Belgian Collector Maurice Verbaet in Dunkirk

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Maurice Verbaet has been collecting works by Belgian artists for 50 years. He was interested in the “classics” before turning to eclectic art from between 1945 and 1975. © Pawel Czermak With 10,000 to 15,000 works, you’re considered an insatiable collector. What are your latest acquisitions?At the end of June, I bought a beautiful oil on canvas by Roger Raveel (1921-2013) at the Jules Veilinghuis Auction House. It had been restored, so I negotiated a price of €45,500, 30% below the low estimate, which makes me very happy! A little before that, I bought Soirée d’octobre (OctoberEvening) by Léon Spilliaert (1881-1946) from

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