C. Silvain finally wins unprecedented case against Ye Yongqing

For a while, painter Christian Silvain had to watch as a Chinese artist, Ye Yongqing, gained recognition using his artwork. But as of August 2023, things have turned around.

The Chinese artist who copied his work is being punished with fines and is facing public criticism. Ye Yongqing must pay a hefty fine and also apologize in one of China’s largest newspaper. This situation is an unprecedented turn of events, especially considering that even Bill Gates owns some of the artwork created by the Chinese artist. These copied artworks were even sold at well-known auctions such as Sotheby’s.

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" Flying Dreams "


14.10 - 05.11

Galerie Jos Depypere presents “Flying Dreams” by Christian Silvain
A retrospective exhibition with Silvain’s works from 1970 until now.

The vernissage will take place Friday 13.10.2023 from 18:00 to 23:00.

Exhibition from Saturday 14.10 until Sunday 05.11.2023.
Open from Thursday until Sunday from 14:00 until 18:30 or by appointment

Since 1950

Founded in 1950
by Michel Depypere

Founded in Kuurne in 1950 by Michel Depypere, Galerie Jos Depypere is one of the most authentic representatives of old, modern, and contemporary art in Belgium.

The year 1969 marked the beginning of a series of exhibitions, including the first expo by José Vermeersch, which launched his career. In 1978, Jos Depypere, together with his brother Rik and sister Katrien, took over the gallery from their deceased father. Following in his father’s footsteps, Jos Depypere was determined to continue his mission and to discover new talents. “No art without passion” has since become the gallery’s mantra ever since.

During this journey, he discovered many talents who shared the same passion for art. This meant a start or breakthrough for many artists such as Koen Scherpereel, Philippe Bouttens, Pjeroo Roobjee, Godfried Vervisch, Christian Silvain, Giampaolo Amoruso, Bernard Pras, and many others.

Galerie Jos Depypere, always on the lookout for new talent, still presents a mix of contemporary, modern, and old art by artists such as F. Jespers, L. Robbe, Permeke, E. Viérin, E. Carpentier, and more.

At Depypere

From generation
to generation

From generation to generation, Galerie Jos Depypere is known not only for its warm welcome and family approach but also for its expertise.

As a member of the Flemish Association of Experts and the AAEIA, Jos Depypere’s experience and know-how have enabled the gallery to make its mark on the Belgian art market.

To this day, we still believe that art is not only a passion but also an emotional feeling that can and should bring people together.

The gallery is now run by Jos Depypere and his daughter Chloé Depypere, who warmly welcome anyone with a passion for art.

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