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July 24, 2012 by newsgetting
A church in the centre of the red-light district of Amsterdam is to be the venue for an art fair.
The city’s deputy mayor, Lodewijk Asscher, has agreed to open the sale in the gothic Oude Kerk (old church), which is now surrounded by windows adorned with scantily-dressed ladies; built in 1300, it is the oldest building in Amsterdam.
Sixty Dutch and international artists will be exhibiting from 20 to 23 September.
There will also be a charity auction to benefit pregnant African women suffering from HIV/Aids, with the paintings temporarily on show in windows in the adjacent houses.
The fair, called Art in Redlight, coincides with the long awaited opening of Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum’s extension on 23 September.