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Lot 201: HANS AARSMAN
May 21, 2010
London, United Kingdom
Hollandse Taferelen -- Dutch Tableaux. Amsterdam: Fragment, 1989.
Oblong quarto (198 x 255mm). 41 photographs, 6 of these black and white. Original grey cloth, small colour photograph mounted on the front board, original photo-illustrated dust-jacket. [And:] -- Chromogenic print (305 x 405mm), titled ('Hobrede'), signed ('Hans Aarsman 1988') and annotated ('print June 2001'), all in black ink on the verso.
FIRST EDITION, SIGNED, AND WITH A PRINT FROM THE SERIES: the collapsed glass house in Hobrede. A fine 'homage to the seventeenth century Dutch landscape painters... Aarsman replaces the bucolic optimism of the paintings with a sardonic pessimism, keeping the irony tuned up and any other signs of self-expression toned down'. The Photobook, vol. II, p.69. (2)
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