BADA announces that it has sold a majority stake in the BADA fair. Bada will continue to have representation at the fair and both support its members and be involved with the future direction of the fair.
Two of the original founders of Masterpiece Thomas Woodham-Smith and Harry van Der Hoorn have created a company which will invest in the fair to bring both innovation and an international aspect to the fair.
“we will bring a fresh approach, making the fair into an unmissable event for LONDON.
The ordinary is not acceptable. We have big plans and every aspect of the fair will be examined and weighed for its contribution.
Having been a dealer all my career the exhibitors are at the forefront of my mind. It is crucial that we keep the costs down and give everyone value for money.”
Harry van Der Hoorn
I have lived and breathed art fairs all my life. This is for me a challenging and thrilling opportunity to design and help build a fair that is really relevant to our time. Our motto is excellence without excess.
Kaye Michie, BADA fair Chairman, said; “BADA fair is a much loved and important art and antiques event. The fair has been one of the highlight of London’s spring calendar for over 25 years.
This next chapter in the fair’s story is exciting both for BADA members, our exhibitors and our loyal buyers, collectors and visitors.
This partnership, heralds an exciting future for the fair.”
Michael Cohen, BADA Chairman, said; “the BADA fair is respected as one of the best art and antiques events, attracting a loyal and knowledgeable audience to the King’s Road every March.
I am excited to help expand the fair both for exhibitors and visitors.”
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