You will be short of eyes at PAN Amsterdam
We’ve said it before, but we can’t say it enough. For art lovers, visiting art fairs is one of the best ways to discover new art. You can do this up to and including Sunday 27 November, for example PAN Amsterdam in the REI.
At an art fair you always come into contact with art that you do not yet know or do not know well, but well-known names are also present in abundance. The offer of PAN Amsterdam is more exciting than a museum and in any case many times more diverse. You can see new work by contemporary artists, but you also come face to face with a 50,000-year-old leg of a mammoth. You can do the latter at Stone Gallery, where you can also marvel at a number of desirable gems.
For every budget
The great thing about an art fair is that everything is for sale. There is something interesting for every budget and a large number of galleries offer an art purchase scheme. You can always daydream about the works that are above your budget. How would that etching of Rembrandt of that portrait of Kees van Dongen hanging on the wall in your home? Whatever your taste, you will find it at one of the 125 booths at PAN Amsterdam.
Personal favorites are a wooden sculpture of Bruno Walpoth from Galerie Martin Mertens from Berlin and the impressive photos from The Ravestijn Gallery. There we see, for example, how the duo Cortis & Sonderegger create a scale reconstruction of a world-famous photo of the devastating tsunami in 2014 and how Michel Lameller cut-out photos have created a hallucinatory copy of the Osaka skyline.
Beatles and stones
We are also fascinated by the antique, Asian swords at Mandarin Mansion, the few books and limited works of art by Taschen publishers. At Rutger Brandt Gallery we see new work by Jigal Ozeri and photo montages Dirk Hardy. At the joint stand of Borzo Gallery and The Mayor Gallery we see beautiful rainbows Billy Apple and at Koster Fine Art we are impressed by photographs of The Beatles and Rolling Stones by Terry O’Neill.
Douwes Fine Art has a wall full of etchings door Rembrandt van Rijn and at Galerie ZERP we get a big smile on our face because of the bronze banana peels from Ann Lange. The boxes with peels (there are also orange peels) will certainly mislead visitors. There is so much different and interesting art on display at PAN Amsterdam that our list of favorites could be much longer. The best thing is to see with your own eyes. Wander past the stands, have a chat with the employees of the galleries and art dealers and who knows, you may soon be the richer of a beautiful work of art.