies private collectors as well as french and foreign museums. He regularly publishes catalogues and is the author, in collaboration with his brother, of "The painting Salons during the Revolution". He is finishing another book, on the Salons of the Consulate and Empire periods.


SERIES 1: The Hunters

Hunters & Collectors ep12 Salon dessin [Paris] Charles EDE [London], NOMOS[Zurich]

Herve Aaron

Since1991, the Salon du Dessin, which was created by a small group of art dealers, is a reference for art lovers. The yearly event, in the historical building of the Paris Stock Exchange, attracts collectors from all around the world to Paris - but not only collectors. Experts, museum curators, academics and art lovers gather during this international event of major importance to the art market, equal to Maastricht TEFAF or the Paris Biennale des Antiquaires. Presided over by Hervé Aaron, the Salon du Dessin is a showcase for internationally renowned galleries, carefully selected by the committee of French art dealers who founded the fair. During this unique week in Paris dedicated to drawings, the selected galleries bring to light their most beautiful works on paper from the French, Italian, English and Northern schools... From Tiepolo to Delacroix, from Guercino to Louise Bourgeois, from Ingres to Bonnard, more than 1000 drawings will be presented to the public in the exceptional setting of the Palais Brongniart.

Jamie Ede

Classical antiquities and Egyptian works of art Established in 1971,

Charles Ede Limited is the Leading London-based dealer in Classical and pre-Classical Antiquities from Greece, Egypt, Cyprus and the Near East. All items are fully researched and are sold with an unconditional guarantee of authenticity.

Peter Weiss NOMOS[Zurich]

Coins and Medals (Ancient, Medieval & Renaissance)

Nomos AG, based in a newly renovated building in the central old town of Zurich, specializes in rare and beautiful ancient, medieval and renaissance coins and medals. The firm was founded by Dr. Alan Walker, who serves as Director and Dr. A. Peter Weiss, who serves as Board Chairman. Objects are presented by private treaty sale, through a yearly fixed price list catalogue and at an annual public auction. Our clients are worldwide and include major institutions such as the Harvard Art Museum and Princeton University. ."



Hunters & Collectors Ep13 Koopman [London], Karsten Greve[Paris], Ole Hostbo [Copenhagen]

Lewis Smith

Koopman Rare Art grew from the 1993 merger of E & C.T. Koopman & Son and Rare Art London. Historically, we have put together some of the most prestigious antique silver collections of the last sixty years. Most famously the Al Tajir Collection, the Packer Collection and the A.H. Whiteley Trust Collection, to name a few. We have also been working side by side and supplying many museums worldwide. These include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Victoria & Albert Museum, London; The Indianapolis Museum of Art; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Art Gallery of South Australia; the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology, Oxford; the Royal College of Physicians; and the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, amongst others. The company is well-known for holding one of London's largest stocks of top quality English silver . Of particular note would be the work of Robert Garrard , Paul Storr , and Paul De Lamerie , but this is far from the limit of our specialisation. In 2005 we held a unique exhibition on Rundell Bridge and Rundell. Following on from this success we held an exhibition in 2010 called "The Classical Ideal". Both of these events were combined with a charitable event to help firstly The Princes Trust and then The Sir John Soane's Museum.

Galerie Karsten Greve in Cologne, Paris, Milan and St. Moritz

Karsten Greve, born in 1946, studied law and art history in Cologne, Lausanne and Geneva. He started his career as an art dealer and publisher in 1969. Since 1970, together with Rolf Möllenhof, he operated the Möllenhof/Greve gallery. He opened the first of his own galleries at the beginning of 1973 with a debut showing of a solo exhibition by Yves Klein in the gallery building at Lindenstraße, Cologne. His intimate face-to-face contact with foremost artists, such as Cy Twombly, Jannis Kounellis, John Chamberlain, Louise Bourgeois and others, provided the basis for his program’s quality, which is defined by international avant-garde after 1945. Apart from Twombly, Kounellis, Chamberlain and Bourgeois, this includes artists like Joseph Cornell, Jean Dubuffet, Willem de Kooning, Pablo Picasso, Louis Soutter and WOLS. During his 40 successful years as an international art dealer, Karsten Greve significantly contributed to the worldwide recognition of artists like Louise Bourgeois, John Chamberlain, Lucio Fontana, Gotthard Graubner, Jannis Kounellis, Piero Manzoni and Cy Twombly. In addition to this, the gallery also represents "young artists" for many years, like Norbert Prangenberg, Paco Knöller, Peter Schmersal, Leiko Ikemura, Loic Le Groumellec and Carole Seborovski, as well as the photographers Sally Mann, Adam Fuss and Lynn Davis.

Ole Hostbo

Dansk Møbelkunst gallery specializes in 20th Century Scandinavian design. The gallery is a leading authority in Danish historical design from 1920–1970, with particular emphasis on rare modernist furniture and lighting. Dansk Møbelkunst Gallery specializes in rare, original works of Danish furniture that were created during 1920-70, when a circle of craftsmen, architects and designers erased the distinction between works of art and functional equipment for everyday life.Established by Ole Høstbo in 1992, Dansk Møbelkunst takes its’ name from the Danish word for Furniture Art, a term that is rooted in the handicraft tradition and signifies a synthesis of aesthetics, utility and craftsmanship. During the twentieth century, møbelkunst evolved from the reproduction of historical styles to the creation of truly modern furniture that relied on beautiful materials, rather than applied decoration, and finely-crafted details for its’ aesthetic value. The gallery’s expertise encompasses both handcrafted masterpieces and iconic works of industrial design. ."