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    Willem Vedovi, a modern and contemporary art specialist

     
    Willem Vedovi is also known as Mimo Vedovi – these names do not sound familiar? Well, one sure thing is that the artists’ signature on the creations he displays in its Brussels-based gallery on Waterloo Boulevard will definitely ring a bell: they are world-famous painters. He might be a discreet man but Willem Vedovi has become a key player in the international art market.

    Brussels, an astonishing capital of contemporary art

    It is no coincidence that Willem Vedovi chose to open its art gallery in Brussels. This decision might puzzle the uninformed public, but it is sound and wise to anyone who knows the first thing about that peculiar city. To an art enthusiast like Willem Vedovi, who has run his own gallery since he founded it in 1995, Brussels is absolutely flawless.

    First, the city is rich with a dynamic cultural environment, and is host to several can’t-miss happenings like Art Brussels, the contemporary art fair that attracts around 200 international galleries and no less than 2000 artists every single year!

    Second, another asset of the Belgian capital which is crucial to Willem Vedovi is that the local supply of contemporary art does not saturate the market like it might do in other countries ; the city is full of opportunities.

    For twenty years now, Willem Vedovi has dealt with art collectors from Brussels but also from all around the world. The Belgian capital is indeed a genuine crossroads of culture where artists, collectors and art-lovers meet.

    By 2017, Brussels will have a new museum of modern and contemporary art. Established within the former site of the French car manufacturer Citroën, the brand new museum will be over 16 000 square meters.

    According to minister-president of Brussels Rudi Vervoort that museum is not merely the symbol of the growing importance of contemporary art in the city, it also expresses the will to “bring back together both sides of Brussels”, an initiative Willem Vedovi is very enthusiastic about.

    The “Galerie Vedovi”

    Both great adepts of modern and contemporary art, Willem Vedovi and his brother Paolo decided to found the gallery in order to make a job out of their passion. Their gallery exhibits a wide range of very diverse artistic styles along with an exceptional list of celebrated artists among which Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mark Rothko, Andy Warhol but also Alberto Giacometti, René Magritte, Pablo Picasso and many more.

    His gallery might be located in Brussels but Willem Vedovi is well aware that the art market is above all global. This is why he makes sure to broadcast internationally the pieces of art he owns, in order to put forward their creators’ talent and boost their fame. To do so, Willem Vedovi attends several major artistic events such as the FIAC Paris, SP-Arte Sao Paulo, London PAD or Maastricht TEFAF. These international meetings enable him to promote his gallery and to spot new artists and new artworks.

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