NEVER thought – Kunst aan het Hof, the exclusive art fair in the north, continues after the first successful edition from 22 to 26 March 2023.
Havezate at the Hof van Saksen resort near Assen/Groningen is once again the stage for 16 leading galleries and art dealers with masterpieces from their collections of art, antiques, jewelry and design. Kunst aan het Hof is an initiative by Grietinus Harms from art dealer Collection Harms Rolde.
The organizers and participants of the first art fair Kunst aan het Hof are very satisfied with the attention and all the visitors received last year. A second edition is eagerly awaited. The excellent sales, also to museums, are striking, such as unique art deco works that have ended up in the Drents Museum’s collection. In addition, a few thousand art lovers and collectors from all over the country found their way to Nooitgedacht. Founder Grietinus Harms of the Harms Rolde Samlingen looks forward to this second edition with confidence: “The fact that all participants from the first hour are back is a success in itself.”
Art in the Nordics
The authentic Havezate, Hof van Saksen’s main building, once again houses the intimate sales exhibition with only PAN participants. Just under 20 exhibitors get plenty of space to show off their collection in the light, hospitable surroundings. is placed among them Hein Klaver Art Shop, who makes his appearance with a fresh watercolor by the Dutchman Johannes Evert Hendrik Akkeringa (1861-1942). The impressionistic touch with which the artist depicts a mother and her child in the dunes does full justice to his name and fame as a second generation Hague School painter. Among other things, we supply a versatile selection of jewellery HA Jewellers and The old Treasury. For example, a special gold bracelet from around 1970 by Georges Lenfant can be seen. The Frenchman’s workshop became world famous in the 1970s. He was the specialist in braided gold jewelry and major houses such as Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier and Hermès came to him for these unique pieces. Collection Harms Rolde itself is causing a stir with, among other things, a large golden statue of William Sweetlove. The Cloned Bulldog is a typical postmodernist sculpture that propagates a very current topic: “A world without plastic is unthinkable,” says the artist. “But ‘plastic’ itself is not the problem. It is up to us to deal with it responsibly.” His colorful beasts can now be found all over the world.
Provisional exhibitor list Kunst aan het Hof
Ante Art 1900 | Art dealer Richard ter Borg | Douwes Fine Art | HA Jewelers | Collection Harms Rolde | Hein AM Piano Art Trade | Heutink icons | Art consultant art and objects from the 20th century | Remco van Leeuwen Antiques | Gallery Dear Heaven | Art shop Pygmalion | Jacob J. Roosjen Specialist European Silver | Art Trade Studio 2000 | The Old Treasury | Art dealer EJ van Wisselingh & Co, Willem de Winter.
Beautiful gardens have been created around Havezate, designed by landscape architects Piet Oudolf, known for many acclaimed projects such as on the High Line in New York and closer to home around Museum Voorlinden. The landscape has many sculptures, along which a special walking route leads. The monumental statue ‘Trials of Gavin’ by American Jason Myers (*1972) was recently placed there. It previously attracted a lot of attention at various Lowlands festivals in the Netherlands and the main train station in Zwolle.
Various lunch and dinner options can be found at and near the Hof van Saksen in Nooitgedacht. Moreover, it is located nearby Drenthe Museum in Assen, the fair’s partner (15 minutes’ drive from the art fair) and Groningen Museum (only half an hour). A visit to the colorful exhibition Gianni Versace retrospectivewith numerous creations by the eccentric Italian fashion designer (Groningen) or Neo Rauch – Wegzehr, met work on paper by the world-famous German artist (Assen), can be well combined.
Opening hours and location
Kunst aan het Hof takes place from Wednesday 22 to Sunday 26 March 2023.
The fair is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Hof van Saksen, Borgerderstraat 12, 9449 PA Nooitgedacht (near Assen/Groningen).
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