In my last meeting with Josephine she spoke of spending the summer at Marcillac-St.Quentin. She explained that she had had hardly any time to start or finish new work, but planned to paint again in her Marcillac-St.Quentin studio. 2 paintings were ready to be shipped over there, but first she had to attend the opening of a new exhibition , which starts at the beginning of May. After the opening she would leave for France. I am really looking forward to see her new paintings since it has been a while i saw new work. The splendid and ultimate monograph on Gerard Verdijk took all her time. Still i now want to focus on one painting that i have in my personal collection for almost a year now. It comes from the former Hans Bronsgeest collection and it is hung opposite Horizontal/Vertical by Gerard Verdijk.
Both paintings blend with our interior . One is from 1994 the other from 1993 and in many ways these paintings are related to each other. It feels like both artist have used the same color scheme in those days and these canvasses are fully abstract. “Infinity” is “just arround the corner” in both paintings and their colors match too.
As promissed a few weeks ago, i have now added some of Gerard Verdijk’s paintings that are for sale from this date on at http://www.ftn-blog.com / Ftn-art
These pages are developed in cooperation with Josephine Sloet who helped me select the works that she considers important and which are available. Many of those are also depicted in the epic book on Gerard Verdijk///THE MOUNTAIN OF EINSTEIN, which is also available at www.ftn-books.com.
Just take a look and see that i added this beautiful hypnotizing Ossip to FTN collection about 2 months ago at http://www.ftn-blog.com. It comes from the the Vescom collection . A collection which was created over the last 3 decades and was sold at auction in Amsterdam. I was lucky to buy this “JONGEN” by Ossip together with 2 works by Joris Geurts ( in another blog later). This “Jongen” is one of the more “static” works . It has the same qualities as the works he presented in his exhibition at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag . Most of the works i know of have moving parts but this late Nineties /early 2000 work was made when composition and image were the typical Ossip elements within a work of art. I know that there exists also a larger version of ” JONGEN” which is depicted in the Ossip monograph , but this version measures 112 x 89 cm. and is signed and dated Ossip, 23-11-2003 and now available at http://www.ftn.blog.com
Just a short story how i found the Triptych by Guillaume Le Roy. I have been impressed by the graphic art of Guillaume Le Roy for over 15 years now. Since i began visiting specialized book auctions, i found that his works were offered on some occasions. In the beginnig i was not interested in buying them , but some 10 years ago i bought my first ” lot” which included 4 large prints ( ca. 120 x 80 cm). I began to admire his techniques and his compositions were fascinating to look at.
This was the beginning of a small collection of works by Le Roy. His black and /white ( now some are for sale at ftn art ) prints showed within the limit of the use of only black and white so many detail and shades that come alive as soon as you put them on a wall. So far the earliest of history on Le Roy and me as a collector.
2 years ago , at the november sale of which i could not visit the viewing days, my interest was raised in the catalogue when i saw a description of an item that looked to be an early print by Guillaume Le Roy. The description was not that clear but i recognized his graphic signature. I placed a written bid and i won the item…… picked it up at the auctionhouse and discovered it was a genuine Guillaume Le Roy . …. a Triptych.
Two folding panels covered on both sides with etchings and in the middle another 2 etchings. In total 6 etchings and another discovery….it was signed, numbered and dated. very hard to discover the signature, but it was there , together with the other edition information ( see the photograph with the item).
One problem, i do not have the place to present it properly, so decided to put it up for sale and now it is available for the true admirer who values and cherishes Le Roy works too.
I first heard of Janusz Haka when i received an invitation in 1980 by the Jurka gallery in Amsterdam. They held an exhibition with the polish artist Janusz Haka. Since the list of his exhibitions is a very very long one and because of his subjects his art was appreciated in many places all over the world. I would say that his art has influences of Walasse Ting and Leroy Neiman, but Haka is as original as the ones just mentioned. His style is recognizable and his paintings have in most cases an erotic element but never offend. His paintings are appreciated by both men and women and because of the many colorful elements these are joyful accessible paintings. FTN art is now selling one of these majestic large oils on paper. It is the one which was modelled after “l’origine du monde” by Manet.
janusz haka sunny flowers
A beautiful original oil painting , signed and dated 1980 in pencil and a great early Janusz Haka to collect.
Last Tuesday we visited once again the studio of Eja Siepman van den Berg. In the gallery we visited an excellent and beautiful exhibition by Aubertin, Schad and the sculptures of Eja and to complete it …..a fantastic surprise lunch. We were joined by Roland Janssen and discussed the possibilities of presenting some of the statues on our site which will soon be live. Yes ,within a few weeks http://www.ftn-art.com will be “live”. Including a selection of the sculptures by Eja Siepman van den Berg. To get some impression of the sculptures that will be presented and which are for sale we made a pre selection of 3 sculptures. Any purchase of these sculptures will be accompanied by me personally and i will escort you to the studio of Eja Siepman van den Berg to meet the artist and show you the other works by Eja Siepman van den Berg. For all inquiries please contact me at : firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the form below.
Artist: Eja Siepman van den Berg
title: Kinderkopje ( Lucas)
year : 2003
material : marble ( white)
size : approx. 11 x 12 x 16 cm.
artist: Eja Siepman van den Berg
title : Standing Girl
year : 1998
material : bronze
size : approx. 114 cm x 25 x 30 cm.
price : p.o.a.
artist : Eja Siepman van den Berg
title : Man
material : bronze
size : approx. 138 x 30 x 30 cm.
price : p.o.a.
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Artist/ Author: Oliver Boberg
Title : Memorial
Publisher: Oliver Boberg
Measurements: Frame measures 51 x 42 cm. original C print is 35 x 25 cm.
signed by Oliver Boberg in pen and numbered 14/20 from an edition of 20