PAN Amsterdam  –  A Unique Artwork to Take Home

Edition 31 October 2019

With thousands of works of art there is plenty to see and discover at PAN Amsterdam, the most important Dutch Fair for art, antiques and design. This year, for the thirty-third time, the fair will take place in the RAI, the convention centre in Amsterdam, from 24 November to 1 December. Discover 5,000 years of art history in all art disciplines offered by 110 of the best Dutch art dealers, antique dealers and gallery owners.

PAN Amsterdam is the meeting place for collectors, buyers and other art lovers. The fair offers beauty and inspiration for seasoned collectors and new buyers. It is a true art experience, where you can see and compare the works on offer in just a few hours. Discover a wide variety of art from antiques, modern and contemporary art, Old Masters to art nouveau, sculptures, photography, jewellery, vintage design furniture, photographs, ceramics, glass and objets d’art. Prices range from € 500 to € 500,000.

Jan Taminiau

The Netherlands’ celebrated designer Jan Taminiau (Goirle, 1975) and PAN Amsterdam are joining forces for the forthcoming edition of the fair. Taminiau is staging an exhibition focusing on his work and his view of the world. It is the first time that the fair for art, antiques and design has given this commission to a fashion designer. In ‘The World of Jan Taminiau’, the designer, famed for his use of traditional techniques in contemporary design, seeks a dialogue with the art at the fair.

Clarity and transparency can be found at the fair

From the outset, PAN Amsterdam has championed clarity and transparency. Every object offered for sale at PAN Amsterdam is vetted before the fair opens. A number of committees totalling about eighty specialists from museums, academia and the art trade monitor the standard of the works on offer. They assess all the objects for authenticity, quality and condition on the basis of the latest expertise.

Series of Commissions
PAN Amsterdam has been commissioning artists to translate their visions into images since 2016. It has worked with the photographers Eva Roovers, Koen Hauser and Erwin Olaf. This year the fair has called upon Jan Taminiau. One of the works shown in the exhibition will also be used for the marketing campaign. Taminiau is making a hand-painted canvas incorporating beads and sequins. It is a scene of trees that reflects the work of the renowned Gobelin family and areas of colour that echo the modernism of Bauhaus. They are combined in a geometric grid. This image is a sequel to the research Taminiau undertook for his collection ‘Robotic Nature’ in 2016.


The eclectic nature of the fair means that a visit to PAN Amsterdam is a celebration. The wide range of disciplines offered by the dealers encourages visitors to look across the borders and combine things.

1 Mieke Zilverberg (Stand 79)

Seated upright with an alert expression and ears erect, each ear twice pierced for earrings, eyes recessed for inlay, neck-cord in relief with square central amulet, neck cord fastened with knot at the back of neck, forelegs and paws together, tail curled around the right side of body.

Large bronze seated cat
Dark green patina. One hind paw and end of tail restored, repatinated in places, repair at neck. Mounted on a wooden stand.
Egypt, Late Period, after 600 BC

2 Daatselaar Fine Art & Antiques

A Louis VI commode with a large Japanese lacquer panel with the image of a phoenix in flight soaring over an oriental landscape with a pagoda in the centre. The phoenix is a mythological creature which, when it reaches the end of its life builds a nest and sets fire to it, burning both the nest and itself. A new young phoenix is born from the ashes. The phoenix represents rebirth, transformation and strength.

The panel is flanked by two panels, each with round Japanese lacquer panels with flower and foliage decoration.
Oak frame veneered with satin, rosewood, sycamore, maple wood and amaranth
95 x 142 x 60 cm

3 Bob Albricht (Stand 114)

Isaac Israels painted a young woman reading in an elegant ‘day’ dress with cuffs and a collar made of the same voile-like fabric. She sits on a wicker chair, her book with a soft cover already half read.  Women reading were regularly recurring subjects in the artist’s work.

Isaac Israels
Woman Reading
Oil on canvas
55 x 38.4 cm
c. 1912

4 Epoque Fine Jewels (Stand 127)

A unique Art Nouveau ‘Glycines’ choker by Philippe Wolfers, composed of five alternating wisteria set with carved watermelon tourmaline and carved opal, between purple and green plique-à-jour enamel leaf clusters, within a scrolling garnet and ruby frame of a familiar Art Nouveau whiplash design.

Brussels, c. 1901-02.

Sophie Willstädter, the wife of Philippe Wolfers, acquired this ‘Glycines’ necklace. The ‘Glycines’ choker later appeared in the collection of the Wittamer – De Camps family, which owned a renowned ‘haute-couture’ business in Avenue Louise in Brussels (1933-1976). They had an extensive art collection and a passionate relationship with Art Nouveau which led to the meticulous restoration of the House Solvay, built by Victor Horta, which housed their collection.

5 Studio 2000 (Stand 63)

Sluijters’s work is seen as of great importance for Dutch art history. He played a pioneering role in the young avant-garde movement which also included Piet Mondrian and Leo Gestel. This work has a very special provenance; it hung in the kitchen in Sluijters’s house. It is on the market for the first time in twenty-five years.

Jan Sluijters
Still Life with Tulips
c. 1927
Oil on Canvas
130 x 115 cm.

6. Jaski Gallery (Stand 36)

The complete set of images of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands by Andy Warhol offered at the fair is unique. There are normally only a few available. The set was acquired directly from the publisher George C. P. Mulder. It was printed by Rupert Jasen Smith in New York.

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands – ‘Reigning Queens’
Screen print
Each print 100 x 80 cm
Edition 10/10 of 40