Shapero Rare Books Goes to TEFAF!

This year’s TEFAF is home to a new and exciting must-stop stand thanks to renowned  Shapero Rare Books, setting up shop.

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The London-based rare book and print dealer’s purpose-built stand designed by JSI Design Ltd.’s own  Jamieson Innes, in collaboration with Bernard Shapero himself, definitely ‘hits the wow button,’ which Shapero explains was his goal for the structure, one that will now accompany him to antique and art fairs worldwide. Shapero rightly explains that ‘one of the challenges of fairs is to stand out,’ and this stand definitely does the trick! Both eye-catching and lusciously contemporary, the structure is engaging and immersive, inviting viewers to step in and take in the magic.

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Awaiting TEFAF’s elite crowd inside are some very special artifacts indeed. An Andy Warhol silkscreen print of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands from his Reigning Queens series is but one example of some of the unique and one-of-a-kind works Shapero has to offer.

Andy Warhol, ‘Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands,’ silkscreen (1984)

For those passionate about nature, the complete and utterly collectable series of John Gould’s ‘Magnificent Bird Books‘ is also available. For £1.5 million, 12 folio works in 44 volumes  with 3,158 fine hand-coloured lithographs can become the pride of your library.

A set of John Gould’s ‘Magnificent Bird Books,’ 1831-1888

Of course, there are plenty of treasures at friendlier prices too!

What ArtAttack finds most exciting about seeing Shapero at TEFAF, is that it offers something completely different and entirely unique. Practically nothing you find here can be acquired anywhere else, and in today’s homogenised world, this is certainly a prize feature.

– India Irving

Shapero Rare Books can be found at Stand 231; 11th – 20th March, 2016; Open Daily 11am – 7pm (Sunday 20 March 11am – 6pm); Maastricht Exhibition & Congress Centre (MECC) Forum 100 6229 GV Maastricht, Netherlands

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