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I will follow up with the 1994 invitation card for the Jan Cunen exhibition in which Piet participated.

dirkx cunen

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I had to dig in my archives to find the subject of the Piet Dirkx weekly in the coming weeks and decided to show you some publications i have collected over the last 35 years.

The first is the invitation fot the artotheek Dordrecht presentation:

dirkx dordrecht

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A rare one. This in house made publication by Piet Dirkx. april 1987dirkx anonyme

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…and the fourth encaustiek

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…..and the third encaustiek. A small, but rather spectacular shaped yellow composition.

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My personal bookcase

boekenkast personal

I have had questions in the past….what is your personal interest in books?…. and…..you must have a very nice collection after so many years of being a bookseller. These questions and remarks can be answered simply. I have a large inventory of about 10.000 books that are for sale including some very nice and hard to find titles, but every book in my personal bookcase has a small story attached to it. There are books of exhibitions being held at the Gemeentemuseum while i was a publisher/bookseller at that museum and some were given to me by artists i collect.

About half of the books in my personal bookcase are very small publications related to the artists in our art collection and the remainder is about the artists i like very much and admire. I can say that none of them is very valuable, but for me these books are valuable and important, because they belong to the publication history of the artists i admire. Curious?….just “zoom in” on the picture and discover that of many of these titles i have multiple copies available at www.ftn-books.com. So make this your personal interactive blog and find/discover the titles at www.ftn-books.com

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dirkx hart

 

The above HEART was presented by Joyce and Piet on the occasion of our wedding in 2004 and is one of the first items by Piet when you enter our home.

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Piet Dirkx weekly… Parbleu

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Parbleu is the famous remark when this comic character makes a remark to his fellow compagnion Tom Poes. This is also the tile by one of the small objects by Piet Dirkx from our collection. Parbleu was made in 1994 and has been in our collection since.

dirkx parbleu a

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As promissed another detail which shows the thick layers of wax paint Piet uses to make his compositions. This painting was discussed earlier in another blog on Piet and has been presented on 3 locations before it finally was part of our collection. Among the locations was the Biotoop project at the Haags Gemeentemuseum.

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The following weeks two more details of early Piet Dirkx compositions. The first is a detail of a long lath on which 13 wooden panels are placed. These panels are far from random ,because these panels are individual compositions/paintings by themselves.

These panels come from the work SHALL I COMPARE THE TO A SUMMERS DAY.

dirkx summersday