My golden heart in good and bad times, a rare friend and supporter of the gallery, Dieter Roelstraete summarized the existence of the gallery (2008–2014) in the following haiku by Basho:
Farewell, my old fan.
Having scribbled on it,
What could I do but tear it
At the end of summer?
I would like to thank the unforgettable support of Jan Platteau & Anne-Marie Delepiere.
All my love to the artists with whom I worked with and a total honor to Ann Veronica Janssens.
Special thanks to my colleagues: Jan Mot, Micheline Szwajcer, Xavier Hufkens, Hester Van Royen and Michael Callies.
Real friends: Christoph Van Damme & Sophie Lauwers (Bozar), Anne Daems & KAM, Dirk Snauwaert (Wiels), Herman Daled, Pierre Iserbyt, Chris Dercon (Tate), Catherine Wood (Tate), Philippe Schöller, Philip Van den Bossche (MuZee), Raimundas Malašauskas, Kurt Geraerts, Stefanie Snoeck, Jurgen Ots & Andrzej Sobolewski, Harald Thys & Margot Van- heusden, Jos Degruyter & Jana Phlips, Etienne Wynants, Eric Theys, Jean-Paul Jacquet, Michel François, Joris Kritis, Asger Behncke Jacobsen, Josef Della Nogare, Edouardo Gnemmi, Paolo Zani, Michèle Lejeune & Jean-Louis Rollé, Simon Devolder, Kersten Geers, Karen Renders, Nele Verhaeren, ...
I personally apologize to Patrick Carpentier and Guillaume Bleret.
At 20.00 PM, 3rd June 1983, IAN WILSON at the Van Abbemuseum for a discussion. (discovered invite thanks to my friend Jan Mot)
The gallery, at the Rue Ravenstein 44 – 1000 BXL, has been given form by the artist Richard Venlet in 2012 based on the living room of Peggy Guggenheim.