On Wednesday, April 17, 2024, our gallery in Brussels hosted "Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Black?" a selling exhibition commemorating Sotheby's 50th anniversary. Nestled within the heart of the Belgian capital, our gallery became a haven for artistic exploration and national celebration.

The exhibition, expertly curated by François de Coninck and Emmanuel Van de Putte, was a symphony of colors, emotions, and narratives. Drawing inspiration from Barnett Newman’s seminal masterpiece “Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue,” the curators embarked on a chromatic journey guided by the hues of Belgium’s iconic tricolor flag—black, yellow, and red. Through this lens, they selected a diverse array of artworks that echoed the essence of Belgian identity while paying homage to the rich tapestry of global artistic expression.

The inclusion of Belgian talents underscored the exhibition’s thematic depth. Through their works, artists like Pierre Soulages, Pascal Bernier and Bernard Villers offered poignant reflections on Belgian history, society, and psyche, infused with the nation’s distinct sense of humor and irony.

The sales exhibition will be open to the public until 17 May, and we warmly invite you to join us at our Brussels gallery, where art, culture and community converge in a celebration of creativity and belonging.