Auction House Brussels
In May 2014, following more than two-years of renovation, Lempertz moved into its new historic house in the Rue du Grand Cerf. Having run an office in the city since 1985, its presence was thus significantly strengthened in Brussels, one of Europe’s emerging art markets.
The Brussels auction house is ideally situated between the Sablon and Louise, in a historic building by the Belgian Art Nouveau architect Jules Barbier (1865 – 1910). Built in around 1900, the house features an almost 200 square meter auction hall. With a height of nine meters, it is the only large hall of its time to have been preserved in its original form in Brussels. The magnificent hall is used not only as an auction hall but has also become a popular exhibition venue in the Belgian capital and has shown artists such as Marie-Jo Lafontaine, Joannis Avramidis, Ellsworth Kelly, Sean Scully, Anish Kapoor and Jorinde Voigt, among others. The exhibitions “Pierre Dartevelle – 50 Years of Collection” and “Ancestral Visions: Papua New Guinea Art from the Sepik Ramu” were also very well attended.
Grote Hertstraat 6,
Rue du Grand Cerf
Tram 92 / 93 Place Poelaert
Parking spaces can be found at Place Poelaert
Lempertz looks back on a long tradition in the sale of African and Oceanic art, with the annual Tribal Art auction held in Brussels featuring art and artefacts from Africa and the Pacific: from ritual masks and ceremonial figures to weapons, costumes and bodily ornaments, as well as everyday objects such as bowls and spoons. At the beginning of the 20th century, the artworks of Africa and Oceania fascinated artists and collectors alike and influenced modern art in Cubism, Fauvism or German Expressionism.
In 2017, the programme of contemporary art auctions was widened and the format of lempertz:projects was introduced at Lempertz in Brussels. The new auction format with contemporary art offered at moderate prices offers young collectors in particular the chance to enter the art market. Furthermore, editions in the lower price sector by renowned artists are also offered for sale.
You have various possibilities of buying your chosen object in our auctions:
You can bid live in the auction room, submit a written bid at any location, or register as a telephone bidder or an online bidder.
Would you like to have a work auctioned? With a very long tradition, knowledgeable experts and around 20 auctions each year, Lempertz offers everything you need for your object to achieve a top price.
Are you interested in an auction next season? At Lempertz Brussels, we are already looking forward to your consignments. Our experts are happy to evaluate your art object:
Expert Days also take place in the Brussels representative office regularly throughout the year. The specialists from the various areas of expertise travel to the Belgian capital to evaluate jewellery, porcelain, silver, Old Masters, works of modern and contemporary art, photography, Asian or African art.
If you are considering selling a works of art, please arrange an appointment in advance. Our experts offer their advice discretely and without obligation.
You can find the upcoming Expert Days near you here: Appraisal Days