from left to right: Jan van den Dobbelsteen, Michiel Duvekot, Steven Aalders, Bart Domburg, Diederick van Kleef, Gerard Kodde
Koninklijke Subsidie voor vrije schilderkunst, 1981
from most of these artist http://www.ftn-books.com has titles available
from left to right:
Henk van Woerden, Emo Verkerk, Ansuya Blom, (Beatrix/Claus )Jan Commandeur, Ernst Blok, Peter Kenniphaas
This is what if ound on this 1991 Piet Dirkx. Signed by Piet and titled “l’idee”.
This work belonged for a long time to the collection of Otto Schaap, who purchaseed it at Galerie Loerakker around 1991. It was part of this collection for nearly 3 decades and now it has found a new home in our collection. This is what we had when unpacked.
and this is the complete work presented on two nails as indicated by Piet. 51 cm apart, with the yellow “sandwich” on the right.
and here it is between some other works by Piet Dirkx.
for those interested in Piet Dirkx , please note that publications, cigar boxes and paintings are for sale. Please inquire at email@example.com
Just to illustrate the work by Mark Manders here follows a text he wrote in 1994.
The Absence of Mark Manders
Under a table you have the possibility to test your own absence. The realization that life is taking its course, even without you, is an intense human experience; it shows the finiteness of personality. Mark Manders has inhabited his self-portrait since 1986. This building can expand or shrink at any moment. In this building all words created by mankind are on hand. The building arises, like words, out of interaction with life and things.
The thoughts that surround him in his building are, materialized or not, always important and never gratuitous. ‘When years ago I went for a walk, I would walk through streets where sometimes a clothespeg would be lying, or, when I entered a place, there would be a table with, for instance, a telephone and an empty vase, briefly I would find myself in a world that I hadn’t determined myself. I decided to build a building next to that world, or rather, in that world. A building which was dominated by a changing arrest, where and through which I would be confronted continuously with my choice, the choice of Mark Manders.’ Mark Manders considers the world surrounding his building as an evolved organism that has been constructed from so-called semi-truths. These fall as some loose atom-truths in a kind of ‘encyclopaedia basement’, a space of about four by five metres, around which he constructs his building. Herewith, Mark Manders places his self-portrait as a building actually between two world views: the world as constructed from atom-like semi-truths and the one in which these truths are accepted as facts. Often, we are not afraid in our materialized projection, the world itself has been confided to us. I remember how we determined our first priority roads and that diviners (reading the future in liver) indicated the place of the city. Walking through my building, I get confronted everywhere with deep arrest, it is terrific, the things over here surmount my momentaneous thinking and are familiar to me, I never get bored.
Mark Manders, 1994
www.ftn-books.com has some nice Mark Manders publications available
Ørnulf Ranheimsæter was a Norwegian illustrator, graphical artist and essayist.
He was born in Skien, and educated at the Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry, where he also later worked as instructor and eventually professor. He is known for his many book designs, and received the Bokkunstprisen award in 1967 and 1987. He was awarded the Fritt Ord Honorary Award in 1998.
Why this rather obscure , lesser know Norwegian artist?.
The best reason is he illustrated DEN HELIGE NATTEN by Hjalmar Gullberg. A short story on the Holy Night ( containing 4 original prints). The most appropriate story for today. ( the book is available at www.ftn-books.com)
Just like a scene from your favourite rom-com, Gilbert and George first locked eyes in the halls of Central Saint Martins in 1967, where the two studied sculpture. Dubbing the encounter as love at first sight, the duo collaborated on both 3D as well as 2D works – although they would continue to refer to all artworks as sculpture. Exploring themes of religion, sexuality and identity across a wide range of media, Gilbert and George have stayed relevant beyond the confines of the elitist art. They married in 2008, having spent over 4 decades together in the art world that they collectively rebel against.
www.ftn-books.com has many Gilbert & George titles available
Last week..the chance to add to the FTN art collection an early Ossip. It is the 1989, TWEE HEREN. A large photoprint of 2 Gentleman. One clearly visible, standing proud, enhanced with many drops of wax and the other, the same figure less confident ….just a shadow, filled in with black sand and a thin contoured line done in pencil. The borders….newspaper clippings and red tiled paper. A great and classic large OSSIP ( 166 x 107 cm.). which is now available at http://www.ftn-blg.com (the FTN art section).